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Quickie! Headphone connection problem!

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June 25, 2008 3:21:01 PM

Hey guys. :hello:  :hello: 

I just wanted to extend the headphone wire on my W810i earphones..

So, I cut up my old CD players' Panasonic headphones, got their wire cut em and wanted to plug them into a female headphone socket, for the extension..

Now, the Panasonic Wire splits into two parts..There are two golden wires on each side, with a Red wire on one end and a green on another..

I can't figure out how to connect em? Which is ground and if the grounds from both parts need to be grouped together?

Do u guys have a solution?

THanks! :)  :) 
June 26, 2008 10:57:47 AM

Extension cord would have been a lot easier.

Some headphone chords have different construction. If each wire has jackets, consider yourself lucky. If one wire is wrap around the other wire, you might as well replace the whole cord all the way to the speakers.

The wire on wire uses a special coating to isolate the wire getting contact to each other, therefore you will need to scratch the shielding to join your extension wire, you will also need a soldering iron to get it connected properly and the worst part is that sometimes these wires are very thin, burning the wire before you can even solder them together is common none experienced.

If the wires are separated with jackets then strip the jackets exposing enough wire so you can join your extension. Use of soldering iron is also necessary; heat shrink tube is the best way to insolate the wires from each other than an electrical tape.

Green wire usually ground.
Black and/or an exposed wire are ground.
Red goes to the center or the middle ring of the terminal plug.
White goes to the tip of the terminal jack.

Good Luck!

PS. If you post a picture, I would be able to tell you which way to start.
June 26, 2008 3:53:37 PM

Hey..
I will try it asap..
Thanks a ton for the help!
!