Hello to you all,
i came across this site when i had an idea to modify a vintage headphone. And to read posts of enthiousiast DYI people i thought ; i must return the favor. (i hope it does)
So here it is, i bought this nice looking pioneer se-205 headphone, at marktplaats (Dutch Ebay) I wanted a vintage headphone because of 2 things: standing out from the crowd as a DJ and this one is made around my year of birth. Also this one has more noise cancelling then the donor headphone (see picture)
But the Original se-205 didn't sound they way i wanted it, as a techno/minimal Dj (enthousiast) the lack of bass is killing in the DJ booth. So let's modify!!
So i opened the se-205
removed the speakers:
took the donor headphone and emptied the cups:
here you can see the differences between the 2 headphones:
then a had to make room for the new speakers in the se-205, i do not have a Multi tool or Dremel (dunno if this is known in English :S) so i drilled the holes, to make a nice round hole. I sanded the edges. The technics rp-dh 1200 speakers act like a sort of cover over the hole, they dont fall through the hole bacause of a edge/rim.
soldered a blue coloured cabled, connecting the 2 cups. Then glued it all together. (seeing the foto now, i see i could have done a better job :D )
The se-205 has no fabric/cloth in the cups, and i made a hole in the old plastic plate. Ok the new speakers were in it, but it looks not so nice. So i took a new thin fabric and glued it to the inside of the cups (result 2nd foto) Before i screwed the se-205 back together i filled the big cups with a synthetic fabric/ polyester fibre fill.
so the you have it, my new vintage headphones wich are sounding as you would expect from a pair of technics rp-dh 1200. The blue cable gives a hint on what is going on inside these fine looking headphones.
Hope you enjoy this mod. sorry if my english isn't that great..
Mokkel/ Dj Kipa
http://postimg.org/gallery/1vakcf8k/ (link to foto's)
dunno why the pictures aint working :(
Edited by mokkel - 8/19/13 at 2:36pm