Originally Posted by bmichels
Damned... I have false contact with my ED5 ! The removable MMCX plug seems to be the weak part of the ED5.
--> I am therefore considering hardwiring my balanced Red WyWyres cable to it instead of using those MMCX plug.
- has someone experienced such problem with the ED5 (or Edition 8 ROMEO & Edition 8 JULIA headphone that use the same plugs ? )
- does someone know how to open those headphone to see where the wires are disconnected from the plugs ?
I had the exact problem with my ED5's (serial #200+ ) after a week of using them the sound started to cut out erratically. I complained to the dealer and they said they could not find anything wrong with them. In turn they sent them to the distributer in Hong Kong who also said they did not find anything wrong but apparently replaced the cable. Since receiving them back, the problem has occured less than a handful of times. Then just last week I decided to buy new cables for them and then reluctantly tried some ALO MMCX>2.5mm cables at a store in Hong Kong. ( I have had very bad experiences with two ALO cables on my JH IEM's with little support from the retailer to fix them ) The store had 3 sets of ALO cables, and every single one had a weak connection to the ED5's. They also cut out erratically just by moving the cables around. When I visually compared them to the male connectors of the stock ED5's, they were noticeably shorter.
In the end, I bought a pair of MMCX>2.5mm cables from a Taiwan manufacturer that hasnt had any issues since. Im debating which cables to fit on the ED's next, so any recommendations are appreciated.
Also for the record, they had the new half priced unlimited ED5's that I was able to AB test with my pair and there is no audible difference in sound.