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Old 07-26-2008, 05:59 AM
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Default Sennheiser HD-555 replacing jack?

I've been looking into purchasing a pair of headphones lately, and I'm fairly sure that I've decided on these (the 555s).

I've heard that the 6.3mm jack puts a lot of stress on the area that is plugged into, more specifically, the adapter from 6.3mm to 3.5mm. Is it possible to change the 6.3mm jack to a 3.5 mm jack in order to avoid using the adapter? Or is that an impossibility?

And if it is possible to replace it, is it a feasible modification to make? Or a really dumb idea.

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Old 07-26-2008, 06:16 AM
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... Is it possible to change the 6.3mm jack to a 3.5 mm jack in order to avoid using the adapter? Or is that an impossibility?
Yes, easy mod if your soldering skills are up for the task. Just make sure that they're keepers for you and you're not going to return them. If you want a tutorial, search the forum … iirc the captain has a nice tutorial & vid.
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:13 PM
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Does Sennheiser sell a replaceable cable for the HD-555 that uses a 3.5mm jack instead of a 6.3mm?
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:31 PM
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Does Sennheiser sell a replaceable cable for the HD-555 that uses a 3.5mm jack instead of a 6.3mm?
Why replace the cable, when you can buy a neutrik plug for $1.45 and replace the exsisting one.
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Not that confident in my soldering skills, even after reading the tutorial.

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Old 07-30-2008, 09:06 PM
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Not that confident in my soldering skills, even after reading the tutorial.

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If you get the parts, you could always take it to a local instrument store that offers repair service, I'm sure they could replace the plug for you relatively cheap.
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I'll check it out, thanks for the help!
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so what is the name of poster or even better the link to the repair video of hd 555 cause I couldnt find anything.
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Ah, that would be Andreas these days, used to have the Nick CaptnOdegard. Anyway no idea what thread has the video, but just look up on youtube how to change a headphone jack and you'll find something for sure.

*Edit* Infact,look up how to change an audio jack and you'll find
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