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My pair of AD700 just started making weird noises, help !

 

 

As the title states, I have a pair of amazing AD700 first gen (the ugly purple and gold ones). I have used them for thousands of intense gaming hours, always with great care. I must say I only dropped them like once or twice in many years. Never too hard either. Never had any issues with them apart from some of the fabric on top of the pads falling off, but soundwise it was always perfect.
But today something unexplainable happened, I was playing games without an issue, I removed the headphones and put them on my desk as usual, came back later that day and when I put them on my head, I heard some weird sounds whenever I would touch the cable. Sometimes even lowering the sound or even cutting off the sound from one side. If I do not move at all everything is fine, but it started doing those weird sounds/cracks whenever the cable moves even a little bit. I don't understand why or how, but I am desperate to fix them or if not possible, find a decent replacement.

So here I am, asking advice if you guys know why that happened and if it's somehwat easily fixable ?
Btw the noise it's making sounds the same as when you blow heavily on a microphone. If that helps...

Thanks a bunch if you take your time to read this and help !

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6 minutes ago, ElazulTF2 said:
 

 

As the title states, I have a pair of amazing AD700 first gen (the ugly purple and gold ones). I have used them for thousands of intense gaming hours, always with great care. I must say I only dropped them like once or twice in many years. Never too hard either. Never had any issues with them apart from some of the fabric on top of the pads falling off, but soundwise it was always perfect.
But today something unexplainable happened, I was playing games without an issue, I removed the headphones and put them on my desk as usual, came back later that day and when I put them on my head, I heard some weird sounds whenever I would touch the cable. Sometimes even lowering the sound or even cutting off the sound from one side. If I do not move at all everything is fine, but it started doing those weird sounds/cracks whenever the cable moves even a little bit. I don't understand why or how, but I am desperate to fix them or if not possible, find a decent replacement.

So here I am, asking advice if you guys know why that happened and if it's somehwat easily fixable ?
Btw the noise it's making sounds the same as when you blow heavily on a microphone. If that helps...

Thanks a bunch if you take your time to read this and help !

Most likely has something to do with the cable. Try touching the cable at specific spots and see what happens.

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Just now, Tigerleon said:

Most likely has something to do with the cable. Try touching the cable at specific spots and see what happens.

Tried that, I'm not 1000% sure but It seems to come from the base connected to the left headphone. But it has a cover on top of it.

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Most likely the cable failing from repeated bending. 

Used to have to replace headphones or cables about once a year when I was still using wired headphones.

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Like everyone so far said you cable is failing . Any competent electronics repair shop should be able to fix it for you pretty easily I would also reccomend asking them if they could potentially mod it for you so you had a replaceable cable. As adding a 3.5 mm port isn't very complicated

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I see...thanks for your answers, I hope they will be able to help me and it will not affect the sound from my headphones in the end. I have no idea how much that will cost me.

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