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post #346 of 522
I was opted to get the original ath-m50 and do a detachable cable mod for it, I just wasnt confident enough cutting off a bit of that plastic bracket that holds the insulation and driver to accomodate the 3.5mm plug.

Was worried to ruined a good set of headphones with that mod. Thats just me of course. smily_headphones1.gif
post #347 of 522

I definitely felt that way during my mod.  Spent most of the time worried I had just ruined my headphones.  The only difficult part of it was the actual soldering of the wires since the stock wires are no friend of solder.  I just practiced stripping and soldering with the cut cable end and when I was comfortable with it I went for the headphone end.  All of plastic cutting was actually quite easy and took little time.  Sound quality is exactly as before.

post #348 of 522
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I definitely felt that way during my mod.  Spent most of the time worried I had just ruined my headphones.  The only difficult part of it was the actual soldering of the wires since the stock wires are no friend of solder.  I just practiced stripping and soldering with the cut cable end and when I was comfortable with it I went for the headphone end.  All of plastic cutting was actually quite easy and took little time.  Sound quality is exactly as before.

 

Enamel coating in the wires would really make it a pain to solder.

 

I will do this mod in the future, I still wanna give it a shot. The feeling of a successful DIY project is priceless.

 

I'll be looking for a good deal on a used M50 and go ahead with detachable mod. I should also start looking for that 3.5mm plug (rounded type not the boxed type).

post #349 of 522

By the way Im still exploring which EQ settings is best for these headphones, Im using my iphone 4s/5s and laptop output jack as source and currently Im using none on EQ.

 

If you guys could share any thoughts (EQ apps, portable amps, etc or whatever specific to M50/M50x) on this I would gladly appreciate it.

 

Cheers 

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Enamel coating in the wires would really make it a pain to solder.

 

I will do this mod in the future, I still wanna give it a shot. The feeling of a successful DIY project is priceless.

 

I'll be looking for a good deal on a used M50 and go ahead with detachable mod. I should also start looking for that 3.5mm plug (rounded type not the boxed type).

As soon as I figure out how to be allowed to post pictures I'll post pictures of my mod. The plug I used makes the modding a tad harder but the end result is well worth it.  The feeling of success is priceless, especially after feeling like you ruined your headphones after cutting the cable.

post #351 of 522
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By the way Im still exploring which EQ settings is best for these headphones, Im using my iphone 4s/5s and laptop output jack as source and currently Im using none on EQ.

 

If you guys could share any thoughts (EQ apps, portable amps, etc or whatever specific to M50/M50x) on this I would gladly appreciate it.

 

Cheers 

If you want a great portable and cheap amp look into http://www.jdslabs.com/products/1/cmoybb-v2-03-headphone-amplifier/ they are pretty great and if I remember right you can have them customized for your specific headphones. Don't think I have ever really liked the EQs on my iPhone that much.

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If you want a great portable and cheap amp look into http://www.jdslabs.com/products/1/cmoybb-v2-03-headphone-amplifier/ they are pretty great and if I remember right you can have them customized for your specific headphones. Don't think I have ever really liked the EQs on my iPhone that much.

Thanks for the useful site.

Those are cool looking altoids portable amps, are you using one of them?

Im also looking at those Fiio E17 portable amps, i can easily order them here in australia and will do free overnight shipping, but still have to do more research if they are worth it.
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Thanks for the useful site.

Those are cool looking altoids portable amps, are you using one of them?

Im also looking at those Fiio E17 portable amps, i can easily order them here in australia and will do free overnight shipping, but still have to do more research if they are worth it.


Ya that's what I use. The rechargeable battery version makes it have good portability. They work great! Don't know anything about that one your looking at but it looks like it might also be good.

post #354 of 522
Will be watching out for your modded m50 pics and might as well include your altoids portable amp biggrin.gif. I reckon you'll be able to post pics in a couple of days or few more post.
post #355 of 522
i actually love harman kardon headphone design.
post #356 of 522
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Will be watching out for your modded m50 pics and might as well include your altoids portable amp biggrin.gif. I reckon you'll be able to post pics in a couple of days or few more post.


Good idea! I will definitely take some pictures with the amp as well and include those as soon as it lets me post pictures.

post #357 of 522

Finally able to add pictures so here are my headphones, modded cable, and amp.  I also ordered the beats remote talk cable for a mic and playback control on my iphone so I'll add pictures of that when I get it.

 

 

 

 

 

post #358 of 522
Cool rig, what ear pads do you have? Btw thanks for sharing.
post #359 of 522
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Cool rig, what ear pads do you have? Btw thanks for sharing.

Beyerdynamic DT250 velours

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So did it get confirmed by anyone that the blue limited edition M50x sounds sonically different than the black or white ones?

they do not sound any different, no matter what people are saying….It is probably just burn in difference

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