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Subject: Re: Possible Loose Ear Out connector
From: Scott Bronson (
Date: 2003-11-15

On Wed, 2003-11-05 at 06:42, Mike Holden wrote:
> Could also be a problem with the in-line volume control. Sometimes turning
> the wheel slightly changes the volume/balance. Maybe some switch cleaner
> might help if the problem is here rather than at the jack?

Yep. Or, the strain relief where the cord meets the male headphone
jack is really bad. You'll recognize the wire separating from the
connector from the slight cut-outs that you describe, or from the
bass getting scratchy or muddy.

Dunno if you've tried this or not, but check with another pair of
headphones before blaming the jack!

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