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Ways To Shorten Sennheiser HD 598 cable?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

the cable is way too long. 10 feet is just insane.

Yess it fine when im sitting across the tv watching a movie but i wont be using these all the time for movies on my tv.

So I was thinking of cutting it to 4-5 feet.

any way to do this. Im no soldering expert also

post #2 of 16

Buy a new plug end, cut the cable to desired length, install new plug end. Voila.
 


Edited by ArmAndHammer - 12/30/10 at 10:14pm
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post

Buy a new plug end, cut the cable to desired length, install new plug end. Voila.
 



plug end what do you mean by that.? the 6.3 mm

post #4 of 16

yup.

post #5 of 16

Yeah...or at that point if you desired you could downsize it to the 3.5mm. 

 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post

Buy a new plug end, cut the cable to desired length, install new plug end. Voila.
 



plug end what do you mean by that.? the 6.3 mm


Edited by ArmAndHammer - 12/30/10 at 10:29pm
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 

yeah it was default 6.3 and came with 3.5mm..

will  the sound quality be worsened if i do this?

post #7 of 16

From what I read there should be no difference. If you replace it with a threaded 3.5mm plug you can get a screw on 6.3mm adapter like the ones that come with the Beyerdynamic headphones (others too I'm sure) and that makes a very sturdy way to switch over to the larger plug if you ever need to.

 

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Edited by ArmAndHammer - 12/30/10 at 10:57pm
post #8 of 16
Supposedly, it can sound better because the signal has less wire to degrade in. But I call likely bs. And don't wanna start a flame war.
post #9 of 16

You can buy some relatively cheap cable making supplies.  You should start by making yourself a 3.5mm male to 3.5mm male patch cable.  Once you get one of those working it will be a piece of cake to put a new plug on your headphone cable.  

 

Need:

 

Soldering Iron

solder

Strippers

Side Cutters

3.5mm male plugs

Some fairly cheap cable(like canare mini quad)

and a multi meter.  

 

If you feel comfortable soldering you can porbably skip making a patch cable, but it's good practice, and if you can build one then a headphone cable is no problem.  Just gives a little more secure feeling cutting of the cable on your headphones.  You could probably buy this stuff for under $100 easily.  

post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 

nvm guys I contacted Soloz Audio He might be able to get me a shorter cable. thanks guys

post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 

Headphone_wire

 

 

how do i make my headphone wire like this??

post #12 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by VulgarDisplay View Post

You can buy some relatively cheap cable making supplies.  You should start by making yourself a 3.5mm male to 3.5mm male patch cable.  Once you get one of those working it will be a piece of cake to put a new plug on your headphone cable.  

 

Need:

 

Soldering Iron

solder

Strippers

Side Cutters

3.5mm male plugs

Some fairly cheap cable(like canare mini quad)

and a multi meter.  

 

If you feel comfortable soldering you can porbably skip making a patch cable, but it's good practice, and if you can build one then a headphone cable is no problem.  Just gives a little more secure feeling cutting of the cable on your headphones.  You could probably buy this stuff for under $100 easily.  



I need me some Strippers too...

post #13 of 16

Hi, does anyone here know how/where I can buy a 3 feet or so cable 2.5mm to 3.5mm that would work with (i.e. not destroy or degenerate the headphones in any way) the Sennheiser 598s?

post #14 of 16

The important bit is the twist locking side that goes into the 598s.  If its proprietary, that side would be hard to make yourself.

post #15 of 16

Should I then buy a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cord and a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter. Is there a specific kind of 2.5mm I should buy so that it would lock in and have the same internal structure so as not to ruin the headphones? How would I know what to buy (Would I have to go to look at a specialty shop online or just visit an audio store?)?

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