I finally sat down and rewired my 4AAA. I was concerned about the ancient, corroded wires in the headphone and thought it would sound better if I replaced it all with new OFC. So, I cut up my spare AKG cable and redid all the internal wiring.
With the half-disassembled 4AAA sitting on the ground in front of me, I was thinking about what cable I should use with it. I certainly hadn't torn it all apart just to use the same old cable I was using with it before, but at the same time I didn't really have a cable lying around that I could sacrifice for it. As I surveyed the mess of wires and tools on the floor in front of me (I'm a messy worker), I noticed a panel that I had ripped out of an old desktop. There were two perfectly good 3.5mm jacks in it, not getting any use...
So, I tore it open, and the rest is history. Behold, my newly rewired 4AAA -- with dual-sided detachable cables.
Both sides are wired for stereo, just plug a 3.5mm patch cable in either side and you're ready to go.
I also replaced the Series 1 drivers with a pair of Series 2 that were in my KOSS Reference One. The Series 2 driver is more compact than the series 1 and would allow for better airflow in the cups.
How's it sound? Put simply, this is a completely different headphone now. Low and high extension that was once lacking is now quite prominent, and the sound is much cleaner and more detailed. The soundstage is far more cohesive and even a bit bigger, and the lows are even more thundering than before, so much so that I'm tweaking the damping to see if I can tame them a bit.
I plan on getting a V-MODA cable or something similar to go with the new colorscheme mentioned above. If anyone knows where I could find such a cable, let them speak now, because I haven't found anything in my searches. A genuine Beats Pro cable would work nicely as well. Monster can't make headphones but they can certainly make cables, even if they're overpriced.
Edited by takato14 - 4/26/13 at 7:19am