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How do I sleeve ATH-A900X's that have a 3.5mm Plug with 550 Paracord?

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Hello, guys and gals!

 

My first pair of actual headphones arrived today and I got to say hello to Audio Technica's ATH-A900x!

 

I'm really happy with the quality and plan on buying a Schiit AMP/DAC set up later on.

 


 

I'd like to get into sleeving because I have a great appreciation for the work others do and I'd like to do that for myself.

 

The ATH-A900x's have a 3.5mm gold-plated stereo plug that I will be using and I've been told I cannot do this with Paracord.

 

So how exactly would I go about doing this? I do not have any current supplies and do not know how to take apart the headset without ruining it.

 

Are there any starter guides?

 


 

Thanks! I love this forum so far!

post #2 of 2

Unfortunately sleeving stock cables is rarely a great project.

 

Most stock cables have molded on connectors which means you either need to remove the cable from the headphones or cut off and replace the end just to get a sleeve on the cable.

 

The next problem is figuring out how to terminate the ends of the sleeving keeping it looking nice. Plenty of expensive custom cable shops slap a layer of heat shrink over the connector or cable gland and on top of the sleeve. If that is okay with you then the project isn't too hard. If you're like me and think it looks trashy and lazy then you have to get the sleeve into the connector and into the can.

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