I need to replace the cord on my set. Not because the existing cord is bad, but because I need to "split" the ear pieces. I have a system that allows me to choose to have certain receivers on both ear pieces or, when I am working "split" (i.e. working DX on 40-meter SSB), to put one receiver on one side and another receiver on the other side. That requires a 3-wire cord instead of the "normal" 2-wire cord.
An extension is the way to go, unless you replace the cord. The "ruggedized" stock coiled cord will put too much strain on the wires where they connect to a PL-259, etc. as you move around. I just soldered a length of cable (with a PL-259 on the end) onto the little metal caps covering the wires. I covered it all with various sizes of Alpha FIT-221V heat shrink tubing.
After reading the reviews on E-HAM Headphones Sony MDR-V150 I Looked on Amazon and there they were for $14.00 & free shipping so ordered 2 Pair to get the free shipping. Normal price $19.00 they Have High quality Ear Pads and a Heavy cord and Plug. They are the Best value I have ever heard. for Ham etc. Good referance headset for the Icom or Kenwood TS-590. Awsome sound.!
I'm not surprised they raised the price, I'll bet they had a "real run" on them!
I did find a new job for the surplus headset that it does much better than my other headsets. They seal out outside noise so well that they are the ideal headset to use with the FT-950 "monitor" feature while testing your own voice. This by the way this does create another problem, since you can't hear your own voice you end up shouting into the microphone while on the air!
Last edited by AC0FP; 03-15-2011 at 04:23 PM.