modShade, it's not ripping, it's a well-documented procedure. I've also feared at start, but it's pretty easy. Here's a link(right click-save as...):
Whats the point in that? You still have uneven cable lengths between left and right drivers giving you unbalanced timings......I just put a hole into the bottom of the right earphone casing and then soldered the new cable directly to each driver.