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PC360 Mic Mod. Turning PC360's into HD598's

post #1 of 8
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From what I understand, the pc360 are very similar to the hd 598.

So I got thinking, why not try to remove the mic?

After a quick look at the pc 360's it does not appear to be an easy task to remove it.

But I will. And tonight I'll post pics.

The reason I am doing this is because I'm nuts.

 

The objective was to make the pc360's into hd 598s.


Sennheiser pc 360 = 225 cad + shipping from US, otherwise 299 + tax in Toronto, Canada

Hd 598 = 350 plus tax at bay bloor radio in Toronto, Canada

I was successful. Mic was removed.

Stupid me complete missed the locking mechanism of the ear cup holder. But alas, it was something small that I overlooked.

The great thing is these are now portable with an in line mic boost.

 

I'm posting this because on my research there are almost zero threads online regarding modding the PC360, nor regarding removing the mic -- something one might be interested in.

 

Onto the crappy pics.

 

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That hole you see where the mic originally was I plan to fill it with rubberized glue or something of the sort to 'fill it in'. I will then sand it down and remove with sandpaper that ugly PC360 G4ME symbol. lol.
 
Thanks for looking, hopefully this was useful.
 
Also, I know nothing about modding, this is my first real mod.
 
Thanks, 
 
Shawnj0

Edited by Shawnj0 - 5/22/12 at 5:40pm
post #2 of 8

PC360 is a HD 555 with a mic. 

 

Not a HD 598

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
I read otherwise. But thanks for the clarification
post #4 of 8

Crazy.  You've crippled that poor PC360 eek.gif This is the exact opposite of how most people want to mod sennheisers.  It would have been nice if Sennheiser made the boom removable though.

 

I would have just tried to get some HD598s off the FS forum and sell the PC360s.  In the US the HD598 is usually cheaper.

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Yeah I kinda did it backwards lol

I'm just so impressed with the senns coming from DT770's

I was short on money so I did a workaround landing me to the pc360s and I thought, it would be awesome without a mic essentially being a 555/595 or whatever.

Headphones in Canada are pricy and when you're desperate and have a crazy idea, well, that's just me lol
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Just to clarify, I called sennheiser and they're almost identical to the 558. They're the same drivers as the 558 and not the 598, my mistake.
Edited by Shawnj0 - 5/23/12 at 8:36am
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Originally Posted by Shawnj0 View Post

Just to clarify, I called sennheiser and they're almost identical to the 558. They're the same drivers as the 558 and not the 598, my mistake.

The Senn HD558 and Senn HD598 use the same driver.

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Thread Starter 
Cool. The 598's are really expensive here in Canada. Basically they go for $300 + tax. If not more
Edited by Shawnj0 - 5/23/12 at 1:10pm
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