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DIY & Video: How To Braid Long Cords. (HFI-580, ATH-M50, etc)

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Since a couple of people, including myself, was concerned that their Ultrasone HFI-580 or Audio-Technica M50 cord was too long, a quick and easy solution would be to braid the cord.

 

I'm obviously not the first person to do this, but I figured I'll make a DIY w/instructions to help out others looking to do the same.


*The length of the cord after braiding can be made longer by the size of the initial loops. If you braid less, the cord will be longer!

*Do NOT braid the cord too tight!

 

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt-m6C5-T0M

 

Pics:

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Edited by MrNurse - 1/29/12 at 10:00am
post #2 of 32

waiting for the video :D thank you. my HFI580 is currently like so

LL

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

waiting for the video :D thank you. my HFI580 is currently like so

LL



Yea, I was originally going to do that and have that in my pocket when I'm outside tongue_smile.gif


You're welcome. I don't know why this upload is so slow. Currently 60 minutes remaining. The video is 349 MB, I guess because it was shot with my iPhone 4S so it's 1080p plus the editing I made.

 

On a sidenote, I love your avatar and posted it on my Facebook with the caption, "When I'm well-established and have a big house, I'm going to have baby pandas walking around." tongue.gif

 

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Yea, I was originally going to do that and have that in my pocket when I'm outside tongue_smile.gif


You're welcome. I don't know why this upload is so slow. Currently 60 minutes remaining. The video is 349 MB, I guess because it was shot with my iPhone 4S so it's 1080p plus the editing I made.

 

On a sidenote, I love your avatar and posted it on my Facebook with the caption, "When I'm well-established and have a big house, I'm going to have baby pandas walking around." tongue.gif

 

haha i do put it in my pocket when im outside :D it doesn't look cool when it's just lke that :d and heavy too :D

 

yeah. you could edit it or put it on comptuer and convert....but that works too :D 1080p woo :D 3rd in line at my AT&T to get 4S :D

 

You are the 4th person to come ot me and say they love my avatar. thank you :D and hahah. panda's are cute :D
 

 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

haha i do put it in my pocket when im outside :D it doesn't look cool when it's just lke that :d and heavy too :D

 

yeah. you could edit it or put it on comptuer and convert....but that works too :D 1080p woo :D 3rd in line at my AT&T to get 4S :D

 

You are the 4th person to come ot me and say they love my avatar. thank you :D and hahah. panda's are cute :D
 

 

Haha.

 

I wanted to keep it in 1080p for some reason lol. The 4S is great!

They're cute when they're small. :P

 

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The video is up on the first post!


 

 

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Haha.

 

I wanted to keep it in 1080p for some reason lol. The 4S is great!

They're cute when they're small. :P

 

*

The video is up on the first post!


 

 


thank you. will watch and attempt :D

 

post #7 of 32

Interesting solution I might try this out.  About how long does your cord end up being, around 3ft?  Thanks for the video!

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Interesting solution I might try this out.  About how long does your cord end up being, around 3ft?  Thanks for the video!



it goes to around 5 ft

post #9 of 32

I just tried this on my HD598. Quite a brilliant solution indeed. I'll probably undo it as it's a little short for home use, as I like to walk around a bit to do things around my desk with headphones on, but definitely a great length for any portable can with a long cable.

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Originally Posted by Choobaka View Post

I just tried this on my HD598. Quite a brilliant solution indeed. I'll probably undo it as it's a little short for home use, as I like to walk around a bit to do things around my desk with headphones on, but definitely a great length for any portable can with a long cable.


 

mine is now good too :D you can change the length by the size of the loop it seems :D

 

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compressed quality pic..and i shook a bit. sorry


Edited by bowei006 - 1/28/12 at 7:09pm
post #11 of 32
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You're welcome everyone.
 

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Originally Posted by drgnclwk View Post

Interesting solution I might try this out.  About how long does your cord end up being, around 3ft?  Thanks for the video!



I believe that analytically, it's about 4 ft. depending on the loop.

 

I would measure mine, but I un-braided it because I'm exchanging my 580's. I believe it has a defective driver.

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You're welcome everyone.
 



I believe that analytically, it's about 4 ft. depending on the loop.

 

I would measure mine, but I un-braided it because I'm exchanging my 580's. I believe it has a defective driver.


what's wrong with the driver? what are you hearing it

 

drats..the curses of reburnig it in :(

 

post #13 of 32
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Originally Posted by Choobaka View Post

I just tried this on my HD598. Quite a brilliant solution indeed. I'll probably undo it as it's a little short for home use, as I like to walk around a bit to do things around my desk with headphones on, but definitely a great length for any portable can with a long cable.



 



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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post


 

mine is now good too :D you can change the length by the size of the loop it seems :D

 

331785_336802236353128_100000700647564_1093962_1473608729_o.jpg

 

compressed quality pic..and i shook a bit. sorry


Yes, just make a smaller loop and you can make it longer. A smaller loop meaning that less of the cable would be braided.


Looks great bowei! What are you driving that with? I can't tell.

 

 

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what's wrong with the driver? what are you hearing it

 

drats..the curses of reburnig it in :(

 



That's ok. It was fairly new anyway. I'm going back to get my newer Pro 900's..that's another story lol.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/592742/did-i-destroy-the-right-side-driver-on-my-hfi-580-because-of-massive-bass

 

 


Edited by MrNurse - 1/28/12 at 7:14pm
post #14 of 32
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Originally Posted by MrNurseBJ View Post



 


Yes, just make a smaller loop and you can make it longer. A smaller loop meaning that less of the cable would be braided.


Looks great bowei! What are you driving that with? I can't tell.

 

 



That's ok. It was fairly new anyway. I'm going back to get my newer Pro 900's..that's another story lol.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/592742/did-i-destroy-the-right-side-driver-on-my-hfi-580-because-of-massive-bass

 

 


ipod touch--L9 LOD(love lod's) --> E17...

 

yes...i am one of the few and coveted that have the famed E17 :D they sold out in hours on micca store and other north american sites. :D and preorders for mp4nation are backed up :D

 

wow so you also got the pro 900's!! how do they sound :D :D :D

 

in case u are wondering...the E17...is absolutley...absolutley amazing.

 

post #15 of 32

Nice! Thanks for this.

 HD598 Braided Cable

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