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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Hello Head-Fi, 

 

     With all of our headphones we have what is the best way to store headphones.  Long-term and Short-term.  

I was thinking about building my own headphone stand with a place for my headphone amp for short-term storage.  (While I am at school, work, away,...) Any suggestions on how to make it or any cool features?  I will post pictures when I finish it.    

I will be leaving on an LDS mission for two years and I was wondering how I am supposed to store my headphones and headphone amps...etc.  It will probably go in a closet somewhere so how can I keep the dust off and keep it sounding the same when I return.  Any help would be awesome.  

 

Thanks ladies and gents, MCL 

post #2 of 14

I tend to keep the original packaging for storing gear. I think as long as you don't live in a very humid climate, how you store them wont be a big deal. You could wrap them in plastic or in the original box (both amps and headphones) with a packet or two of moisture absorbing material.  Moisture is the biggest enemy of electronics.

post #3 of 14

Somewhere around here there is a headphone stand thread that is huge with lots of pictures that would have some great ideas. I myself built a stand based on the ones that came with some way high-end Ultrasones. I just use a piece of fabric in colours that I like to cover my turntable and amp and will be making a smaller piece to cover my headphones too. 

 

For long-term storage I would just use the box it came in stuck in a closet.

post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

I tend to keep the original packaging for storing gear. I think as long as you don't live in a very humid climate, how you store them wont be a big deal. You could wrap them in plastic or in the original box (both amps and headphones) with a packet or two of moisture absorbing material.  Moisture is the biggest enemy of electronics.

Aye. Just box them up in their factory cartons (and then wrap that in plastic, if you care about that not getting dusty). The silica is a good idea too.

On the short-term - I use banana hooks with home made fabric covers for my headphones that don't come with cases; the ones that come with cases just stay in their appropriate cases.
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys for the responses, I will probably wrap my headphones in so sort of loose plastic and put them in their original boxes.  So, after a outstanding 4 hours of trying to build a headphone stand...I gave up.  mad.gif  Me and my girlfriend tried cutting 45 degree angles from wood by hand and with a PVC pipe saw.  And then tried gluing the pieces together, then nailing, then nailing again...I might have to try just using PVC pipe and spray painting it.  

 

Wish me luck, MCL    

post #6 of 14
I would not wrap them in plastic before putting them in their factory boxes. redface.gif

As far as building a stand - might I suggest a miter box?
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 

A Miter Box would be helpful...ha.  I guess I am to confident in myself .  So wrap the box in plastic, correct? 

 

Thanks, MCL

post #8 of 14
Yeah, I'd wrap the box in plastic (or put it in a plastic bag) to prevent dust/moisture/etc from damaging the box, but not the headphones themselves (whatever their original packaging is should be sufficient as long as they're stored in a relatively stable environment).
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks for you help,  I plan on doing what you asked.  

post #10 of 14

go here............... http://www.head-fi.org/t/249671/the-diy-headphone-stand-thread

post #11 of 14
I loveee making stands. I think I'm going to make em and just give em away for shipping cost on the FS forums. smily_headphones1.gif
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post
I loveee making stands. I think I'm going to make em and just give em away for shipping cost on the FS forums. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Whenever possible, charge for your work.

 

Oh, and never accept a backlog of orders at all.


Edited by vid - 2/27/13 at 4:10am
post #13 of 14
We shall see :P
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 

Hey guys, I just bought a hose rack from Home Depot.  It looks great and I don't have a problem with it!  

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