Old 05-01-2011, 11:20 PM
hiddel hiddel is offline
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Default Sennheiser HD555 1/4" jack

hey i just ordered a pair of these. After looking around for a nice bang for your buck headset i figured a refurb set would do nicely. The only thing that has me worried is that it has a 6.3mm jack.

My mp3 player of choice is a dinky lil sansa clip. Not sure i want the weight of the jack, adapter and 10 feet of cable wearing down imput jack(not sure if thats what its called). So is it possible to just make a new cable with a standard 3.5mm jack?

If so... any resources on making your own cables would also help.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:47 PM
skip252 skip252 is offline
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That's exactly what happened to me a few years back. I had a 1/4" connector and 1/8" adapter destroy a Sansa E260. A setup that long creates way too much leverage for the headphone jack on a DAP.

You can learn how to how to shorten it here. A soldering set is fairly cheap and between the directions and pictures it's hard to go wrong. The one thing I learned was don't cheap out on the plug itself. The 2 for $5 sets you'll see are almost impossible to solder properly and don't last if you do it it done.

You should also take a look at the Show Off Your DIY Cables subforum. Lots of tips and ideas in there. There's some really good looking and functional cables interconects and such in there.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:56 PM
hiddel hiddel is offline
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Hey, that was a quick response!

Yeah, i had issues with my e200 but it was always fixable just by replacing the solder on the connections to the pbc. But the clip isnt as tinker friendly so i wanna avoid anything like that.

Any who, thanks for the links and the reply!

EDIT: also nice links in your sig. ill be sure to bookmark that aswell!
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