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There are many many many make and models. A popular one made by a Chinese company is the musiland monitor 02. All you need to do search on ebay for it. But if you want us to be specific it'd be good to know how much you're willing to spend and what connections you need coming out of it.
I have a set of HD 555's so I guess just the 3.5mm jack and mic jack. As for a budget I'd like to stay under $100, but I'm open to everything else that is good quality if the budget opens up.
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how hard would be building damn good quality headphones? ive modded mics into headphones very easily and it seems if as long as i got the drivers, i could easily build my headphones. ive put mics into: some skullcandy headphones, and some surround sound headphones that work on coax or optical with a little DAC box.

seriously it seems to me that if i could buy drivers as good as $200+ headphones, i could make some wooden, maybe later, metal custom cans by putting those drivers in them.

if not, i will literally buy some broken hifi headphones where the head brace thing broke but speakers still work and take out the drivers and make my own damn headphones to prove everyone wrong. if you can build speakers, you can build headphones.

so anyone got any info on where i'd buy hifi headphone drivers to make my own hifi headphones?
thunderpants, darth beyers, really people replace the earcups with wood on like all headphones.
    
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how hard would be building damn good quality headphones? ive modded mics into headphones very easily and it seems if as long as i got the drivers, i could easily build my headphones. ive put mics into: some skullcandy headphones, and some surround sound headphones that work on coax or optical with a little DAC box.

seriously it seems to me that if i could buy drivers as good as $200+ headphones, i could make some wooden, maybe later, metal custom cans by putting those drivers in them.

if not, i will literally buy some broken hifi headphones where the head brace thing broke but speakers still work and take out the drivers and make my own damn headphones to prove everyone wrong. if you can build speakers, you can build headphones.

so anyone got any info on where i'd buy hifi headphone drivers to make my own hifi headphones?
NOT EASY. At all, unless you want to stick random drivers in random earcups and hope for the best.

The bold part is absolutely not true unless you mean regardless of tools. They're totally different. For speakers you can usually get decent measurements with a measurement microphone, but for headphones in order to do that, you need something that will simulate a human head. If there is no seal you can't tell how the response is going to sound. It's like trying to overclock without a monitor. Sure you could guess where everything in the bios is, but you don't know anything for sure.

Seriously, it's harder than speaker design since you only have one driver and the earcup to work with, and you have to factor how the outer ear affects all of that.

If you try modding you'll find out what I mean. The headphones were designed with specific shapes, sizes, and materials in mind. Plus the properties of the pads.

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thunderpants, darth beyers, really people replace the earcups with wood on like all headphones.
Unless you have the tools to build everything yourself, anything like that is going to be more expensive than buying a new pair of headphones.

Honestly, I think you underestimate how much is involved in this. Companies that make headphones have to design them to be as good as possible for the cost to make them. You can't just expect to design one pair of headphones yourself and expect them to be cheap.

Now with all that said, you can do a lot as far as modding. If you get your hands on some old orthodynamic or stax drivers and make something out of wood that mimics the originals you could get some pretty good sounding headphones.

Just understand it's pretty much random luck if they sound good. Don't expect flat frequency response. You'll get low distortion for sure, but frequency response most likely won't be very good.
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http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...nts-the-thread
They rival $1k cans and you can build the ear cups with a lathe or cnc machine or something. Defiantly won't cost that much.
    
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There are many many many make and models. A popular one made by a Chinese company is the musiland monitor 02. All you need to do search on ebay for it. But if you want us to be specific it'd be good to know how much you're willing to spend and what connections you need coming out of it.
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I have a set of HD 555's so I guess just the 3.5mm jack and mic jack. As for a budget I'd like to stay under $100, but I'm open to everything else that is good quality if the budget opens up.
Bueller?

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My studios have gone off for RMA .

Rang monster about a frayed cable and the kind women asked if anything else was wrong told her the headband had cracked she sort of perked up and said enthusiastically

"Oh well then you I will send you an RMA form, for a straight replacement"

Then i was like

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I'd love to join the club:

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Add me!
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is there a way to use my 3.5mm headset (athad700) on the ps3?
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