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I see that the female connection made the housing crack a little. Ouch

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Cable has piercing treble on some songs though, so I am going to reterminate the stock AKG cable to test that out, I think its the cable, the mogami that is, thats causing the sound, I double checked my solder joints.

 

 

There isn't really anything in the cable that would account for "piercing treble" - that's more a function of the headphone's drivers and design. Did you remove any damping material or anything when putting in the new jack? 

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Silver LOD using Toxic cables pure stranded silver, terminated with Pailiccs:

 

 

 

Silver Plated Copper cable using Toxic cables SPC with westone pins, terminated with Liton jack, a bit smaller than pailiccs, didnt quite have enough cable so i had do a 3 wire braid and then split the ground at the y-split.

 

 

 

post #11074 of 14043
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Originally Posted by rianchaos View Post

I see that the female connection made the housing crack a little. Ouch

Not exactly, I had to cut it with a Dremel to get the original male connector out. In XLR, the male is the port lol, kinda odd, but the male actually has the prongs. I Dremeled it out after 45 minutes of my dad and I trying to remove it with anything we could find.

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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

 

 

There isn't really anything in the cable that would account for "piercing treble" - that's more a function of the headphone's drivers and design. Did you remove any damping material or anything when putting in the new jack? 

That's odd, maybe it's because the conductors are thicker? I just cut my AKG stock cable, and split the white ground wire, soldered it to a female Mini XLR, and it sounds great! Better than before, I think it's most likely that the conductors are too thick, or possibly I butchered my soldering on it  wink.gif (Possibly hehe). Anyhow, the cable doesn't sound BAD, its just on certain songs it does. The reterminated stock cable is great though, So maybe ill send this one off to a new home for someone who can use it better than I will.

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also i'm looking for a female 6.3mm socket, so i can make a 3.5 to 6.3 adapter cable... cant find any for cheap that ship to europe

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Thanks, found one at Maplin too. Will check em out
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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post

Not exactly, I had to cut it with a Dremel to get the original male connector out. In XLR, the male is the port lol, kinda odd, but the male actually has the prongs. I Dremeled it out after 45 minutes of my dad and I trying to remove it with anything we could find.

That's odd, maybe it's because the conductors are thicker? I just cut my AKG stock cable, and split the white ground wire, soldered it to a female Mini XLR, and it sounds great! Better than before, I think it's most likely that the conductors are too thick, or possibly I butchered my soldering on it  wink.gif (Possibly hehe). Anyhow, the cable doesn't sound BAD, its just on certain songs it does. The reterminated stock cable is great though, So maybe ill send this one off to a new home for someone who can use it better than I will.

Likely a bad soldering somewhere, the cable won't make an audible difference. Probably have a short to ground somewhere.

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Originally Posted by 65535 View Post

Likely a bad soldering somewhere, the cable won't make an audible difference. Probably have a short to ground somewhere.

Alright, do you know how I can check for this? Thanks in advance!
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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post


Alright, do you know how I can check for this? Thanks in advance!

Use a multimeter to check each wire for an reduced signal compared to the source. Attenuation in a headphone cable should be insignificant. Then when you find the wire that's bad you can resolder those joints.

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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

Use a multimeter to check each wire for an reduced signal compared to the source. Attenuation in a headphone cable should be insignificant. Then when you find the wire that's bad you can resolder those joints.

 

Cross checking wires with a multimeter will show it as well - do a resistance check. If you are touching the ground on one end, and a signal on the other and it shows a connection, you have a problem. 

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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

Cross checking wires with a multimeter will show it as well - do a resistance check. If you are touching the ground on one end, and a signal on the other and it shows a connection, you have a problem. 

So if I check continuity?

Also, so if I test resistance, what should the readings be? From one end to the other. Like touch tip of TRS to pin 1 of XLR and etc
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Are you sure you wired it properly? The Tip of the TRS should be the left channel hot. 

 

If you don't mind me asking why did you change out the jack in the first place? If you're using a TRS on the end of the cable you aren't running a balanced signal to them anyways.

 

Just curious, seems like a lot of work and mucking up the phones to me.

 

At any rate I would check pinout for being correct and make sure you don't have any shorts and you have good continuity through the cable.


Edited by 65535 - 1/21/13 at 2:25pm
post #11084 of 14043
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Originally Posted by 65535 View Post

Are you sure you wired it properly? The Tip of the TRS should be the left channel hot. 

If you don't mind me asking why did you change out the jack in the first place? If you're using a TRS on the end of the cable you aren't running a balanced signal to them anyways.

Just curious, seems like a lot of work and mucking up the phones to me.

At any rate I would check pinout for being correct and make sure you don't have any shorts and you have good continuity through the cable.

I just wanted to have a bit of fun TBH, I am using TRS now but plan on going balanced sometime. All my wiring is correct, and I will check for shorts, but am pretty sure there aren't any. So If there are no shorts what should I check for?
post #11085 of 14043

cold solders would be the other thing to check - not sure what the best way to do so is.

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