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The earcups and cable for my A500s have been torn up pretty badly over the years, so I figured I might as well do everything over.

 

However, I'm a bit confused upon opening them up.  This is a single entry style, this is the inside of the left earcup (click for big).

The black jacketed wire runs over to the right earcup.

 

Pads 1/2, 3/4, and 5/6 (from left) are connected.

 

Pads 1/2 - blue wire, comes from from the main cable (left earcup)

 

Pads 3/4 - 1 wire to main cable, 1 wire goes to right earcup

 

Pads 5/6 - 1 wire to main cable, 1 wire goes to right earcup

 

Why are the left/right earcups connected to the same pads here? What is the blue wire doing?