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My first ever cable build. I have repaired two or three 3.5mm jacks.
Anyway, I wanted to make a versatile balanced cable for my Verum 1, so I went with a 2.5mm connector and I went for right-angled 3.5mm jacks into the headphones because the angle seemed more ergonomic.
I used an old and unused Senn HD650 cable, hence the weird split leading into the 2.5mm end.
I know it’s not professional looking just yet, but I learned a lot and I think it’s not too bad for a first try...

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My first ever cable build. I have repaired two or three 3.5mm jacks.
Anyway, I wanted to make a versatile balanced cable for my Verum 1, so I went with a 2.5mm connector and I went for right-angled 3.5mm jacks into the headphones because the angle seemed more ergonomic.
I used an old and unused Senn HD650 cable, hence the weird split leading into the 2.5mm end.
I know it’s not professional looking just yet, but I learned a lot and I think it’s not too bad for a first try...

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Not too bad indeed! And judging by the pics.. I actually encountered a simlar problem to yours: it's pretty difficult to cut the heatshrink straight (especially the one with glue inside)... and even more so if you you want it to be perfect :)
 
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Not too bad indeed! And judging by the pics.. I actually encountered a simlar problem to yours: it's pretty difficult to cut the heatshrink straight (especially the one with glue inside)... and even more so if you you want it to be perfect :)
Yep, part of the "learned a lot" piece was the heat shrink. I'm still not sure at this stage whether the solution is better heat shrink (do better ones have more "shrinking potential"?) or if I should slide a slightly thinner one over the top, shrink the larger one, then shrink the smaller one over the portion around the cable.
Looking at the way the pros do it, I'm guessing I just need better quality heatshrink
 
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Hi everyone. I've been inspired by many of your builds and after weeks of planning, practicing, and gathering materials I decided to make my own cable for my HD6xx headphones. Anyway, here are some pics:
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I had about 8 feet of cable to spare so I made a cable to connect my Ifi DAC to the ThX 789:
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Neotech 2001 with neotech nc 06612 plugs!
My school lab was closed, I was forced to buy my own stuff and I only found solder but not clippers to hold them in place, ends up accidentally burned my finger, but all worth it!
 

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Hi everyone. I've been inspired by many of your builds and after weeks of planning, practicing, and gathering materials I decided to make my own cable for my HD6xx headphones. Anyway, here are some pics:

I had about 8 feet of cable to spare so I made a cable to connect my Ifi DAC to the ThX 789:
Nice work! What are those terminal connectors? I bought similar for my HD 25 and they just don't hold the connection :triportsad:
 
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Nice work! What are those terminal connectors? I bought similar for my HD 25 and they just don't hold the connection :triportsad:
Thank you. They are the Furutech FT-2PS-F connectors but I'm not sure if they are compatible with your headphones. Sorry.
 
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After a few repairs and the above re-purposing of an old, unused cable, today I built my first ever cable from scratch with a purpose in mind other than just learning - I wanted a balanced cable for my Eikons with a right-angled XLR plug (suits the ergonomics better).

Again, a few mistakes were made, but this time, while it’s not perfect, it’s a lot closer to where I want to be, so I thought I’d share…

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Right, second appearance on this page

After a few repairs and the above re-purposing of an old, unused cable, today I built my first ever cable from scratch with a purpose in mind other than just learning - I wanted a balanced cable for my Eikons with a right-angled XLR plug (suits the ergonomics better).

Again, a few mistakes were made, but this time, while it’s not perfect, it’s a lot closer to where I want to be, so I thought I’d share…

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Nice job! I really like the color combination. You just gave me a good idea with your small shelf and underside headphone holder.
 
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I’m re-purposing some old HD650 cables now that I don’t own them. First up is a cable for some Focal Clear headphones.

It uses an old Stefan Audioart Equinox, with an Oyaide 3.5mm connector and some 3.5mm mono jacks (sorry, forget who makes them but I picked up from cosmic cables). It also uses a nice splitter, and a generous amount of heat shrink.

It turned out ok I think. I reduced the length to make it more useful (and I wanted a DIY cable because the Clear stock cable is so firm).

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I wanted to get the white heat shrink into the headphone connect but it was slightly too large so left on the outside to denote R channel.

Next up is to have some fun with a cardas Clear light.
 
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Finished my PW 1960s replica: Cardas Clear Light 4-wire, Oversized ViaBlue 3.5mm and Y split, and Eidolic 2-pin.

It’s taken me about 6-7 weeks off a few hours here and there to build but very happy with the result. Braiding turned out ok. Only thing I’m not happy with are the 2-pin connectors: they were super difficult to seat with pliers and got a little damaged and aren’t totally flush. I would’ve preferred the screw Oyaide but they weren’t large enough the for 2 cables.

All in all very happy though! Thanks to all the previous advice here, invaluable for assembling (this is my 2nd DIY cable).

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