Originally Posted by groovyd
Wow looks very nice... do you mind making one for me too? Interested in 4' light weight cable for on the go.
Thanks. And it does look nice, but it was all for naught. My soldering skills aren't the best, my iron stinks, and I wasn't able to do it. It came out looking great, it's true, but sound was weighted towards the left. So after hours and hours I just ripped the damn connector back off. Screw it. I'm not investing in new soldering iron, or spending anymore time on it. I'm out of patience with it despite having enjoyed the challenge. I'll save the connector for future use, maybe. But my message to Sony involves a whole string of four letter words. And whoever gets chummy with the guy who designed the 7520's (his name's in this thread somewhere if I recall) can pass it on!
Originally Posted by Father Schu
[The creakiness] was my only problem with them and why it was a no go. You would think Sony would fix this issue seeing these are supposed to be pro gear.
I'll add another no-go reason: the utter impossiblity of finding a replacement cord or a workable solution if you want to take advantage of the locking connector. They should use the following line in their 7520 promotion materials:
"The Sony MDR-7520 features a locking cable mechanism that is compatible with nothing you will be able to find, anywhere on earth! And we have discontinued the replacement cable for this and the Z1000, so you won't get one from us either! The 7520, from Sony!"
I love these headphones, I really do, and in the end the cable doesn't really need to lock. I guess I'll just get a V-Moda cable like someone recommended to me a while back, and go back to enjoying them. I shoulda listened to the person who said that, and not wasted my time and money trying to make a locking cable.
Edited by Darner - 4/26/14 at 1:16pm