Originally Posted by nikongod
On a slightly serious note, what does your multimeter say when you measure "ohms" at various points on the plug?
Tip to sleeve
Rip to ring
sleeve to ring
Just saying what?? Should I expect to replace a headphone plug every few years? I've had all my other headphones longer than these, and these get the lightest use. I leave them plugged in to my computer. They don't move anywhere, they stay on my table. No one uses them but me. The cord never gets strained. They might be plugged into my mbox to check a mix on the headphones.
My DJ headphones are 5 years old and get plenty of abuse during gigs. They're still fine, besides the worn out earpads that are not replaceable.
In general, I buy good equipment, treat it well, and it lasts. I don't ever buy replacement equipment, only the use items that are meant to wear, like needles and light bulbs.
Tip to ring: steady 70 ohms, no fluctuation or anything, headphones crackle
Tip to sleeve: infinite resistance (displays 1 on any ohm setting), no sound from headphones
Sleeve to ring: infinite resistance (displays 1 on any ohm setting), no sound from headphones