Headphones repair?

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by Kuroneku, Apr 18, 2013.

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  1. Kuroneku

    Kuroneku Active Member

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    Hi everyone

    I've got the AKG k240 headphones, which I love. After 1-2 years of using them, I noticed that its left side stops working.
    I must shift around the wires on top to get the left side to work again. But as I slightly move, the left side goes off again >.>

    Edit: I attached an image (that is now dead) which had the part I am referring that I have to move to make it work. It's not the cable that's damaged, I already tested that.




    ANY ADVICE...?
     
  2. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Well-Known Member

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    well something is shorting somewhere. Have you checked the point where the cable meets the HP speaker?

    K240's are pretty notorious for this.
     
  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

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    best bet is to send them to akg for repair. or get a new set. this is why one should handle hps with care ... it used to drive me nuts when i would put ot 100 dollar headsets all around for a tracking session and the musicians would rip them off with one hand and toss them on the floor ... when that happens i would quietly go out to the live room and replace the $!00 sonys with some $15 cheapos i would buy at R/S ..
     
  4. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Well-Known Member

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    As I recall, the wiring on the 240's was ridiculously thin on the ear to ear speaker contacts - I've fixed a few of them in the past...and it can be done, but it wasn't easy.
     
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