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    Help with DIY AD900X wire replacement

    So my AD900x have been great to me ever since I bought them but the only issue was that the wire was so damn finnicky and would twist on itself. Well my wire finally started ripping because of it twisting so I searched for a way to replace it and found this thread on here to replace the wire. I...
  2. rebbhosar

    AH-D7000, I love you so; How can I make you not smell like s#i+?

    TL;DR: Found endgame for cheaps, Stink to high heaven, tried all the things, no dice. So, I love nearly the entire Foster Group line - alot. I have owned or have loaned near all in the line-up - but the one I loved the most, the ones that kept me up at night locked in a 1000 yard stare towards...
  3. reiten966

    3D Printed Abyss Diana Phi/V2 Protective Guard

    Hey, So I have been working on this protective guard for Abyss Diana V2/Phi which should help with the paint chipping issue that many users are experiencing. I am still working on tuning the fit and will keep the update going on this thread. This project has no affiliation with the company Abyss...
  4. G

    Should I re-cable my HiFi 780s?

    Hey, all! About ten years ago I sent off my HiFi 780s to have the cable shortened. I was in college at the time, and I was sick of stuffing the ~7,000 ft factory cable in my jeans every time I wanted to take my headphones for a walk around campus. I got the cable lopped off to a more manageable...
  5. Grado style gimbals

    Grado style gimbals

    These are custom aluminum gimbals design for DIY grado style headphones using a standard wood or aluminum cup. They also fit Grado SR headphones.
  6. RudeWolf

    KG CFA3 headphone amp

    If you frequent the DIY forum here, then there's a good chance you know about Kevin Gilmore and his contributions to the DIY design library. From Dynalo to Dynahi, to top of the line electrostatic amps like the KGSS and it's fancier cousins. Less known are his current feedback designs for...
  7. I

    My DIY planar headphones (WIP)

    I just want to preface this with a little paragraph. I literally do not know what I am doing. I read a little on how planars work, that's the information I've started with. I've seen the DIY planar thread and have taken some inspiration from that to design my own set of drivers, and the...
  8. L

    Help repairing DT990 PRO headphones stereo image not working properly

    I know this post should be in the DIY thread however I can't seem to post in there yet! Sorry If i'm posting this in the wrong place. I bought a pair of beyerdyamic DT990 Pros second hand from eBay. The guy said nothing was wrong with them but it's partly my fault for being that gulluble he...
  9. S

    HD58x treble filter impedance.

    Hello all. I have assembled this treble filter described here for my HD58X Jubilee. This is a question about impedance. I have measured the impedance of the tip and sleeve channels at 7 ohms which seems high to me. I am a tinkerer and have a limited understanding of electronics so I am just...
  10. I

    I want to fix the only thing I hate about my Sennheiser HD8's

    Hey everyone! First post here with a question. I'm wondering if anybody would by any chance know the paint code for the lighter grey parts? Or know of any automotive colors that come close to it? I like my gear looking mint, and these scratches have been really irritating me. Other Sennheiser...
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    Help on fixing a broken driver lead connector on a beyerdynamics DT770

    (wanted to post in DIY forum but can't because new member) so my cable connection to the driver lead broke and I decided to be louis rossmann for the day and solder it back together I've done it before on DT990 and it worked fine, what I ended up doing is soldering 2 leads and melting the one...
  12. oneguy

    FS: DIY Power Cables (Updated 10 May)

    I am selling some of my power cables that I have created over the last year or so to test different theories. More cords will become available as I replace the rest of the DIY cords in my stable. All prices include shipping and PayPal fees. Insurance beyond the standard $50 for USPS priority...
  13. P

    FS: Stefan AudioArt Equinox ~1.5m unterminated

    I decided to halve the length of my old Equinox cable and re-terminate for 3.5mm and different headphones (I don’t have my HD650s any more). This is the left over part which includes the tech flex, splitter and Sennheiser connectors remaining. Be great for a DIY and still a solid copper cable!
  14. mkarikom

    deleted post

    --edit-- Tried to delete this, but couldn't find an option to do so... Mods if you read this, I heard back from the vendor and they allayed my fears.
  15. admaciaszek

    Recommend Soldering Iron?

    All my projects I have used my university's soldering irons and other equipment but As graduation approaches, I'm trying to flush out my own workbench. I have crappy 12$ kit I got off Taobao I've used for larger projects but absolutely too large and unwieldy to work on tint Knowles drivers. What...
  16. N

    1st time my own headphones(driver swap)

    so I have this pair of headphones I really liked, but I noticed the drivers are 32 Ohm and most headphones I've tried are 48 Ohm to 50 Ohm, per driver. I want to swap the current drivers in favor of some open Air 48 Ohm drivers. I'll remake the ear cups if I have to, thats not an issue, I'm some...
  17. B

    Crossover Circuits and Driver Installation

    I've been reading up on a lot of IEM making, tech and manufacturing involved in the process. I got myself a general clue as to what to include, how to put it together, what materials / shape to use, how the canals and delivery impact final sound but there's one thing I haven't found anything...
  18. B

    Crossover Circuits and Driver Installation

    I've been reading up on a lot of IEM making, tech and manufacturing involved in the process. I got myself a general clue as to what to include, how to put it together, what materials / shape to use, how the canals and delivery impact final sound but there's one thing I haven't found anything...
  19. Torac

    DIY Planar/orthodynamic/isodynamic drivers

    Hi, Been working on this project for a few months now and thought it would be nice to share. I have been working on making my own self designed and constructed Planar drivers. My intent is to eventually try and sell them for diyiers or anyone who wants to get their hands on a pair to experiment...
  20. Takaji

    [SOLD] Buffalo-III 8-channel DAC project - fully loaded!

    I'm selling a fully-loaded Buffalo-III 8-channel DAC project that I've never had the time to finish. I moved and subsequently no longer had the time to work on it. The idea behind the original project was to build a DAC that could accept a variety of digital inputs, and then output sound via...
  21. Tom-s

    Bottlehead

    Bottlehead https://bottlehead.com/smf/index.php If one could their own headphone amplifier that has benefitted from years of tweaking and ongoing improvements for a relatively low price? Who could say nee to that? The Bottlehead company is a US based company that makes high quality Do...
  22. ziplock

    Replacing Laser Pickup: Marantz SA-14

    Hey Head-Fi, Have any of you successfully replaced a laser pickup in a Marantz SA-14? The old laser won't read any discs. I already performed the standard troubleshooting, like cleaning and lubrication. With this being a newer vintage item, many of the old school POT adjustments are replaced...
  23. BuyagaDodzyo

    This one in need of help! DIY

    Good day dear sir/madam! I barely hope You to help me obtain any theoretical “How to” information about headphones DIY and hints to constructing it in general. Any useful links will be appreciated. In a first step to build my own headphones I've tried to find this kind of information, but...
  24. mwildebeast

    Best DIY / Aftermarket / Custom Grado Headphone Drivers?

    So, lately I've been delving down the rabbit hole of custom headphones, specifically custom Grados. I've found a number of different driver options that look pretty cool (both in images and on paper), but of course considering this is such a niche area of audiophilia, I figured I'd ask the...
  25. mwildebeast

    Best DIY / Aftermarket / Custom Grado Headphone Drivers?

    So, lately I've been delving down the rabbit hole of custom headphones, specifically custom Grados. I've found a number of different driver options that look pretty cool (both in images and on paper), but of course considering this is such a niche area of audiophilia, I figured I'd ask the...
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