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post #1441 of 6191

I didn't twist them (as my sleeve is pretty tight) but I did have dual-wall adhesive heat shrinks placed at both ends. I do like the flexibility but the cable intends to tangle more easily (not necessarily in a bad way).


Edited by DMinor - 2/23/14 at 4:21pm
post #1442 of 6191

I was made aware of an after market cable for SHURE headphones:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/458545/shure-srh440-impression/285#post_10292252

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310790201288

 

The cable looks great, but the listing is low on details and at this price I doubt its quality. I would not be surprised if it was actually worse than the stock cable.

 

But what's surprising is they use a locking connector just like the stock one, so you don't have to hack your cans. And they have matching connectors that look great. I searched around for the connectors alone but can't find them. I fear they may be making them in house.

 

So as a last effort before I buy the cable, anyone here knows where I can get these connectors?

post #1443 of 6191

Hello there!

Still got some questions.....

Looking for a good 2 (or 4?) conductor cable that fits in paracord 550. (about 3mm/4mm diameter) I'd like to use that for sleeving but I can't get the current cable I have through it.

I see lots of people use paracord for sleeving so I was wondering which cable fits. Would be nice if it's something available worldwide or at least in EU.

 

Thanks!

post #1444 of 6191
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Originally Posted by KimLaroux View Post
 

I was made aware of an after market cable for SHURE headphones:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/458545/shure-srh440-impression/285#post_10292252

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310790201288

 

The cable looks great, but the listing is low on details and at this price I doubt its quality. I would not be surprised if it was actually worse than the stock cable.

 

But what's surprising is they use a locking connector just like the stock one, so you don't have to hack your cans. And they have matching connectors that look great. I searched around for the connectors alone but can't find them. I fear they may be making them in house.

 

So as a last effort before I buy the cable, anyone here knows where I can get these connectors?

I contacted the seller and they wouldn't sell them separately or give me any hints on where I could get them.  A friend of mine actually bought one and it was nicely built and surprisingly flexible.  No telling how good the wire actually was inside because I couldn't undo the connector housing without risk of damaging it.  Didn't have a stock cable around to compare to, unfortunately.

 

It might still be worth it to order one and really go at it to take it apart.  If I still had some Shures, then I would definitely do it.

post #1445 of 6191
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Originally Posted by Heliosonic View Post
 

Hello there!

Still got some questions.....

Looking for a good 2 (or 4?) conductor cable that fits in paracord 550. (about 3mm/4mm diameter) I'd like to use that for sleeving but I can't get the current cable I have through it.

I see lots of people use paracord for sleeving so I was wondering which cable fits. Would be nice if it's something available worldwide or at least in EU.

 

Thanks!

 

Start with this http://www.redco.com/Mogami-W2534.html, and strip off the outer sleeve and shielding. The remaining bunldle should fit through 550.

post #1446 of 6191

Yeah Mogami is basically what I had already got to, just doesn't make much sense to me to start stripping shielding etc. Might as well get a cheaper cable then without shielding?

post #1447 of 6191

So I've seem some people use these types of 3.5mm connectors. Could anyone comment on the outside diameter of the connector? Also going to do a mikros 90 cable so hopefully these are thin enough.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-Copper-Gold-Plated-3-5mm-Male-Stereo-Mini-Jack-Plug-soldering-connector-/151217245852?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item2335400e9c

post #1448 of 6191
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Originally Posted by Darknet View Post
 

So I've seem some people use these types of 3.5mm connectors. Could anyone comment on the outside diameter of the connector? Also going to do a mikros 90 cable so hopefully these are thin enough.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-Copper-Gold-Plated-3-5mm-Male-Stereo-Mini-Jack-Plug-soldering-connector-/151217245852?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item2335400e9c

7.38mm by my calipers.  

 

I don't think anything with a shell will work.  You could try this: http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=3840 and use glue and heatshrink to make a cover and reinforce the solder joints.


Edited by FraGGleR - 2/26/14 at 4:18pm
post #1449 of 6191

And since I have less and less time to DIY, I am clearing out my drawers.  I have one ad up, but will be putting up more with a bunch of connectors and other supplies.  Great chance for those in this thread to get some good stuff at a very strong discount.

post #1450 of 6191
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

7.38mm by my calipers.  

I don't think anything with a shell will work.  You could try this: http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=3840 and use glue and heatshrink to make a cover and reinforce the solder joints.

Thanks a lot! I guess I'm going to be giving the heat shrink option a shot then lol
post #1451 of 6191

I'm 5 hours into a 12 hour night shift and the boss just went home. Time to get busy! :ph34r:

 

post #1452 of 6191

Still need to finish the heat shrinking (my heat gun crapped out on me at work) but it was a rather productive shift for a change :-)

post #1453 of 6191

Love those Yarbo connectors

post #1454 of 6191

I thought that I'd start a small project, make a balanced cable for my upcoming Audeze LCD 2. I haven't made a cable myself before and from reading a bit this is what I need as far as I know; 

 

2 mini XLR's for the headphone 

1 y-split, either shrink or similar or a physical y-split piece 

1 male XLR at the end 

Cable: Either a quad-cable, or is it possible with silver wire as well (four of them?) 

Cable cover and shrink

 

Then you braid the cable, litz pattern? After this you basically solder the connectors and you are done? Is this it? 

 

Gladly accepts any help! :)

post #1455 of 6191
I'm interested in this as well.
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