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post #3856 of 8353
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

Need some advice here guys,

 

I'm debating whether to do the DT880 detachable cable mod, but i never really modded anything before and its looks kinda risky. Any advice would be appreciated. 

I have done this to mine...

 

 

*HEED THE WARNINGS*

The driver posts will come off very easily and possibly destroy your driver.

Here http://www.head-fi.org/t/669631/modding-my-beyerdynamic-dt-770#post_9568282

and Here http://www.head-fi.org/t/669631/modding-my-beyerdynamic-dt-770/15#post_9580784

 

I have done the Tiny xlr version which allows me to plug in any cable made for Audeze LCD's but others have used a TRS socket which is an easier mod as there is not much room in back for Tiny xlr's.

 

These are the sockets I am going to use on my next mod, the nut is on the outside (there is no room inside for it) and should be an easier conversion again, they just dont look as nice.

http://www.rean-connectors.com/en/products/rt4mpr

 

If you need help at all just ask.

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post #3857 of 8353
Looks cool tongue.gif !

One more nooby question, what exactly do I do with the 3 small wires inside the driver, do I just take them out if the old cable ?
post #3858 of 8353
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

Looks cool tongue.gif !

One more nooby question, what exactly do I do with the 3 small wires inside the driver, do I just take them out if the old cable ?

Sorry not following, I'm only on my second cup of black this morning... biggrin.gif

 

The stock headphone cable gets removed completely, mark down where the wires go to and meter out which wires go to which part of the plug on the end. The info is easy to find on the net and here but it helps if you do this for yourself from the beginning if you are new to moding.

 

Drivers have a + and - just like speakers do and the little red / gold paint mark on the driver denotes the + terminal. If you get one switched the drivers will be out of phase and sound strange.

 

You can strip the wire from the stock cable if you like, I had some of the enameled wire in my parts bin that I used to connect the drivers to the socket, just make sure that the wire you use is very flexible, stiff wire will pull out a driver post quicker than you can blink.

 

For a dual entry you'll be removing the headband wire as it is not needed anymore. If you are going after single entry you can leave it intact or change it as well.

 

In a nutshell...

Single entry mod:

1. Take only the left cup apart.

2. Record and meter out where the wires go on the driver and to the plug. (Just a good habit)

3. CAREFULLY unsolder the stock cable and headband wire from the left driver and remove the driver.

4. Remove the stock cable from the cup.

5. Install your socket making sure you are below the ridge that runs around the cup that the driver sits on.

6. Solder the headband wire to the appropriate pins on the socket.

7. CAREFULLY solder the driver to the other pins on the socket with flexible wire.

8. Measure with your meter for any shorts / open connections and fix if necessary.

9. Put the left cup back together.

10. Plug in your cable and Enjoy!

 

Dual entry mod:

1. Take both cups apart.

2. Record and meter out where the wires go on the driver and to the plug. (Just a good habit)

3. CAREFULLY unsolder the stock cable and headband wire from the left driver and remove the driver.

4. CAREFULLY unsolder the headband wire from the right driver and remove the driver.
5. Remove the headband padding, Snaps on the Pro, Ziplock on the Premium.
6. Pry apart the little gold coloured cable relief on the headband wire and pull it out of the cups.
7. Install the socket in both cups keeping the socket below the ridge the driver sits on.

8. CAREFULLY solder the drivers to the proper pins on each socket with flexible wire.

9. Measure with your meter for any shorts / open connections and fix if necessary.

10. Put the drivers back into the cups and the headband padding back on.

11. Cover the hole in the top of the cups for the old headband cable, I used a hole punch on some quality black electrical tape.

12. Plug in your cable and Enjoy!

 
Tiny xlr require epoxy to keep them in the cup as the hex nut will not fit, unless you use the ones I have linked where the hex nut is on the outside. I have not tried them yet so I can't say what other problems they might have such as the base being bigger etc...

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post #3859 of 8353
Thanks man smily_headphones1.gif Hugely appreciate your help!

You just made it 5 times easier for me lol.
post #3860 of 8353
My pleasure!
Start a thread with a build log and lots of pictures, they are a great reference when others want to mod as well.

Good luck and don't hesitate to ask if you need any help.
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post #3861 of 8353
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My pleasure!
Start a thread with a build log and lots of pictures, they are a great reference when others want to mod as well.

Good luck and don't hesitate to ask if you need any help.
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Sure thing :)

 

I think I'm going to start 2 weeks - 1 month from now since shipping the socket will take 2 weeks (I live in Kuwait lol). But other than that, I'm excited. I'll also be ordering a V-Moda cable and maybe a beats one too (dont judge me) :p

post #3862 of 8353

I have just got my dt880 600ohm last week and made a bit comparison with my t70p.

 

I actually prefer dt880 on classical music. 

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post #3864 of 8353
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008XEYT6G/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Got these for my DT880s, correct pads right?

 

 

Yep!

post #3865 of 8353
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008XEYT6G/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Got these for my DT880s, correct pads right?

 

 

Yep!

Ok, thank god:P

post #3866 of 8353
Actually, your DT880s are closed-ish right? Wouldn't DT770 pads work "better" for them because their foam is harder and would therefore create more of a seal? I've been meaning to ask how those sound.
post #3867 of 8353
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Actually, your DT880s are closed-ish right? Wouldn't DT770 pads work "better" for them because their foam is harder and would therefore create more of a seal? I've been meaning to ask how those sound.

They got sent back in to him to get them open. I was not happy with the closed. I actually switched to cocobolo too, as the B&W piece he has at the moment was not to my liking. 

 

And to how they sound, I don't think I should say, as the pads on them were destroyed(hence the new pads) and they were also closed. 

 

Also, with the pads I got, it also came with 2 foam pieces, now what the heck do they do!?

post #3868 of 8353
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

Actually, your DT880s are closed-ish right? Wouldn't DT770 pads work "better" for them because their foam is harder and would therefore create more of a seal? I've been meaning to ask how those sound.

 

Interesting thought but I don't think so. The DT880 are still technically open headphones, though they're "semi-open". Beyer says not to use the 770 pads on them, that the EDT 990 V/VB are the ones designed for the 990 and 880 (and they're the ones that they come with). Wolfetan, you got the right pads. I recently bought them too! The 880 Pro looks mighty lovely with black velours.

 


Edited by devhen - 7/15/13 at 3:06pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

Actually, your DT880s are closed-ish right? Wouldn't DT770 pads work "better" for them because their foam is harder and would therefore create more of a seal? I've been meaning to ask how those sound.

 

Interesting thought but I don't think so. Beyer says the EDT 990 V/VB is the one designed for the 990 and 880 and that you shouldn't use the 770 pads on them. Wolfetan, you got the right pads. I recently bought them too! The 880 Pro looks mighty lovely with black velours.

 

Imagine it with cocobolo on them, and a low laquer finish! That way, they won't be glossy. 

 

They also might be going on the F/S forum soon, one of my 3 cans is at risk. I decided 4 is too many, and 2 are going, 4.Ai is going, and one of the 3 is going!ph34r.gif

post #3870 of 8353

Wow, you'll definitely need to show us some pics! biggrin.gif

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