Repair of broken Audeze Penrose / Mobius / HyperX Orbit S

Audeze Penrose, Audeze Mobius and HyperX Orbit S are headphones with the same planar drivers made by Audeze and the same mechanical design (with some small differences). There are also functional differences. Generally those are planar driver headphones for gaming (Audeze models have also bluetooth). Weak site of all these models is head band and half rings around ear-cups. That is why so many cheap headphones are avialble with broken headbands. I have bought one pair of Hyperx Orbit S and one pair of Audeze Penrose X (X version dedicated for XBOX).
For repair and assembly one working condition headphones have been used following parts:

  1. planar drivers from Penrose;
  2. both PCBs with electronic from Penrose (this model has got bluetooth);
  3. headband from Penrose without half rings around earcups;
  4. half ring and ear cups from Orbit S;
  5. new ear pads and headband pad (replacement dedicated for OrbitS);

Half rings around ear cups are completely broken. Repair has been done in a following way:

  1. cut solid wire for better tensile strength;
  2. epoxy glue for joining broken parts and additional solid wires;
  3. sanding surface from glue (this step might be improved with epoxy filling layer after glue and before sanding);

All parts have been sanded with paper and painted glossy black and clear semi glossy;

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