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One thing I did notice about these headphones is the 3.5" jack does not sit in as well as I think it should when plugged in. I have had to twice check the connection due to a dropout of sound. Perhaps this is not normal.  Maybe this is the explanation for the problem I had earlier with them.

 

Bob Graham


Then it's time to replace the stock cable...

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Then it's time to replace the stock cable...

 

[picture of a cool looking cable]

 

How did you make this modification? Even how the headphones are connected to the cable is different.

 

Bob Graham

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You can always use one of these if you really need the 3.5mm connection...

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I saw that at Radio Shack!  Probably not the sane quality, but the price is right.

 

Bob Graham

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How did you make this modification? Even how the headphones are connected to the cable is different.

Bob Graham
Quite a few of us here have converted our DT880's over to single or dual entry tiny XLR connections.

Basically you cut one holes or a hole in each cup, install a tiny XLR socket and hook up a DIY or replacement cable. Mine is wired the same as Audeze LCD cables are so it can be used on LCD's if and when I get a pair... biggrin.gif
post #6636 of 8196
If you don't have DIY skills or the time, BTG Audio does excellent and reasonable conversions.

http://btg-audio.webs.com
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If you don't have DIY skills or the time, BTG Audio does excellent and reasonable conversions.

http://btg-audio.webs.com
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Thanks. I switched to the recently ordered DT880 headphones to see if I continue to have these problems. If I do not, then definitely a recabling is in order.

 

Bob Graham

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Are the LCD style xlr the same as akg's style? I would love to use my Akg's xlr cables for my DT880.

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Are the LCD style xlr the same as akg's style? I would love to use my Akg's xlr cables for my DT880.

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The LCD's are 4 pin and I believe your AKG is 3 pin but you could install a 3 pin tiny XLR socket and wire it up the same as the AKG

 

Socket here:

http://www.markertek.com/Connectors-Adapters/Audio-Connectors/XLR-Connectors/REAN-a-Brand-of-Neutrik-AG/RT3MP.xhtml

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The LCD's are 4 pin and I believe your AKG is 3 pin but you could install a 3 pin tiny XLR socket and wire it up the same as the AKG

 

Socket here:

http://www.markertek.com/Connectors-Adapters/Audio-Connectors/XLR-Connectors/REAN-a-Brand-of-Neutrik-AG/RT3MP.xhtml

Thanks for the reply,

although not sure why would any xlr has 4 pin ... shouldn't standard xlr only has POS NAG GROUND?

 

btw am I the only one finding the DT880 already V-shaped?

really miss the natural mids on my AKGs.

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You do XLR 4 pin if you want to do a balanced configuration into a single jack L+, L-, R+, and R-

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Edited by MrEleventy - 3/5/14 at 9:45am
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Thanks for the reply,
although not sure why would any xlr has 4 pin ... shouldn't standard xlr only has POS NAG GROUND?

btw am I the only one finding the DT880 already V-shaped?
really miss the natural mids on my AKGs
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IMO they are not V-shaped at all. Never heard them described as such. But the DT990s are V-shaped.

BG
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IMO they are not V-shaped at all. Never heard them described as such. But the DT990s are V-shaped.

BG

I know DT990 are even more V-shaped.

but I found my DT880's mid slightly too quite compare to my AKGs.

making it already slightly V-shaped.

 

DT880 might be flatter than my K702 Annie but the Annie sure sounds more natural than the DT880.

just my opinion.

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I know DT990 are even more V-shaped.

but I found my DT880's mid slightly too quite compare to my AKGs.

making it already slightly V-shaped.

 

DT880 might be flatter than my K702 Annie but the Annie sure sounds more natural than the DT880.

just my opinion.

 

I see. I think I understand what you are talking about. The mids may be a bit recessed. For example, the ATH-AD900X has comparatively a more forward midrange.

 

Bob Graham


Edited by r010159 - 3/5/14 at 10:20am
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I see. I think I understand what you are talking about. The mids may be a bit recessed. For example, the ATH-AD900X has comparatively a more forward midrange.

 

Bob Graham

Exactly,

 

does the leather pads which supposed to be damping the highs going to be a semi fix for the recessed mids?

if I can some how boost the mids, it will be a lot less fatiguing to my ears because I will be able to listen to them at lower volumes.

any other suggestions?

 

thanks

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