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post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by diredesire
Just screw it.
Right, the screws do the job and hold things in place. For the wiring I used standard silver plated copper.
post #17 of 36
I used an old Grado cable. I actually modded mine for single sided cords, but that requires an incredibly steady hand, or some nice precision tools to do it cleanly. I'd post pics, but i'm just too damn lazy.

If anyone wants to see 'em, I can put 'em up.
post #18 of 36
where's a good place to get cables
and which kind should i get?
post #19 of 36
have a search around the forum. particularly the diy cable guide and galleries.
post #20 of 36

Mogami 2534

Mogami 2534 Quad cable terminated with a Canare F-9 (mini) or F-15 (1/4") Connector might be a good suggestion.
post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by mrdon
Mogami 2534 Quad cable terminated with a Canare F-9 (mini) or F-15 (1/4") Connector might be a good suggestion.
where could i find that??
post #22 of 36
thank you...just, thank you
post #23 of 36
I'm typically want to wonder out loud. How do you suppose leaving the plastic box off when rebuilding them (and maybe stuffing the cup with cotton, or doing the ol' blu-tak mod) would effect the sound. These cans already don't isolate, and I imagine giving their drivers more room couldn't hurt?

Thoughts?
post #24 of 36
I am interested in this too, has anyone tried this?
post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by Inkmo
I'm typically want to wonder out loud. How do you suppose leaving the plastic box off when rebuilding them (and maybe stuffing the cup with cotton, or doing the ol' blu-tak mod) would effect the sound. These cans already don't isolate, and I imagine giving their drivers more room couldn't hurt?

Thoughts?
1) I don't have these cans- keep that in mind.

2) I'd expect them to get very tubby, exaggerated mid-bass that ruins the balance.

What I would expect to help most (could be completely wrong) is to add mass to the removable rectangular housing, on the outside. For example, coat it with as much JDWeld Epoxy as it can hold without interfering with mounting in the cups again. Unfortunately this is a rather permanent mod. Another interesting idea might be to take a nice hard block of wood and dremel out a cavity and put that in it's place.
post #26 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by mono
1) I don't have these cans- keep that in mind.

2) I'd expect them to get very tubby, exaggerated mid-bass that ruins the balance.

What I would expect to help most (could be completely wrong) is to add mass to the removable rectangular housing, on the outside. For example, coat it with as much JDWeld Epoxy as it can hold without interfering with mounting in the cups again. Unfortunately this is a rather permanent mod. Another interesting idea might be to take a nice hard block of wood and dremel out a cavity and put that in it's place.
When I blutacked my HD201, what I did was remove that plastic outer rectangle and blutack it separately. I let a little go over the sides to help dampen between the housing and the rectangle. I stuffed as much tack into the cup as I could without interfering with the driver plate remounting. I can't tell if the sound was signifigantly affected, to be honest, but they're a lot heavier now. Like 'real' headphones :P.
post #27 of 36
Well add me to the ranks that have recabled their 201s. I just went with regular Canare Starqual (L-4E6S) figuring that to use anything more exotic was not worth the investment. Initial listening impressions, which granted occured at 12:45am, are that the change is positive. Better bass, less harsh highs, but more critical listening is certianly required.

With HiGHFLYiN9's tutorial it only took about an hour and a half to do this mod. This was also my first recable so I was taking my time with each step to make sure that I didn't hose anything up. I'll post pictures soon, I'm pretty happy with the way they look too!

Nate
post #28 of 36
good stuff.

may I ask what made you decide that a $20 pair of cans should be rewired?
post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by RnB180
may I ask what made you decide that a $20 pair of cans should be rewired?
Sure, the idea of torching a pair of $20 headphones does not scare me. The idea of doing that to $200+ (my HF-1s) does. So I figured I'd start small . I'm quite sure that there is a limit to the benefit that this will have for the HD201s but they seeemed like a good place to start.

Nate
post #30 of 36
Thread Starter 
Nate what length did you decide to make the cable? Glad the tutorial's still getting some use
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