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    Headphone plug

    I have a pair of Sennheiser CX300s that I love. However, after listening to them heavily for a few months, the plug is bad and i only have sound out of the right side unless I wiggle the wire.

    Anyhow, is there any way I could cut the plug off of these and off of like a $1 pair of walmart phones and solder them together? I don't have the $$ to get another nice pair of headphones.




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    Re: Headphone plug

    1/8" (3.5mm) for portable players from .76c up to $3.50-
    http://www.parts-express.com/wizards...TOKEN=17349709

    1/4" for regular home stereos from .88c up to $5.15-
    http://www.parts-express.com/wizards...TOKEN=17349709

    Look for the word "stereo" or two lines in the plug.



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    Re: Headphone plug

    well my worry is the wires inside. I've tried before and because of the material its made of, it just doesnt seem to work. should i treat it just like soldering any other wire?




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    Re: Headphone plug

    It has really thin wires?

    You probably would need a low wattage iron.

    You just may be better off splicing wires from another set in that case, especially for a temporary fix instead of the hassel of buying another iron.



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    Re: Headphone plug

    I think i'm going to hit up radio shack tomorrow and see what they've got.




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    Re: Headphone plug

    Okay, ran to Radio Shack and picked up a plug. Cut the original plug off, and it left 4 wires exposed- one side is red and gold, and the other is green and red/green. Any idea as to the polarity of them? I've tried just twisting them around the leads on the plug with no avail.




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    Re: Headphone plug

    Only real way to figure out the polarity is to ohm out the connector you cut off to see which colors go where...







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