I just did those tests and I realized its the right not the left ugh does that make a difference? Guess I'll have to open it back up and look at it.
What about the wire thats going from the left to the right when I rewire do I just try to leave that where it is? Thanks for all the help so far. I'll check and see if I got a multimeter. I did the 1a test didn't hear nothing and checked my windows audio settings and their fine.
(long explanation, skip to TLDR below if you don't want the details )
If that test passes (no breaks) then that means your right-side can is broken.
If that test fails then you'll need to test if it's the cable going from the plug to the left-side entry point that has the break or the wire that goes from the left-side can to the right-side can that has the break.
To do this, touch one side of the multimeter to the positive wire connected to the right can and then touch the other end of the multimeter to the connection point on the left-side can. Then do the same for the negative (ground) wire. If this test fails then it the connecting wire between the two cans that is broken and needs to be replaced. If this test passes:
Check the wire between the plug and the left-can using a multimeter. Check that all four wires have continuity. Easiest way to do this if you don't know which wire is which is just hold the multimeter to the tip of the plug, then touch each of the four wires separately to check for continuity. Then repeat for the ring of the plug and the sleeve of the plug. If this test fails then you need to recable only this portion of the cable.
However, if you're an audiphile and/or want to get the best sound that you can you would want to just rewire the interconnecting wire between the left and right cans with the same wire you used to recable the main cable. Alternatively, to get the best sound that you can (better than the above method and the reason i use 4-wire cable), you would want to bypass the connection terminal on the left side and connect it directly to the right can. If you bypass the connection terminal refer to this guide. Just note that those aren't ath-ad700's so some steps will differ but the process is identical.
- Check whole cable from plug to right side can both + and -; if pass, broken cans, rewire won't fix
- Check the cable between left and right side both + and -; if fail, replace this
- check cable from plug to left side all four wires; if fail, replace this
- Optional for better sound, if any part of the cable fails, replace both the interconnect and the whole cable using same wire.
- Optional for the best sound, bypass that connection terminal on the left side and go straight to the right can (see diagram)
Note about diagram, the colors of the wires don't match the colors of the wires in the mogami wire (sorry).
Edited by SeanPoe - 7/26/11 at 1:57am