Hey, I've been searching this site for quite a while now about recabling a HD25 but there's still a few questions and problems I couldn't find a definitive answer to and cables seem to be really expensive (easily 1/4 of the price, EU).
I had the stock coiled cable (HD25-II-C) which cracked at the plug end when I dropped it. I need a new cable and I'd like it to be of better than steel quality (SQ wise, I know it's only marginally different). I bought them for portability and the coiled cable was also a bit too heavy.
First of, I can't seem to unplug my current steel cable from my headphones (good start...). I'm really using a lot of force and dare not pull it any harder. Is there anything I have to losen first in order to disconnect the cable? People just seem to be able to pull it apart from the cup.. Mhm.
For the actual cable I seem to have two straight-forward options:
- A HD25-13 replacement copper cable which would fit my HD25-II without any modifications (correct?).
- A HD650 replacement cable in which case I need a plug-adaptor because the plug-end is too big, I think it's called 1/4 and 1/8 (correct?). I would also have to turn the cup upside down because they don't fit the headband. Not a perfect solution I think.
For the HD25-13 cable I have trouble distinguishing it from the stock cables of the HD-25.
I think/thought the No. 523875 in the end is for the stock cable (though it says it's for the HD-25-13 HP. How I would I know if it's copper?). The HD25-13 cable on other sites have the Id No. 74532 instead.
Like this: http://www.amazon.de/Sennheiser-Kabel-HD-25-13-74532/dp/B003DLEUDQ
(though, Amazon could be outdated).
UK Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-523875-Cable/dp/B003DLEUDQ/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1345536794&sr=8-14
And Thomann.de doesn't have the copper version of the HD25-13 cable.