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The sounds is making an echo when it gets to loud

It all sounds great until something like the drums come in and then the vocals start to have an echo or delay effect

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  • jdominicistr Feb 01, 2010

    Question, the plug-in is loose now that u say that, but can I replace it with any type of plug, and does it have to match this one? With the two lines around it and with the endention on the end of it?

  • jdominicistr Feb 02, 2010

    I cut it and it went horribly and I can't tell were any of the wires went do they have any digrams on the net to show how to wire those plugs

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As long as these headphones are not the wireless type. Then your problem sounds like the earth connection has become detached. Perhaps at the plug/jack end. If you can't solve it cut the ******** and fit a new one.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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    Grubhead Feb 01, 2010

    The Jack plug will be most likely a 3.5mm Jack. The coloured bands are just insulation between the channels. The colour does not effect the sound at all. So don't worry about them matching. The 3.5 refers to the diameter of the metal shaft.

    All you need to ask for is a 3.5mm Stereo Jack plug.

    They come with a silver type metal shaft, or a gold one. Gold ones are better, but cost a little bit more.

    When you connect the new one cut open the old one and it will show you which wires go to which terminal in the new one.

    There will be 4 wires- two will be coloured (left & right) the others are earths they both go on the large metal terminal.

    If you get the left & right wires on the wrong terminals (don't worry) just reverse them. Make certain though the L&R wires don't short each other or touch the earth connection.

  •  Grubhead
    Grubhead Feb 02, 2010

    If you connect an AA battery 1.5 volt across one coloured wire and one of the earths it will cause the speaker to pop. So you can work out the right and left wires.

    On the new plug you will see two small metal terminals with holes in them these are the left and right connections. The long piece of metal is for the earths. At the end of it are two metal flanges they grip the black cable to prevent it being pulled out. The black cable should end here (not outside the plug). Don't forget to put the plastic cover on the cable before you solder the wires to the plug.

    If you think anything might short put tape over it.

    As I said, If you get the left & right wires on the wrong terminals (don't worry) just reverse them.

    Hope that is clear now!

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