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ATH-M50: detachable cable mod, help needed!

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I'm new to Head-Fi and the world of high-grade headphones in general. For about a month now I've owned the fantastic but beginner-level Audio Technica M50's, white with the coiled cable. I must say, the cable is the most inconvenient thing for a portable user. I'm a high school student, and walking through crowded hallways and classrooms doesn't leave much room for my arms to reach the Fiio E11 in my pocket. This would be at least a bit less difficult if the same pocket wasn't full of a long coiled headphone cable, wrapped up around itself. I'm completely inexperienced with the field of wiring and circuitry however, and am not sure what materials/parts to order for the detachable cable mod. Any instructions and suggestions would be immensely appreciated.
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This is what i used http://goo.gl/0iUIcto save the coiled cable you can use this http://goo.gl/f4akE , just search form ath m50 a thread should pop up, remember you'll need a soldering iron.

 

How mines turned out

 

 

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Originally Posted by UrbanAssault View Post

This is what i used 
http://goo.gl/0iUIc
to save the coiled cable you can use this 
http://goo.gl/f4akE , just search form ath m50 a thread should pop up, remember you'll need a soldering iron.


How mines turned out






I'm familiar with the first piece, but of the soldering pins on the rear, which is left, which is right?
post #4 of 4

The wiring is as follows:

Blue (or Black)-Neg

White-Left

Red-Right

These are the colors on my set of AT ATH AD700's The posts are a different story. On my mod, the center post is neg, the short post is left and the tall post is right. It should be documented. The connector I purchased fit the existing hole like it was made for it. I purchased mine from Amazon.Com http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ML4A2Q/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Good luck!

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