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MDR-NC6 Sony Noisecancelling headset

The audio in the right speaker has died. The noise cancelling still works on both speakers. There is no visible wire stress, breaking or otherwise, and the casing appears all intact. Any ideas?
Sony's repair charge is equal to getting a refurbished pair. I could probably take it apart if that is suggested.

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  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    I'm with you. My sound has also simply gone away in the right speaker. I've taken it apart, but I have no idea what I'm doing. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    I have the same problem but it's on the left side, weirdly enough. Any thing I can do? I fear it's too late to return them, the receipt and packaging are long since lost.

  • theTONIC Aug 14, 2008

    My pair was working fine and then the right speaker just went out. The noise canceling works in the right ear but not in the left. Weird.

  • absoluteze Sep 06, 2008

    I too am having the same problem. There is no apparent damage and I stymied. I will eagerly await a solution with the rest of you.

  • Anonymous Sep 19, 2008

    Same problem - left ear. Cable connections seems to be intact internally and otherwise.

  • pmetelski Nov 04, 2008

    Same problem. There is no crackling when I wiggle the cable, so I don't think the plug is damaged. Plus, the other speaker works just fine. Any solutions?

  • ianpstark Nov 07, 2008

    Well, my problem is similar - the audio in BOTH ears has gone and all I get is a hum, as though it's just the sound being picked up from the noise cancelling mics - I'm guessing this is the noise cancelling working. Also no crackling when I wiggle the wire. I opened them up and couldn't see any loose or broken connections. Any help appreciated as over 6 months out of warranty.

  • kingc Nov 23, 2008

    Audio in left ear just freakin died...Please help!

  • moidle Dec 07, 2008

    same prob - right bud is gone dead...

  • pgcwco Jan 19, 2009

    I have the same problem. Right head phone is dead and no obvious wire problems.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    Same here everyone. The right side is dead. No ripped wires, no nothing. I don't use the headphones all the time either so they couldn't have just burnt out or something. Not that old about a year. Anyone with a suggestion on how to fix this please post thanks..

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    Same thing here. Had them for two days, didn't even get a chance to enjoy. The right speaker just cut off completely, even the noises. No reaction to jerking the wires or anything.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    Just had them for two days. The right side quite unexpectedly cut off, including the power-on noise. No obvious wire problems.

  • jlmoulton496 Apr 22, 2009

    I do not get stereo out of both sides. I get sound out of both sides but it is the same track. It sounds out of phase.


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In the off chance someone (like me) was hoping to resurrect their set of MDR-NC6 headphones, I'm going to echo what slon_vitaliy discovered in his/her solution - the right speaker died. Unlike some of the other posters here who said they had no sound but they did have noise cancellation, I had neither. I disassembled the right cup and started testing the wire connections. All were fine. I finally narrowed it down to the speaker wires and then the speaker itself. Like slon_vitaliy, I ran a second spare speaker in parallel with it. The second speaker started playing music.

I also have no idea where to get a replacement speaker. Time to treat myself to some new headphones...

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I think I have it. I've only had a chance to listen to a couple of songs till the brand new headset's right ear died. I took it apart and found that when I hook up another speaker in parallel with the dead one, it works, which can only mean that the circuit is fine and the 'dead' speaker is really dead. No idea where to get a replacement though.

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 Take Apart at left Headphone can and resolder new wire. Find  a double guage .24 wire complete with jack of choice and feed wire through aperture. Write down where remnant wires are, what color are,Solder new lead on,  test close up can  as you opened and ready.

Posted on May 14, 2009

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I developed the same problem after 3 years of use. I took the thing apart and checked the continuity of all internal cables. In my case, I had no audio from the right cup, but could hear the white noise whtn I turned the NR on with no audio source connected. Here what I found.

The 4 conductor wire which goes from LEFT to the RIGHT cup is very flimsy. Usually the black wire or the green wire takes a lot of stess and breaks (where the cup slides in the headband). There is unfortunately no simple way to fix it. You have to take the whole thing apart, de-solder the cable, find a replacement cable (difficult) and re-solder all 4 (red, green, black, ground). I plan to drilling a small hole to run a diffrent cable to fix my problem,

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