shopping_cart

Some HD58x sitting next to a bunch of Drop amps.

more_vert
search
5
4
Fayne
2148

search
close
pumpkin
12
Jan 10, 2020
Did you make that cable?
pumpkin
12
Jan 12, 2020
Your post gave me the courage to go ahead and buy the rest of the supplies I need to start building my own cables :)
Fayne
2148
Jan 12, 2020
It is a great thing to learn how to do. That first cable might cost more than buying a pro-made one because of the hardware requirements for making them, but over the long run the costs drop significantly. I already had all the gear (iron, m-meter, o-scope, signal gen, etc.) from EE projects so it totally made perfect sense for me to buy a lot less of the premade cables and make my own. Don't get discouraged if your first cable(s) look like trash. I generated some seriously horribad examples when I first started. Now they're less horrible, but I still wouldn't sell them. :) If you don't already have one, I highly recommend getting a multimeter when making cables. It doesn't need to be one of the whizbang high end ones either, as long as it can give you a Ω reading you're good. It helps when doing verification of the cable, and validating your solder work. Speaking of solder, If you're not already familiar with the use of (or already using) lead-free (like SAC305), don't try and learn on headphone cables. The plastics used in most ts/trs/trrs/sennheiser tips will melt very quickly if you're not careful. Leaded stuff like Cardas Quad Eutectic Solder is much more forgiving to work with while learning.
(Edited)