OK! So over the summer I have two pending projects that I'm preparing to do.
The first is fixing my Sennheiser IE6. Sennheiser said that the damage was my fault (not sure how, but apparently the cable got disconnected in the ear that went out). So I plan on resoldering that. Which shouldn't be hard. It is possible that the wire twisted a bit, because it was loose after about 2 months use, but it shouldn't have been enough to disconnect the wire.
The second is building the DIY O2, with possible ODac down the line. Now I know the instructions should be easy enough to come by (I believe he has it on his blog). I learned to solder years ago as a teenager, as my uncle taught me, but am out of practice.
So basically I need advice on how to practice soldering before I try either of these projects that will be effective practice. Like should I get a cheap board and practice on that with some extra capacitors and resistors?
Also, I want advice on the best way to ensure that I don't screw up the O2. That is most what I'm worried about. I'm less concerned about the headphones, as I'm merely fixing them to give to a friend who is interested as I am happy with my HJE900s. And if I screw that up, he said he would understand and not to worry about it if that is the case. However, I'd rather not fry any components of the O2 or poorly solder the board leading to a short while in use, potentially destroying any headphone plugged into it.
Thanks in advance for any help and advice.
Edited by kyuuketsuki - 5/22/12 at 3:09am