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Where do I buy cable's and connectors?

post #1 of 15
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I asked this in another thread, about my yet to be received K240's

Because I have 7 meters of techflex sleeving coming in the mail, and I would like something to put it on. 

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Oh, does anyone know where to get a 3.5mm connector, and a mini xlr connector? 

I want to try making my own cable, so I can sleeve it without risking the one that is going to come with my headphones.

 

I know this is the wrong forum, but would these work? 

3.5mm and Mini XLR

With this cable in between? 

 

Or could I just use that cable and cut off the XLR connector and put this one on?

 

It didn't get any responses, so I thought I would ask here. 

 

On top of those questions, is there a spot, preferably within australia I could buy 1 - 2 meters of, at least as good as the stock cable that comes with AKG headphones? 

Also, if possible, or to save on shipping, get a mini XLR and a 1/8th connector from the same place? 

 

Edit* 

The cable sleeving I bought is this.


Edited by PixelVandalism - 3/22/12 at 12:03am
post #2 of 15
Thread Starter 

So no one knows where to buy 2 meters of cable, a mini XLR connector that will plug into the AKG K240 Studio's and a decent 3.5mm plug? 

 

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post #4 of 15
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Thanks for replying, but can you tell me how they are different from the $5 ones? I don't really want to spend $25 on connectors. I just need the cable to be as good as the stock one.
post #5 of 15

Most electronics distributors will carry those. In the US, I recommend Markertek, Parts Express and Mouser. I have no idea about Australia, however. 

 

Neutrik, Switchcraft, Canare = all are excellent manufacturers and won't break the bank. 

Mogami 2893 or 2534 are excellent starquad cables that likewise will not break the bank.


Edited by liamstrain - 3/22/12 at 2:42pm
post #6 of 15
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Thanks for replying, but can you tell me how they are different from the $5 ones?


They're made in the US instead of China.

 

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I don't really want to spend $25 on connectors. I just need the cable to be as good as the stock one.

 

So why not just use the stock cable?

 

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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by PixelVandalism View Post

Thanks for replying, but can you tell me how they are different from the $5 ones?


They're made in the US instead of China.

 

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I don't really want to spend $25 on connectors. I just need the cable to be as good as the stock one.

 

So why not just use the stock cable?

 

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I don't want to go cutting up the stock cable.
Are the Chinese ones going to be that much worse?

And what about the cable in the middle.
post #8 of 15
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I don't want to go cutting up the stock cable.
 


You may not have to. The way I read your post, you're just wanting something to put the Techflex over. Might be able to do that over the stock cord.

 

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Are the Chinese ones going to be that much worse?

 

Probably not. The Rean's (a Neutrik brand made in China) are a pretty good quality plug. Can't really vouch for the Switchcraft knock-offs though. I've used some sold here by Calrad that are made in Taiwan and they're a pretty good quality plug too. But no idea what the source is for the ones you linked to.

 

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And what about the cable in the middle.

 

Quite a lot of choices there. Since the headphones use a 3 pin plug, I'd look at using one of the Mogami microphone cables for that.

 

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post #9 of 15
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I think I will try with the cheaper connectors, can you link me to some cable sources?
Thanks.
post #10 of 15

 

You can get the Mogami W2549 from Markertek for 90 cents a foot. Tried to find some bulk cable on the Ozzie eBay but no such luck.

 

http://www.markertek.com/Cables/Bulk-Wire-Cable/Bulk-Audio-Cable/Mogami-Wire-Cable-Corp/2549.xhtml?2549

 

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post #12 of 15

Hey, whatever works for you.

 

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post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks again for helping. 

What do you think would be the easiest to solder? 

A mini xlr, or a 3.5mm connector? 

post #14 of 15

 

No problem!

 

What would be easier to solder? I'd say the 3.5mm. The mini-XLR's going to be a bit of a bitch, both in terms of soldering and assembly. You'll need to drill out the ass end of the strain relief in order for the cable to fit.

 

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post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 

hmm,

Well thanks again.

I guess I will decide on that when I actually buy the cable and connectors.  

 

What is the difference between these two? 

 

http://www.swamp.net.au/xlr-f-to-3.5mm-trs-stereo-to-mono-cable.html

http://www.swamp.net.au/line-level-cable-3.5mm-trs-to-xlr-f-audio-cable.html


Edited by PixelVandalism - 3/23/12 at 8:35am
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