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May 3, 2022 at 4:45 PM Post #10,277 of 10,331

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What are these two metal parts at the split in a headphone cable called? Can these be bought as easily as bare connectors?
 
May 3, 2022 at 6:16 PM Post #10,278 of 10,331

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What are these two metal parts at the split in a headphone cable called? Can these be bought as easily as bare connectors?
They're splitters and sliders and yes, they're pretty common if you search those terms :)
 
May 4, 2022 at 3:21 AM Post #10,279 of 10,331

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Hey. I'm quite new in DIY hobby. I got some questions

1) Y spit

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How to terminate something like this? There no bolt, no inner thread. How this should hold? Do I need to use something like this?

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even if I use it, the splitter, it won't be still

2) Color is irrelevant ;]

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How to terminate this connector? Do I need to use a silicon tail or some kind of shrinking tube?


3) How to form this kind of earhooks?
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I know - shrinking tube - but how? What to use to make it bend like this or similar?

4) What is your experience with this kind of "multi-plugs"? Is it any good?

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I couldn't find it on the internet so I started to think about my solution. I came up with a cable with a 4-pin female socket to which I could connect other cables, but this type of solution seems too clunky to me.


cheers!
 
May 7, 2022 at 3:24 AM Post #10,281 of 10,331

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Hey people, is someone able to give me some help to build my for cable for Susvaras:

4.4mm balanced plug (L+,L-,R+,R-)

What about the 3.5mm connectors? I tried + to tip and - to sleeve (ground) on both left and right and somehow the cable makes the amp clip (iDSD pro) ... original XLR cable works like a marvel.

Any tips?
 
May 7, 2022 at 4:50 AM Post #10,282 of 10,331

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Hey people, is someone able to give me some help to build my for cable for Susvaras:

4.4mm balanced plug (L+,L-,R+,R-)

What about the 3.5mm connectors? I tried + to tip and - to sleeve (ground) on both left and right and somehow the cable makes the amp clip (iDSD pro) ... original XLR cable works like a marvel.

Any tips?
Are you using a 3.5mm trs or trrs if you are using a trrs then tie the ring and sleeve together
 
May 7, 2022 at 5:34 AM Post #10,283 of 10,331

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Oh ok! but how do I do that???
 
May 17, 2022 at 2:04 AM Post #10,285 of 10,331

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Thought there might be a DIY section... Just found my way here. Howdy y'all, I'm Wolf.

Been making a few cables again this last month and was showing them off, (uber-fat 16awg litz lol) copper 4 way round braid... And they say that's very nice, could you make it more tricky somehow????
Scratches head then smoke...no there's no fire, it's an idea lol my brain almost always burns out on simple thoughts giggle, how about an 8 way 22awg litz square/box weave into 4 way round braid?

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Thought there might be a DIY section... Just found my way here. Howdy y'all, I'm Wolf.

Been making a few cables again this last month and was showing them off, (uber-fat 16awg litz lol) copper 4 way round braid... And they say that's very nice, could you make it more tricky somehow????
Scratches head then smoke...no there's no fire, it's an idea lol my brain almost always burns out on simple thoughts giggle, how about an 8 way 22awg litz square/box weave into 4 way round braid?

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May I ask where you source your wire? Always looking for new sources!
 
May 21, 2022 at 6:34 PM Post #10,288 of 10,331

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May I ask where you source your wire? Always looking for new sources!
Depends on the wire I guess, some were from a couple places in the UK I think, I forget sorry. some I don't remember as I've had them for a while (I'm old retired with memory issues, and I'm a lil crazy giggle)... Last couple times I got off different vendors on AliExpress, there's all sorts there from cheap through to expensive.
 
May 22, 2022 at 10:50 AM Post #10,289 of 10,331

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Good Day Everyone! I am a newbie to the audiophile scene. Just bought a Topping A90 Headphone Amp and Topping D90SE DAC and I am looking to modify my K7xx to use 4pin Mini XLR.

I am attempting to make my own interconnect cables and also a 4 Pin XLR to 4 Pin Mini XLR. Buying from redco costs a fortune to ship to singapore, fortunately I have rs-online over here.

Can someone kindly help me check if the specs are ok?

The list of XLR I chose from
Female XLR - https://sg.rs-online.com/web/c/conn...9,4294878616,4294790921,4294885218,4294877783
Male XLR - https://sg.rs-online.com/web/c/conn...9,4294885241,4294878616,4294790921,4294885218
Interconnect Cable 4 Pin XLR-4 Pin XLR (Male-Female)
Connector
https://sg.rs-online.com/web/p/xlr-connectors/8786862
https://sg.rs-online.com/web/p/xlr-connectors/0405764
Cable
Sommer SC-Carbokab 225 Interconnect

Cable from Headphone AMP to headphone [4 Pin Mini XLR-4 Pin Mini XLR (Male-Female)]
Connector
https://sg.rs-online.com/web/p/xlr-connectors/6285617
https://sg.rs-online.com/web/p/xlr-connectors/6285673
Cable
Viablue EPC-4 - https://viablue.de/cn/cables_epc_headphone.php

Is this going to be ok?
 
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