I'm looking to reterminate the stock HD800 cable and I don't think it shouldn't be too difficult. Basically cut the TRS jack off then solder a 4 pin XLR jack where the TRS jack used to be. The one thing I'm curious about are reports of some plastic (?) strands placed inbetween the individual wire strands. If it is truly as much as a problem as everyone claims it is, what is the best way of removing these strands without damaging the wire itself in the process?