Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


50 posts


#59906 14-Apr-2010 19:28
Send private message

I've had the cables from 3 sets of Sennheiser 212pros have one channel die within 3 weeks of each other. These had been working for 3-4 years (tested them all on my ipod, and swapped each channel where they plug into the cans to ensure it is indeed the cables).
Anyway I was thinking this is a very bizarre coincidence, so is there any possibility that it's what they're plugged into?

All it is is a DSE audio extension cable like (it too has been fine and used with these headphone cables for years); plain old 3.5mm, m end in the PC audio jack, f end with the headphone cable plugged in. It couldn't be...'overloading' cables plugged into it or something could it?

Otherwise this is a very weird coincidence.

Create new topic
2050 posts

Uber Geek


  #318652 15-Apr-2010 09:43
Send private message

You have a hardware virus :-)

I'd almost be inclined to replace the extension cord, especially if it has been in heavy and continuous use. Cables can and do get squashed, run over, trod on, pulled out of sockets by the cables - all leading to possible shorts or open circuits.

Is the actual headphone cable dying, or the can itself ?

My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government


Protect your online activity with NordVPN (affiliate link).
26382 posts

Uber Geek


  #318796 15-Apr-2010 14:01
Send private message

Was it the left? I have had problems with the left dieing on many headphone cables, seems that its the one that is most prone to damage when the strain relief is flexed excessivly.

Last pair if senheisers I uses suffered cable failure but that was cat related, they use the same horrid "rubbery" cable that nokia use on their chargers which seems to be an ideal chew toy for cats, and it doesn't always get damaged even tho the conductors do.



50 posts


  #319458 16-Apr-2010 17:10
Send private message

I have 3 pairs in household (long story why I have 3), all died within weeks of each other. One has the left dead, the other two it's the right.

@SepticSceptic: it's definately the cables, see second sentence of opening post

Create new topic

News and reviews »

Samsung Announces Galaxy AI
Posted 28-Nov-2023 14:48

Epson Launches EH-LS650 Ultra Short Throw Smart Streaming Laser Projector
Posted 28-Nov-2023 14:38

Fitbit Charge 6 Review 
Posted 27-Nov-2023 16:21

Cisco Launches New Research Highlighting Gap in Preparedness for AI
Posted 23-Nov-2023 15:50

Seagate Takes Block Storage System to New Heights Reaching 2.5 PB
Posted 23-Nov-2023 15:45

Seagate Nytro 4350 NVMe SSD Delivers Consistent Application Performance and High QoS to Data Centers
Posted 23-Nov-2023 15:38

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4k Max (2nd Generation) Review
Posted 14-Nov-2023 16:17

Over half of New Zealand adults surveyed concerned about AI shopping scams
Posted 3-Nov-2023 10:42

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Launches on Nintendo Switch
Posted 24-Oct-2023 10:56

Google Releases Nest WiFi Pro in New Zealand
Posted 24-Oct-2023 10:18

Amazon Introduces All-New Echo Pop in New Zealand
Posted 23-Oct-2023 19:49

HyperX Unveils Their First Webcam and Audio Mixer Plus
Posted 20-Oct-2023 11:47

Seagate Introduces Exos 24TB Hard Drives for Hyperscalers and Enterprise Data Centres
Posted 20-Oct-2023 11:43

Dyson Zone Noise-Cancelling Headphones Comes to New Zealand
Posted 20-Oct-2023 11:33

The OPPO Find N3 Launches Globally Available in New Zealand Mid-November
Posted 20-Oct-2023 11:06

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.