Over the the next month I will be creating a series of one off designs. Each one will be totally unique and a lot of work will go into them so they will cost a bit more than most of our headphones but then again they are still good value for a functional piece of art.
The first pair is this glow in the dark 90s survivor pair with a party proscription design
They are £299 and available in our shop –
We got sent this pair of classic Sony MDR-3 to re-terminate with a 3.5mm jack and to shorten the cable to make them more suitable for modern portable use.
Everyone here agreed they were the coolest headphones ever so I thought I would have to add them to the blog. They are beautifully made and the fact they still look this good is a testament to their build quality. I am super jealous of these and am tempted to hunt some down on ebay for my self
If you have flicked through this blog then you will know that we mainly specialise in sennheiser and beyerdynamic headphones but we have done a fare few pairs of technics headphones in the past. The RP-DH1250 are the updated version of the classic RP-DH1200 and some of the only Sony V700 style dj headphones still being made.
We had a request to make some look like the even older RP-DJ1200 in dark gray but with feelgood instead of technics where the logo went. As it is such a subtle design and the same font has been used, if you don’t look closely you would never guess they weren’t like that from the factory
With most of today’s high end headphone amps offering a balanced connection to squeeze a little more sound quality from high end headphones we have designed a range of balanced cables to get the most out of them.
They are made from our ultra low capacitance silk covered litz wire so have much lower capacitance then most high end cables and as they are hand made we can offer them in custom colours and lengths
Here is one of our balanced cables for the HD800
Here is a nice set of sennheiser HD25 in deep purple – it is a relatively new colour for us but looks really nice. These have not been set up in the shop yet but if you fancy a pair just pop us an email
Having grown up with the original films and toys I have always had a soft spot for star wars. One of our repeat customers asked us really nicely to make a set with Yoda and Obi wan and even though normally I would not take something like that on as there is so much work involved that we would be guaranteed to make loss on them. But… being a total nerd I had to say yes.
These took a really long time to make even though I cheated a bit but doing the faces using digitally printed transfers. I could not resist doing the light saber in glow in the dark paint so I also gave Yoda a green outer glow as well.
Here is a few more headphones we made recently
Firstly we have this pair of modified DT770 with lime green Litz cables. They have modified drivers and detachable cable
Next up an unusual colour combo but it seems to work – yellow and blue custom sennheiser HD25-1 mk II
These are particularly bling
They are a customized pair of sennheiser HD25 done with 24ct gold leaf and then they have a rolex crown and diamond pattern over the top. When I first herd the idea I thought it may look tacky but i really liked this finished thing and the use of real gold gibed them a glow that can’t really be done justice with a photo
We make a lot of HD25 with our blue and white splatter design but this pair is one of our uber HD25s with modified drivers, damping and a silver cable
Another pair of custom DT770 this time with a balanced connection for the pono player – I also like the blue cables with the black headphones. These also have mass loaded drivers, advanced damping and detachable litz cables
Finally for this batch we have this awesome pair of custom airbrushed sennheiser HD25-1 in green camo – Nice
I Got caught up with the making of all the stuff again and forgot to blog about it so here is what I have done for thing of the day for the past few days.
Beyerdynamic T1 damping kit. This was designed to smooth out the treble peak in the beyer T1s and give them a more balanced sound without detracting from their amazing sound quality
Day 13 of thing of the day.
Cheapo asynchronous 384K/32bit XMOS DAC with USB Audio 2.0 support for less than £30 to build.
I managed to pickup a developer board for the new XMOS DAC this only works on USB audio 2.0 which is not currently naively supported in windows so it was a bit of a bugger to get working – I just knocked up a basic case from 5mm acrylic and it sounds amazing – much more detailed than our old Arcam DAC.
It has 384K/32bit support so ready for some HD audio goodness.
I am planning to convert it to balanced and maybe add the option of running it from a battery to get rid of any ripple from the mains
I am quite proud of this one… a restomodded MIG 15 helmet with modern headphone drivers and fully custom cable and earpads
I have been planning on building a balanced headphone amp and DAC on a budget of under £100 for a while, gradually buying up bits off ebay and alibaba to make it with. Today I finished soldering the the components to the amp boards. There are two, one for each ear on the headphones in balanced mode or to run two standard pairs of headphones. They are basically cheapish Chinese kits ( around £15 each ) and I have then swapped out a lot of the capacitors for higher end audio ones. I also picked up a step type volume control. Now, for another thing of the day I need to design and build a case and power supply for it.
It has to be said… I am not quite sure what I am doing but I learn through making mistakes so I suspect I will learn a lot from this project
Day 8 and one I have been looking forward to. I stared these quite a long time ago but lot motivation and did not finish them. So … Finally I give you some frugelhorn mark 3 covered in marvel comics and then lacquered to protect them. They are fitted with alpair 7 drivers and made of the best 18mm birch ply so incredibly high end stuff with a fun comicbook look