Vaughn Thanks for popping in There will be some sort of solution for those awesome looking items you built. Things seem to go haywire when they are missing for the most part it seems.
If you want send me a PM I have some similar white fabrics that may do the trick for replacing the stock backing paper/materials. I can send some out, if you want ( no pressure no pressure ) at least you can see and if none of it seems close to you then throw it out :)
Punched through. How? I have no clue! which is why I was unsure on it being a DIY.
I would imagine the only easy way to do it would be to remove metallic part from the cup, insert it backwards into the headband, and fix it to the cup again. But when I took everything apart I couldn't see any easy or proper way to removing the ball joint without minor destruction.
The other side of the headband is broken on the side of the punched hole; you can imagine how little material there is there considering how thin the headband is at that point. It is currently being held by electric tape, and it's working but temporarily.
Seeing as it isn't adjustable in any way, and that they can rotate freely indefinitely (kind of like Grados but on a different axis), I'm lucky it fits just perfect on my head. Though the cups are then highly angled forward.
Yeah i had to quote that picture again :)
Too cool not to.
The only way i can see they did that is countersinking where top the pin top seats in for swivelling, then right through the middle of the headband end there, then next putting the pin through and in place with a bit of glue on the very tip, and pushing that back into the cup mounting hole.
Make sense? Pretty good considering really.
For the recable on the HP-3, I did up an HP-50 ( same thing basically ) with I think some Koss cable because i needed to make it into stereo mode, but you might want to find something that allows you to use the stock strain relief(s) from each cup entry point.( I forget if the HP-3 is single or dual entry ) They will slide off the stock cable and onto the new cable... This will allow you to control that area so it doesn't turn into some sort of venting and make the one side slightly different sounding. I also found it goofy without something holding the cable properly at that point since these are press-fit baffles and no screws to secure things down except the built in tabs. Just my two cents.
It sure makes it easy to do it that way rather than fighting the entry point into the cups with something else.
If you do reuse the strain relief it will mean that you can't go with a huge jumbo cable that is any bigger than the stock diameter cable.
What is it you want to recable for? Stock one is probably fine. Were you wanting to go nuts on a silver cable or something like that to change up the impedance/capacitance and sound? You could always sheath it in some techflex or similar covering tightly with some shrinkwrap if you don't enjoy the appearance as is...
it'll give you a nice chance to open them up and experiment with some damping though. Just make sure to post pics of that if you do :)
Edited by nick n - 2/8/13 at 11:43pm