(1) Install sockets on your headphones to use removable cables.
(2) Make new custom removable cables for your headphones.
(3) Replace the stock cable on your headphones with new cable.
(4) Re-terminate your existing headphone cable with new plugs (e.g. for use on another headphone or for balanced amplifier output)
Following are some examples. Prices are indicative and depend on chosen parts and length. Contact me to customize.
Clockwise from top-left: Removable cable mods for Beyerdynamic T5p (4-pin miniXLR) [s$150], Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO (4-pin miniXLR) [s$150], AKG K551 (3.5mm TRS) [s$56] and Denon AH-D7000 (HiFiMAN SMC) [s$87]. All prices exclude cable.
Clockwise from top-left: Custom removable cables for Sennheiser HD700 (2.5mm TS) [s$85], AKG K812 (authentic LEMO connector) [s$140] and Audeze LCD-2/LCD-3 (4-pin miniXLR; Neotech UPOCC copper wires, Teflon-insulated, cotton-sleeved and braided) [s$215].
Clockwise from top-left: Replacement cable mods done for Audiotechnica ATH-ESW9 [s$118] and Grado SR125i [s$118], Sennheiser HD414 cable re-terminated for use with Denon AH-D600 [s$53] and Denon AH-D7000 cable re-terminated for use with HiFiMAN [s$56].
Choice of socket/connector for headphone:
Options include Sennheiser HD600/650 2-pin connector, 2.5mm TS plug (used by Sennheiser HD700 and Oppo headphones), Sennheiser HD800 2-pin connector, 3-pin miniXLR (used by AKG headphones), 3-pin LEMO connector (used by AKG K812), 4-pin miniXLR (used by Audeze headphones), SMC connector (used by HiFiMAN headphones), etc.
Choice of connector for source equipment:
Balanced: 2.5mm TRRS, 3.5mm TRRS, dual 3.5mm TRS for Pono, 4-pin Kobiconn connector for RSA Protector, 4-pin miniXLR, 4-pin XLR, dual 3-pin XLRs, etc.
Single-ended: 3.5mm or 6.35mm TRS.
Choice of cables/wires:
Professional audio cables from Canare, Belden, Van Damme, Mogami, Cardas, etc. Neotech UPOCC copper and silver wires.
4.7% Silver Solder used:
Made in Japan Oyaide SS-47 Silver Solder contains 4N (99.993%) pure tin. Furthermore, 4.7% silver and 1.7% copper are contained for the purpose of improvement of electric conductivity and durability.
Material cost plus service fee. Material cost is the actual cost of any parts (e.g. sockets, plugs, wires, etc) used. Service fee is based on complexity (e.g. soldering points, cable y-splits, sleeving, headphone cup modification, etc).
Thanks for reading,
Headphone mods, custom cables and interconnects by PermanentHeadDamage