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My Elegant AD700 Boom Mic Mod

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I recently got the astro mixamp and some AD700's.  I used the zalman clip on mic but my friends constantly told me they could never hear me so I decided I need a boom mic.  I had heard about fragtality's velcro mod but I wanted something more elegant so I decided to actually install a jack in the headphones for a removable mic.  I ran the mic cable with the stock AD700 cable through braided sleeving and it splits off into the 3.5mm audio and mic terminations.  I used Neutrik 231-BG connectors for the end terminations and the female jack in the headphones.  The mic was around $.40 on Amazon and works perfectly.  There is no point of this without pics so here they are:

 

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I hope you like it!

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Bump

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i have actually considered doing this to a jvc harx700

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I was not that hard at all.  If you have soldering experience and know how to use a drill you should be able to do it.  Do not use hot glue to secure it.  I did at first then it came loose so I had to open up my cans again and I smothered it in epoxy then let it dry for 24 hours.

post #5 of 24

nice clean job

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nice clean job


Thanks for the feedback!

post #7 of 24

Looks awesome!


Edited by Sonic 748i - 5/11/10 at 7:19pm
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Looks awesome!


Thanks

post #9 of 24

Good work. I have seen this mod done many, many times before, minus the dual split at the end  I still can't be bothered doing it though 


Edited by stang - 5/11/10 at 8:03pm
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Good work. I have seen this mod done many, many times before, minus the dual split at the end  I still can't be bothered doing it though 


I have also seen many kids with their velcro and labeltec mics before.  I hated having 2 wires dangling all around me (headphones + zalman clip on) and the velcro mod wouldn't change that so I decided to pull the plug and go the difficult, but more rewarding route.  This was my first headphone mod; when I heard them play after I soldered the terminations I was so glad I didn't break them.


Edited by OperatorPerry - 9/3/12 at 8:41pm
post #11 of 24

That's pretty amazing. Hopefully I'll be able to do that kind of work someday. :)

 

edit: oh wait wtf it's Perry. Didn't expect to see you here. Keep on the good work on your videos, as well as your mods. :)


Edited by Stein - 5/12/10 at 3:18am
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That's pretty amazing. Hopefully I'll be able to do that kind of work someday. :)

 

edit: oh wait wtf it's Perry. Didn't expect to see you here. Keep on the good work on your videos, as well as your mods. :)


I'm not really OperatorPerry; just a fanboi

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post #14 of 24

wow nice work. i may look into the clip-on mics for xbox live

post #15 of 24

looks good, but my boy sid3w8z has this mod on lock.. that and he's not a theif, pirate, or cheater.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/484176/dark-knight-ad700-gaming-mod-lots-of-pics/0

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