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Jack replacement for mdr-v500 headphone

I'm really stupid. I wanted to use my headphones with my ipod but got tired of the long coily cable getting twisted and caught in things. I thought it would be a simple task to chop the cord to the length i wanted, solder on a new jack and be done (i'm reasonably handy with my soldering iron). When I cut into the wire i was surprised that I couldn't determine which wire was the common for the speakers. So I'm looking at a red wire, a green wire and a copper-colour wire. My instinct tells me green is common so I soldered it together and the phones work, but it's not right - the left side is louder than the right. Have I soldered up a sloppy connection? Is the green wire actually the common? Have a ruined a great set of headphones?

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    which wires are for which speaker and where are they soldered on the jack plug


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You don't need to look inside the plug... just open up the earcups and test the jack plug with a continuity tester.

But FYI, Red = ring, Green = tip.

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