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post #841 of 2454

Thanks for the ideas guys. I decided to try using a piece of pretty usb cable I liberated from an old game controller to make the cable I was asking about, it didn't end well(for the third time). So I give up, I'll buy a right angle micro cable and an otg adapter and join the wires at the phone end. 

post #842 of 2454
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Just a little humor with another member in this thread, when solder vs crimp was mentioned before... :D

All is good!

:beerchug:

:p

post #843 of 2454
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After about an hour of searching for mini xlr connectors with gold pins, I came across these.

 

http://www.performanceaudio.com/item/neutrik-rt3fc-b/36518/

and these

http://www.performanceaudio.com/item/neutrik-rt3mc-b/36519/

 

They're the cheapest I could find. They bend you over on shipping though.

http://www.markertek.com/Connectors-Adapters/Audio-Connectors/XLR-Connectors/REAN-a-Brand-of-Neutrik-AG/RT3FC-B.xhtml

 

Cheaper by a few cents.  Not sure on shipping, though.

 

Don't see a 3 pole male that isn't panel mount, though.

post #844 of 2454

If you go with 4pin min XLRs anything you make will be compatible with Audeze headphones, making them a little easier to sell if you get bored of them.  

 

Redco has some that are Switchcraft style in black, with reasonable shipping.  Another option is Partsexpress which carries some Amphenol clones of Switchcraft.  Look like better quality than ebay ones that I have used in the past.  I don't like the Neutrik strain relief as much as the Switchcraft as it limits cable size more.

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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post
 

If you go with 4pin min XLRs anything you make will be compatible with Audeze headphones, making them a little easier to sell if you get bored of them.  

 

Redco has some that are Switchcraft style in black, with reasonable shipping.  Another option is Partsexpress which carries some Amphenol clones of Switchcraft.  Look like better quality than ebay ones that I have used in the past.  I don't like the Neutrik strain relief as much as the Switchcraft as it limits cable size more.

 

Peter at DHC recommends the Amphenol, but Parts-Express is out until December 14, he says excellent quality....who's to argue with the man.  I am in the process of converting all of my headphones and cables to mini xlr modular, via these connectors.  This is the way to go for compatibility, I tried a couple of the female Sennheiser connectors from Frank at Toxic Cables, they work well, but they come loose too easily, plus they are way more expensive.  I have pile of at least ten different cables, most of what DHC offers, and it is nice to swap and compare between headphones.....most of which now are 8 wire, no regrets on that!


Edited by cute - 11/15/13 at 12:37pm
post #846 of 2454
I ordered mini xlr parts for the T50rp. Gonna do dual entry with them if they fit alright in there. Otherwise, I'll keep them for a future amp build
post #847 of 2454
It would be great if manufacturers standardized something for detachables so we don't have to!

I guess the only problem I have with mini xlrs is their size (yeah, I know...). They were too large for my liking. I went through like 12 different connectors before I found one that was just right for my detach mod. Although they are great for light cables. My iems are all terminated to rean 4-pin mini-xlrs

I get my rean connectors from onlinecomponents.com
Edited by PXSS - 11/15/13 at 9:01pm
post #848 of 2454
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post
 

If you go with 4pin min XLRs anything you make will be compatible with Audeze headphones, making them a little easier to sell if you get bored of them.  

 

Redco has some that are Switchcraft style in black, with reasonable shipping.  Another option is Partsexpress which carries some Amphenol clones of Switchcraft.  Look like better quality than ebay ones that I have used in the past.  I don't like the Neutrik strain relief as much as the Switchcraft as it limits cable size more.

Man I wish I would have though about that before I ordered my 3 pin minis. I guess if I want to sell them later, I could swap them out to sell. 

Thanks for the suggestion.

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Is Yew Audio still around?
I went to their webpage and it said no more headphone repairs. =(

I am in dire need of some boo-tiful y-splits!

post #850 of 2454
Doesn't seem like it. Too bad. He did great work for a reasonable price. You could see if Martin at Martin Custom Audio can help you out. He is a real artist, though he is in high demand.
post #851 of 2454
Made my first 6 inch cable. The shielding on these completely silences the signal background, it's pretty awesome comparing it to my old unshielded computer audio cable
post #852 of 2454
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Originally Posted by PXSS View Post
 

Is Yew Audio still around?
I went to their webpage and it said no more headphone repairs. =(

I am in dire need of some boo-tiful y-splits!

Email him.

 

I emailed him and he's still around, but he stopped doing headphone repair.  According to the message I got back, he got tired of people asking him to repair Beats headphones.

 

Also, check eBay.  He may still be selling there.

post #853 of 2454
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According to the message I got back, he got tired of people asking him to repair Beats headphones.

Heh, that's hilarious.  I guess they'd be a pretty good market though - I can't imagine too many Beats owners repairing / modding / cabling their own headphones.  Somebody here should help those poor folks out...and make piles of money rain from the sky!

post #854 of 2454

From his email (and I hope he's ok with this, because I find it funny):

 

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Most everyone has some sort of Monster product that needs fixing, and frankly I don't want to do it anymore.  Its not really worth the time and energy to find parts and fix these pieces of garbage.   Its to bad everyone wastes their money on these things.

 

post #855 of 2454
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From his email (and I hope he's ok with this, because I find it funny):

 

 

Well that's understandable; I really doubt I could tolerate it for very long either, and he seems like a very patient fellow.

 

Maybe he should just post a disclaimer: 'Your headphones must be worth my time...please, please do not send me your garbage cans, I cannot turn horsesh*t into gold.'

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