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Bowers & Wilkins P5 Recabling

post #1 of 15
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I have an odd request, I am having issues finding a nicer 2.5mm male to 2.5/3.5mm male cable. Any suggestions on where to look? The only criteria is keep it below $200 please. This would be for a pair of B&W P5's as a replacement cable. Thanks.

post #2 of 15

off the top of my head, the only one I can think of is an old stefan art equinox cable for hd590.

but you'll have to track one down. 2.5mm on one end 3.5mm on the other

post #3 of 15
DIY? biggrin.gif Much easier, loads of 2.5mm plugs around.
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by cyberspyder View Post

DIY? biggrin.gif Much easier, loads of 2.5mm plugs around.

 

 

The problem with diy is that both the sennheiser hd590 and b&w p5 require hard to find slim profile (narrow barrel) 2.5 mm connector on the headphone side. You'll end up going through alot of 2.5mm plugs finding the right one
 

 

post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by Nagasaki_Kid View Post



 

 

The problem with diy is that both the sennheiser hd590 and b&w p5 require hard to find slim profile (narrow barrel) 2.5 mm connector on the headphone side. You'll end up going through alot of 2.5mm plugs finding the right one
 

 




I am tempted to do the DIY route since I have ALO Audio here a few blocks away, plus lots of other stores for supplies. Can someone point me in the direction of a how to for this? Thanks

post #6 of 15
If you can get me measurements of the B&W hole, I can search some design guides and try to get a good match.
post #7 of 15
Seems like there is quite a bit of clearance, find me some measurements regarding the slot:

500
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by cyberspyder View Post

If you can get me measurements of the B&W hole, I can search some design guides and try to get a good match.


A quick measure says four centimeters long, with half a centimeter in depth. The length is from the jack input to the start of the curve.

post #9 of 15
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Just curious if I am the only one interested in re-cabling this set of headphones? They seem to have mixed reception on this forum.

post #10 of 15

I bought a few of these http://www.redco.com/shopexd.asp?id=1438

 

 

They are pretty darn small

 

Edit: I didn't use these for P5's...

post #11 of 15
Im very interested in recabling these as well, any luck yet?
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by aimSNAPfail View Post

Im very interested in recabling these as well, any luck yet?


None so far, I have been looking around at a few shops. B&W kinda made it extra hard with such a small 2.5 connector to a thin cable with that small area for it. Annoying.

post #13 of 15

Was just tooling around and found this

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/569925/upgraded-b-w-p5-cable

post #14 of 15

If you didn't also recable the wire that runs to the other side, it would seem kind of pointless. I don't know if anyone has successfully done it. I have contemplated buying a pair of these.

post #15 of 15

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