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post #571 of 797

From my experience so far it works 100% fine. You get two in a pack so even if one was bad you still have a second. My problem is with the cable mod (like I said). I got it working, as you can see in the pictures, but it required so much re soldering that it killed the trebles. So I'm going to re do it with some silver solder and a lot more time.

post #572 of 797
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Originally Posted by asamin View Post
 

From my experience so far it works 100% fine. You get two in a pack so even if one was bad you still have a second. My problem is with the cable mod (like I said). I got it working, as you can see in the pictures, but it required so much re soldering that it killed the trebles. So I'm going to re do it with some silver solder and a lot more time.

Kind of concerned by your wording.. What do you mean by "killed the trebles" looks like you are using the stock cable right? that shouldn't alter the sound.. Then you mentioned "more time".. When soldering especially onto drivers, try to apply heat for the LEAST amount of time possible. (Thin solder) Applying too much heat for too long could cause damage to the drivers..


Edited by FrozenPanda - 3/17/14 at 10:17am
post #573 of 797

The problem isn't with the headphones at all, when I went to put a male jack on the end of the stock cable I had cut I messed up a few times so it got messy and the solder contacts aren't that good. If I just use a different cable the headphones are amazing. I'm planning on, if I can't get the original cable to work, to just make my own since with those stupid bits of stuff make it impossible to solder on the cables.

post #574 of 797

It's enamled wire, you'll need to remove the enamel either chemically or physically. You can increase your iron temp and burn it off if you're careful.

post #575 of 797

My iron isn't near able to get hot enough to do that so I gave it to someone I know who has one that is. For now I'm just gonna use a spare cable I had laying around. That is why I did this mod after all, so I wasn't reliant on the cable.

post #576 of 797
What is a good wattage soldering iron I should buy to do this? 30 or 60?
post #577 of 797

So................why are you guys adding a jack anyway?

 

SM

post #578 of 797

If you couldn't find the answer to that question in your head, then I don't even know what to say.

post #579 of 797
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Originally Posted by dmai1994 View Post
 

If you couldn't find the answer to that question in your head, then I don't even know what to say.

The answer in my head was silly.  I was hoping somebody else had one that made sense.

 

SM

post #580 of 797
This mod is useful because you are able to attach different cables for different situations making your headphones much more versatile. It is also useful if your cable breaks.
post #581 of 797
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Originally Posted by dmai1994 View Post

This mod is useful because you are able to attach different cables for different situations making your headphones much more versatile. It is also useful if your cable breaks.

You can just cut the (straight) cable down and use an extension when needed.  It's a 10 minute job.  I only mention it because some people are a bit rough with the jack installation.

 

SM

post #582 of 797
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Originally Posted by SircussMouse View Post
 

You can just cut the (straight) cable down and use an extension when needed.  It's a 10 minute job.  I only mention it because some people are a bit rough with the jack installation.

 

SM

The stock cable uses enameled wire, so it would be more than a 10 minute job working with that. The stock coiled cable is a pain in the a**, so a lot of people do it to get rid of that too. 

post #583 of 797

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SM

post #584 of 797

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post #585 of 797

A small torch burns of the enamel quite readily. However a nice butane torch like that used carelessly will make the wires disappear altogether.

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