Audioquest Nighthawk cable fix
Not long after getting my hands on the Nighthawk, I broke the cable. The nice, thicker cloth covered cables jack was already loose, or I simply yanked too hard on it and it stopped working. I was able to switch to the lighter cable AQ supplies with the headphones, but it doesn’t deliver the same sonic character. I called Audioquest and they directed me to a dealer – the cost to replace is $69.
I got busy and forgot about it for some time. Finally, this week I decided to simply re-terminate the cable with a 1/4″Neutrik plug. $5 , 20 minutes of work, and we’re back in business.
It was easy to replace the original plug, and now I don’t need the adapter.