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


Thanks! I might have to turn to you guys for help since this is my first time in 5 years soldering anything.

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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.


Yeah, I have a pair of crappy Coloud R2-D2 headphones lying around that I'll mess with first, just in case :)

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A bit off-topic: Where do people get all these awesome cables?

Are there any specific manufacturers to go for? (in terms of quality and looks)

I live in Norway so most of what you guys post in terms of "where to buy" sadly doesn't help me that much :(

post #348 of 708
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Originally Posted by Ampersand19 View Post

A bit off-topic: Where do people get all these awesome cables?

Are there any specific manufacturers to go for? (in terms of quality and looks)

I live in Norway so most of what you guys post in terms of "where to buy" sadly doesn't help me that much :(

 

I made mine. Materials all from redco. Visit the Gallery and the Question and Answer thread if you want to know more.

post #349 of 708
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I made mine. Materials all from redco. Visit the Gallery and the Question and Answer thread if you want to know more.

Thanks a lot! I'll check those threads out and keep this one on-topic.

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Lumberg jack for $2 shipped for us in the States.

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Lumberg jack for $2 shipped for us in the States.

Thanks for this! 

WAAAAAAY better than the deals I have been finding.

 

Also: I tried this mod out on a throw-away pair of headphones and the left side worked at first, but then cut out. 

I had some issued with it before. Could this just be a bad soldering? 

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That turned out GORGEOUS!

 

I almost got the white headphones, but all of my equipment is black >.<

You did a great job. Did you make the cable or did you order from somewhere?


Edited by DapperDan - 8/29/13 at 1:19am
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Thanks! I made the cable. Couldn't stand to use a black cable with white headphones!

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Originally Posted by DapperDan View Post

Thanks for this! 

WAAAAAAY better than the deals I have been finding.

 

Also: I tried this mod out on a throw-away pair of headphones and the left side worked at first, but then cut out. 

I had some issued with it before. Could this just be a bad soldering? 

If something worked and then didnt, yeah probably a bad solder. Sounds like your ground was probably touching your right signal or something. That would make the right not work at all, and the left might get signal for a moment if its also a cold joint solder. 

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That looks great! Good work on the cable :)

I'll be able to start my mod next week, looking at solder-related videos on youtube like crazy, haha.

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My turn:

 

 

 

"Wireless" listening, ha!  Just need a band to hold the J3 in place.

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My turn:

 

 

 

 

"Wireless" listening, ha!  Just need a band to hold the J3 in place.

 

That looks fabulous! How did you manage to keep the jack in place? Did you use an epoxy or glue?


Edited by DapperDan - 9/1/13 at 5:20pm
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Epoxy.  I carved out shallow curves on opposite ends of the jack's black plastic so that the epoxy gets more grip on the jack.  The jack also has a tight fit in the hole.

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Epoxy.  I carved out shallow curves on opposite ends of the jack's black plastic so that the epoxy gets more grip on the jack.  The jack also has a tight fit in the hole.

Sweet! that is a great idea! I noticed that your jack is sticking our a little farther than many others. Did you end up cutting the housing for the speaker? Or did you leave it intact and just have the jack not intersect with it? (Sorry for all of the questions. When I do this to my own pair, I want to see all of my options because I would rather change as little as possible to the actual build itself.)

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