Replacement cable for Grados?
May 22, 2013 at 6:53 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4

stevodotorg

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Spotted these on ebay:
 
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0&_nkw=grado+headphone+cable&_sacat=0&_from=R40
 
Are these kits any good? They seem like it. Is there anything priced around the same that anyone would mind suggesting? 
 
I haven't been able to use my SR80 in a while now.
It seems that the plug is messed up and I am unable to hear anything in the left phone without jiggling the end around inside the jack. I was going to call Grado and probably still will to see how much a repair would cost but then I got the idea of just recabling it myself.
 
(I can solder)
 
Thanks guys!
 
Jun 4, 2013 at 11:18 PM Post #2 of 4

samsie

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I would just cut the cable and replace the plug.
 
The service of Grado lab is really good but I think it charges US$100 plus postage.  I would not send the SR80 or other basic model Grados to the company unless yours is under warranty or it has special sentimental value.
 
Sam
 
Jun 14, 2013 at 5:42 AM Post #4 of 4

uglyjoe0124

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I bought some lovely cryo 18 awg pure copper and lite braided the wire.
I have now lovely tones coming from my grado.
I did try silver but it was a little higher and more wearing in the ears.
The copper is far smoother a little punchier.
Yes practice soldering and take your time and you will be surprised in what you can do and it's also
So very satisfying
Good luck and have a go
 

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