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Old 08-01-2020, 03:18 PM
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Yes! Thanks Rocketbob, that looks like the ticket!! If 1m isn't enough it looks like T1244-5-ND is the 5m length. Need to measure mine and see. Thank you thank you thank you!
1m is adequate.

There is another version of this cable with TPU insulation: https://www.digikey.com/product-deta...8-1-ND/5819502

Don't know if its better.

I've had a number of failures over the years with Halos and have had them repaired by Phil at no charge. He's certainly been good to me. In all cases the failures have been due to normal wear and tear, certainly not abused.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:27 PM
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There is another version of this cable with TPU insulation: https://www.digikey.com/product-deta...8-1-ND/5819502
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From cursory research TPU is way better for things that touch skin. Probably what they didn't use to begin with. I canceled my first order and did this. And I'll definitely be ordering the CQ1 from the Cards if this doesn't work out!

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Old 12-17-2020, 10:28 AM
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Bob,

When you replaced the cable did you open the control box and the headband and solder the new cable in or did you just cut the old cable near the control box and headband and splice the new wires to the old?

I'm a bit concerned about the headband end.

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Old 12-17-2020, 10:55 AM
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I opened both.
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Old 12-17-2020, 12:27 PM
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The most difficult part of this is soldering the new wires onto the little audio transducers. The solder pads are quite small, and the component is intolerant of excessive heating. So you have to be precise and quick with the soldering iron. I would suspect that rainman at Halo would be unwilling to sell you a replacement transducer and enclosure. Attached are pics of the inside of the volume unit and the solder pads of the transducer. Also included the repaired/modified headset before I enclosed the transducer in custom mold-at-home earplug material. The sound quality/comfort is now exceptional, I'll probably have some professional in-ear monitor style molds made as I'm so happy with the sound/comfort.
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It looks easier than an iPhone repair. There is a woman on youtube that does some amazing soldering using a stereoscopic magnifier. "iPad Rehab" is the channel, here is an example.

I am not sure I could do either one. A simple iPad battery replacement looks daunting.

Ha, maybe the company that makes the perfectly consistent wire should make crankshafts.
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Old 12-18-2020, 07:43 AM
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Default Halo shirt cliip

Not trying to hijack this thread but what have others done to replace the shirt clip? Mine fell apart.
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Not trying to hijack this thread but what have others done to replace the shirt clip? Mine fell apart.
Paul,
Send a note to your manufacturer, surely they'll just drop you a couple in the mail. If they won't... ping me at the link below.
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Old 12-18-2020, 10:35 AM
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Paul,
Send a note to your manufacturer, surely they'll just drop you a couple in the mail. If they won't... ping me at the link below.
QT Halo states they do not supply the clips anymore. What the heck?
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Old 12-18-2020, 10:37 AM
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Scott,

I will be ordering one of your lapel clips.

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