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Frankenheiser (or maybe Hellheiser), way of fixing broken HD650 headband cheap and dirty

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After thousands and thousands of hours my HD650's headband snapped. A complete headband is the equivalent of 160 USD + shipping costs in Sweden. The phones are so worn down it's just not worth it. I've tried to convince myself that the Denon AH-D2000 I just bought second hand sounds just as good or even better, but it simply doesn't. So I fixed it cheap and dirty with 40 x 2 mm aluminium bars. Total cost was about 10 USD. It's heavier and not easy adjustable, but I've made it a perfect fit for my head.

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eek.gif that looks evil... well at least no more chipping paintbiggrin.gif

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Heya,

 

That is absolutely wild! I love it.

 

How much does that weigh?

 

Might as well re-do the grills and framing and just have a totally Tin Man HD650.

 

Very best,

post #4 of 7
That's so awesome! Comfy?
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Yes, they're very comfortable. Except for the weight there's no difference. I think I was lucky to get the bend and pressure to the head to fit my head perfectly.

 

The weight is 350 grams so it's + 90 grams.
 

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Can you give us a little more detailed instructions in how you did it? For example was the aluminum pre-bent or if not how did you bend it to fit the correct shape?

TIA

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Originally Posted by shockdoc View Post

Can you give us a little more detailed instructions in how you did it? For example was the aluminum pre-bent or if not how did you bend it to fit the correct shape?

TIA

 



No, I bought a long straight bar. I used my bare hands and a couple of strokes with a small sledgehammer and bent it against a toroid transformer (a smaller one than in the picture above). It would've been better to use a cylinder with a smoother surface. I used countersunk screws and locking nuts, and to get an appropriate distance between the bars I used foam tape pads.

 

I think it's probably better to use half the thickness, easier to bend and lighter, but they didn't have that size.


Edited by NelsonVandal - 11/18/12 at 1:06pm
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