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post #331 of 597
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

 

I like doing things myself, usually, and I practiced on a couple of cheapies picked up at a Big Lots! store as well.  You'll get the hang of it quickly, just remember to keep driver heat to a minimum to prevent burning the voice coil.

thank you for the quick response! 

So, I have to ask:

What was the hardest thing for you to do? 

(Also: Do yours still work? Did you notice any sound loss [just curious]?) 

post #332 of 597

I gave one away, and the other I kept (JVC Flats).  I kept the one with the uglier looking cable, lol!  I didn't notice any sound loss.

 

Hardest thing?  Building a custom cable takes more effort and time, usually.   Making an M50's cable detachable is quick and easy.

(or maybe I just feel that way because of my diy experience)

post #333 of 597
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

I gave one away, and the other I kept (JVC Flats).  I kept the one with the uglier looking cable, lol!  I didn't notice any sound loss.

 

Hardest thing?  Building a custom cable takes more effort and time, usually.   Making an M50's cable detachable is quick and easy.

(or maybe I just feel that way because of my diy experience)

 

I agree. But building custom cables has the advantage that you can make the cable whatever length you want. I made a cable for my M50s for portable use that is just the length I need to hold my phone with my arm straight down.

 

 


Edited by FrozenPanda - 8/24/13 at 6:13pm
post #334 of 597

And with those lovely Amphenol plugs, too!

post #335 of 597
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

And with those lovely Amphenol plugs, too!

 

I think they are my new Neutriks :)

 

The inside is well done too i'm quite proud.. these are my first without using heatshrink.

 

post #336 of 597

So, I decided to perform a proof-of-concept on an old broken pair of headphones as I never have done this before. 

After doing this one, I still do not yet feel 100% certain of my abilities. 

 

So, I am going to buy a pair of cheap headphones and try to really get down the technique of everything. 

Here was the finished product after about 2 hours of cutting, soldering, shimmying, and gluing (I used 2 stage plastic epoxy that secured the 3.5mm jack firmly).

 

Yl52M6l.jpg

 

6ukanbe.jpg


Edited by DapperDan - 8/24/13 at 10:23pm
post #337 of 597
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Originally Posted by FrozenPanda View Post

 

I think they are my new Neutriks :)

 

The inside is well done too i'm quite proud.. these are my first without using heatshrink.

 

 

Have you tried out the Amphenol full-sized TRS?  I think you'll love it as well.

post #338 of 597
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

 

Have you tried out the Amphenol full-sized TRS?  I think you'll love it as well.

 

Those look gorgeous and.. I like the specification:  Diecast Shell And I think if I did not begin this hobby ordering form markertek.. I would have probably chosen aphenol to begin with; They are my favorite right next to the canares. Where are those plugs from though? there's a variation in the size of the shell? that's peculiar; on redco I only see 2 variations in design: right angle and straight

 

Unfortunately.. I have not really tried many full sized TRS's because.. I just don't have equipment that uses them T.T.. I made 1 full size neutrik which was meant for my keyboard.. and it lead to a 3.55 inline jack.

 

 

This is one of my first cables so the quality isn't excellent but.. it works and I really like bigger neutrik connectors like the 1/4" and the XLR's.. very easy to assemble and they look great : 

 

 

I think this hobby has been turned into just having fun testing out different connectors and materials.. What kind of equipment is essential and uses 1/4" connectors? I can only think of amplifiers. I wanted to make a Tube Amplifier probably the starving student since I have not much more money to spend on this at the moment.. but I don't know if making an amplifier DIY would be a good idea. I made a CMOY but.. its not even functional T.T I just realized this is the thread on the M50's Mod.. PM me about it.

 

TL;DR : I would like equipment to use 1/4" connectors..what's essential? 


Edited by FrozenPanda - 8/24/13 at 11:54pm
post #339 of 597
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Originally Posted by DapperDan View Post

So, I decided to perform a proof-of-concept on an old broken pair of headphones as I never have done this before. 

After doing this one, I still do not yet feel 100% certain of my abilities. 

 

So, I am going to buy a pair of cheap headphones and try to really get down the technique of everything. 

Here was the finished product after about 2 hours of cutting, soldering, shimmying, and gluing (I used 2 stage plastic epoxy that secured the 3.5mm jack firmly).

 

Yl52M6l.jpg

 

6ukanbe.jpg

 

Not too bad.. See, I have a pair of Sony V6's and some people have done the removeable cable mod on them as well.. but the cans are metal and the hole is really small so... I didn't dare touch them.. but it looks like you are using a switchcraft jack? you shouldn't have to change the hole in the M50's apart from removing the little plastic part inside the cans? I think an important part of this mod is choosing a jack that is as SLIM as possible to to reduce any changes in the cans.

post #340 of 597
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Originally Posted by FrozenPanda View Post

 

Those look gorgeous and.. I like the specification:  Diecast Shell And I think if I did not begin this hobby ordering form markertek.. I would have probably chosen aphenol to begin with; They are my favorite right next to the canares. Where are those plugs from though? there's a variation in the size of the shell? that's peculiar; on redco I only see 2 variations in design: right angle and straight

 

Unfortunately.. I have not really tried many full sized TRS's because.. I just don't have equipment that uses them T.T.. I made 1 full size neutrik which was meant for my keyboard.. and it lead to a 3.55 inline jack.

 

 

This is one of my first cables so the quality isn't excellent but.. it works and I really like bigger neutrik connectors like the 1/4" and the XLR's.. very easy to assemble and they look great : 

 

 

I think this hobby has been turned into just having fun testing out different connectors and materials.. What kind of equipment is essential and uses 1/4" connectors? I can only think of amplifiers. I wanted to make a Tube Amplifier probably the starving student since I have not much more money to spend on this at the moment.. but I don't know if making an amplifier DIY would be a good idea. I made a CMOY but.. its not even functional T.T I just realized this is the thread on the M50's Mod.. PM me about it.

 

TL;DR : I would like equipment to use 1/4" connectors..what's essential? 

 

Partsexpress has the jumbo that you see in the linked photo.  Neutrik also churned out its own jumbo version of its NP3X.

 

Desktop amplifiers and instruments use 1/4" TRS jacks.  That's about it as far as audio of the top of my head.  Right-angle TRS plugs are a good choice for cables to be used with keyboards and pedals and such as long as the jack on those things isn't recessed, I think.

 

On topic: I have an NP3XB on my M50, may do the detachable mod later if I feel like it if the M50 hasn't sold yet, hahaha.

post #341 of 597
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Originally Posted by iamloco724 View Post

if i get the ones already modded by sound professionals does anyone know if it comes with short cable

or what kind of cable do i buy ive never had to get my own headphone cable and i want to make sure i get the right thing i need like 4 foot one
Hey so can you give me the link to the site to buy the modded M50s?
post #342 of 597
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Originally Posted by TrippleHelix View Post

Hey so can you give me the link to the site to buy the modded M50s?


http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/ATH-M50-RETROFIT
post #343 of 597

I'm getting my stuff ready to do this mod in a week or so.
Let's hope it works!

post #344 of 597
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Originally Posted by Ampersand19 View Post

I'm getting my stuff ready to do this mod in a week or so.
Let's hope it works!

Don't be nervous, we are all here to help if you need normal_smile%20.gif

post #345 of 597
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Originally Posted by Ampersand19 View Post

I'm getting my stuff ready to do this mod in a week or so.
Let's hope it works!


I had NEVER soldered or messed with electronics before.

I suggest practicing before if you're a complete novice like me.

But once you learn the basics of the idea, it's ACTUALLY pretty simple.

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