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post #13711 of 15044

Such nice cables.

The balanced, woody SR225 is a real treat to look at as well as Arty McGhee's portapro.

 

My HD25's custom cable finally started giving out in the right side after a few years of heavy use, it seems, or maybe something else went wrong so I built a new cable.

 

 

Damn does the heatshrink job look awful, I've lost my touch after going for so long without building anything.  It looks a little worse in person than in this photo, so I'll post it anyway.  =p

 

 

I built a new Nucleotide cable with DHC's new Elite Minis to try them out.  They were a tight fit and I'm slightly worried about the quality versus the bulky older version due to the contacts being a pinch crooked.  The heatshrink job looks far worse in the photo that I took than in person, so no show, lol.

post #13712 of 15044

Really? Hm, I LOVE the DHC Elite Minis.. Slim and easy to use. Not the easiest to solder, but I'll take it over a bulky connector.

post #13713 of 15044
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Originally Posted by Sathimas View Post

New cable for my LCD2, made from Mogami 2534 internals and Neutrik plugs



Close up
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Hey, nice job. I've made a couple of cables using the same internals from the mogami 2534 but felt they were a bit stiff and very microphonic. Eventually used them for interconnects rather than headphones. Wondering what your impressions are.
post #13714 of 15044
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Originally Posted by Sathimas View Post
 

New cable for my LCD2, made from Mogami 2534 internals and Neutrik plugs

 

Close up

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Nice ! how come the cables are in all same transparent ? I also have Mogami 2534 but they have 4 diff colors (blue, white, black and transparent.)

Did you just use the transparent cable ?

post #13715 of 15044

I braided the strands quite loose, so the cable isn't very stiff.

No problem with mircofonics so far - but depends on the phones I think.

 

Concerning the transparent wires:

My cable had 2 transparent and 2 blue conductors - just used the transparent ones of course.

post #13716 of 15044
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Originally Posted by Sathimas View Post

I braided the strands quite loose, so the cable isn't very stiff.
No problem with mircofonics so far - but depends on the phones I think.

Concerning the transparent wires:
My cable had 2 transparent and 2 blue conductors - just used the transparent ones of course.
Yeah, same here. My 2534 has two blue and two transparent.
post #13717 of 15044
Some awesome cables in here guys!
Thought ild have a shot at making some speaker jumpers and my first go at braiding......























Nothing special no solder, not really high quality cable but I like them, And I have noticed slightly more highs adding a little more detail.
post #13718 of 15044
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Originally Posted by Paul Graham View Post

Some awesome cables in here guys!
Thought ild have a shot at making some speaker jumpers and my first go at braiding......























Nothing special no solder, not really high quality cable but I like them, And I have noticed slightly more highs adding a little more detail.

wow, lots of work for jumpers! nice! my jumpers are just a single cable with bare wire connecting the posts. man, you embarrassed me. now i'm going to have to go and make some new jumpers... :)

post #13719 of 15044
Awesome! Thank you and make sure you put some pics up.
I mainly did it out of boredom....

Being a full time carer, when I get quiet times and I'm not listening to my music, my mind wanders to
The many projects and ideas in my head lol.

I really do need to learn how to solder properly, and I need a decent iron and some materials to play around with.
post #13720 of 15044
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post
 

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

 

Just for the record I don't think that there are gold plated cables...where there are...maybe....but none that I know of.  

 

Gold plated Silver Poison. It's the same stranded silver/gold wire as my Poison, but with gold plating,

post #13721 of 15044

here's a portable cable for the hifiman he-series headphones. had some hifiman connectors around so i thought it would be a good project...don't know that the he-series headphones are portable (in fact, i know they're not portable), but maybe someone will want a short, light, and thin cable for portable purposes...

 

silver plated copper and teflon coated wire, litz braid, with switchcraft 1/8" plug.

 

post #13722 of 15044
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Originally Posted by Paul Graham View Post

Awesome! Thank you and make sure you put some pics up.
I mainly did it out of boredom....

Being a full time carer, when I get quiet times and I'm not listening to my music, my mind wanders to
The many projects and ideas in my head lol.

I really do need to learn how to solder properly, and I need a decent iron and some materials to play around with.

don't fear the solder

my hands shake and my eyes aren't great

just use a 3rd hand to clamp everything 

 

get some cheaper materials and and some inexpensive cans

and practice practice practice

i started out to make some sturdy inexpensive cables and now

i'm finding it to be a relaxing hobby

post #13723 of 15044
Give me some links to cheap headphone friendly cables and I'll have a look lol...
post #13724 of 15044
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Originally Posted by Paul Graham View Post

Give me some links to cheap headphone friendly cables and I'll have a look lol...

 

plenty of links on the first page of the help thread

 

i use navships (ebay seller) for wire

redco for connectors (rean) and wire (mogami)

and parts express for solder and other stuff

 

pm me if you need more info


Edited by Arty McGhee - 6/30/14 at 2:22pm
post #13725 of 15044

rewired bike helmet

for the 3rd time

cable stripped from mogami 2799

drivers from koss titanium (10 bucks amazon)

shortened neutrik right angle plugs

attached E6 with velcro

 

finally sounds good with no distortion

 

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