Not sure if this is the correct forum but it seemed like the best match. Yesterday I plugged in my FA-011s only to find that everything but the mids(which sounded somewhat normal) was near inaudible. After a few minutes of tweaking I found at if I only put the jack in half way (as to only allow the first ring of the jack to make contact) it sounded normal(except for obviously being mono). I therefore assumed that the problem must be in the wiring and not with the speakers themselves. looking into the cup that receives the wire I found that while the red and green cables ( I'm not sure if colors are standardized but I'm going to assume so based on a cursory search) were connected but the golden/orange line (which I believe to be ground) was simply broken off about a centimeter into cup. I assume that this is supposed to be attached to something and that because it is broken off the phones are only getting half power when fully plugged in. I am not sure where I'm supposed to reconnect it and I can only guess that i would have to unsolder/resolder the contacts to get it to work. Can anyone weigh in on what may be wrong if not this? If I am correct about the issue, can anyone explain what is needed to fix it or point me in the direction of a tutorial? Thank you!
Edit: After further research I realized that it is not the black rings that carry the signal but rather the metal in between. I guess this would mean that when plugged half in the right channel should be getting ground, the left channel should be the right channel and ground should be non existent. I'm not sure how I'm still getting sound out if this is the case.
Edited by gamerfry - 12/16/13 at 12:33pm