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D2000 cable issue

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by poison shroom, Feb 26, 2009.
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  1. Poison Shroom
    I didn't see any topics similar to mine, but I'm not even sure what to search for.

    I got my D2000s yesterday, and they sound amazing.
    But, something weird is happening with the cable.
    The cable is made up of the braided fabric stuff in case you didn't know, but this white cotton like substance is popping out in various spots. The two cables going directly from the headphones are fine, but the larger cable they combine two is having the issue. There is also a large amount of this stuff popping out inside of the rubber guard above the headphone plug.

    My friend said he thought it was insulation and I should just put tape on it.
    I'm worried its a manufacturer's error, because I don't want to give them up.

    I didn't do anything extraneous, in my opinion. Since its a long cable I looped up the cable when I walked through the city. I've looped up cables this way for a few years and I've never had an issue, but none have been braided.
    (To explain what I mean by looping, what I do is take a section of the cable, leave 10% extra then take one end and take it to the other, and then the loop is created at a bottom and I have the two ends in my other hand, and I but that loop in my hand and keep doing that until I get down to the cable I saved. I then take the extra cable and wrap it around it. I can't think of a good way to explain it.)

    I'll upload pics later tonight, but I hope someone still have an idea.

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    Headphone jack

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    one of the numerous spots where (insulation?) is popping out
     
  2. Max Minimum
    You walk around the city wearing D2000s?! I think that's awesome. It sounds like insulation to me, too. I'd most likely just tape them up myself because I'd hate to send them away. However, where exactly is this stuff coming out at the top? If it's at a joint, it might be a cause for concern (maybe, maybe not...). I'm not sure what you mean by "above the headphone plug", though. Between the plug and the headphone's cord?
     
  3. Poison Shroom
    Thanks, I just uploaded the pic.
    I saw a quick thread....
    If I got this recabled with say a 1.5m cable, what kind of quality would I be looking at if I wanted to pay ~$150? I'm thinking I may keep these for 6~12 months then get them recabled.
     
  4. member1982
    Yeah ive noticed it too only on 1 spot, seems fairly delicate? or was it there already.
     
  5. Poison Shroom
    Its in like 5 spots [​IMG]

    It wasn't there when I took it out but after about 3 hours of use I noticed it. The second pic is probably the worst spot... Do I have anything to worry about? I mean, what happens if I tape it up? I might try to find something I can use to completely cover the bottom part without it picking up small hairs and such
     
  6. AzN1337c0d3r
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Poison Shroom /img/forum/go_quote.gif
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    one of the numerous spots where (insulation?) is popping out




    Same thing appears to be happening to my D2000 at the plug too.
     
  7. Audioi
    I have had the same problem with a pair of D5000's I use for everyday kickin. I thought it was just me.... seems like they have a problem?
    I will send off a note to our Denon specialist and see what they say.
     
  8. Poison Shroom
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Audioi /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    I have had the same problem with a pair of D5000's I use for everyday kickin. I thought it was just me.... seems like they have a problem?
    I will send off a note to our Denon specialist and see what they say.




    Good idea.
    Please get back to me if you hear something.

    I ordered them through someone on Amazon, so I have a 14 day return policy.. and I just read the Denon Warranty thread. I should at least be able to get a refund from them.
     
  9. dallan Contributor
    I would just reinforce w/ electrical tape. I have a similar problem with my DX1000s where cotton is popping out all along the cable but no SQ issue. At least tape down by the plug..
    You can have a recable by apuresound for portable. I shortened & portable recabled a pair of SR225s there and they are great to go out with. The portable cable is in that pricerange too.
     
  10. peanuthead
    Totally benign. It tends to happen where you keep the cable bent sharply.
     
  11. Poison Shroom
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dallan /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    I would just reinforce w/ electrical tape. I have a similar problem with my DX1000s where cotton is popping out all along the cable but no SQ issue. At least tape down by the plug..
    You can have a recable by apuresound for portable. I shortened & portable recabled a pair of SR225s there and they are great to go out with. The portable cable is in that pricerange too.




    Thats for the info, the site looks great too
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by peanuthead /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Totally benign. It tends to happen where you keep the cable bent sharply.



    I didn't bend that sharply though! I feel it should be a little harder to make the stuff pop out.


    But if I don't have to worry about it, tape it is.
     
  12. wang0215
    learning~~~~~~
     
  13. peanuthead
    Dude, don't put tape on it! I doesn't get worse over time.
     
  14. dallan Contributor
    Ya like i said i have it all over my DX1000s cable and those are expensive...the only place you may want to reinforce it is where it connects to the plug if it feels weakened there or you want to be sure you don't get a short on the edge. I have used black electrical tape wound firmly to alleviate any possible problems with rca plugs and stuff.
     
  15. Poison Shroom
    Good to know its not just Denons.
    I think I'm going to use Shurtape or Gauffar tape if I can get some.
     
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