warrior05, do not cut the power cable. there is +18 +18 +9 -0 in there. you would need three micro switches. those are 30ga wire in there. forget that idea. maybe use a lamp cord with a inline switch if you must. the absolute best thing to do is plug it directly into the power conditioner without even using a strip. the strip makes the groung path longer. bad for the sound quality. it should be left on 24/7. it draws less than 1 watt with no music playing and costs about 2 to 3 cents a day to run in most places.
it also should be powered on constantly for at least 500 hours. after 500 hours it really opens up even more. with the k701's(recabled) the soundstage is like reference loudspeakers. i have never heard this with headphones before and you all know i have a few.
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