If you're going to rewire them i'd get:
- Neutrik NYS231BG plug
- Mogami W2893 cable (more flexible and easier to work with than W2534)
- Be sure you get 1/2inch 3-to-1 heat-shrink-wrap also.
Either you have (1) a break in your wire, (2) The left-side positive wire became disconnected either at the plug side or the can side, or (3) the left-side can somehow blew out or got damaged (unlikely).
Try these steps respectively to the above:
- 1a: Move the cord (ie, move and bend the cord systematically while listening to your headphones, if you hear crackling or sound intermittently, then you most likely have a break in the wire. This isn't a conclusive test but it's usually quick.
- 2: Open the headphones up and check the connections. Make sure the left-side positive wire is securely soldered.
- 1b: At this point you can use a Multimeter if you have one to check for a break in the cord. Touch one end to the exposed left-side positive wire attached to the cans and the other end of the Multimeter to the tip of the 3.5mm jack. If this test fails (ie, there's a break in the wire and/or a lose solder), then rewiring should fix your headphones.
- 3: If 1b passes (ie, there's no breaks) then your cans are probably broken and rewiring won't fix them.
Edit: Forgot to mention, like the above posters said, you might have jacked up your left-and-right balance in either the default windows configuration or through your sound-card software.
For windows: Right click the speaker icon in the lower-right, go to playback devices, select your default sound device (usually called speakers), click properties (lower-right of that menu), go to levels tab, then go to balance for playcontrol and make sure it's even between left and right.Edited by SeanPoe - 7/25/11 at 7:15pm