Originally Posted by ShanghaiT
Further connector issues ending in tragedy:
I ordered the Wywires for the Ed5's. After abit of delay, I finally received them.
They used a pronged MMCX connector that fit extremely poorly into the headphones. They were lose and after plugging them into the player, the right side stopped working after a few seconds.
I removed the cable and replaced it with the stock cable and the right channel was completely dead.
Upon closer inspection it seems the WyWire cable had snapped off the center contact on the female side in the headphone.
Fairly disappointing Ultrasone chose these crappy connectors for the ED5/ also disappointing that the MMCX connectors hadnt been tested for compatibility by wywires beforehand.
As I said I has the exact same problem with my RED Wywires cable. After using it I got also dead channel, even with the original Ultrasone cable back. The WyWire MMCX connector destroyed something in my Headphone's plug .
So, WyWire was kind enough to send me for free a new cable with what they called a" much better quality" MMCX cable.
but... with my first experience with 3rd party cable for my Ultrasone, I hesitate to plug in the new cable
Left : ORIGINAL Ultrasone cable, Center: first WyWires cable, Right: latest "better" WyWires cable
Edited by bmichels - 1/27/15 at 12:07pm