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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by Sinty View Post
 

You need to cut the fabric off gently and carefully making sure not to clip the wire inside.  After that remove the giant massive heavy rubber piece and foam.  Start snapping off the other sliding plastic pieces.  Re-cover the top with your choice of coverings.  Perhaps add a 580/600 headband for comfort.  

 

It's an easy mod, somewhat dangerous but the weight reduction makes it worth it.  Also, the shure 840 are so badly designed, they get my pick for the absolute worst and most dangerous design of a headphone of the last few years.  The headband is stupidly large and heavy, the rubber piece is so heavy and didn't even need to be there.  The wire is exposed on each side, why?  I have no idea why as its immensely stupid in its design and placement.  So dangerous, as I've recently found out.  Mine took a tumble and got caught right on that exposed wire and got shredded.  

 

But they sound amazing :) just a lot of stupid design flaws.

 

What you mean, when you say “It's an easy mod, somewhat dangerous but the weight reduction makes it worth it“ how come it's dangerous?

post #17 of 19

Thanks for the detailed pictures, of the process. I just got mine today, and will be modding soon I feel:)

post #18 of 19

From my experience, the only dangerous thing about this mod involves the cable. It passes trough the headband so you must be careful when cutting the leather off or you risk cutting the cable. If I remember right, the cable passes right bellow one of the lines of stitches.

 

Other than that you don't risk anything. The pleather and rubber enveloping the headband are not part of the frame, so taking them off won't make it any weaker. Nor do you risk breaking anything as the headband is really a stainless band.

post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by KimLaroux View Post
 

From my experience, the only dangerous thing about this mod involves the cable. It passes trough the headband so you must be careful when cutting the leather off or you risk cutting the cable. If I remember right, the cable passes right bellow one of the lines of stitches.

 

Other than that you don't risk anything. The pleather and rubber enveloping the headband are not part of the frame, so taking them off won't make it any weaker. Nor do you risk breaking anything as the headband is really a stainless band.

 

Ahh ok I see. So it should be very doable:) I will definitely be modding my pair, Probably with the 650 pad, and maybe some custom leather. But I wont be doing anything with the next two weeks (period of possible return). But in a month or two, I’ll give it a go I think.

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