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post #16 of 30

I really like how solid the heat shrink ended up looking on this on the headband to hide away the line going to the right channel. I'll have to keep that in mind for future projects.

post #17 of 30

Hello,

 

So tell me, what cable should i use to change on my K518?

I had to cut the cable and now i don´t know what cable should i buy.

Can you help me?

I only want to change the cable, not mod to only one cable out.

 

Thank you
 


Edited by eXtr3me07 - 7/6/12 at 11:07am
post #18 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnnyTToxic View Post

I really like how solid the heat shrink ended up looking on this on the headband to hide away the line going to the right channel. I'll have to keep that in mind for future projects.

Sorry for the late reply, I haven't been on this forum for quite some time. Yeah I quite like it, but it was a huge pain to get on, I had to remove the plastic piece that turns on the bottom (hopefully you know what I mean) on one side, then slowly pull the tube across the headband. I also considered using two pieces and cutting them so they would meet at the middle of the headband, but I wasn't completely satisfied with how it ended up looking.

 

I also think I broke the drivers when I was doing some resoldering, the sound suddenly seemed to be very, very bad. I've bought a new pair, but I haven't gotten around to modding them yet.

post #19 of 30

HI,

 

I want to do this mod and hide the cable going from earphone to earphone under the headband as it looks in the pictures from toro. 

 

Does anybody knows how to disassemble the headband? It seems to have some locks or something but I am afraid that if I put to much pressure it will break.

 

Thanks

 

K.

post #20 of 30
It's very simple to disassemble the headband. All you need is patience wink.gif
- first you start removing the rubber part where the AKG Logo is
-than you go on an remove it completely
-once you've done that you can dissasemble the whole headband

For hiding the cable in the headband, it's recommended to glue the cable on the aluminium part like that:
dsci06367d0h68nezw_thumb.jpg
Afterwards you can reassemble the whole headband. At the end you put the adjustable headphone holder back in (left and right).
Edited by DJoe - 8/5/13 at 6:03am
post #21 of 30
After the Modding you'll have a Headphone like that (that's mine):





I used the Mixit coiled audio cabel from Belkin and I have two jack sockets built into the earpieces.

Sorry for my bad English :/
Edited by DJoe - 8/7/13 at 6:08am
post #22 of 30

Hi nice mod.

I just broke my stock cable for the 4th time and I would like to try this mod because I really like my k518.

 

I'm a real noob so I would like some tips on what things to use, like what internal and external

cables to use.

 

Thanks for any help.

post #23 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by xobust View Post
 

Hi nice mod.

I just broke my stock cable for the 4th time and I would like to try this mod because I really like my k518.

 

I'm a real noob so I would like some tips on what things to use, like what internal and external

cables to use.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

I had the same problem, recabled them, but then found out I had killed one of the drivers, be careful, I'm still trying to find a replacement driver.... :(

post #24 of 30

Got a question to people who did this mod. (know the topic had been inactive for some time, hope people still look at this)

How did you guys run the cable from one earpiece to the other through the shells? Drill a hole, or just kinda squeeze it between the back and the frontside of the shell.

 

Hope you guys could help me out!

post #25 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by xobust View Post

Hi nice mod. I just broke my stock cable for the 4th time and I would like to try this mod because I really like my k518.
I'm a real noob so I would like some tips on what things to use, like what internal and external cables to use.
Thanks for any help.


 


I used the original Cable for the internal.
As external cable you can buy what you like, for my part I bougt A cable from zomo, which is originally made for use with the Sennheiser HD25, so I cut off the part at which the cable devides in left and right and sodered a 3.5mm jack.


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Originally Posted by awesomebob View Post

I had the same problem, recabled them, but then found out I had killed one of the drivers, be careful, I'm still trying to find a replacement driver.... " src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/frown.gif">

 


I don't know how you did that - maybe to much heat...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bartdp1 View Post

Got a question to people who did this mod. (know the topic had been inactive for some time, hope people still look at this)



How did you guys run the cable from one earpiece to the other through the shells? Drill a hole, or just kinda squeeze it between the back and the frontside of the shell.



 



Hope you guys could help me out!


 


I drilled a little hole. And here is a little instruction wink.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by DJoe View Post

It's very simple to disassemble the headband. All you need is patience wink.gif

- first you start removing the rubber part where the AKG Logo is

-than you go on an remove it completely

-once you've done that you can dissasemble the whole headband



For hiding the cable in the headband, it's recommended to glue the cable on the aluminium part like that:

dsci06367d0h68nezw_thumb.jpg

Afterwards you can reassemble the whole headband. At the end you put the adjustable headphone holder back in (left and right).

 

post #26 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by xobust View Post

Hi nice mod.
I just broke my stock cable for the 4th time and I would like to try this mod because I really like my k518.

I'm a real noob so I would like some tips on what things to use, like what internal and external cables to use.

 

I used the stock cable for internal wiring.
For external wiring you can buy what you like, for my part I bougt A cable from zomo, which is originally made for use with the Sennheiser HD25, so I cut off the part at which the cable devides in left and right and soldered a 3.5mm jack.


Quote:
Originally Posted by awesomebob View Post

I had the same problem, recabled them, but then found out I had killed one of the drivers, be careful, I'm still trying to find a replacement driver.... frown.gif

 

I don't know how you did that - maybe to much heat...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bartdp1 View Post

Got a question to people who did this mod. (know the topic had been inactive for some time, hope people still look at this)
How did you guys run the cable from one earpiece to the other through the shells? Drill a hole, or just kinda squeeze it between the back and the frontside of the shell.

 

I drilled a little hole. And here is a little instruction wink.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by DJoe View Post

It's very simple to disassemble the headband. All you need is patience wink.gif

- first you start removing the rubber part where the AKG Logo is
- than you go on an remove it completely
- once you've done that you can dissasemble the whole headband

For hiding the cable in the headband, it's recommended to glue the cable on the aluminium part like that:

dsci06367d0h68nezw_thumb.jpg

Afterwards you can reassemble the whole headband. At the end you put the adjustable headphone holder back in (left and right).

 



Sorry for my bad English :/
Edited by DJoe - 2/17/14 at 12:32pm
post #27 of 30
Quote:
 I don't know how you did that - maybe to much heat...

 

I think it was too much heat, when I was trying to remove the old wire to solder on the new one, I amplied to much heat in the wrong place, when I pulled the cable I found I had melted the glue underneath and one side of the pad came away....

post #28 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by awesomebob View Post

I think it was too much heat, when I was trying to remove the old wire to solder on the new one, I amplied to much heat in the wrong place, when I pulled the cable I found I had melted the glue underneath and one side of the pad came away....
For the future: If you're soldering sensitive parts do not use more than 300 degrees!!!
If you don't have adjustable soldering iron, please work carefully with instinctive feeling! (You should do that everytime when you soldering things wink.gif)
post #29 of 30
Quote:
 For the future: If you're soldering sensitive parts do not use more than 300 degrees!!!
If you don't have adjustable soldering iron, please work carefully with instinctive feeling! (You should do that everytime when you soldering things wink.gif)

don't worry it was a lesson learnt!

post #30 of 30

Hi everybody!

Today I've been looking for some cables, that I can use when I'm on the road with my headphones an when I'm not using them in the club for djing.
Until I've tested them I'll write a review, which will help you buy your cables if you need some ;)
During my search I found that cable. I think it would be very nice to mount it inside the headband. Maybe someone of you will test that out ;)

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