I have the K702 and I'm super happy with these headphones in my studio. And now, I want to try to improve the sonic quality with better cable.
1. What is the best cable that you can buy by the foot to recable the K702?
I'm finding the Mogami W2534 Or W2893 to be good. MOGAMI - Neglex Quad Microphone Cables.
Please let me know if you have better cable to for this task, and what is a good AWG for 62 ohms ?
2. What are the best conectors for this cable?
A. Neutrik X-Series 1/4 with Gold Contacts and Black Shell.
B. FURUTECH, 2. FURU-FP-704(G).
C. SWITCHCRAFT TA3F mini XLR. Maybe the 4-pin cable if it's fit?
3. Okay, now what is the best way to solder the 4 conductors? the 2 blue, and the 2 white to the stereo? What's the best solder wire for this project?
EDIT: I added photos of the process...I highly recommend to get the mini XLR TQ-FL connector directly from the Taiwan manufactor, at http://www.soundplugtw.com/index.php?option=product&lang=en&task=pageinfo&id=10&belongid=9&index=0 ....Big thanks to firstname.lastname@example.org
My start point was the Mogami W2534 Gold 6ft about 2M out of ebay for around 10-$20 including the shipping. This was much easy for me, because I only needed to soldering only one side of the cable.
1. The mini XLR Connector/TQ-FL from http://www.soundplugtw.com (in all black).
2. Cutting and making place for the 4 conductor Mogami W2534 cable.
3. Some polish work maybe needed on the bigger part just to looks smooth and more pro.
4. This what you'll find in side of the mini XLR.
5. Bending the unwanted part for a few times to break it down.
6. The unwanted part was removed.
7. Expend the cable host...this process needs to be made very gentle and not to make the pin/host total flat.
8. Soldering ready.
9. Better to put some soldering on the cable first, and hold the soldering tool/iron on the back of the host/pin, this way the silver soldering will flow in the host and will glue them to togheder. If you dont have any experience with the soldering tool like me, check out youtube videos about soldering XLR cable.
10. The black part that hold all the 5 cables together is the biggest difference between the Switchraft mini XLR connector and the TQ-FL connector from http://www.soundplugtw.com.
Important notes: the black part that hold all the 5 cables together in the Switchraft is white ( maybe it was fake) and made of plastic like the shampo type plastic. I prefer the TQ-FL part that is hard plastic and can hold the 5 cables in the shape of the conector (see part in photo, 2, 3).
11. The finished product after 3 years of daily use.
Edited by Acix - 9/16/11 at 1:23pm