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Nice! Thanks for this.

 


that's some big swag headphones right there :D

 

"Welcome to Head-Fi! Sorry about your Wallet!"

 

post #17 of 33
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that's some big swag headphones right there :D

 

"Welcome to Head-Fi! Sorry about your Wallet!"

 


Ha, thanks. Long time lurker actually, my wallet has taken a real beating. :)

 

post #18 of 33

Holy crap... Thank you for this. I've always loved my HFI-780's but HATED the long ass cord. I knew I could just bundle it up and use a twist tie or something to shorten it, but the bundle always annoyed me still. I've probably seen this before, but I never thought to try it for some reason. I'm sure the long cord is justified for some people, but I've always wondered if I would ever need to have my cord reach 10 feet. It still seems like it would get in the way unless it was permanently routed to hide the cable or something.

 

It seems obvious, but you might want to add that people can adjust the length by adjusting the initial loop lengths so that less cord is braided.


Edited by CC Lemon - 1/28/12 at 8:55pm
post #19 of 33

Might be a dumb question, but does braiding the cord like this damage it? I've always just left my cords unwrapped or tied, so I don't really know. If not, I'm probably going to do this to my DT990s.

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Originally Posted by CC Lemon View Post

Holy crap... Thank you for this. I've always loved my HFI-780's but HATED the long ass cord. I knew I could just bundle it up and use a twist tie or something to shorten it, but the bundle always annoyed me still. I've probably seen this before, but I never thought to try it for some reason. I'm sure the long cord is justified for some people, but I've always wondered if I would ever need to have my cord reach 10 feet. It still seems like it would get in the way unless it was permanently routed to hide the cable or something.

 

It seems obvious, but you might want to add that people can adjust the length by adjusting the initial loop lengths so that less cord is braided.



he did add that in the comments. but ading it into first post or description of video is helpful :D



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Originally Posted by Connnorrr View Post

Might be a dumb question, but does braiding the cord like this damage it? I've always just left my cords unwrapped or tied, so I don't really know. If not, I'm probably going to do this to my DT990s.

good question. i don't see how it could if done correctly and if your not pulling and tugging like a mad man.
 

 

post #21 of 33
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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.

 


E17! I want to pick one up in the future! I'm still waiting for my ZO2.

The Pro 900...Excellent. I'm still looking for headphones that I can upgrade to and be happy with. Many people say there really isn't anything with heavy bass that I can upgrade to. I actually bought my Pro 900's before my 580's so I actually downgraded hahah

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Nice! Thanks for this.

 HD598 Braided Cable



 



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Ha, thanks. Long time lurker actually, my wallet has taken a real beating. :)

 

You're  welcome. Awesome cans!

I agree on the wallet. It's only been a little over a month since I STARTED researching high-end headphones and I bought so much! redface.gif
 

 



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Originally Posted by CC Lemon View Post

Holy crap... Thank you for this. I've always loved my HFI-780's but HATED the long ass cord. I knew I could just bundle it up and use a twist tie or something to shorten it, but the bundle always annoyed me still. I've probably seen this before, but I never thought to try it for some reason. I'm sure the long cord is justified for some people, but I've always wondered if I would ever need to have my cord reach 10 feet. It still seems like it would get in the way unless it was permanently routed to hide the cable or something.

 

It seems obvious, but you might want to add that people can adjust the length by adjusting the initial loop lengths so that less cord is braided.


The 10ft cord came in hand yesterday. The 580's were connected to my desktop and I had to put away some clothes... tongue_smile.gif
Added! Thanks!

 


 

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Originally Posted by Connnorrr View Post

Might be a dumb question, but does braiding the cord like this damage it? I've always just left my cords unwrapped or tied, so I don't really know. If not, I'm probably going to do this to my DT990s.


From what I've read, they should damage your cables.


Just don't braid too tight!

*added to comments/info

 



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he did add that in the comments. but ading it into first post or description of video is helpful :D

good question. i don't see how it could if done correctly and if your not pulling and tugging like a mad man.
 

 

Yes, just added it.
 

 

post #22 of 33

E17...is fricking awesome. i wrote the HFI 580 review. i just expect most people that have gotten HFI 580's recently to have read it. As it's the first review to show up on the list of HFI 580 reviews.

 

love it. i found the HFI 580 to be a little veliy in vocals many times....add in the e17.. problem solved. :D

 

why did you get the hfi 580's after the pro900? many dont do that

post #23 of 33
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E17...is fricking awesome. i wrote the HFI 580 review. i just expect most people that have gotten HFI 580's recently to have read it. As it's the first review to show up on the list of HFI 580 reviews.

 

love it. i found the HFI 580 to be a little veliy in vocals many times....add in the e17.. problem solved. :D

 

why did you get the hfi 580's after the pro900? many dont do that


Ahh, I only read the 580 Appreciation Thread and versus threads since I wanted to see how it stacked up against the Pro 900 and Pro700MK2.

 

With proper EQ'ing my Ultrasones sound perfect!

 

I bought the Pro 900's as my first audiophile cans after joining Head-fi. I needed something more portable when I'm away from home. I'm happy with just having those two cans to switch back and forth with when I want to use higher-end cans, but I might have to get a third pair since the aluminum sides scratch SO easily!

 

post #24 of 33
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Ahh, I only read the 580 Appreciation Thread and versus threads since I wanted to see how it stacked up against the Pro 900 and Pro700MK2.

 

With proper EQ'ing my Ultrasones sound perfect!

 

I bought the Pro 900's as my first audiophile cans after joining Head-fi. I needed something more portable when I'm away from home. I'm happy with just having those two cans to switch back and forth with when I want to use higher-end cans, but I might have to get a third pair since the aluminum sides scratch SO easily!

 


Those are the threads i read when i was first recommended the hif 580 as well. no worries. but then again..since i didn't h ave it back then....my review wasn't up. haha

 

EQ'in...wow. the recessed vocals just come out..and im a bass head sometimes....wow. i've gotten XB500 bass on these with the e17 :D

 

hah that's a good thought. i guess we have a ultrasone user for life here. lol. i never had a problem with aluminum scratching. just the headband. the plastic is a tank. but it gets these very visible scuff marks on it. i find that after using it for hours....you get used to walking with it and odn't scuff it anymore :D

 

Maybe some Beyerdynamics for you :D

 

German headphone engineering...period:

Sennheiser

Ultrasone

Beyerdynamics

 

these 3 brands just send euphoria...like wow. just going to a friend and aying. "quality german engineering. Sennhieser, Ultrasone, Beyerdynamics" with a german accent so it's Senn high sah er, ul tw(r)a soune, Bye er dynam ixs.


Edited by bowei006 - 1/29/12 at 10:28am
post #25 of 33

^How are yours not? The metal cups on my 580 is about the only parts getting scratched up.  I don't know how but I'm guessing it's because I toss them in its bag and they're my on the go portable headphones.

Anyways on topic, the braiding was easy once I knew how it works.  Quick, easy and effective way of shortening the cord without a bulky wrapped up cord bundle.  Thanks again.

post #26 of 33
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^How are yours not? The metal cups on my 580 is about the only parts getting scratched up.  I don't know how but I'm guessing it's because I toss them in its bag and they're my on the go portable headphones.

Anyways on topic, the braiding was easy once I knew how it works.  Quick, easy and effective way of shortening the cord without a bulky wrapped up cord bundle.  Thanks again.



i....really haven't tried. but i have no idea how to remove these pads...

post #27 of 33

Thanks for the tips on braiding headphone cords!  Here are some of my humble tips to add to this thread for those folks who find this video and thread after some googling.  I have a 7 foot long V-Moda audio only cord which braided quite nicely.

 

Following Mr. Nurse's video was a great start.  I did have some trouble visualing the braiding sequence so I googled "3 strand braid" and found some examples with strands in different colours that helped with learning the braiding sequence.

 

The big thing for me was that I ended up securing the cable to a desk with tape in 2 spots - that made braiding a whole lot easier than trying to start it flat on a desk (or a bed) like the video.   The 2 spots I taped were - about 18 to 24 inches from the miniplug going into the headphones and the "loop" of cable next to that point.  This effectively allowed me so dangle the 3 strands to make it easier to braid the cable.

 

I played with the lengths a little bit and re-braided a couple of times to get a 3.5 to 4 foot length which is easier to port a PMP around with my headphones.

 

I suppose the easier solution would be to buy a 4 foot cord, but quality ones are far more than I spent on the V-Moda's.


Cheers.

post #28 of 33

 

I'm guessing this is too tight... 

 

well, my AKG K240 headphones arrived. Gotta say, they're really awesome. Better than the Sennheiser Amperior for sure. Now I just need some portable headphones :P

post #29 of 33

Very clever way to shorten up the cord without a recable.  I myself would just recable, but not everyone wants the hassle of doing the recable.

post #30 of 33

bump* this is a great way to do this! i love the idea of it. Thank you so much for showing this to me. i did this with my akg Q 701 10ft cable too!
 

 

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