Originally Posted by bixby
I use the Sony MDR-7520 which I like a lot. I have a few issues but on balance I like them more than lots of cans at or higher than their price. But they also have the same issue with a screw in cable in the cup which does not take ordinary mini plugs. That said, don't give up on SS amps totally, you have to weed through them. For example the Violectric 100 lit up my Sonys with detail and depth that I did not think possible. I had an SPL Phonitor and never was impressed with it and others with a bunch of different cans I used.
now, I think, I'm confused.
Are you referring to the locking collar on the Sony's cable?
Because yes, any replacement cable has got to fit physically into the "notch" on the outside
of the earcup...it the fitting is too big, it will be useless for this purpose.
But, if the termination of the cable does fit into that notch, it will play fine.
(In other words, if you can plug the cable into the input jack on the Sony earcup,
it will work perfectly.)
I've used about 8 different cables with a normal, plain, 3.5mm plug with
my MDR 7520's and MDR Z1000's - and all worked perfectly.