Reterminating Headphones to Balanced

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  1. crazychile

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    Aaah, gotcha. Yeah, they're built into the drivers on the 6xx. You could probably chop them out of a pair if you really wanted. I have one knackered old driver I was keeping for spares that I could donate- I'm sure others have similar kicking about too. I'm sure we could scare up a pair between us, if you were determined to try.
     
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    crazychile Eastern Iowa's Spiciest Pepper

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    Thanks for the offer but that's too much hassle. I'll either leave the Fostex as is, or use one of the options @fraggler mentioned. These cans only get about 10% of the listening time anyway
     
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    Fair enough- they are more sensible options.
     
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    It has been a while since I was active modding headphones, but it looks like the TH-X00s are basically the same construction as the old Denon D2000-7000 series. If that is the case, there is not a whole lot of room, and a mini XLR (Audeze and ZMF) connector is likely too big. Maybe an HD800 socket, but that might still be a little big, and they aren't cheap. 3.5mm vs 2.5mm won't matter too much. If you google detachable cables for the Denon series, you might see what people have done. I have only ever done hardwire recables for the Denon series, so I can't say how difficult it will be. A telling sign of how tight things are is that Fostex put the sockets on the outside of the cups on their current gen models with detachable cables.
     
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    Thanks @fraggler , I think I'm just going to leave them as is. I don't really need another project anyway, and this sounds like it would be a hassle. The last thing I want is for this to look like a redneck cobblejob.
     

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