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noob2audio 8th March 2012 03:21 AM

how to store headphone cables?
 
hi just quick question, how do you guys store your cables? do you just bundle them up, or do you use a cable organizer. i am just curious because i just put rubber bands on mine and hang them on my holders and notice how bad the bends are on my wires, thanks in advance

overtheairbroadcast 8th March 2012 04:58 AM

I just put my headphone cables into a lasso loop, you just need a slight twist to keep them from making weird loops. Then headphones and cable into a headphone sized nylon bag I got from a craft store. This keeps the whole thing untangled from equipment and other cables.

Lavcat 8th March 2012 06:53 AM

I just leave mine loose. Never had a problem.

sofaspud 8th March 2012 07:34 AM

If the headphone cable is of a smaller diameter, an empty desoldering braid spool makes a decent "cord tortoise." For a thicker cable I usually just loop it about the same diameter as the 'phones, as overtheairbroadcast does.

noob2audio 9th March 2012 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by overtheairbroadcast (Post 2937793)
I just put my headphone cables into a lasso loop, you just need a slight twist to keep them from making weird loops. Then headphones and cable into a headphone sized nylon bag I got from a craft store. This keeps the whole thing untangled from equipment and other cables.

thanks for the input, i took this advice, but used large ziplocs instead and placed dessicant bags inside to keep moisture out, got some clips and j hangers, screwed the j hangers behind my cabinet doort and used the clips to hold the bags while using the handle to hang in the j hook. i know pics would make a whole lot of sense, i am still figuring how to post pics...

overtheairbroadcast 9th March 2012 07:01 PM

The nylon bags I got are breathable and i'm not sure if moisture would affect the drivers negatively... Might have some issues if you live in Malaysia with high humidity or some place like that with wood Grado headphones, but it doesn't hurt to be safe.

btw, I am using a regular pair of Grado SR60i and that cable is hefty. My good smaller in ear buds, I just wrap them up around an old fishing line spool (the cables are too flimsy) and they go into another bag with the other earbud type stuff.

noob2audio 9th March 2012 07:53 PM

i was going to use nylon laundry bags like you did but las vegas is dusty, so i used ziploc to keep dust away, dessicant bag is just an extra measure since the bags are air tight. yeah i like my grado too, by the way what amp do you pair your grados with?

overtheairbroadcast 9th March 2012 08:11 PM

Amp-wise, none so far. Been begging and borrowing just to test out a few out as that is a one of the amp projects I have written down. The little chip inside does make a noticeable difference at times.

In the end, it is looking like a BB CMoy just for the heck of it (cheap enough, easy build, and small enough to take with you). If I am lazy, an off the shelf headphone amp (siliconnray has a FA1 Beyerdynamic clone or I'll get an O2 plugged in).

As it stands, the headphones sound extremely darned good out any of my old vintage 70's and 80's amps -- just very overkill in terms of size.

What are you using for amplification?

noob2audio 9th March 2012 08:36 PM

i wish i had vintage equipment, just got into this hobby and starting really low, just finished my mini3 amp and learned a great deal, parts for the o2 amp is on the way, i was going to build pete millets yaha in kit form but i guess due to the tubes no longer available, pcbs and kits are no longer offered. just doing my best to learn as much as i can.

back to the original topic, i used 2" pcv endcaps to store my iems, the end caps stack pretty well and i could use label stickers on the side so i know which iem is which

Edmond Stuart 9th March 2012 09:02 PM

If made from platinum, store them in a bank safe deposit box.


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