I just got my k518LE and the fact that each cup has it's own wire going to it kinda bugs, so I've decided to mod them to be single sided and have a detachable cable.
I've done some searching on the forums and found a few people who've done this before, and yet I still have some lack in basic knowledge.
I was looking around eBay for one of those sockets for the jack to go into and found that not all are the same and I'm not exactly sure which one is suited for this particular project, I've found ones with 3 and 4 contacts (even 5 and 6 but those are definitely not what I need) if I understood the wiring correctly then I would need the 3 contact one since I've got 2 different signals and 2 grounding leads so that means I need 2 different contacts for the signals and I can connect both driver's grounding leads to the same contact? Tell me if I got that right or not.
Next is the cable/connector, it would seem there's some debate about Canare vs. Mogami starquads but that's not what I'm having trouble understanding, my problem is which particular model do I use i.e. Mogami w2534 or w2893 I understand they are different thicknesses, will picking the thicker w2534 mean I would not be able to use with say a neutrik 3.5mm connector?
Another question that might seem utterly stupid but I still want to ask it, I've seen plenty of threads about cables and their flexibility and other qualities, but I haven't seen any recabling done with silicone cables/wire they are pretty flexible and soft, I know they are mainly used as high voltage power cables but they can be also found in 24 AWG and I've always wondered why hasn't anyone used them for a recabling job any particular reason?
One more question regarding cables, I've seen people strip Mogami/Canare cables and use the inner wires by themselves without the shield and braiding together, are there any risks to doing that compared to using them as they are with the shield? And while we're at self braided quad cables, I've seen people sleeve them with tech flex, had anyone ever tried sleeving each individual wire and then branding them together? It would look much cooler IMO since you could use different color sleeving.
EDIT: I've had sort of an idea... Since I'll be using these on the computer as well, I thought about making another 3.5 mm socket on the other cup so I could attach one of those detachable microphones
(I.e. http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=130737408612&index=6&nav=SEARCH&nid=04860212479 )
Obviously I'll have to be using a different cable then then one for portable use, but then how exactly do I wire this thing up? Can I use one of these 3 black rings connectors? You know like when mobile phone earphones come with a built in mic they have this three flange 3.5 mm connector, so I use that on the headphone side and two normal 3.5 mm connectors on the PC side? (one for the mic one for the headphone?) I assume a different socket plug will have to be used as well? I'd love some help on the matter if possible =]
I think that's it and I appologies for any stupidity that may reside in my questions and I thank you in advance for your help =]
Edited by MrKitty - 7/28/12 at 1:33pm