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Contents of this page in order… Senn Woodies & Leather Headband, Senn V2 Cables, 590 Series & Senn Woody Install Instruction
Build time and status is explained on home page, please read.

Senn V2 Cable, Woodies & Leather Headband (fit HD580/600/650)

     Leather headbands now available (cover existing band as shown). These will fit HD580/600/650, but must be installed by me. Bummer I know, but to get the tight fit on the ends, just the way it is. Quality plush black deerskin. Ship headphones to me, minus cable and Senn box and I'll do what I do and ship them back with a new look. I'll give shipping address after purchase is made.

      Senn woodies help lift what I hear as a lush veil and provide a more balanced frequency range to my ears. Overall -impact- of sound increase in closed versions. The standard depth brings the music in your face closer while the deeper depth woodies create a nice balance of soundstage, chamber hall like depth and bring out the high end better. I prefer woody on, rather than open, with both 580's and 600's. More of a "club" feel and rock can. For 650's I like either full screen (virtually cosmetic only) or Deep version for a chamber hall feel. Some like standard depth on 650's also...

     If you'd like me to install woodies, I will do it in exchange for your nice stock screens, just pay the shipping to get them here and back.

     It is easy to pop off your existing screens and push/screw these in place. Woody's will have pilot holes for the included brass wood screws (4 per woody). Senn Woody installation instructions at bottom of page….

     Pics of different woods on Wood ID page. Deep version currently available in Paduak, Flame Maple, Cocobolo, Korina, Cherry, Black Walnut, Zebra, Koa and Purple Heart. Possibly others (ask and I'll check).

Senn V2 Cables

Senn V2 replacement cables for HD-580, HD-600 and HD-650 headphones. I use brand new true Senn 650 connectors. These will also fit HD25 with a little DIY (next paragraph).

For HD25… Remove old cable out of headband, and out of side post (screwed in). Take cups off headband, turn over then insert so cable entry is on bottom (instead of on top). You get even signal wire length that way, which is good IMO.

     Wider soundstage, better instrument separation, and overall transparency/musicality, is what customers are saying about the V2 cable. Probably the most neutral Senn cable available, hear what your drivers are capable of… I like to describe it as cleaning a dirty window, so you can clearly see (hear) what's there. Senn's are sleepy, they need to be woken up IMO. These are the ticket...

Also upgradeable in either BlackCopper, BlackMax, BlackCrystal, BlackTop or my fave, BlackGold inner configurations.

     Outside covering is a special soft sleeving that I've found is very low in microphonics, unlike other replacement cables that use standard noisy and stiff Techflex. The connector splice uses multiple layers of adhesive heat shrink, to hold up for the entire life of the cable.

     These V2 have been popular since their inception, thus I've not changed the V2 internal formula over the years. I suspect these could easily be the best value in aftermarket Senn cables for how well they perform. Six inner Black Series varieties to choose from too :-)

Senn HD 580/600/650 Items

Senn 580/600/650

Cable Length

None (click this if only woodies desired)
1.00 Meter
1.25 Meter
1.50 Meter
1.75 Meter
2.00 Meter

Cable Series

None
BlackSilver
BlackCopper
BlackMax
BlackCrystal
BlackTop
BlackGold

Plug Style

1/4" rubberized
Neutrik 1/4"
Mini 1/8"
Balanced 4-pin XLR
Balanced dual 3-pin XLR
Balanced dual 3-pin Neutrik HD-XLR

Senn Woodies

None
Cherry
Flame Maple
Paduak
Zebra
Bloodwood
Korina
Flame Purple Heart
Royal Mahogany
Cocobolo Rosewood
Koa
Leopardwood
Morado Bolivian Rosewood
Gaboon Ebony

Extra Options

CJC (must also order side woodies, will match wood)
Splitter (must also order woodies, will match wood)
V2 Deerskin Leather Headband Cover (you must ship me your headphones, additional shipping required)
Full Screened
Deep Version (not available in Bloodwood)

Shipping... Please Choose Correctly...

USA Priority Mail Ship
Canada EMS Ship
International EMS Ship (Europe, Asia, Australia, etc)

Grand Total $ (USD) Click to Purchase

Totally unsolicited customer comment* (complete stranger) about Senn V2 purchase...

Have around 50 hours on the Senn V2 now and I have to say I have never known any piece of audio equipment or accessory which has given such a staggering difference in listening quality.

To say the cable has lifted the veil on the Sennheiser is an understatement. It's like night and day. Clarity, gorgeous but not false soundstage, and bass, well the bass is so true and deep.

And contrary to what some headphilers seem to have suggested it doesn't in anyway change the nature of the Sennheisers. It just gives a pure transparency and honesty to the music that is not fatiguing in the slightest, not a hint of aggression or harshness.

Sorry if this is a ramble Larry, I'm not an audiophile but I like to think I know what good sound is. And just from experience I had some Senn HD650s last year which I upgraded with xxxxxx at $185. IMHO The Senn V2 leaves the xxxxxx dead in the water.

Honestly, never thought music could sound this authentic. It must be art!


*Edited for spelling, paragraphs and blanked out "other" cable name.

Senn HD 490-495-500-590 sub-mini Cables

Now available, replacement cables for HD-490-495-500-590 headphones. These cables would also work for other cans that use a sub-mini 2.5 headphone stereo jack at the can. This cable will not work with 595's. I've found a nice quality sub-mini jack to use in building these cables. Make sure your cans jack can accept a round end as shown in above pic or you may have to file the hexagon shape to fit the upgraded plug. Will fit the cans listed above, beyond that dunno...

Senn 490 /495 / 500 / 590 Style Cable (Left entry sub-mini)

Cable Length

1.00 Meter
1.25 Meter
1.50 Meter
1.75 Meter
2.00 Meter

Cable Series

Silver
Copper

Plug Style

1/4" rubberized
Neutrik 1/4"
Mini 1/8"

Shipping... Please Choose Correctly...

USA Priority Mail Ship
Canada EMS Ship
International EMS Ship (Europe, Asia, Australia, etc)

Grand Total $ (USD) Click to Purchase

Senn Woody Installation Instructions

     First step is to remove your earpads. Place your finger under inside of pad and tug up. That side of the pad will snap loose. Turn phones around and repeat on the other side and top and bottom until pad is free. There will also be a thin piece of foam that goes between the ear pad and the driver housing, usually it will come out with the ear pad. If not, pull it out and repeat for opposite all steps for other ear pad.

     Next it is time to remove the stock screens. Locate edge of screen (red lines) and place spoon under the lip. Gently pry up until screen is loose and remove. It is very easy.

     Now that your screens and pads are off, the woodies can be installed. The woodies have three indentations on the bottom lip. The half rectangles in red at the bottom of each pic need to line up with each other (at bottom of headphone where cable enters).

     You will be inserting the woody into the plastic lip that the screen fit over. The red circles in the left picture show the pre drilled pilot holes that you will be screwing into (the other two aren't circled). The interior of your woodies will have more build work done to them than these old pics, but the pilot holes and indents will be the same as photos. Your woody interior will look slightly different than pics.

     Once both woodies are on and you've decided on damping or not, you can screw the woodies on with the provided screws.

     The woodies have four holes pre drilled. There are four holes in the driver housing, two are shown (below) in red. The other two holes are opposite. Screw in the holes nearest cable opening first, then the one above and across.

     I like to use a cotton rag to hold the cup as to not "burn in" a finger print. Do not tighten a single screw only, tighten each a little until all are starting to feel tight. Do not over tighten! Best to snug up the lower screws first (cable entry side).

     Damping… You have a choice to dampen the interior of the cups or leave them as received. If not damped, you will get reflecting sound waves which may or may not be desirable to you (chamber hall affect). I personally like damping behind the driver only, while leaving the ends of the cups alone. Stick with the slightly deeper middle circle when damping using cotton, foam, blu-tack or other. It's really up to you and experimenting is part of the fun. Just don't over tighten your screws. If you do strip a hole, cut some tooth picks with scissors so they fit in holes and put in some wood glue then let dry.

     Once both woodies are installed, insert the thin foam back into the side you just tightened the screws or replace it with sound transparent cloth (some use lady Nylons). Insert pad and firmly push down around the entire pad to snap it back in (multiple places to snap in). If you have a question on installation, don't hesitate to email for an answer. Please enjoy your woody!

AKG K340/702/271 Mods      Audez'e LCD-2/3 Mods      Beyer 770/880/990 Mods      Beyer T-1 Mods      BlackSeries Cables      C-Pads for Grado   

Darth Beyer V7 & V7-A          Grado Mods          Headphone Deals          Headphone Stands          Sennheiser Mods          The Vixen V4

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