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Proud owner of these:

Shure E2c for on the move
Grado SR80 for HiFi listening

Soloz2:Love the headphone modding. Those braided cables look impressive
thanks!

for those SR80's try some modded Senn HD414 pads. You can find some guides to mod them. Or if your not of the modding type I've got some that are modded and dyed black to match Grados (the stock pads are bright, Bright yellow!)

Yeah, I've got a leather headband coming for Grados. I'm thinking that a pair of SR225's with leather headband and wood cups would be nice... Not sure what cable I'd use for them. I might just try silver on them.

Next up though will be a silver IC for Senns
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post #1882 of 38092
Soloz2 may I ask what grade cables you are using for these mods and where you purchase your hardware? Don't suppose you have put a guide together?

I would ask about your modding services but I am on the other side of the pond
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post #1883 of 38092
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Soloz2:Love the headphone modding. Those braided cables look impressive
Second that. Fine looking stuff mang.

    
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Soloz2 may I ask what grade cables you are using for these mods and where you purchase your hardware? Don't suppose you have put a guide together?

I would ask about your modding services but I am on the other side of the pond

I only use high quality materials. I buy the silver bare at about 1,000 ft at a clip. It's uninsulated 24awg solid 99.999% silver. I then source Teflon tubing to sleeve it. Then everything is braided by hand and soldered with Cardas Silver bearing solder. I also used some good quality copper braid on the headphone cable. Sleeved it all with Techflex PET.
The same silver was used in the amp and for the RCA ICs

I figure that I shouldn't expect someone else to use something I wouldn't use myself.
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wow that is quite a bit of work involved. There is me thinking you just buy the cable in and cut it to length then solder the terminals....

Hat off to you buddy
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wow that is quite a bit of work involved. There is me thinking you just buy the cable in and cut it to length then solder the terminals....

Hat off to you buddy
nope, not for most of the cables I build anyway.
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Just out of interest what are those cans in your avatar?
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Just out of interest what are those cans in your avatar?
HD580s with HD600 grilles and a re-cable. At least I'm pretty sure.
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I have a pair of grado sr225's... it's lost in the mail though .
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HD580s with HD600 grilles and a re-cable. At least I'm pretty sure.
yep!
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