New (Straight) Headphone Cable MDR-7506
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    Default New (Straight) Headphone Cable MDR-7506

    Yes I've come to a solid conclusion - I hate Coiled Cables with a Vengance!

    So I went on the hunt for something half decent that I could butcher and solder into my MDR-7506's, I've seen this kinda weaved Plastic Fabric before which I liked the look of and went e-baying and found a seller in Hong Kong who has tons of Cables and HIFI parts in stock and found the one I wanted 1.5meters of extension cable (which I quickly removed the female end from) - Also came with an almost identical 3.5 > 1/4 screw on adaptor to the original Sony's for a whole $8 (inc. shipping). My expectations as you can imagine were not high, worst case scenario was I'd use the exterior coating for something else or lose 8 bucks.

    But honestly I was surprised at how nice the quality was on them, I expected when I took the heads off that there would only be about 2 strands of copper once I stripped it back, but was happily greeted by at least as thick cable as the original Sony one (if not more) with a fairly thick coating of rubberized plastic cable with the "weave" plastic fabric on top.

    20 mins later and behold:





    Sometimes its the smallest, simplest things that can give the biggest grins. Not having a heavy coiled cable hanging off my headphones is saving my neck and is less of a PITA with not getting tangled - I've never needed a 10+ft cable, EVER !

    Source of Cable: http://www.ebay.com/usr/low20101020 They also do direct Plug-in replacements for Sennheisers, Shure (including IEM's), AKG and a few other brands.
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    I have the MDR-V6 (which is almost identical to the 7506 right?). Anyway, is it possible to add a female end to the headphone so I can have multiple length cables that I can switch out as needed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deevey View Post
    That would be handy but what about a locking female adapter inside the cup so the cable doesn't fall out, would probably be safer without the lock though.
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