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I'm an idiot -> Need to repair DT880 cord.

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So I put pressure on the connector end of my headphones in the wrong way (I know, I'm a moron) and now the right ear is non-functional.

 

I really don't want to have to send these in to be repaired, so I'm looking to try and go in and fix the connector. Even if it's ugly, I just need functional, as I kind of need my headphones to, you know, live...and stuff.

 

Here's the cord I'm working with for reference: http://i.imgur.com/dsQd8Fn.jpg

 

I'd appreciate any guidance in how to do this, including whether or not it's even possible. I've got a knife and some electrical tape.

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 4

I don't know how you could repair that cord, but doing this might be a good option :)

My DT880

http://www.head-fi.org/t/652514/beyerdynamic-dt880-premium-detachable-mod-d#post_9216908

 

Same mod on my DT770

http://www.head-fi.org/t/643648/beyer-dt770-pro-80-detachable-cable-mod

 

Then you could use whatever cable you want.

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Originally Posted by jcmoods View Post

So I put pressure on the connector end of my headphones in the wrong way (I know, I'm a moron) and now the right ear is non-functional.

 

I really don't want to have to send these in to be repaired, so I'm looking to try and go in and fix the connector. Even if it's ugly, I just need functional, as I kind of need my headphones to, you know, live...and stuff.

 

Here's the cord I'm working with for reference: http://i.imgur.com/dsQd8Fn.jpg

 

I'd appreciate any guidance in how to do this, including whether or not it's even possible. I've got a knife and some electrical tape.

 

Thanks.

With the damage so close to the plug, best bet is to snip the cable just back from the plug and solder onto a new plug.

 

Your chances of fixing that one with just a knife and some tape are fairly slim, to none.

post #4 of 4

No, its not going to work with just a knife and electrical tape.

At the very minimum you are going to need to add a soldering iron and supporting supplies.

 

WAY back when I did a DT770 star quad mod, and AFIAK the 770 and 880 use the same TRS connector.  I wanted to keep the OEM TRS and retain its use of the little screw-on 1/4 adapter.  I was able to hack and dremel into the OEM TRS, trim off all the rubber and plastic to expose the R/L/G.  Solder onto that.  Then encapsulate it in epoxy, dremel it down smooth and heat shrink it.  A lot of trouble to go through IMHO... It would be beter off just re-terminating with a quality 1/4 TRS.  Although honestly, I think the one thing the aftermarket doesn't do as well as the OEMs is 1/8 => 1/4 TRS adapter. 

 

Heres an MS2 I modded, in similar fashion using the screw-on TRS from a Sony.


Edited by kramer5150 - 3/19/13 at 9:12am
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