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post #12766 of 15065

I've seen this mod before. Easiest would be with TRS plug but i suppose you could use something else.  I would recommend it if you ever take your grados out for portable use to prevent the cables above the Y from inevitably getting tangled up.

 

You can buy new cable for around $0.50/ft ~ $4

new jack for $1

assorted heatshrink ~$3

hot glue ~?

solder ~?

 

really shouldnt cost you more than $20 assuming you are starting with some basics like a soldering iron and hot glue gun.  I would ditch that old stock cable, you wont regret it. I believe this is the trs plug you are looking for. http://www.redco.com/Neutrik-NYS-230.html

 

you can get parts from markertek.com or redco.com.

 

 

Thanks Keopele19 for the tips and the links!

4$ is indeed pretty cheap for few foot of cable but will it improve the sound?

post #12767 of 15065

How long does it take you guys to get the outer shielding off of the Mogami wire?

post #12768 of 15065
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How long does it take you guys to get the outer shielding off of the Mogami wire?

 

Not too long once you get the hang of it, just be patient at first.

post #12769 of 15065
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How long does it take you guys to get the outer shielding off of the Mogami wire?

 

Not too long once you get the hang of it, just be patient at first.

 

But you have to go at about 4 inches a time.

post #12770 of 15065
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But you have to go at about 4 inches a time.

 

Are you talking about the pvc jacket or the alloy shielding?

post #12771 of 15065
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But you have to go at about 4 inches a time.

 

Are you talking about the pvc jacket or the alloy shielding?

 

PVC.

post #12772 of 15065
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PVC.

 

Use a utility knife to slice down the jacket, and that'll make quick work of it :)

post #12773 of 15065

Guys, we're starting to forget that this is a gallery thread again.

 

Proper thread for this:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/676402/diy-cable-questions-and-comments-thread/450#post_9786292

post #12774 of 15065
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PVC.

 

Use a utility knife to slice down the jacket, and that'll make quick work of it :)

 

OH. That makes sense. Thank you. I don't know how I didn't think of that..

post #12775 of 15065
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Guys, we're starting to forget that this is a gallery thread again.

 

Proper thread for this:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/676402/diy-cable-questions-and-comments-thread/450#post_9786292

 

Sorry for asking a quick question. 

post #12776 of 15065

My ue600vi recable, which had cheapo stock cables that failed within just a couple months of use.  I only took the one photo before finishing, but hopefully this will help people to replace the cables for what is otherwise a great value set of buds.

 

with a razorblade, cut the rubber strain relief right where it meets the plastic housing (carefully, you'll need it for later).  Pry the plastic housing open, and you'll find the single armature which is form-fitted inside the enclosure, with an attached soft silicon nozzle.

 

 

After cutting the old cable and desoldering the armature leads, it's a pretty straight forward recable, you'll even be able to save that rubber strain relief (covered in adhesive-lined shrink tubing below).  I used some crazy glue to ensure the housing stays put.  It was surprisingly easy to take apart, and I wanted something a little more solid other than those tabs in the above photo.  Ideally, something between hot glue and crazy glue like epoxy would have been best.  Reassembly after soldering (and after testing the drivers are working, of course) is as follows: Knot in cables for strain relief, enclosure resealed and glued, old rubber strain relief slid back up cable to back of plastic enclosure, shrink about 2-3 inches of 1/8-in clear tubing for ear hook, covered by a small piece of 1/4-in adhesive lined shrink tubing for added security. 

 

 

The Y is very simple, infact you don't need any shrink tubing at all, but I opted for some 1/8-in clear tubing.  I attempted to form the tubing around the split, but since my stuff is only 2-to-1, it didn't really conform to the cables the way I wanted to.  It sort of flattened out as I partially heated, clamped with pliers, partially heated, clamped with pliers, etc... Ideally, you'll want 1/4-inch 3-to-1 adhesive lined for this split, but I had none on hand and this sufficed.

 

Switchcraft 3.5mm TRS plug.  1/8-in clear tubing underneath adhesive lined 1/4-inch underneath more adhesive lined 1/4-inch to give it a tighter fit, more strain relief (this is traditionally where IEM cables fail), and a better looking plug - I hate that look when there is tons of play where the wires enter the sleeve

 

What you'll need:

soldering iron and solder (duh)

wire strippers

small needlenose pliers

glue (hot and crazy, get it?)

stripped mogami 2893 mic cable

1/8-in heat shrink

1/4-in adhesive lined heat shrink

razor blade or sharp knife

steady hand

 

What would make it even better:

steadier hand

epoxy or similar

work bench with helping hand clips/magnifying glass

some 3-to-1 heatshrink, preferably adhesive lined

not having that fourth beer

post #12777 of 15065
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Sorry for asking a quick question. 

 

If you have a quick question about a specific cable that has been posted, that is ok (unless it becomes a discussion).  Your question was random and definitely better for the other thread where you post quite often.

post #12778 of 15065
Well here is a my first attempt at a diy cable. It is using some neutrik 1/8 plug which i forgot and a redco ta3f. The cable is spc from btg audio.





Definitely could have improvements but not too terrible for a first try i think (or at least hope anyways lol)
Thanks to everyone that helped me over on the questions thread.
post #12779 of 15065
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Well here is a my first attempt at a diy cable. It is using some neutrik 1/8 plug which i forgot and a redco ta3f. The cable is spc from btg audio.





Definitely could have improvements but not too terrible for a first try i think (or at least hope anyways lol)
Thanks to everyone that helped me over on the questions thread.

 

Good job.  It looks good. Especially for a first try not to mention that it looks very good in general. 

post #12780 of 15065
Lol thanks a lot! The braid is a bit uneven but hey its good experience... Didnt even know how to braid before this. Look forward to making more when the time comes up.
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