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FDP Forum / Home Recording Forum / My headphones lost audio in one ear.

ninworks
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Nov 27th, 2018 03:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

OHHHHH NOOOOOO. Until I get my studio built that's my only source for playback and playing my guitars through the modeler. I ordered a replacement set from Sweetwater but, they are out of stock on that model. I don't want to change because I am very familiar with the sonic color of these and know what to expect.

I don't know what it is about this particular model of Sony phones but, I had another set that lost one of the drivers a few years ago. I kept them. It's not like I have them cranked. I listen at very moderate levels. Probably a stray "POP" in the system at some point. I'm not going to un-plug them every time I power up or power down my system. I'll wear out the jack in my interface.

My current problem may be nothing more than a broken connection but, if it needs a driver I have one to fix it with. Just didn't want to have to mess with it. Looks like I'm going to have to. I hate messing with molded plastic connections. Especially on coiled cables like these are. I don't want to have to rewire the entire thing but that will probably be the end result.

I'm going to have to see if I can find a new TRS plug to put on it. I should have some but I'm not sure where. I haven't needed one since we moved clear across the country in 2015. I should have many. They're in a box somewhere.

littleuch
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Nov 27th, 2018 06:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

I was using a set of Sony MDR-7506 but thought they were kinda tinny. I then ordered a Sennheiser HD-280 and really like them. Much fuller response to my ears.

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Dec 1st, 2018 05:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

On headphones with a 'necklace' connection (a wire going to each ear cup), a failed channel is usually do to a broken wire where it enters the ear cup. It might be the main cord, where it enters the TRS plug too.

Pop open each ear cup and use a meter to test from the plug to the little speaker connections. That will tell you if the cable is bad. If you set your meter to Ohms (rather than continuity beep) you can also see if each driver is within its spec, or if it's gone open circuit.

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 07:50 PM, Dec 1st, 2018)

ninworks
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Middle Tennessee

Too Much GAS
Dec 1st, 2018 07:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

I already checked the cable for continuity from the internal connections to the TRS plug. They're good and no shorts. I checked the drivers directly off the terminals and they both show about 7.5 ohms, so they're good. I checked the crossover cable and one leg is open. Rather than totally disassemble the headset, find some cable, and fix it, I just ordered a replacement headset, without any drivers in it, for $25. It already has the cable connecting the two sides together. I'll just have to do a little soldering to install the main cable and the drivers.

I already ordered a complete new set from Sweetwater but they won't be here until some time Monday. When the new, bare, headset comes in I'll fix these and have an extra set.

I also ordered new foam surrounds for this one. $10 for a pair of them. I love that Sony offers replacement parts for these at a reasonable price. I can make these back to almost new for less than half the price to replace them. I could do it for less than that if I wanted to spend the time repairing the old headset.

littleuch
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It's gravity...just gravity
Dec 1st, 2018 07:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

Both my Sony's and Senns have started to crumble where the top cradles my dome. I must be caustic.

ninworks
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Middle Tennessee

Too Much GAS
Dec 2nd, 2018 03:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

You may be able to find replacement parts for the Senheisers and repair them. I know you can for the Sony's. Check Amazon and Trew Audio.

reverendrob
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Dec 2nd, 2018 07:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

The higher-end Senns I just send in to get rebuilt if I need to - they have a flat fee based on model.

I've gotten a new in box replacement both times now, and it was < 1/3 of new IIRC.

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