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I am going to build cable for HifiMan HE-400i. I am going for 4 wire balanced with 4-pin XLR. 

Anyone with experience or knowledge in balanced cable making can please confirm that I am not making any mistake. I am bit confused with ground in unbalanced setup. For XLR to 3.5 mm TRS, I have to connect both L- & R- to ground of TRS. Please someone confirm I am not making any mistake in connection.

post #6167 of 6193
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Originally Posted by xLoud View Post

I am going to build cable for HifiMan HE-400i. I am going for 4 wire balanced with 4-pin XLR. 


Anyone with experience or knowledge in balanced cable making can please confirm that I am not making any mistake. I am bit confused with ground in unbalanced setup. For XLR to 3.5 mm TRS, I have to connect both L- & R- to ground of TRS. Please someone confirm I am not making any mistake in connection.

Looks right to me, and yes to go from a balanced 4 pin XLR to an unbalanced TRS, you'd connect pins 2 and 4 to the TRS Sleeve, Pin 1 to the Tip and Pin 3 to the Ring.

post #6168 of 6193

I am looking to build a cable for my IEMs, done the cabling before for another project but having trouble with connectors.

They use the MMCX standard for connection to the IEM but I'm finding it difficult to find the right shure type MMCX jacks, can I use any MMCX type connectors? Does anyone have any recommendations for MMCX connectors easily available in the UK/ Europe?

Thanks. 

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I hope everyone has a great New Year!
post #6170 of 6193
Hi all. I've ordered the parts to make a cable for my Sennheiser IE80's. I haven't received everything but at the minute I'm not sure which pin is to be soldered to the positive and which to the negative, on the earbud pin. Can anyone help?
post #6171 of 6193
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Originally Posted by JohnRS View Post

Hi all. I've ordered the parts to make a cable for my Sennheiser IE80's. I haven't received everything but at the minute I'm not sure which pin is to be soldered to the positive and which to the negative, on the earbud pin. Can anyone help?

best way is to put a meter on the old cable

check each pin to the input jack using continuity

 

tip = left

ring = right

shaft = ground

 

ifn' you don't have a meter get one, $5 dollars from harbor freight

it will be your best tool to make a good cable

post #6172 of 6193
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Originally Posted by Arty McGhee View Post

best way is to put a meter on the old cable
check each pin to the input jack using continuity

tip = left
ring = right
shaft = ground

ifn' you don't have a meter get one, $5 dollars from harbor freight
it will be your best tool to make a good cable

Thanks! I did plan on that but thought I'd take the lazy route and ask on here. Plus I don't know where my multimeter is. The Mrs has a habit of moving things that are "left out" and she's obviously moved it as it isn't with my other electronic tools.
I'll need it anyway to make sure my new cable works as it should before connecting it.
post #6173 of 6193

Can't be hassled going Y so does anyone know where to get those kludgy-looking clamps in order to remain dual-entry from start to end please? http://www.head-fi.org/g/i/1791352/a/1127194/cardas-clear-headphone-cable-2m-audeze-terminals/

post #6174 of 6193
Anyone know of some 3.5mm mono that are long and slim enough for the Meze 99 Classic cups?
post #6175 of 6193
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Originally Posted by JohnRS View Post

Thanks! I did plan on that but thought I'd take the lazy route and ask on here. Plus I don't know where my multimeter is. The Mrs has a habit of moving things that are "left out" and she's obviously moved it as it isn't with my other electronic tools.
I'll need it anyway to make sure my new cable works as it should before connecting it.

I've checked with a multimeter and can confirm, if you're looking at the flat side of the terminal with the pins pointing upwards then the left pin is ground and right live on both left and right wires.



Sorry for the image quality it was taken and edited on my phone.
post #6176 of 6193
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Originally Posted by PinkyPowers View Post

Anyone know of some 3.5mm mono that are long and slim enough for the Meze 99 Classic cups?

both plus sound and eidolic make an extended 3.5mm jack

not sure if it fits but its worth a look

post #6177 of 6193

Anyone knows what type of sleeving, this cable has?

I mean the clear sleeve on the cable,

I see lots of diy with this type of sleeve but I can't find were to buy...

Thanks a lot!

 

 

post #6178 of 6193

I am stuck here. Need some help. I am making micro-usb to micro-usb cables and need to make one side OTG(shorting 4 and 5 pin I guess) but I opened up three micro-usb cables to extract the plugs but they all are 4 pin only. There is a pin at the back instead. So I am little confused which is what...can anyone here who made a micro-USB OTG cable can guide me please?

post #6179 of 6193
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Originally Posted by rikk009 View Post

I am stuck here. Need some help. I am making micro-usb to micro-usb cables and need to make one side OTG(shorting 4 and 5 pin I guess) but I opened up three micro-usb cables to extract the plugs but they all are 4 pin only. There is a pin at the back instead. So I am little confused which is what...can anyone here who made a micro-USB OTG cable can guide me please?


Does this help?

http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-USB-OTG-host-cable-The-easy-way/step2/Cutting-into-the-USB-micro-end-and-making-it-a-hos/

It looks like you're there, just need to remove that last little bit and expose the pins.
post #6180 of 6193
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Originally Posted by liquidzoo View Post


Does this help?

http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-USB-OTG-host-cable-The-easy-way/step2/Cutting-into-the-USB-micro-end-and-making-it-a-hos/

It looks like you're there, just need to remove that last little bit and expose the pins.

I actually need to verify the pins 4 and 5. In other articles they all have 5 pins in a line but mine has 4 and one at the back which confuses me. One at the back is most likely the ground but I am not sure.

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