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post #436 of 2995

Hey guys this may be a silly question. What's the best screw driver for working on the ViaBlue T6s 3.5mm straight mini plug? It seems you may need special screw driver to take out or install those screws.

post #437 of 2995
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

Hey guys this may be a silly question. What's the best screw driver for working on the ViaBlue T6s 3.5mm straight mini plug? It seems you may need special screw driver to take out or install those screws.

 

its not a screw driver its an allen wrench.  also known as a hex wrench.  you need a 1.5mm hex/allen wrench though.  

post #438 of 2995
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post
 

 

its not a screw driver its an allen wrench.  also known as a hex wrench.  you need a 1.5mm hex/allen wrench though.  

LOL I didn't even realize that. Thanks.

post #439 of 2995
If you happen to have a hakko 888, they usually come with a 1.5mm hex wrench.
post #440 of 2995
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post

If you happen to have a hakko 888, they usually come with a 1.5mm hex wrench.

 

Yeah I do have the Hakko and remember seeing that wrench when I first opened the package. Anyways I found one from my tool box. Thanks for the tip.

post #441 of 2995

I want to DIY a LOD with the Twag v2 or v3 stranded wires. Sadly they don't sell it in bulk. Anyone got some extra? I would like to buy it.

post #442 of 2995

I've just received my Hifiman HE400 and read 1st page, but this image isn't clearly so i can't solder correctly.

Here are some questions before i start my job, so please help me ::biggrin:

 

1. Where to buy these connectors ? At first page Wje said they on ebay by searching "SMC connectors", but the result i found is there no Hongkong seller and the connector is not look like in the picture or stock Hifiman's connectors (10$). And where i can't find them with cheapest price ?

 

 2. There is many type of SMC connectors on the market just like this : 

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SMC-female-jack-to-SMA-female-jack-RF-coaxial-adapter-connector-/320847635663?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab40264cf

    http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=1557

    Do these type work although they have some differences ?

 

 3. The inside of connectors is (+) or (-) ? And where is the point to solder them ?

 

 4. Which is the most suitable cable for HE400 (26 awg, 24awg ...etc) ?

 

 5. The hifiman product replied to me my question about silver & OFC, OCC cable "It may have slight influence on the headphone. But it's difficult to say". I guess the silver cable will make the high treble, mid  while the OFC cable will give more bass, am i right ? About the OCC cable ... i don't know about this luxury item :blink:


Edited by cubiboy90 - 9/7/13 at 9:56am
post #443 of 2995
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Originally Posted by cubiboy90 View Post Stuff (Click to show)

I've just received my Hifiman HE400 and read 1st page, but this image isn't clearly so i can't solder correctly.

Here are some questions before i start my job, so please help me ::biggrin:

 

1. Where to buy these connectors ? At first page Wje said they on ebay by searching "SMC connectors", but the result i found is there no Hongkong seller and the connector is not look like in the picture or stock Hifiman's connectors (10$). And where i can't find them with cheapest price ?

 

 2. There is many type of SMC connectors on the market just like this : 

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SMC-female-jack-to-SMA-female-jack-RF-coaxial-adapter-connector-/320847635663?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab40264cf

    http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=1557

    Do these type work although they have some differences ?

 

 3. The inside of connectors is (+) or (-) ? And where is the point to solder them ?

 

 4. Which is the most suitable cable for HE400 (26 awg, 24awg ...etc) ?

 

 5. The hifiman product replied to me my question about silver & OFC, OCC cable "It may have slight influence on the headphone. But it's difficult to say". I guess the silver cable will make the high treble, mid  while the OFC cable will give more bass, am i right ? About the OCC cable ... i don't know about this luxury item :blink:

 

 

http://www.doublehelixcables.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=57

I've never used it, but it says easy to solder design, and custom made for DHC. And Peter is a nice and honest guy, so I trust what he says.

post #444 of 2995

I am gonna try diy a LOD using Homegrown Audio's silver wire with cotton dielectric. Has anyone tried one?

post #445 of 2995
Quote:
Originally Posted by cubiboy90 View Post
 

I've just received my Hifiman HE400 and read 1st page, but this image isn't clearly so i can't solder correctly.

Here are some questions before i start my job, so please help me ::biggrin:

 

1. Where to buy these connectors ? At first page Wje said they on ebay by searching "SMC connectors", but the result i found is there no Hongkong seller and the connector is not look like in the picture or stock Hifiman's connectors (10$). And where i can't find them with cheapest price ?

 

 2. There is many type of SMC connectors on the market just like this : 

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SMC-female-jack-to-SMA-female-jack-RF-coaxial-adapter-connector-/320847635663?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab40264cf

    http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=1557

    Do these type work although they have some differences ?

 

 3. The inside of connectors is (+) or (-) ? And where is the point to solder them ?

 

 4. Which is the most suitable cable for HE400 (26 awg, 24awg ...etc) ?

 

 5. The hifiman product replied to me my question about silver & OFC, OCC cable "It may have slight influence on the headphone. But it's difficult to say". I guess the silver cable will make the high treble, mid  while the OFC cable will give more bass, am i right ? About the OCC cable ... i don't know about this luxury item :blink:

 

1. I know a couple places sell hifiman connectors.  Just look around. 

2. Coax adaptors are not the same as hifiman connectors.

3. Inside there is a pin solder a wire to that and that will be your signal or + and the shield will be your other solder point and that will be ground or -

4. I would go for 24 or 26 awg.

5. If you believe in cables yes it will make a difference but it will be very slight.  If you don't than it won't make any difference.  The reason the hifiman was very very vague is because if you don't hear a difference they dont' want to be at fault because a lot of people don't think there will be any difference if you just plug in a hanger vs 7N UP-OCC silver with 1% gold or whatever.

post #446 of 2995

Any recommended brand for fast-setting epoxy so I don't have to use hot glues?

post #447 of 2995
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post
 

 

1. I know a couple places sell hifiman connectors.  Just look around. 

2. Coax adaptors are not the same as hifiman connectors.

3. Inside there is a pin solder a wire to that and that will be your signal or + and the shield will be your other solder point and that will be ground or -

4. I would go for 24 or 26 awg.

5. If you believe in cables yes it will make a difference but it will be very slight.  If you don't than it won't make any difference.  The reason the hifiman was very very vague is because if you don't hear a difference they dont' want to be at fault because a lot of people don't think there will be any difference if you just plug in a hanger vs 7N UP-OCC silver with 1% gold or whatever.

Really ? I just simply think that i should make some cables with different material and connectors (balanced) so i could find out the different sound when i feel boring with HE400's nature sound.

post #448 of 2995
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Originally Posted by cubiboy90 View Post
 

Really ? I just simply think that i should make some cables with different material and connectors (balanced) so i could find out the different sound when i feel boring with HE400's nature sound.

 

I mean weather there is a sound difference is up to you to decide.  But even if there is, don't expect it to be night and day.  But making cables is fun.  Go expirament and then come back and tell us the findings.  :basshead:.  For balanced though unless you have a truey balanced system it won't make a difference. But don't let what I am saying keep you from playing around with materials and whatnot.  That is was audio is all about: finding those small differences to make your system sound as good as it can.  This is especially true for higher end rigs.  

post #449 of 2995

What kind of cable would be good for recabling/making cables, that costs no more than $0.65  USD per foot? I found this and this, but i was wondering if anyone had any better recommendations. I also wanted to know what connectors to get. I know i want 1/8 inch connector, and i don't want to spend more than $1.29 each. By the way, this is going to be my first attempt at making cables, but i have soldering experience from other electronics projects.

post #450 of 2995
Just get neutrik 1/8 plugs and either Canare or Mogami cable.
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