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post #1951 of 6137
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For me its Zippo all the way!

The real hardass would use wooden matches and light them with a thumb nail. biggrin.gif

My first ever time working with heatshrink/DIY cable, i actually used a match, did not work out very well. I think i still have that cable somewhere :)

post #1952 of 6137
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Originally Posted by paijo View Post




i've used rean for a couple of time, but i disappoint to it's quality, the build quality is the most problem to me.
i've also try pailics, ranko, mps, amphenol... and they are cheap also, specially pailics, it's nearly same price to rean. in my country,pailics and amphenol easier to get. 

why pailics and amphenol are batter than rean in my sight, because i thing, they have better build quality, better looks ,and better sounds ... 
pailics has good high freq detil, good bass controlling, and better separation.

amphenol is better in high freq control, good mid freq, and less bass for the one who don't like much bass quantity.
Plugs have a different sound... rolleyes.gif

That kind of foolishness needs to be discussed in the Sound Science "Fiction" Forum and not in this thread.
post #1953 of 6137
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My first ever time working with heatshrink/DIY cable, i actually used a match, did not work out very well. I think i still have that cable somewhere smily_headphones1.gif
Yes indeed, I've used matches in a pinch but you have to be real careful and expect burnt fingers. smily_headphones1.gif
post #1954 of 6137
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Originally Posted by Toxic Cables View Post
 

My first ever time working with heatshrink/DIY cable, i actually used a match, did not work out very well. I think i still have that cable somewhere :)

 

hahahha.. same as me... but now, i used cheapo hair dryer...

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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post


Plugs have a different sound... rolleyes.gif

That kind of foolishness needs to be discussed in the Sound Science "Fiction" Forum and not in this thread.

hahahaha,, ,, may be i'm too fool about that, at least that's what i heard...

 

if the sound is not arguable , then the build quality, the price, and the looks will be the main reason... for me, it's a waste using expensive cable if it's using bad build audio jack. :D

post #1955 of 6137
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Originally Posted by Toxic Cables View Post

My first ever time working with heatshrink/DIY cable, i actually used a match, did not work out very well. I think i still have that cable somewhere smily_headphones1.gif
Yes indeed, I've used matches in a pinch but you have to be real careful and expect burnt fingers. smily_headphones1.gif

 

I've always used a butane torch lighter i got as a wedding gift. The more jetlike flame can easily be waved in front back and forth for easy control :)

post #1956 of 6137
Downside with the torch is the 2200F flame vs the 300F shrinking temp of the heat shrink.
post #1957 of 6137
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Originally Posted by 65535 View Post

Downside with the torch is the 2200F flame vs the 300F shrinking temp of the heat shrink.
Perhaps, but i don't get the flame near the heatshrink. I start a good distance and slowly get closer as i wave it back and forth. I get very consistent and controlled results every time. The biggest downside is the the flame is small and narrow, so more back and forth is needed, a wider source of heat would make things faster. But my lighter was free wink.gif
post #1958 of 6137

The butane torch I picked up years ago actually has a slider that you can push forward and cover the air intake making it a reducing flame. I still really like the safety of flicking on the heat gun with round shroud and rotating the part in there. Some of the bigger stuff ½" and up takes a lot of heat.

post #1959 of 6137

Sooo..

 

<_<;

 

Anyone can advise what kind of wire this is?

 

It has 2 wires one copper one red in the same plastic thing, and is really thin.

 

None of the wires I have work as replacement and I need it to fix my headphones :(

post #1960 of 6137

Someone sound like got a KNOCK OFF Product.:biggrin:

post #1961 of 6137

I have a pair of Westone 4's and the cable has started to tear near the ear bud (Literally the section coming out of the ear piece). 

Should I attempt a DIY on such a close proximity to the ear piece or pay for it to be done?

post #1962 of 6137

re: heatshrink, I use a candle (in a holder... duh), as it allows for both hands on the cable, which makes it easy to turn the portion with the heatshrink and generally allows for more control.

post #1963 of 6137
What is the purity grade for

Mogami quad microphone 4x24
Cardas 4x24

I cannot find the spec on these wires, I assume they are all pure 4N copper?

Typo : Candas to Cardas
Edited by Canadian411 - 5/19/14 at 1:31pm
post #1964 of 6137
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post

What is the purity grade for

Mogami quad microphone 4x24
Candas 4x24

I cannot find the spec on these wires, I assume they are all pure 4N copper?

Mogami should be OFC 4N and Cardas should be OCC copper 6N or 7N.    Please feel free for anyone to correct me.  

post #1965 of 6137
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post
 

Mogami should be OFC 4N and Cardas should be OCC copper 6N or 7N.    Please feel free for anyone to correct me.  

So Cardas cable is better, but I cant hear any differences between 4N vs 7N.

I think Mogami should be fine for me.

 

Cardas is way way more expensive than Mogami $18 vs $1 per ft, not sure if it worth it, anyone ?


Edited by Canadian411 - 5/19/14 at 3:34pm
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