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#1 pensolum

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 11:59 AM

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Basically , i just recycled the Audio Technica ONTO headphones and stuff them into this industrial earmuffs to give it a noise cancelling feature . Its good , and i've used it for like 2 months now , and i thought of improving it further , and will need your help .

1) I want to shift the cable the come out from the right side of the muff only . In this case , how should i re-wire my headphones ?

2) I want to incorporate a microphone and wire them in such a way that it ends as a single plug , and must be usable with iphone . Is it possible ?

3) Assuming the above 2 points is possible , what tangle-free cables should i get ?




I hope to get a prompt answer , and thank you in advance .
Cheers .

Edited by pensolum, 09 December 2011 - 09:45 PM.


#2 nekatrall

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 01:37 AM

well some ppl did modify via using an existing iphone earphones so mic not an issue plus its dirt cheap

to wire one side not so easy plus convention is to wire on left side
u can go over the top make sure got extra length for adjustment if not too tight

heat shrink or cable tie to the hinges for cable management
current rig
(portable rig) cowon s9 + tf10, monoprice 8320
(portable amps) 18v cmoy, O2 amp

(home rig) thinkpad w520 > ssmh > headphones
custom mod headphones in beats body, pioneer se305, goldring dr150 (all 3 with interchangeable wires)
ath-es7 modded 18awg spc, skull candy aviators, creative aurvana live(denon ahd1001 modded), DT48A
with loads of diy wires

(clip on)
Ksc 75, em7, dunu cx 60-II

past love
d2 modded to d2+
fiio e11, a47 amp, creative usb x-fi 5.1
sf5p, tf10p + hand made mil-spec spc,meelec m9, ba200, CIEM (tf10+sf5p)(missing)

#3 pensolum

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:48 AM

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After some reading , i think i figured it out . Is this correct ?
In my new cable , how much 'channel' should it have ? 5 right ?
Thanks in advance .



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Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:52 AM

correct
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#5 nekatrall

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 11:19 AM

if u want lesser wires running ard can share the ground wire = negative

http://www.engadget.com/2007/07/05/diy-iph...ud-replacement/

Edited by nekatrall, 10 December 2011 - 11:23 AM.

current rig
(portable rig) cowon s9 + tf10, monoprice 8320
(portable amps) 18v cmoy, O2 amp

(home rig) thinkpad w520 > ssmh > headphones
custom mod headphones in beats body, pioneer se305, goldring dr150 (all 3 with interchangeable wires)
ath-es7 modded 18awg spc, skull candy aviators, creative aurvana live(denon ahd1001 modded), DT48A
with loads of diy wires

(clip on)
Ksc 75, em7, dunu cx 60-II

past love
d2 modded to d2+
fiio e11, a47 amp, creative usb x-fi 5.1
sf5p, tf10p + hand made mil-spec spc,meelec m9, ba200, CIEM (tf10+sf5p)(missing)

#6 pensolum

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 11:21 AM

Thanks neka for the vid , but i guess it will not work for me - i'm gonna make the cable comeout from only one side of the muff .

Okay so basically , i can just share the ground wire with the LS , RS , and the MIC right ?

Edited by pensolum, 10 December 2011 - 12:07 PM.


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Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:03 PM

yeah but not a gd idea to thicken the wire
microphonics will be affected

if u can get broken beats tt should be better since its flat cable and got mic

colour also with match ahah

Edited by nekatrall, 10 December 2011 - 12:04 PM.

current rig
(portable rig) cowon s9 + tf10, monoprice 8320
(portable amps) 18v cmoy, O2 amp

(home rig) thinkpad w520 > ssmh > headphones
custom mod headphones in beats body, pioneer se305, goldring dr150 (all 3 with interchangeable wires)
ath-es7 modded 18awg spc, skull candy aviators, creative aurvana live(denon ahd1001 modded), DT48A
with loads of diy wires

(clip on)
Ksc 75, em7, dunu cx 60-II

past love
d2 modded to d2+
fiio e11, a47 amp, creative usb x-fi 5.1
sf5p, tf10p + hand made mil-spec spc,meelec m9, ba200, CIEM (tf10+sf5p)(missing)

#8 pensolum

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:13 PM

HAHAH ! The whole intention of my this project is to replicate beats , but at a cheaper price . Okay i think i've got what i need to know . Thanks everybody esp Neka . I'll update soon when i have everything done up ready ! Cheers all , have a good day .

#9 nekatrall

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 01:40 PM

no need to thank me hahahaha just sharing knowledge
current rig
(portable rig) cowon s9 + tf10, monoprice 8320
(portable amps) 18v cmoy, O2 amp

(home rig) thinkpad w520 > ssmh > headphones
custom mod headphones in beats body, pioneer se305, goldring dr150 (all 3 with interchangeable wires)
ath-es7 modded 18awg spc, skull candy aviators, creative aurvana live(denon ahd1001 modded), DT48A
with loads of diy wires

(clip on)
Ksc 75, em7, dunu cx 60-II

past love
d2 modded to d2+
fiio e11, a47 amp, creative usb x-fi 5.1
sf5p, tf10p + hand made mil-spec spc,meelec m9, ba200, CIEM (tf10+sf5p)(missing)

#10 pensolum

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 04:45 PM

anyone know where to get heatshrink at west area (cck) ?

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 05:02 PM

Daiso at Sembawang or Jurong East

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 12:18 AM

didnt know daiso sells heatshrink
not sure if u can get fr SP EEE store
usually i get mine fr slt

current rig
(portable rig) cowon s9 + tf10, monoprice 8320
(portable amps) 18v cmoy, O2 amp

(home rig) thinkpad w520 > ssmh > headphones
custom mod headphones in beats body, pioneer se305, goldring dr150 (all 3 with interchangeable wires)
ath-es7 modded 18awg spc, skull candy aviators, creative aurvana live(denon ahd1001 modded), DT48A
with loads of diy wires

(clip on)
Ksc 75, em7, dunu cx 60-II

past love
d2 modded to d2+
fiio e11, a47 amp, creative usb x-fi 5.1
sf5p, tf10p + hand made mil-spec spc,meelec m9, ba200, CIEM (tf10+sf5p)(missing)

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:54 PM

i'm looking for 8mm and 10mm RED heatshrinks . Daiso have them yeah ? How much do they go for in general (eg. 1metre) ?

Sorry for asking too much .

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:31 PM

QUOTE(pensolum @ 11 Dec 2011, 04:54 PM) View Post

i'm looking for 8mm and 10mm RED heatshrinks . Daiso have them yeah ? How much do they go for in general (eg. 1metre) ?

Sorry for asking too much .


no such thing, they are pretty short in length iirc

want to buy, please go sim lim tower
Apple : iPhone 4S 64GB , iPad 1 64GB
IEM : ACS Custom Sleeve Sennheiser IE8
Transport : Battery Mac Mini 2011 & Wavelength Wavelink (USB) & Oppo BDP-95
DAC with HeadAmp : RWA Isabellina HPA LFP-V
Headphone : Audez' LCD-2
Stereo Amp : RWA Signature 30.2 LFP-V
Speaker : Harbeth P3ESR SE

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:00 PM

agreed go sim lim buy
ard $1 to $2 per m
current rig
(portable rig) cowon s9 + tf10, monoprice 8320
(portable amps) 18v cmoy, O2 amp

(home rig) thinkpad w520 > ssmh > headphones
custom mod headphones in beats body, pioneer se305, goldring dr150 (all 3 with interchangeable wires)
ath-es7 modded 18awg spc, skull candy aviators, creative aurvana live(denon ahd1001 modded), DT48A
with loads of diy wires

(clip on)
Ksc 75, em7, dunu cx 60-II

past love
d2 modded to d2+
fiio e11, a47 amp, creative usb x-fi 5.1
sf5p, tf10p + hand made mil-spec spc,meelec m9, ba200, CIEM (tf10+sf5p)(missing)