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Looking for guidance on recabling effort for Shure E500

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

A couple years ago I purchased the Shure E500s. They sound great, however the cable is getting rigid and the wire was exposed in one area before I covered it up with some sugru. I think this is a major complaint with the E500s.

 

While I am normally a DIY type of guy, I don't think I have the heart to bust open these earphones. Can anyone recommend a hobbyist here or a company that will perform a recable with some extras? I've reached out to 1964 ears, but they would only re-cable when they put new molds/shells on and that doesn't get me everything I want and costs a bunch.

 

Wishlist

  • A new cable that is durable
  • Cable that has built in smartphone controls for Play/Pause, Back/Forward
  • OPTIONAL: inline controls has mic and/or volume adjustment
  • OPTIONAL: detachable cable (although I know this would require remold/shell)

 

Any direction here would be greatly appreciated, I have already poured in a couple hours looking into cables and trying to find ones that have built in controls and I'm now I think I need some expert advice.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!


Edited by meats - 7/5/12 at 2:09pm
post #2 of 6

http://www.head-fi.org/t/587586/btg-audio-headphone-recabling-service-great-service

 

BTG should be able to help. All the info should be in that thread or another if you do a search.

 

Their site...http://btg-audio.webs.com/


Edited by jant71 - 7/5/12 at 1:52pm
post #3 of 6

Try BTG-Audio. Brian has done lots of recabling jobs with great quality and quick turn-around, and might be able to add Westone sockets, if you'd prefer.

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I wanted to follow up here. Brian finished the job lickity split and I'm awaiting shipment. Below is a link to what I should be getting in the mail shortly.

 

http://btg-audio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=160700118

post #5 of 6
I am really appreciating the Westone EPICS MICS cable on my redone DBA-02's. Great way to gain the mic/remote functions in a well-built cable.

The Shure mic remote cable modded with Westone pins reduced the bass, which is not a good thing with DBA's. But if anyone is interested in such a cable,please send me a PM.
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As promised. I just got home and the first thing I did was test out my new earphones. They both work great and Brian knocked it out of the park and all within a week!

 

Now if I just had as much luck with the new Westone cable I purchased for these earphones, I would be set. The wiring in the right channel is faulty and cuts in and out at best, most of the time it doesnt work. I confirmed the issue was with the cable and not the earphones, so this has nothing to do with BTG Audio. Luckily I have a replaceable cable now, so I can return this one and get another.

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