Headphones...To mod or not to mod?
Dec 2, 2008 at 4:13 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7

Nubster

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This is just a question out of curiosity about modding headphones. I assume this would be the correct section. How do you know if a pair of headphones are worthy of re-cabling or modding? Is it just trial and error? Give it a try as see what the difference is type thing?
 
Dec 2, 2008 at 4:54 AM Post #3 of 7

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1) See what it is about the headphone which you hate
2) Look for a mod which fixes your headphone's weakness
3) ????
4) PROFIT!!!!

Just don't be caught in the 'mod for the sake of modding' mentality. Not all mods are necessarily an improvement. Questions?
 
Dec 2, 2008 at 10:25 PM Post #5 of 7

fatman711

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I say just do it for the fun factor...who cares if it doesn't do anything...DO IT!

Modding can be really really cheap or really really expensive. All depends what you want out of your mod
 
Dec 3, 2008 at 4:35 PM Post #6 of 7

krmathis

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I guess it depends on a lot of factors:
* Their cult status or rarity.
* How you like them in the first place.
* If you think you can improve them.
* If someone else have posted instructions of the modifications.
* Your DIY skills.
* Your tools available.
* Your wallet.
* ...
 
May 11, 2017 at 8:48 PM Post #7 of 7

joshuadapitan

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For me, try reversible mods first

One of the example mods that are reversible is swapping pads(if your headphone does accomodate pad replacement), or putting paper towel in between the pads and the driver.
 

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