Lets make this happen, a baby Orpheus for the modern audiophile world. We have the Sennheiser HE 1, but no other electrostatic from the company for the audiophile that's looking for the Sennheiser sound at an (way more) accesible price. The system should be based on the HE 60 project, an electrostatic with price-consciousness in mind, as the then HE 90 (Orpheus) was too expensive just as the HE 1 is actually. And just like the 600 series it should have a good build quality but using the famous plastic that Sennheiser is known for, which we still have from the 580 Precision and it is still rock solid. And most importantly, great sound quality paired with an energizer that can deliver (more than) enough power to drive the electrostatic driver. I would suggest the name to be HE 0X (Zero X), as it's a baby HE 1 and an 'X' has always trailed on Massdrop x Sennheiser collaborations. I had previously seen that Will from Collaborations said they had already pitched Sennheiser for the HE X0,...
I've recently went through the process of removing the attached cables on my Sony MDR-V6/7506 headphones and replacing them with female audio jack. Once I got the hang of what to solder, the process was fairly straight forward. I needed to use a Dremel tool to widen the hole for the audio jack. I got some minor scratching around the area but I think it came out looking pretty good.
In addition to being able to use any audio aux cable to attach the headphones, I found that a Bluetooth transceiver works just as well. Once synced up to my phone, the transceiver effectively makes the headphones wireless. The transceiver even has a microphone so I can answer calls on my phone.
I was wondering if anyone else out there has worked on a similar type project. I'd be curious to know what headphones you detached the cable from and how much effort was involved. I'd be interested in hearing both successes and failures alike.
The next pair of headphones I plan on attempting this...
I was looking into buying some IEM headphones here but none of these provide Bluetooth connecting cables for replacement.
I am a fan of wired headphones because I am an old-fashioned guy but sometimes I feel like my gym workout would be easier if I wasn't confined to my wired connection.
I've found some replacement Bluetooth wires for MMCX on Amazon with mixed reviews and the 2-pin connectors had different measurements and wasn't sure whether they would work.
Does anyone have any experience with Bluetooth connecting replacement cables and if so:
Which pair of headphones/connectors do you use?
Which replacement cables you got?
Is it worth getting?
Any advise on 2 pin/MMCX/other compatibility?
An incredible challenge posted by Audeze official - will Dan, Sennheiser and Focal step up?
This is real. This isn't a hoax. Attached is a screenshot from the Audeze LCDi4's Amazon page. Transcribed below:
Buyer Question: How much do these headphones cost to manufacture? I'm curious what the markup is
Audeze's Response: No problem - just ask Sennheiser, Focal, HiFI Man, Beyer, and Mr. Speakers what their BOM costs are and send it to Audeze, and we'll post our information.
(Note from me - BOM = bill of materials)
You can see by the SELLER label this is the actual reply from Audeze official.
Audeze has since deleted the comment, but I was amazed to see someone both bold enough to ask this question, and Audeze being bold enough to reply. I screenshotted the comment not realizing they later deleted the reply, immortalizing it forever.
I think Dan of Mr. Speakers lurks Massdrop, and maybe others do too. What do you say? Can we get sign-offs from the major players to agree to post their production costs? Audeze has issued this incredible challenge, who will step up?
On a musical note, anyone who was at the age of reason from 1963 through to the present, and especially those who got Dylan from the very beginning, should strap on their best set of cans and listen to his most recent (surprise) release--it is a mindblower.
Hello, I have been looking for a set of headphones that work well with music and also gaming for around $100. I found the Koss GMR 54X and it seems to be a great balance of something I could use while at work but also use to play games at night and they are a good price.
However upon reading reviews, there was a fair amount of purchasers who had issues with the top of the headband cracking. Does anyone own or know how common this issue is? I would hate to buy a pair if it is likely that they will crack. Thanks for replies in advance.