Question about Sennheiser HD 238 Headphones
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The bare copper conductor wire is the screening/common earth to the two signal wires of green and red. The important connection is the copper wire which goes to the jack plug earth which is the section furthest from the tip. The other two are the left and right signal connections. If you get these the wrong way round you will just have to swap them over. Check if they are the right way round by using the balance control on your amplifier or whatever. Have you checked that the problem is not with the headphone amplifier within your equipment? Don't rely on OK sound from loudspeakers as the headphones may be fed from separate op-amp output chip. Try another pair of cheap and cheerful headphones to make sure.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
SOURCE: My Sennheiser HD 205 suddenly
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.
Posted on Oct 06, 2010
SOURCE: I am searching a sennheiser
It appears that the 238 has a cable connected to one headphone only.
If this is the case, try your existing cable.
If both ends look identical and plug into your music player easily, you could try any audio cable with
3.5mm mini plugs on each end.
I have used such to drive low powered speakers, and discount the hype about audio cables.
If you look on eBay, entering "sennheiser hd cable", a number of sellers have cables, none specifically claimed to fit.
The cheapest among the first few entries advising the cable has a 3.5mm plug at one end and a 2.5 mm plug at the other. If my first suggestion is unworkable, this will probably work.
Alternatively you could try to find one locally, to test for fit before purchase.
Check the other sellers for a look at pictures and possibly details if I got it wrong at the start and your cable has 2 connectors at one end.
If all else fails, take your headphones to you local electronics supplier, get plugs that fit and get a good friend with a soldering iron to make you up a cable.
Posted on Feb 03, 2011
Although I'm not an expert I'm not quite sure if armadillopic is right. I had the exact same problem and managed to overcome it by replacing the cable from the headphone to the mini-jack plug. I actually only had to renew the last bit of the cable but chose to replace the entire cable. I found out that when I bend the last part of the cable in the exact right position the strange high pitched sound that was going over the vocals went away and the vocals became much louder and clearer like they normally did. Perhaps you can try if this works for you as well? Just bend the last end of the cable in various kinds of positions (NOT TO EXTREME OR YOU WILL ONLY DAMAGE THE CABLE MORE!). Hope you are able to narrow down the problem to just the cable. Greetings!
Posted on Sep 13, 2012
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