Originally Posted by dwib44
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).