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This may be a stupid question but, what is the level of technical sophistication required to make a pair of basic earbuds? Thanks for the feedback!

The hardest part is gonna be opening the shells. The second hardest part is getting the drivers out without breaking them (you probably will break a few your first couple tries so try with some cheapos nobody will miss). after that, its basically can you make a cable or not?

 

and don't forget to add heatshrink BEFORE you solder it all together!

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The hardest part is gonna be opening the shells. The second hardest part is getting the drivers out without breaking them (you probably will break a few your first couple tries so try with some cheapos nobody will miss). after that, its basically can you make a cable or not?

 

and don't forget to add heatshrink BEFORE you solder it all together!

Thanks for the input. I think I'm gonna go for it. What's the worst that can happen--break a few drivers?

post #273 of 282
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Thanks for the input. I think I'm gonna go for it. What's the worst that can happen--break a few drivers?

yep

post #274 of 282

After some initial set backs, here are the results:
 

 

 

 

 

post #275 of 282
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After some initial set backs, here are the results:

 



 



 

Those look great!
post #276 of 282
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Those look great!

Thanks for the complement mate!

post #277 of 282

Hey, can the community recommend a soft pre-braided DIY cable? I have ordered a couple of cables before, but unfortunately they are all much stiffer than I like.

post #278 of 282
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Hey, can the community recommend a soft pre-braided DIY cable? I have ordered a couple of cables before, but unfortunately they are all much stiffer than I like.

this is a very soft cable, bought from another seller but didn't test yet, waiting for plugs..

http://s.aliexpress.com/7Nz6NjU3
post #279 of 282
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Originally Posted by headjelly View Post
 

Hey, can the community recommend a soft pre-braided DIY cable? I have ordered a couple of cables before, but unfortunately they are all much stiffer than I like.

 

 

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this is a very soft cable, bought from another seller but didn't test yet, waiting for plugs..

http://s.aliexpress.com/7Nz6NjU3

 

Same cable but cheaper (if you are willing to solder and braid it like what I did with my SeaHf's

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.0.0.a4Hi8b&id=540678606174&_u=c2i926dj3b9e

 

They are like Cygnus Litz Cable

post #280 of 282
Can anyone recommend me some drivers for PK1 shells? I'm interested in making my own earbuds.
post #281 of 282
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Originally Posted by notamethlab View Post

Can anyone recommend me some drivers for PK1 shells? I'm interested in making my own earbuds.

PT15. Was kinda keeping it a secret but I didn't end up liking the super bright tone. Anything else that size will fit... so you could do she3800/edifier too...

 

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Same cable but cheaper (if you are willing to solder and braid it like what I did with my SeaHf's

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.0.0.a4Hi8b&id=540678606174&_u=c2i926dj3b9e

 

They are like Cygnus Litz Cable

 

You made 3x or 4x braid with this wire? How is the sound vs. stock cable on your Seahf man?

post #282 of 282
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You made 3x or 4x braid with this wire? How is the sound vs. stock cable on your Seahf man?

I made a 4x cable for my sesahf...both of them infact, and I cannot for the love of me hear the sound difference. 

 

If I were to allow for placebo, I would say that they indeed sounded brigther, but that may just be the fact that my seahf has replacement drivers vs the original stock drivers (which was said to be the same one used in the Zen V1) as they are no longer produced.

I recabled my earbuds mainly as I am spoiled by soft cables which are easy to manipulate and store.

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