Accidentally killed my Q701 today. A week or so ago, I split and recabled them with mogami and things were going great. Was having problems with the strain reliefs so I had to do them over again.
While I was desoldering the connections from the post, the post that goes to the driver got so hot, it actually melted the solder at the bottom of the post. When that happened, the almost microscopic copper wire that goes from inside the driver to the post came unsoldered. Then it broke when I tried to resolder it because it is was too fine. So now that driver is toast. To be able to get back to that lead, I would have to take the (vinyl?) cover off the driver(not sure if even possible). I could probably get it off with a heat gun, but it probably wouldn't go back on .
Looks like it's time to call AKG parts and see if I can order a new driver. Or maybe a set of matched drivers.
Or maybe it's a sign I should move on to the K712 Pro lol.
Here's some gore. I've indicated the wire/post with red circles. One side is correct. The other you'll really have to zoom in to see.