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My Sennheiser HD 205 suddenly had a problem with its jack. You have to move its top, nearest to the cord, to get a sound on the other ear, probably it was pulled and something went loose. I spliced it open to replace the jack, but my replacement only has 3 wires - red, white and yellow. While my Senheiser HD 205 has 4 - Blue, Red and 2 copper wires. So how do I connect the replacement jack to the headphones using these wires?

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The two copper wires on your headphones are independent grounds for each channel. Twist them together and attach them to the ground cable ( black) of the new plug. The colored wires of the headphone correspond to the live wires of each channel, and the plug should have the same colors. Wiring together the grounds will not affect in any way the stereo separation, it is just that each ear needs its own ground. Cheaper headsets just transfer the ground from one ear to the other one through the metal headband.

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MY sennheiser 205 headphones stopped working overnight. I can hear everything fine, the only thing is that i can barely hear the vocals. I did switch devices to see if that was the problem and it was not....


1) You are turning up the volume too much. Headphones, especially non-top of the line headphones, are not meant to be listened to at very loud levels. In this case, the crackling you are hearing is the speaker trying to reproduce a bass sound that is "clipping", or exceeding the maximum output level for that system. Remember - headphone speakers are very small; they have a harder time producing low sounds accurately. The solution is to just turn them down a little.
2) Assuming problem 1 is not the problem, the other likely issue is that they came with some sort of mechanical defect built in. If you are not playing them loudly, but you are still getting a crackle, especially if it is only on one speaker, they probably are broken. It is probably the jack itself, or the wiring leading up to the earpieces. Either way, it is not a terribly hard fix if you have some electrical know-how, but if you don't, there are plenty of people who can rewire them for much cheaper than it would be to buy a new set. However, if this has been happening since you got them, I would call the manufacturer first and see if they will replace them. Sennheiser tends to pride themselves in the quality of their equipment, so I would not be surprised if they sent you a replacement set.
Hope this helps!

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Only one speaker is working on my HD 205 it worked well the other day, and then it suddenly stopped making sound the next day and been like that since then.


First, have you checked the headphones on multiple devices, or only one device? If you have only been trying it one one device, it could be that the jack in that device is bad.
If they don't work with any devices, it probably means that the connector is bad on the headphones, or that the wires are faulty. Do they connect with the tiny 3mm (standard) jack, or with the larger TRS (looks like a guitar cable) jack?
It is also possible that one of the speakers may have been blown out. Have you recently been listening to anything very loudly on them, especially with an external amplifier?
In any case, I would recommend taking them in person to an audio expert.

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Well, there are a few ways to solve this. The easy way would be either to call the manufacturer (At (860) 434-9190, more info here) and see if there is a warranty on the item. Second, you could just buy a new pair, which is probably not the best way. Third, you could actually splice a new jack onto the headphones with a little soldering skill. You'll need to: 1)Cut the ******** the end 2)Strip the wires off the jack (and the replacement jack) 3)Solder the wires together (Matching black to black, red to red, ground to ground, etc)
If you've never soldered before, see if you could get a friend to help. Here is a video tutorial of how to solder, if you wish to attempt this yourself.

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It sounds like the wires around the jack have become frayed on the inside. If you were to open up the rubber casing around the wires, it would look exactly like that. This is normally caused by improperly wrapping the wires and by not being gentle when plugging them in and removing them. It could be caused by other things, such as electrical damage, but that is much more rare. If you have soldering experience and feel comfortable opening up the rubber casing and working on them, it's not too difficult. You would need to remove the bad portion of the wire and replace it. However, it is just as easy and cost-efficient to have them fixed at an audio repair shop. It should cost no more than $20. Hope this helps!

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you need to open it carfully and see if cables or one cable or broken
If the one cable its broken you need to solder it the speaker

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Sennheiser HD 205 Headphones. My cable has had its fair share of pulls and tugs over time and finally the left ear stop working. By fiddling with the cable i was able to get sound from the left ear, but...


Hi, Ian, If you have soldering experience, you might be able to replace it by yourself. If you remove the portion of the wire that is frayed and replace it with new wiring, it might work. If you feel comfortable doing this, I would say go ahead. However, it might be just as cost-effective to take it to a local audio-repair shop and have them do it. I have had multiple sets rewired myself, and it has cost less than $20 each time. Either way, it should be a relatively easy and cheap fix.

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Go inside and test the speaker with a small low power battery, connect it quickly (just a quick touch) to the terminals of the speaker, it should pop! If it doesn't it's gone.
If the Sennheiser don't have replacements, then it's bin time!

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