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    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...
  2. H

    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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. S

    ER4XR twice the normal resistance, extremely quiet, no low end. Possible to fix?

    A week ago I sniped a pair of broken ER4XRs on eBay for 80€. The seller said that one side didn't play and I was hoping that a simple cable swap would fix the issue. Sadly, it wasn't the cable's fault and instead the driver's. With my multimeter I measured 45 ohm for the working driver and 90...
  18. Notanaudiophile85

    Updated: Headband Repair Help

    I bought used V-Moda Crossfades and the headband is so misshapen that I don’t use them. I thought it was the sound of the phones that I didn’t like until I tried a display model in a store not long ago. It turns out, I enjoy the sound when they fit properly. I should mention that the headband is...
  19. takato14

    [FS] HiFiMAN HE-6 (6 screw) -- ONE WORKING DRIVER ONLY

    So, I wasn't sure where to put this because there's no "parts" section for the trading section. I went for a $400 HE-6 with one working driver and attempted to fix it. I did manage to get the broken driver working again, but had to disassemble it due to an error on reassembly and when I went to...
  20. Vilfred

    Build a new pair of headphones?

    Hi I'm in the unfortunate situation that my expensive pair of headphones are broken. But Im almost 100 procent sure that the drivers still works. Is it possible to buy a 50mm inclosure I can put them.
  21. wrinex

    Hi there ! i am new (diy is my thing )

    Well hello ! My name is Joppe live in the Netherlands and just gotten started in making my own Planar Magnetic Headphones, i am a rather newbie at head-fi gear. but made some other stuff the last few years, i have my own Youtube channel with weird designs of tweeters and speaker related...
  22. Whitebread

    AMB Delta1 Input Impedance Calculation

    Hello folks, I'm trying to purchase components in order to build an AMB Delta1 attenuator. However, I'm not certain what I should set the Zatt value to in the calculator. I'll have three inputs within the amp. The first will be the Gamma1/Gamma2 stack. The second is a Phono pre-amp. I've...
  23. extrabigmehdi

    Want to test Yuin PK2, should I get DIY version ?

    Hi I can find at aliexpress either the original YUIN PK2 (well, that's what the seller claim) at 40$, or a DIY version with a much nicer cable at 20$ (nice torsaded flexible cable). The cost of delivery is included. I hesitate because lot of people complain than the build quality of YUIN PK2...
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    [DIY] in-line cable remote recommendations?

    I've had cable failures on both my headphones and IEMs, and am thinking that beyond just fixing that, I'd like to try adding an inline cable remote — the kind of thing with three vol+/vol-/pause buttons that just fire a short/resistance across the mic line: I use both on the move a *lot*. Has...
  25. F

    DIY Cmoy Amplifier output problem

    I built a Cmoy amplifier as my first DIY amplifier project recently, based on Tangent schematic. After testing it, the output sound feels fading, wide and missing some of the sound, like some of the vocals and instrument cant be heard (not sure how to better describe it), but it doesnt sound...
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