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post #151 of 159
Man, all these recommendations to use hot glue.
I've never seen the stuff hold well, especially for long term use. Well, except maybe googly eyes on felt or paper.
Use epoxy or E6000 if you can.
For blocking holes I imagine hot glue is fine but not for something that will see mechanical stress.
post #152 of 159

I'm new to head-fi (been lurking off and on for over a year) and a novice in terms of an audiophile. I really would like to upgrade my Monoprice 8323s with some DT 770's and attempt to do this mod. Here's my question, being someone who has never soldered anything in his life, what is the difficulty level approaching this mod?

post #153 of 159

soldering is not the most difficult part (fitting the socket properly is), but I'd strongly advise to try soldering on something else before (it can be even broken old toy/whatever else that has electronic elements). It may be worth checking out the youtube videos about soldering. It's really not difficult - especially if you are doing just cables and not some sensitive elements.

post #154 of 159
Coming from someone who has soldered crazy small components, this is a 2/10. Not hard, just don't hold the iron on the wire for longer than needed. The drivers can get damaged. You can do it smily_headphones1.gif Just practice with the iron on spare wire first. Cut them and solder them back together. The go get it!
post #155 of 159
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Originally Posted by skrobul View Post
 

soldering is not the most difficult part (fitting the socket properly is), but I'd strongly advise to try soldering on something else before (it can be even broken old toy/whatever else that has electronic elements). It may be worth checking out the youtube videos about soldering. It's really not difficult - especially if you are doing just cables and not some sensitive elements.

I'm not too afraid of tackling the fit of the 3.5mm jack. At my job I install all the locks/hinges on industrial doors. I've had to fix a couple of things before after realizing the cnc didn't make certain holes big enough...or even make any holes at all. Plus I have a dremel, so it shouldn't be too difficult. It's only 200 dollar set of cans...no big deal right?

Am I sweating? I feel like I'm sweating. Anyways thanks for the suggestion, I just may crack open a ps3 controller and attempt a led mod to practice soldering. I look forward to all of this DIY audio, cables, amps. Another expensive hobby.

Cheers.

post #156 of 159

I wanna do this so badly but I don't have the guts to open up my baby

post #157 of 159
Thread Starter 
Just have someone else do it for you.
post #158 of 159

Does the sound quality improve if I re-cable DT770 250 ohms as balanced XLR?

post #159 of 159
Thread Starter 
There's only one way to find out!
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