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Recabled my Sennheiser HD580s!

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Strida

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Jun 15, 2003
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Here's the result of my latest project, recabling my beloved Sennheiser HD580s! Cable used was 22 awg silver coated copper wire. 4 strands (2 grounds) in a litz braid, all were bought on eBay for like 8 bucks for 100 foot.

Here's a picture of the cable as a whole. My amp is on my desk and I hated to long cord that came with the headphones originally, so I made a pretty short one. Techflex is mylar underneath graphite (black with a clear string mixed in) color on top of it.
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Here's a picture of the custom connectors I made. I basically cut out the old connectors with a dremel, used my soldering iron to heat up the two barbs enough to melt them out of the plastic, soldered my new wire onto them, and then used some JB-Weld to put it all back together and hold it in place.
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As you can see from the picture below, the side of the connector that is facing outward was left un-dremeled so the crappy JB-Weld job didn't show when I wear my cans.
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How'd I do? This is the first mod I've done to my headphones, but I've built a CMOY and a couple interconnects before this. Advice and constructive criticism is appreciated.
 

shard

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Try painting the JB weld. That and maybe put techflex on the black split cables. and maybe a bit of heatshrink on the connector and cable, just for an anti tension measure, besides that, looks great! I sure hope it sounds great also!
 
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Strida

Strida

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I was planning on painting the JB Weld, just haven't gotten around to it yet! Anyways, the heatshrink on the connector is a good idea, I've already accidentally pulled the techflex out of it once, which made it fray like crazy. The split cables didn't turn out quite as nicely as I had hoped but since I'm not going to be taking off the connectors any time soon they'll just have to stay that way.
 

thegreek

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Dec 26, 2004
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Philadelphia
is your litz braid the flat looking one or round looking one, also is there a guide you followed to do one?

I can do the 3 way pretty easy but I find the 4 way kinda hard, don't know why :shrug: