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I used RTV silicon applied with a tooth pick to stick the fronts on the shells. For a more permanent solution I had thought about Plasti Weld like what I used on model cars.

Ha! I'm glad you guys brought this up.  I assumed they just sort of snapped on!

 

I would think it would be good to use something that could be removed in case you need to repair.

post #17 of 372
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Hmmm May not be for me then. Looking for sound like Cygnus or Zen 2.0 I think. I haven't heard either...Lol

I have a Zen 2.0 which I really like.  I'm not thinking I will be able to duplicate the sound, but wondering if I might be able to get close.

 

I don't own a Cygnus but would like to hear it.  There is some discussion over on the official Cygnus thread about what sort of drivers they are and they look very much like the 16ohm yuin drivers for sale on Ali.  Labelled as Yuin SR:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/orinigal-SR-PRO-unit-YUIN-SR-earphone-speaker-unit-white/32252667305.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.330.6mQPuC&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_1_10065_10056_10068_10055_10067_10054_112_10069_10059_110_111_10073_10017_109_10070_108_10060_10061_10052_9999_10062_10053_10050_10051,searchweb201603_6&btsid=3018d9f2-4c31-4bf2-be11-da401d692d82


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post #18 of 372
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So in other words it's time to learn how to solder for those of us that never tried? 

 

http://www.explainthatstuff.com/howtorepairheadphones.html

 

https://www.alexwhittemore.com/soldering-the-thinnest-wires-ever-conceived-headphone-modding/

Yep!  Time to jump on the bandwagon!

 

I would think experimenting on some more inexpensive buds (ie recabling a Monk +) would get you sufficient practice to build your own.

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Yep!  Time to jump on the bandwagon!

 

I would think experimenting on some more inexpensive buds (ie recabling a Monk +) would get you sufficient practice to build your own.

Yes practice and patience is the 2 requirements. Easy to melt these small wires and drivers. So use as low of heat as you can get away with. 

post #20 of 372

Here's my DIY loot so far:

 

Yuin look-alike shells (no logo):

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIY-headset-accessories-14-8MM-headphones-shell-Double-the-sound-hole-Cotton-has-been-posted/2046553820.html

 

NAOI L-plugged cables (tinned ends):

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/123/32684351750.html

 

Metal 3.5mm L-plug connectors (very good quality):

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/NEW-Hot-Sale-1pcs-Golden-plated-3-5mm-Stereo-3-Pole-Male-Plug-90-degree-Audio/32658914527.html

 

Metal MMCX connectors (for IEMs):

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Metal-Shell-Diy-Parts-for-Shure-SE846-SE535-SE425-SE315-SE215-UE900-Earphone-Pins-20pcs/32652704517.html

 

60 metres copper/ptfe soviet-made wires in case I want to make 4-way braid cables. Can't find original link but, IIRC, it's 30+ strands, 25AWG, 5N.

post #21 of 372

What drivers are you gonna use @purplesun ?

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What drivers are you gonna use @purplesun ?

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Indonesia-produced-fever-class-16MM-ear-speaker-unit-CM3-CM5-upgraded-version-comparable-to-E888LP/32689812521.html

 

Indonesian-made and claims to be E888 drivers. I have checked them against old photos of Sony E888 and they do look to the same construction. Plus no one else sells drivers that look exactly like this. Anyway, keeping my fingers crossed.

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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Indonesia-produced-fever-class-16MM-ear-speaker-unit-CM3-CM5-upgraded-version-comparable-to-E888LP/32689812521.html

 

Indonesian-made and claims to be E888 drivers. I have checked them against old photos of Sony E888 and they do look to the same construction. Plus no one else sells drivers that look exactly like this. Anyway, keeping my fingers crossed.


That's a really great find! Especially at under 5 bucks. I think I'll order a set and compare them to real E888's!

post #24 of 372
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That's a really great find! Especially at under 5 bucks. I think I'll order a set and compare them to real E888's!

Yup, I will be buying more, if it sounds anything close to what I remember.

Already have a couple of old favorite songs lined up for the testing :)

post #25 of 372

 @purplesun envious of your loot :p I have 1 cable right now...Lol

post #26 of 372
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 @purplesun envious of your loot :p I have 1 cable right now...Lol


Compulsive tinkerer, I am. There is no cure for me.

I plan to spread my evil sickness in this thread!

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This type of mod information is also what I've been looking for. I am thinking of blocking the ports on the back of my Auglamor RX-1 to see if it will keep the same clarity but increase the dynamic range. Has anyone tried this yet?

post #29 of 372
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That's a really great find! Especially at under 5 bucks. I think I'll order a set and compare them to real E888's!


I just remembered, my original E888 took quite long to burn-in properly. About 3 days I think, sounded pretty horrible initially.

With the indonesian-made drivers being so old, the diaphragm material should have stiffened further, so I am going to leave it for a week to bed-in properly, or longer if need be.

post #30 of 372

subbed.. just right after I secure order 2 L plug from ebay. feeling like recabeling my Tomahwak and TY 32. hopefully this thread also show how to do proper recable. or even better tuning tips! ;)

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