I've been all over and around the DIY cable threads. I've read multiple contradictory suggestions for making unbalanced cables with a Y split, from shielded vs no shield, to mini star quad stock vs stripped and twisted pairs, to 24 to 28 AWG Silver plated copper hookup wire like navships sells (7 strands vs 19 strands), to super duper solid vs stranded 99.99 silver. Then, there's cryo'd or not, copper vs silver plated copper, various braiding geometries with 4 or 8 wires and their inherent RFI/EMI rejection properties vs high capacitance. And common ground vs separate grounding (somehow) with unbalanced TRS and XLR plugs, and on and on...
I just need a scientifically valid/common sense method to make some DIY cables for a reasonable price with good sound. One would be hard wired to the T50RP. The other would be a mini 3-pin or 4-pin bridged xlr removable cable with male panel receptacles mounted in the wood cups and mini xlr female plugs at each end of the cable.
Anyone have a good "recipe" of components and methods?
It's probably worth getting some decent microphone cable, though, which isn't that expensive. It's nice to work with, easy to solder, and sounds good. A lot of people use star quad, which you can strip down and carry the individual wires up to the earcups, but I personally use the thinner microphone cable, which I find a nice compromise and significantly lighter to work with. There are some good threads on cable making in the DIY board. I would offer to make you one, but mine always end up way more functional than fashionable.