My background is from DIY HiFi and although I have built/modded several HiFi units this is my first headphone DIY project.
So, the stock cable for my AKG K450's has broken and I thought, why not make my own replacement?
I have managed to track down a supplier for the funny looking jack for the headphone end and will likely use a fairly compact jack plug for the other end. I dont want anything too chunky for fear of breaking the iPod jack socket. I am guessing I also need to keep capacitance down.
So, my question is what properties should I be looking for in a wire for use in this situation. My best guess is low resistance and capacitance as I will be driving the headphones from my iPod Classic but I would be grateful for some input on this.
I have had good results using the following for HiFi interconnects but fear it may be too thick for this purpose: http://www.hificollective.co.uk/catalog/amtrans-gold-plated-twisted-pair-04mm-with-sleeving-p-9103.html
Can anyone give a more educated guess? I'm looking for quantifiable scientific reasoning behind electronic properties of particular cables or qualities I should be looking for in a cable. If that is possible?!
Thanks in advance