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So I broke my DT770 driver during recabling

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Man, this feeling sucks. I did the recabling mod, it went fine, but today I discovered that the left earcup sounds a little different from the right earcup, so I went and re-soldered the pins on both cups.

 

BUT, my fat fingers made the solder melt through the thin copper wires connecting the solder pin terminal to the inside of the driver. Now the left ear is completely broken.

 

Has anyone managed to fix this? Can I buy just a driver from Beyerdynamic or somewhere else? Would appreciate some help :(

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 11

I personally have bought drivers off audio technica. I paid $15 for a pair of audio technica ad700 drivers.  I seen in other treads people have bought drivers for sennheisers and they went for $80-90. My guess is it's gonna be around that same price, 80-90 for a pair.

 

If I was you'd I'd go to this website and see what they quote you.

 

http://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/service/spare-parts.html

post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by blu3ness View Post

 

Can I buy just a driver from Beyerdynamic or somewhere else? Would appreciate some help :(

Yes, you can purchase a driver directly from Beyerdynamic USA. If I recall correctly its around $80ish a piece, or 160 for the pair. 

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks!

 

I got a reply from Beyer

 

The part number is 968767 – DT770 80 Ohm driver - $56.28 plus standard $15.00 shipping and handling.

 

 

 

post #5 of 11

Per 1, or a pair ? 

post #6 of 11

I am not sure if it is too late, or if you are interested, but you may be interested in trying to get 250 ohm or even 600ohm replacements instead of the 80ohm units. 

There are impressions all over the forums. 


Edited by nikongod - 10/3/13 at 1:19pm
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

It's the quote for only 1 driver.

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

It's not too late yet, why 250 ohm or 600 ohm? just wondering, thanks.

post #9 of 11

If there's enough of the voice coil wire left, you can fix it.  I've done it.  See my post here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/661501/recable-dt770s

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by blu3ness View Post
 

It's not too late yet, why 250 ohm or 600 ohm? just wondering, thanks.

 

Why recable? 

If you busted the cable and just wanted something functional there is no reason to get 2 new different drivers. 

If you were trying to make the headphones sound different, the cable is a waste of time, but different drivers do sound subtly different. 

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by nikongod View Post
 

I am not sure if it is too late, or if you are interested, but you may be interested in trying to get 250 ohm or even 600ohm replacements instead of the 80ohm units. 

There are impressions all over the forums. 

 

Good point, the 600ohm drivers are nicely balanced in my very humble opinion ;) The DT990 drivers in particular seem to be less peaky in the treble (less sibilant) which helps for long listening sessions.


Edited by HiGHFLYiN9 - 10/5/13 at 10:59pm
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