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Author Topic: Headphone pet peeve : 1/4" to 1/8" adapters  (Read 6265 times)

CWHumphrey

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Re: Headphone pet peeve : 1/4" to 1/8" adapters
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2011, 05:00:20 pm »

+1 for Loctite red.

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Re: Headphone pet peeve : 1/4" to 1/8" adapters
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2011, 06:32:57 pm »

Or if you never, ever want to get the adaptor off, Loctite 270.
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Re: Headphone pet peeve : 1/4" to 1/8" adapters
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2011, 07:41:16 pm »

Ryan Massey wrote on Fri, 14 January 2011 09:53

Quick rant:
Now that so many clients come in with laptops, Ipods, etc., I can't keep the damn 1/4" to 1/8" threaded adapters on the headphones!  And far too often, they are simply getting lost.  I am seriously considering cutting off all of the TRS plugs from my headphones and hard wiring new ones that are 1/4" only.  

Even more annoying (and perplexing) is that the Sony and AT phones use a different thread, so a handful of the new adapters I bought are doing me no good at the moment.  Arrrgghh!


Beat me to the punch on this major pet peeve.  Those darn adapters keep breaking (two this week alone!) and the replacements I bought don't fit either.  Arrrrrggghhh indeed.

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Re: Headphone pet peeve : 1/4" to 1/8" adapters
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2011, 11:03:46 pm »

"Loctite is anaerobic methacrylate resin. It hardens in the absence of air."

...and they don't cure very fast (at all?)on certain metals and platings without a primer.

There are plenty of good 5 minute epoxies out there.
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Re: Headphone pet peeve : 1/4" to 1/8" adapters
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2011, 03:11:37 pm »





Maybe this idea can be helpful to some of you.

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Re: Headphone pet peeve : 1/4" to 1/8" adapters
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2011, 09:45:57 am »

I leave an unthreaded adaptor in the jack and pull the miniplug out.
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Re: Headphone pet peeve : 1/4" to 1/8" adapters
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2011, 06:42:46 am »

Shrink tubing works if you position it just right so it overlaps the lip on the adapter.

Unbalanced insert cables make great replacement headphone cables.
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