yambolo OP t1_j6ctf74 wrote

That's my current way of thinking. If I don't hear anything weird, I'm not gonna worry about it.

The guides I looked at prior to the mod made it look pretty easy (it's not difficult, just a few things to pay attention to).

Depending on the price I might still buy some replacement parts from Beyerdynamic and either go back to a fixed cable (but straight this time instead of coiled) or try again with a smaller plug.


yambolo OP t1_j67waph wrote

I did this about a month ago and went with a Mini XLR plug. The hole for the plug was probably made a bit too far on the inside (towards the head). I had to remove parts of the outer plastic ring and fabric, that’s around the driver, otherwise it wouldn't fit anymore. The inner plastic ring closer to the driver is still fully intact, same with the rest of the fabric.

Is that plastic just to hold the driver in place and make it look nice or would removing parts of it change anything about the sound?

I chose the 990s, since they aren't my main headphones anymore and since I could buy replacement parts, if I screwed up.

I did some basic testing immediately after and used them normally during the last few days and don't notice anything weird, but I know my ears aren't the best.