Custom Cable of your choice for cost.

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  1. Doctorjazz

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    Nice offer (just found this site, read about it in Tyll's article), I assume it is now all taken, enjoy them, those of you who are getting some.
    Happy New Year!
     
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    Got pics of the work as you do it? I didn't get in on this, but I want to make cables for some headphones relatively soon and I'm interested.
     
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    Check the fourth reply in the thread, he linked his page.
     
  4. fraggler

    fraggler A Happy & Busy Life

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    Unfortunately, I didn't take many pics while building, but here is what I was able to get done so far. Just two more to go.
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    If anyone needs help with building cables, I am happy to help out in the cable building thread.
     
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  5. The Alchemist

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    I see mine in there! Next up, HD-650 cables. :p
     
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    From start to finish, how does it take to do 1 balanced headphone cable? My second cable still took about 1 day: strip the cable, sheath in paracord, braid, prep for soldering, then solder. Sheathing, braiding, and prepping (strip wire, pre-tin, identifying which wire) seems to take me the longest time.
     
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    At optimum efficiency, it takes probably 2-2.5 hours to just prep and sleeve the wires. Maybe another 1-1.5 to braid and terminate. But since I don't have blocks of time that large, a single cable can take several days to make. The biggest pain, as you already know is the prepping and the finishing. It takes a while to get the wires and sleeving to line up just right so that the cable looks tight and clean. A naked braided cable can be knocked out in under an hour easily. That's why I never went into full business doing cables. There wouldn't be a way to get fair value for my time and keep the prices reasonable. The few people doing this professionally and for cheap are basically valuing their time near nothing.
     
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    Yes, I just noticed that even on my second set the left channel from Y-split to headphone is slightly longer than the right. I could have swore I double-checked the after-braiding lengths and they were matched.

    Before doing this, my jaw dropped at the prices. Now I have new appreciation for anyone who sells customs for <$200. Still can't wrap my head around >$500, though.
     
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    I responded to fraggler when he first posted this offer. Wow, am I glad I did. I received my custom cable for the hd650 and it really reflects a very high level of craftsmanship. Many many thanks!!
     
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