Originally Posted by SID3W8Z
Yes, but the Senns are easy with a simple wire, the 702s have to be re-wired, they only have 3 pins.
Right... the beyers (after conversion to dual entry as I'm doing for the OCC cable anyway) and senns will be easy for balanced, but the K702s are going to have to be rewired to get rid of the mini xlr 3 pin.
I have a couple ideas, but my top choice now is to see if the outside cup part where the mini xlr 3 pin currently is can come off, then I would try to find another "plain" outside cup, like the right side, without the mini xlr jack, and replace the left side with it, so I would have two plain sides with no mini xlr jacks. Then I can just drill two holes into them and convert to dual entry like I'll have on the beyers. If I have to replace the whole left cup (instead of just the outside part) with a right side one, I will, but I'll want to keep the same driver anyway, since it's "matched" to the other one, in that they have the same amount of hours on them and stuff.
But then I won't be able to game with them with the convenient mic mount at the xlr with your gaming cable
Another option would be to source a second left cup instead of a second right cup, so that I'll have mini xlr jacks on both sides. Then I could use 2 of the 3 pins on each to wire the headphones balanced down to the mini 4 pin at the Y. The problem with this solution is that the mini xlr 3 pin jacks on the cups would be on opposite sides (one in front and one in back) since it would be one normal cup, and one of the same cups only reversed. This would be a little less aesthetically pleasing, and maybe a little weird looking, but would allow me to make a new cable to continue to mount a mic on the headphones, using the XLR jack to make it sturdy. I could actually use them balanced for gaming too if I wanted (though the mixamp as the source wouldn't be balanced).
Another option might be to pull the guts of the 3 pin mini xlr that's in the cup now out and replace it with a 4 pin mini xlr, but this would be the riskiest for damage to the cup (aesthetically), but would probably be the cheapest and easiest in some ways too. It would also allow me to modify the current gaming cable to use a 4 pin XLR instead of a 3 pin. Truthfully, though, I would prefer dual entry on them anyway, so I'm not sure I'm keen on this idea vs the other two.
So I have a little bit to think about in terms of how much I want to game with them vs how much I care about how they look.
I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get there
The balanced amp would be at least a few weeks away.