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post #31 of 56
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Originally Posted by slowpogo View Post
Thanks guys, all helpful info. My other question is, what's the best method for making a hole in the right ear cup? It seems you'd have to be very careful/lucky with a soldering iron to make a hole that looks decent.

And it's hard to see taking a big drill to that plastic piece; and Dremel drill bits only go up to 1/8".
I used the cut-off wheel on my grinder to slice a quick notch, then dressed it with a medium/fine rat-tail file. 3 minutes work.
post #32 of 56
guys i dont know where to ask this, so pardon me if i bring it slightly off topic... you said that the orange and white are the + and - for the right side, and yellow and black for the left respectively... since we are dealing with a balanced system wouldnt it be called 'hot' or 'cold' instead?
post #33 of 56
i guess yes? anyway it s just names...

i just did the mod sigle ended with mogami starquad.

better soundstage, detail, bass, extension and less edgy. simply awsome
post #34 of 56
Sorry for digging up an old thread. I'm trying to re-cable my K 701 but run into trouble. The plastic cup (the one with "Reference Headphones K 701 Made in Austria" printed) is SOOO difficult to remove! I need some advice on how do it without damaging the parts. Thanks!
post #35 of 56
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Originally Posted by ephrank View Post
Sorry for digging up an old thread. I'm trying to re-cable my K 701 but run into trouble. The plastic cup (the one with "Reference Headphones K 701 Made in Austria" printed) is SOOO difficult to remove! I need some advice on how do it without damaging the parts. Thanks!
there's a clip on each side that you have to get free. If you get one side free you'll be able to wiggle enough to get the second side free... don't pull the first side out too far or you won't have a good angle of approach.
post #36 of 56
Hi soloz2, I was able to free one side of the clip out but it seems that the other clip is stuck no matter how little I pull out the freed side of the plastic cup. I tried to squeeze the plastic cup really hard but the clip is still stuck.
post #37 of 56
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Originally Posted by ephrank View Post
Hi soloz2, I was able to free one side of the clip out but it seems that the other clip is stuck no matter how little I pull out the freed side of the plastic cup. I tried to squeeze the plastic cup really hard but the clip is still stuck.
they both come off the same way.
post #38 of 56
It really is insanely difficult to remove the plastic cup. I actually damaged my pair trying to take them off (broke the little plastic bridge on top, no biggie but annoying). Even opening an Acer Aspire One is way easier than this.
post #39 of 56
then, use two hands, one on top of the other one..
post #40 of 56
Just a question to those that recabled your k701 with a 4 pin xlr.

May I know which wires goes to which pin ?
Thank you
post #41 of 56
1 - left channel +
2 - left channel -
3 - right channel +
4 - right channel -

i would also like to offer another suggestion for removing the silver caps without scratches/damage. use the anti skid mats that you line kitchen drawers with (like this http://img.alibaba.com/photo/5021632...Slip_Liner.jpg), this will give yo enough leverage and grip to just push down and rotate
post #42 of 56
Thank you.
post #43 of 56
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Originally Posted by pistolsnipe View Post
1 - left channel +
2 - left channel -
3 - right channel +
4 - right channel -

i would also like to offer another suggestion for removing the silver caps without scratches/damage. use the anti skid mats that you line kitchen drawers with (like this http://img.alibaba.com/photo/5021632...Slip_Liner.jpg), this will give yo enough leverage and grip to just push down and rotate
Btw, the wires that you labelled are updated right ?

Because at the 2nd page, some of the head fiers claim the wiring was different on their k701.

And when i open the cups of the k701(that metallic grills), it was different..
and I cant detach the white piece in order to give me space to solder..



Compared to OP's one
post #44 of 56
Need help..
post #45 of 56
Hi Junliang,

My pair looks exactly like yours after removing the grill. It's next to impossible to remove the white cup without breaking. No luck here...
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