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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

 

 

[url=]http://postimg.org/image/g1gawh59f/][img]http://s21.postimg.org/g1gawh59f/disassemble.jpg[/img][/url]

 

 

 

removed the speakers:

 

[url=http://postimg.org/image/czpimis4j/][img]http://s21.postimg.org/czpimis4j/disassemble_2.jpg[/img][/url]

 

took the donor headphone and emptied the cups:

 

[url=http://postimg.org/image/qcsnp4wyr/][img]http://s21.postimg.org/qcsnp4wyr/donor_2.jpg[/img][/url]

 

[url=http://postimg.org/image/pptqzm02r/][img]http://s21.postimg.org/pptqzm02r/empty_cups.jpg[/img][/url]

 

here you can see the differences between the 2 headphones:

 

[url=http://postimg.org/image/s9pdtpnmr/][img]http://s21.postimg.org/s9pdtpnmr/left_se_cups_right_rp1200.jpg[/img][/url]

 

 

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 )

 

[url=http://postimg.org/image/49x0zf00z/][img]http://s21.postimg.org/49x0zf00z/glu_and_solder.jpg[/img][/url]

 

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.

 

[url=http://postimg.org/image/49x0zf00z/][img]http://s21.postimg.org/49x0zf00z/glu_and_solder.jpg[/img][/url]

[url=http://postimg.org/image/utl0ntb6r/][img]http://s21.postimg.org/utl0ntb6r/new_fabric.jpg[/img][/url]

 

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..

 

[url=http://postimg.org/image/utl0ntb6r/][img]http://s21.postimg.org/utl0ntb6r/new_fabric.jpg[/img][/url]

[url=http://postimg.org/image/90sb3p3hf/][img]http://s21.postimg.org/90sb3p3hf/finished_mod.jpg[/img][/url]

 

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