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How to recognize headphones with two wire per ear piece

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First thread ever.
A few months ago i purchased the "lg tones 730+" and they worked good for a while till the right earpiece started to give out, the volume was a lot lower than the other one, so i researched and found out this was a common problem amongst cheap earphones, so i decided to look around and see if i could repair them, luckily i found this http://www.Fixya.Com/support/t20776935-left_earbud_no_sound that gives out pretty good instructions.
So when i started to take the headphones apart (which only required removing a screw, prying them open and then de-solder the two wires connected to the circuit board) and tried to replace the earpiece with another cheap-os but still good, i realized that the new piece only has one cable, i tried soldering it anyways, maybe it would work any ways, but no tamale, it didnt work.
 
So my question is, how could i recognize before i buy headphones built with two wires? And if you have names of specific brands or tips i would greatly appreciate it

post #2 of 2
Headphone drivers always have two wires each. One is the signal, the other is ground/return. The ground wire is usually black or clear (no color so you see the copper that it's made of). The wire for the right channel is almost always red, ground is the same color for both drivers (99% of the time), so from that you can figure it out.

On each driver, you must solder a signal and a ground just like the manufacturer did and in the same order.
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