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    Aftermarket Headphone adaptor for Equinox

    Hey all,

    I know there's probably a thread out there that's covered this, however if there hasn't been one, then maybe this will help those who are interested in buying an adaptor that'll allow you to run your own aftermarket headphones with a 1/4 inch (6.35mm) male jack converter cable / adaptor.

    It seems there's a lot of different 3.5mm 1/8-inch Audio Male to 6.35mm 1/4-inch Female Jack converter / adaptors out there, but most are geared towards stereo adaptation instead of mono. I've found that the stereo jacks will work, however you still hear the audible signal from the unit's speaker as well as through your headphones, whereas with the MONO adaptor will only allow an audible response to be heard through your aftermarket headphones. The only way to convert the stereo jack to the mono is to cut two of the stereo jacks three wires, solder them together, which should revert it back to a mono style jack, but thatís something Vferrari will have to explain, because I know in my head what Iím thinking but I just canít seem to put it on paper where you would understand it, getting old I rekon...

    I just bought my mono adaptor on Amazon Prime for $6.99, vs the $40.00 OEM version. I got it with two-day free shipping also!!! After receiving it, I immediately tried it out on the NOX 800's control head and WM-08. It fit perfectly without any altercations and worked just like it's supposed to when used with my aftermarket Sun Ray Pro Gold headphones!!! The sound was clear and crisp and there was no audible signal coming from the detectors built-in speaker. I truly hope this isn't a repost and it'll help some of you that's wanting to use their old go to aftermarket headphones. (This is not a waterproof adaptor, but it could possibly be modified as such, not sure)

    Vferrari, Maybe you could explain in better detail why the mono adaptors works better that the stereo adaptor on the NOX. I'm just providing info based on what I've seen and tried, but you are waaaaaayyyyy mo smarter that this po old country boy...

    P.S. I've provided the URL, pic and description...


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    CGTime Golden Plated 3.5mm MONO 1/8 inch Audio Male to
    6.35mm 1/4 inch Female Jack Converter Cable Cord Adapter (25CM/10Inch)



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    Great, but NOT waterproof!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterWalker View Post
    Great, but NOT waterproof!
    Unfortunately WaterWalker their not, but I'm sure with a little time I could make them waterproof, but god knows what it would look like Sorry bro... "D"
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    "I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and I have never seen the day when I did not pray for them." General Robert E. Lee


    "My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me, that is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave." General Stonewall Jackson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Possumcop View Post
    I just bought my mono adaptor on Amazon Prime for $6.99, vs the $40.00 OEM version.
    Okay but make sure you secure the cord so that the cord doesn't pull on that 1/8 inch jack. The screw in adapter would be worth avoiding having to send the machine in for repair of the 1/8 jack. When the Minelab Explorer first came out it had a 1/8 headphone jack, the headphone cord pulling on the jack destroyed them pretty quickly. Later Minelab changed to a 1/4 inch jack, lasted longer but even those broke eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Possumcop View Post
    Unfortunately WaterWalker their not, but I'm sure with a little time I could make them waterproof, but god knows what it would look like Sorry bro... "D"
    Regarding the connector, can't add anything. The way ML has the wired up the jack, you need a mono connector in order to cut out the Equinox speaker. You can use either a mono or stereo adapter for the WM08 module as it has no speaker. The adapter shown is fine for dry land use as long as you provide strain relief to protect the control pod as Charles stated.

    Regarding it being waterproof, that is some of what you are paying ML for as the screw in connector on the plug side of the ML adapter prevents water intrusion into the control pod jack. Now water theoretically can't get into the control pod via The jack because there is a seal behind the jack, but if you don't use a variant of the screw in waterproof connector, water will get into the jack cavity and if it is saltwater and not thorougly flushed after use, will corrode the jack contacts over time. It is a hard thing to flush and if you use too much water pressure may blow water past the seals, which would be bad. So if you are going to dunk the control head or use a wired set of headphones, should use a screw on plug on the connector or protect the port with the supplied port cover. By the time you purchase the right parts to make the OP adapter waterproof, you might as well have gotten the ML cable (or rolled your own from scratch). The ML screw on connector also provides strain relief for the adapter pigtail which protects the control head jack from mechanical damage from the cord. Note also that the 1/4" jack on the ML adapter is NOT waterproof and should not be submerged and needs protection if you are going to use it in the rain.
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    Thanks for the info guys. I bought and tried a stereo adapter and I can’t hear anything at all. Now I’m thinking maybe miccus s71 stealth bluetooth headphones. What do you all think. I really don’t like the corded headphones that came with my 600. and the minelab bluetooth headphones are $100.00 more than the miccus. Any help is appreciated. Thanks. And thanks for starting this post.
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    I use the miccus full time as my primary headphones (I started using them with my GPX BEFORE I got the Equinox by using a cheap APTX LL transmitter plugged into the GPX headphone jack) and keep the ML's as a backup. Don't want to get the purdy ML logo all scratched up from use. LOL. So yeah, the Miccus phones work perfectly fine as cost effective clones of the expensive ML phones.
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    Interesting I expected the jack to be a standard stereo headphone jack, because standard stereo headphones work. I can understand going from 3.5mm stereo -> 1/4" Mono for mono headphones that makes sense also, but a MONO 3.5mm plug confuses me. Wouldn't this short the right side of the stereo output to ground?

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    This ML article for the 3030 describes mono and stereo plug pinout wiring to enable two-speaker mono detector headphones to work with ML jacks and to properly cut out the local speaker (even though this describes 1/4" jacks it is just as applicable to the 1/8" jacks).

    https://www.minelab.com/__files/f/93...%20Options.pdf

    The key is that if you are using a stereo plug, the ring and sleeve need to be connected together for the plug to be detected to turn off the speaker. Typical stereo jacks such as with adapters, connect the ring and sleeve separately. It all depends on how the headphone speakers are connected to the plug. ML assumes the tip is the audio (+) and the ring is audio (-) and the ring and sleeve are at the same potential to so the detector can "sense" the plug is there to cut off the speaker (the sleeve goes to that speaker cutoff circuit).

    Typically you don't have a mic connection on detecting headphones, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vferrari View Post
    I use the miccus full time as my primary headphones (I started using them with my GPX BEFORE I got the Equinox by using a cheap APTX LL transmitter plugged into the GPX headphone jack) and keep the ML's as a backup. Don't want to get the purdy ML logo all scratched up from use. LOL. So yeah, the Miccus phones work perfectly fine as cost effective clones of the expensive ML phones.
    "V", What's the lag time differences between the Miccus Bluetooth Headphones vs Minelab's Bluetooth equivalent? "D"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Possumcop View Post
    "V", What's the lag time differences between the Miccus Bluetooth Headphones vs Minelab's Bluetooth equivalent? "D"
    There should be no difference as they are the same headphones. APTX LL delay is 30 to 40ms.
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    man o man, here I go again. Confused, with the 800's WM-08, I will not be able to just plug in a set of Grey Ghost headphones, which has the 1/4" jack, I will now need an adaptor (1/4 to 1/8) and not any adaptor will work? If so, it IS a little disappointing in that both my X-Terra and Safari has the 1/4". So, it would seem as though I'll need to find a (MONO) CGTime Golden Plated 3.5 MONO 1/8" audio to 1/4" convertor cable cord adaptor to make it all work? Swell, isn't that just dandy. Thank's for the infro. Possumcop.
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    wish theyd have gone with 1/4" too... its a more rubust connector.
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    Especially for the WM08.
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    Anyone know if the CGTime adaptor as shown on top will also work with the 600?, a friend has the 6 and I loaned him a set of GG Headphones to try with it, just need the correct adaptor, and this one just may be it.
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