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my new cable for akg k240 mkii

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Hi everybody I am new to the whole diy and pretty much good quality headphones, so sorry if this is a dumb question. I am getting together the parts to make a new cable for my AKG k240s and I am looking for a 3.5mm connector. I was looking at the nuetrik 3 pole, but then I saw a set of 5 off brand connectors for the same price as 1 nuetrik. The problem is that the other connectors are 4 pole and a was not sure if I could use them with only 3 wires?  I read on another thread about someone grinding the separator on a 4 pole to make it work with a 3 pole ext. cable, would I have to do the same?

 

any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanx

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A 4 pole plug is a balanced plug. If you connect that one to anything that doesn't support that you will only have sound in one channel. I have the RE-ZERO and those have that 4 ring plug by default. You need an adaptor for normal usage. Just get the 3 ring plug. :)

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Thanks just ordered the 3 pole plug, cables, mini-xlr connector, and a sleeve. biggrin.gif

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I just finished the cable for my akg k240mkii got the new pads on them too, they look and sound awesome. I will post pictures once my account will allow me to. thanks again for the help HolyCheese.  beyersmile.png

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