Vintage Headphone Recable




Introduction: Vintage Headphone Recable

This is a "part 2" to my last instructable. I replace the cable and add ear pads to a pair of WWII era (I think) headphones. This project only requires basic soldering skills.

My goals for this project were:

  1. Create a More Finished Appearance
  2. Make the Headphones More Comfortable

I found the cable on aliexpress for $2.10 and the strain relief plugs on eBay for $1.60 for a 10-pack. The ear pads used are not model specific but based on measurement of the outer part of the ear cups. They were purchased from eBay for $1.00.

Total Cost of Upgrades: Less than $5.00

Total Time: Less than 20 minutes

Tools Needed:

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Hobby Knife
  • Soldering iron
  • Paper Towel

Supplies Needed:

  • Headphone Cable
  • Strain Relief Plugs - 6mm
  • Scrap Plastic
  • Ear Pads - 65mm
  • Double-Sided Adhesive
  • Super Glue
  • Rubbing Alcohol



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