Can anyone help me identify which wires go to the left, Right,Ground
There is usually a standard with headphone jacks BUT some manufacturers swap them around to make it a 'proprietary' connection, meaning that unless you can test it with an Ohmmeter and repair/build your own you have to buy their parts.
Here are 2 images showing the 2 most likely connection options. The first is the conventional (standard connection and the second shows the standard and the other more common one.
If you have a DMM (Digital MultiMeter -Ohmmeter function), check for continuity from the earphone to see which wire goes to the tip of the jack. That will most probably be the left speaker. The next point on the jack is known as the ring 1 and that is the right speaker, the next is the ring 2 which depending on the manufacturer is either the common (ground) or the microphone. The last connection is the sleeve which again is either the common or the microphone.
Hopefully this is of some help."
"I had to fix my headset jack on my Hyper X cloud II's. I also could not find the exact wire layout. When you cut off your broken jack and strip the cloth/rubber cord you will see the following colors.
Blue, Green, Red/Green and another black sleeve. In this black sleeve are the mic wires, strip that and you see Red and Copper. The wiring is Blue left speaker, Green right speaker, Reg/Green ground and again the Red with Copper are the microphone. Important...For the mic wires the Red and Copper, the copper is a ground so it needs to be soldered with the red/green and then soldered to the new jack ground post. Then solder the Blue to the left, the Green to the right and the Red mic wire to the mic position and your headset should come back to life."
The cable broke after 2 years of use, so I had to replace it. This is how I did it:
I'm a pro audio/ lighting person and I can attest that all of the above answers are correct. I was looking to remove the switch and volume control knob on my pair because of a crappy pot that has been crackling since I bought the cans, otherwise these are totally acceptable computer headphones. I stripped the wires and found the mic red+/copper(ground) cables in the black sheath, as well as the right(green) and left(blue) cables for the cans, plus the speaker ground which is two stripey cables before the switch, and one after. A couple of observations:
Well I think I figured it out now:
I'm really struggling! We bought these Cloud II headphones for my 10 year old who has just accidentally pulled the wire out of the left head piece. I'm happy to solder the wires back....but my wires are different colours to the colours you all seem to quote?!