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post #16 of 80
My headphone rig is in the same rack as my HT as well. My favorite recliner is about 10 feet away so I too am looking for a suitable extension. I am waiting for a 15' Equinox for my HD600s but have to think there is something better for my HP-1s and my MS Pros than the Grado extension (although for the $$, it is not bad). I am vascillating between the SH Hurricane and the DiMarzio Big Red.
post #17 of 80
I've used the DiMarzio Big Red in my system for almost ten months with a variety of phones, and I find it to be a wonderful extension.....as close to invisible as I can imagine.

post #18 of 80
Thread Starter 
I wish I'd had a chance to actually listen to the Big Red so I could compare it to the Hurricane for you guys. All I can say is that I'm very pleased with my Hurricane and rank it much higher than all the other extensions I've heard. In terms of pure sex appeal appeal though, you'd be hard-pressed to top the Red.

markl
post #19 of 80
Stefan Audioart will intro a new Equinox extension in 6,10 and 15 foot lengths.it is of identical constuction to the Equinox replacement cable for Senn headphones.pricing TBA.
post #20 of 80
Waiting....Waiting....Waiting

For my Sonic Horizon Hurricane extension, any day now my quest for extensions may be over
post #21 of 80

SONIC SHOCKER

Yeah, my recliner is too far for my clou red to reach.


So I have done something just HORRIBLE. Just shocking.


I made an extention from 18 gage stranded copper cable from RADIO SHACK, using two of their metal connectors (male and female).

Yep, plain old wire.

Cost...... under $20.

What is really shocking is no matter what equipment combination I try, I cannot hear a difference with the cable in or out.

I could hear the difference with the RS coiled extention though.

Really can't see shelling out more for a fancy extention.

Maybe my hearing is gone?

Maybe my brain is jelled?
post #22 of 80
Fred
You can buy RS extensions already made for very cheap, but I think a $39 Grado extension will sound a little better if you have revealing system.......are you sure you hear no difference?
Yes I am shocked

Mark
The service at HCM is very shaky (as you indicated) I called yesterday to see if Hurricane extension had shipped (remember when I ordered 9 days ago and was told it would ship in 1-2 days) opppppppps sorry hasn't shipped yet but would ship in 1-2 days (where have I heard that before)

Don't know when I'll ever see this cable
post #23 of 80
Quote:
Originally posted by DarkAngel
Fred
You can buy RS extensions already made for very cheap, but I think a $39 Grado extension will sound a little better if you have revealing system.......are you sure you hear no difference?
Yes I am shocked



Don't know when I'll ever see this cable
I won't waste money on the Grado. Since their headphones can't produce reasonable bass at a reasonable price, they would not have extentions to reveal bass.

The cables I use are 18 gage copper. Most extentions use smaller diameter wire, although more exotic materials.
SInce the headphone cable sounded good I tried a long interconnect made the same way. That stunk.

I think If I had really good headphones that showed bass in a realistic manner (the HD600's don't), the 18 gage might show up as not so hot. But I doubt it.

My thoughts lately are not to the exotic pricy pretty premade ones, but to some Straightwire Quartet speaker wire, made of the same exotic materials as headphone extentions, but of 14 gage wire (!), and only $40 for 10 feet.

Oh yeah, my cables kink like crazy.

And they are not pretty or status symbols


Hmmmm. You may have misread my first post. I have the Radio Shack extentions, but don't use them, they STINK. I use my DIY ones.
post #24 of 80
Thread Starter 
DA,
I know HCM ain't the best service in the world (but maybe that's unfair based on a sample size of two). All I can tell you is that (based on what I've heard) the overall quality of the Hurricane extension makes up for the service. Let us know how it works out for you.

markl
post #25 of 80
Finally, the Rock has come back to Head-Fi!

Also finally my Sonic Horizons Hurricane extension has arrived after 2.5 weeks, even though when order was placed it was ready to ship in a "couple days"

In a word WOW! Am breaking in this cable now but quick listen to confirm everything worked revealed this cable blows away the Dimarzio silver to the same degree that Cardas cable blows away
stock Senn 600 cable. The combo of Cardas and Hurricane is awesome, will give more details after several days.

Appearance and finish are excellent, fine black mesh cable jacket reveals beautiful silver wires that shimmers like jewelry when lit from proper angle. Comes with great profession metal versions of the Nuetrik connectors Dimarzio silver has. This cable looks sweet, and is actually more flexible than I thought, about the same as Dimarzio silver.

More to come but Mark was right on about this cord, I have not heard the Dimarzio Red but I think it would also be outclassed by this cord.
post #26 of 80
Thread Starter 
DA,
So glad it worked out for you. Too bad about their service. I have a feeling they had to build one from scratch for you after all because they had to do that for me so it was about 2 weeks before I got mine. No instant gratification, but well-worth the wait.

I want to underline what I said before and what DA hints at above: the Hurricane is probably best for those lucky enough to have an R10 with its high-quality cable, or those that have replaced their HD600 cable with a Clou/Cardas/Stephan cable.

If all you have is the X-mas tree tinsel of the typical headphone stock cord, the DiMarzio Silver or SH Daybreak is probably the way to go.

markl
post #27 of 80
No way is the Hurricane ever leaving my system, much better than any previous extension I have tried, check out how beautiful it is:

Sonic Horizon Hurricane

Also:

Dimarzio Silver
post #28 of 80
Hurricane looks better. I want one and I don't really need one...
post #29 of 80
I liked the Equinox HD600 cable so much, I am expecting an Equinox 10' extension cable in about a week. I will keep you posted.
post #30 of 80
Mark will appreciate this!
Strange but the Hurricane extension mates very well with Sony 3000. I thought 3000 would be even brighter sounding but there is some strange interaction where they actually sound warmer vs Dimarzio Silver..........very strange.

My usual practice is to set MOHR amp at bright filter for Senn 600/Cardas and no filter for Sony 3000.........this sounds about right for most material, as Mark knows the 3000 can be extremely revealing in treble extension/detail.......now the bass response is almost subterrain, very impressive. I was toying with the idea of selling the 3000 but thanks to Hurricane, no way Jose!
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