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Sennheiser HD428s wire replacing

post #1 of 13
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Cat got the cable so i have to fix my headphones frown.gif. I measured the cable and it's right at 2mm thick to fit through the hole in the headphones, and it's a tri-pole. I just am not sure where to get some, will be heading to radio shack tomorrow and if i have to, home depot and lowes. Just wanted to know if there was a site with good prices on a good quality cable, the original was suprisingly strong for how thin it was, or if someone here had one like it. So far i can't find anything on ebay because i'm not sure what to search for. And if possible i'd like one that already has the 2.5mm jack on one end and the 3 wires exposed on the other, but a dual jack will work, would prefer to avoid straight cable that i have to attatch a jack to

And i am aware i have to solder it in and all
Edited by jonnyp11 - 9/1/13 at 6:16pm
post #2 of 13

Amateur soldering jobs can have an impact on the sound quality, and a professional recable would cost more than those headphones are worth. You might want to consider a replacement or an upgrade, as it might not be worth your time (valuing your time at around $10 per hour of researching/fiddling with wires) to fix them.

 

Cats are headphones' natural predator, you know. Might want to keep your good ones in a case if you also have a cat.


Edited by MaximumSandvich - 9/1/13 at 6:50pm
post #3 of 13
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These are my only headphones other than some gaming ones i never use, and i'm 16 and broke so no money to replace them with frown.gif

Soldering them doesnt look too hard (found a vid on YT), but i have never soldered before so idk. Should i try to get as much of the old solder off as possible?
post #4 of 13
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Where can i get a decent quality cable? Radioshack didnt have the right diameter. I just need about 4-5ft of stereo cable at ~2mm diameter preferable but i can make larger work if i must. I wanted to post a WTB but there isn't a post option for me, guess i dont have enough posts?
post #5 of 13
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Please, i really want to get these working, they may not be much but it's all i have!
post #6 of 13

any sort of audio wire should work, I think. Not sure if it has to be the same thickness.

post #7 of 13

By the time you get a Solder Iron, if you haven't one , Solder and Wire, you could just replace your headphones. The same set will run like $30 on ebay.  Mow some lawns or talk your parents into spotting you some cash for some work in return?

post #8 of 13

You could maybe get $10-$20 for the broken headphones on ebay, put that towards some new ones. The materials alone (solder, solder iron) will cost you quite a bit, and then you've got your time, and the high % chance of failure for a novice using a soldering gun on fine wires (I know I wouldn't do it)

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by jonnyp11 View Post

Cat got the cable so i have to fix my headphones frown.gif. I measured the cable and it's right at 2mm thick to fit through the hole in the headphones, and it's a tri-pole. I just am not sure where to get some, will be heading to radio shack tomorrow and if i have to, home depot and lowes. Just wanted to know if there was a site with good prices on a good quality cable, the original was suprisingly strong for how thin it was, or if someone here had one like it. So far i can't find anything on ebay because i'm not sure what to search for. And if possible i'd like one that already has the 2.5mm jack on one end and the 3 wires exposed on the other, but a dual jack will work, would prefer to avoid straight cable that i have to attatch a jack to

And i am aware i have to solder it in and all


If you can't find a cable or raise funds AND are in the US, message me. I've got a brand new Cable off a HD201 you can have.

I bought a set and first thing I did was cut it off for a recable. It's about 12 Ft long so you can cut it down to the size you need. Plus it has the plug already on so you don't have to worry about soldering that.

See I don't need itbiggrin.gif

 


Edited by Magicman74 - 9/3/13 at 12:09pm
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
How would a cheap-o ebay cable affect the sound?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Right-angle-2-5mm-Male-To-3-5mm-Male-stereo-audio-Aux-coiled-cable-5FT-1-5M-/221208260848?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item33810a30f0

Seems like that should do the trick, the hd 201 cable seems thicker from pics online, the 428's is thinner than the jack. I'd still like to repair them but i am thinking about new phones at christmas or when i scrap an old generator we have out back
post #11 of 13
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Talking to a guy on ebay about a custom cable, prices seem reasonable, but recommendatoins on canare balanced vs teflon insulated OFSCP?
post #12 of 13

For the headphones you're using you should be worrying more about how easy it will be to solder, rather than the quality of the wire. This is because the headphones' internal wiring is the same cheap-medium quality that the original cable was made of, so a high tier cable won't help.

post #13 of 13
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Ture, but when i upgrade to a nicer set later i will swap it over, and really the guy's prices aren't too much more that a normal auxilary cable i'd have to strip and seperate to use
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