I'm overloaded with information here and could use a bit of guidance. I have a pair of Grado 225s, of course the wiring has gone bad they are about 8 years old.
Anyways, I have them apart and want to rebuild the headphone cable from scratch.
Here's what I think I understand:
I need a 1/4" TRS plug
Tip - Goes to right transducer hot
Ring - Goes to left transducer hot
Sleeve - Ground, can run one cable and split this to both transducer if cable is larger, or two cables. (going to run two)
I need cable sleeve, nylon multifilament seems to offer what I'm looking for. A good feel, flexible yet solid.
I'll need shrink wrap for the plug.
24-28 AWG cable should be good to use.
Here's where I have questions:
Braiding the cables, seems unnecessary if the cables I have are shielded. How can I tell if a cable is shielded before I buy it?
Would I have to also braid it? Is it hard to braid the cables properly?
What size sleeve? I'm assuming 1/4" would be the best option but have seen 1/6" mentioned as well.
Is it worth the time and effort of installing 2 1/8" mono jacks into each headphone? Not sure how I would be able to mount it....
I'll continue browsing the wealth of information available in the meantime, and thanks in advance for any suggestions or input!
Edited by jivex5k - 5/7/13 at 8:54am