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Takstar HD 5500 Replacement Cable

post #1 of 10
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Hi,

 

I'v been trying to find some replacement cables for the takstar HD 5500 but haven't been able to find anything that would work/fit the headphone. The cables for the headphone look like this

 

http://i.imgur.com/RWRvX6G.jpg

 

I contacted takstar to see if they could suggest something but they didn't know of any cables which would with these phones. But they were good enough to make this mock-up when i asked them whether the v-moda audio cables will work with these headphones (which apparently wont)

 

http://i.imgur.com/1bbqyYm.png

 

I would really appreciate any suggestions.


Edited by TehGeek - 3/11/14 at 9:56pm

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post #2 of 10
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Anyone?

post #3 of 10

I bought a cheap 3 foot fabric cable at Winners (Canadian TJ Maxx) that works perfectly.... basically you need one end to be thin enough to fit. 

 

Mine is branded "Urban Beats" but looks exactly like the "Merkury Innovations 5 Foot Two Tone Braided Fabric 3.5mm AUX Cable".

post #4 of 10
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Thanks a lot for the reply. Would this cable work?

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000068O34/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

All the cables i've been able to find are either of cheap quality (futureshop and bestbuy) or their connectors are too big (i'm in canada by the way).

 

EDIT:

 

I would buy the cable you mentioned in your post but that costs 50$ with shipping to canada. I'm looking for something within 20-25$ with shipping.


Edited by TehGeek - 3/23/14 at 1:06am
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Thanks a lot for the reply. Would this cable work?

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000068O34/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

All the cables i've been able to find are either of cheap quality (futureshop and bestbuy) or their connectors are too big (i'm in canada by the way).

 

EDIT:

 

I would buy the cable you mentioned in your post but that costs 50$ with shipping to canada. I'm looking for something within 20-25$ with shipping.

I got my cable from Winners for $7.99.

 

I don't think that would work (Hosa cables are designed for connecting up studio components and probably have full-sized cable ends)... suggest that you buy in-person from a brick-and-mortar. Long & McQuade (Canadian musical instrument chain) probably have the Hosa cables and you actually check if they fit or not.

post #6 of 10
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I got my cable from Winners for $7.99.

 

I don't think that would work (Hosa cables are designed for connecting up studio components and probably have full-sized cable ends)... suggest that you buy in-person from a brick-and-mortar. Long & McQuade (Canadian musical instrument chain) probably have the Hosa cables and you actually check if they fit or not.

 

I guess i'll have to check those places out. Thanks a lot for your suggestions so far. After searching the forum for a while i was able to find this cable

 

http://www.meelec.com/MEElectronics_3_5mm_Audio_Cable_p/cable-audio-af32-mee.htm

 

By the looks of it, this should work with the headphones. The ends seem slim enough in that picture.

post #7 of 10

That would work, so would this Startech cable from Amazon :dt880smile: 

post #8 of 10
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That would work, so would this Startech cable from Amazon :dt880smile: 

 

Thats a brilliant price. Bought. :D . Thanks a lot for your suggestions. I'll post back in this topic after trying that cable.

post #9 of 10

That just looks like a standard stereo 3.5mm cable. The cables you tried, did they have 3 black rings or just 2?

 

See this image:

 

http://www.iphone-tips-and-advice.com/image-files/iphone-headphone-jack.jpg

 

The one on the left might not work but the one on the right is the cable you need.

post #10 of 10
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So the startech cable arrived today and it works perfectly with these headphones. My only gripe is that the quality of the cable doesn't seem as good as the default takstar cable (mainly referring to build quality) but i guess i shouldn't expect much for 3$.

 

Anyway, thanks for the awesome suggestion pandemicSK. 

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