I have always been doing a lot of DIY, and worked with leather, metal and wood.
I got interested in Hi-Fi just around two years ago. And since i mostly listen to music on the go, i wanted to have some great headphones, so i bought a pair of grado sr 80i in Lydbutikken in Copenhagen, witch is a fantastic store, a must visit if you come by some time. I loved the sound and look of the grados to start with, but after a while i got tired of the looks (but not the sound), so i decided to mod them. I painted them in rastafari colours, made a new headband, added some metal details and made a one-side minijack port with a beats by dre cable (witch does also fit iphone 2g). I were not a member af Head-fi back then so i haven’t shared any pictures until now.
The proces were so fun so i decided to make a new pair of “heavy modded cans”.
I would also use a pair of grados from the sr series this time.
I wanted the headphones a less fancy than my sr 80i and have a more aesthetic look. I have been studying a lot of different headphones, from different fabricators, to find out how i would like mine to look. These are the ones i decided to mix the properties from:
I want to make a duble headband like the Sennheiser HD 25
I want the earpads from the sony XB series
I will try to make them collapsible in the same way as the Bose on-ear phones.
And some of the metallic look from the grado HP 1000.
If anyone uses some of my mods i would be happy if they left a comment about how it went.
I am in the proces of modding the headphones and more posts will come when i come further in the project, this is a “live article” so i hope i don’t screw up halfway trough.
Every comments are very welcome.