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A/V Earphones Wiring

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Strudul, 6 Apr 2014.

  1. Strudul

    Strudul ~

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    I'm trying to rewire my (Skullcandy Ink'd) earphones to a 3.5mm stereo jack, but can't work out what each wire is for.

    There are 2 separate wires that run down, one from each earbud.
    One contains red, green, copper and white wires.
    The other contains blue and copper wires.

    I'm not bothered about the mic / button.

    Looking on the internet implies...
    Green: left +
    Red: right +
    Copper and blue: left - & right -
    ...but in my case, wouldn't that mean one bud is only connected to ground, with the other not being grounded at all?

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    That blob in the middle is like this. I'm assuming it's just to stop the wires pulling apart and that the wires stay separate throughout.
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    Cheers
     
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  2. ferret141

    ferret141 Minimodder

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    What was the original jack like?
    If you cut it off yourself can you not identify the cables from the jack's pin-out and a multimeter/continuity tester?
     
  3. ferret141

    ferret141 Minimodder

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    *double derp*
     
  4. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    my gut would go with green-copper for earphone red-white for mic and the mic button merely disconnects mic.

    actually, try getting a multi-meter on the red and copper then white - copper press button in each case to see if it makes open loop

    I suggest the mic and the switch use the same copper as the earphone

    seen as how the other earphone is blue-copper.
     
  5. Strudul

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    I cut it off a long time ago and I think it probably got binned.
     
  6. Strudul

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    Using a continuity tester...

    I can hear static in the left earphone if I put it across the blue and copper wires.
    I can hear static in the right earphone if I put it across the red and green wires.

    ..but I can't get it to beep like usual.


    Does this mean that blue is R+ and copper is R-
    and Red and Green are L+ and L- ? (how do I know which is + and - ?)


    EDIT: Just played with it until it worked:
    Blue: L+
    Copper: L-
    Green: R+
    Red R-
     
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