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Headphone Extension Cables

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I noticed that there is a general lack of info on extension cables. I started this thread to learn a little bit more about what various extension cables are like.

Please post what extension cord you are currently using/any that you have used in the past and your experience of them. A few short sentences is plenty!
post #2 of 10
I think it's interesting that Grado guarantees no sound degredation when using their extension cable. That must mean that it's made out of the same stuff that RS1's cables are, right? Since it would otherwise degrade the sound ever so slightly.
post #3 of 10
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I think it's interesting that Grado guarantees no sound degredation when using their extension cable. That must mean that it's made out of the same stuff that RS1's cables are, right? Since it would otherwise degrade the sound ever so slightly.
That's would be right. The grado cord is your best bet for Grado headphones. I have tried it and it works great.
post #4 of 10
I tweaked my Grado extension cord by cutting off both connectors and replacing them with "Neutrik" connectors that I bought from partsexpress.com. The Neutrik connectors are excellent quality and very durable next to molded plugs.
post #5 of 10
I'm using an extension cord custom-built using microphone cable and Neutrik connectors; for the equivalent of US$30, it's great value.
post #6 of 10
Grado 15ft extension is great buy. I went one step higher to the DiMarzio silver (very good connectors) which I like but I don't have Grado to compare it to.

The Dimarzio silver looks very cool with red/blue jaspis cable attached from Senn HD600.
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
I wonder if the Grado extension is UHPLC copper or just standard copper...
post #8 of 10
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Originally posted by evilcthul
I wonder if the Grado extension is UHPLC copper or just standard copper...
I think it has to be UHPLC since it's not supposed to degrade sound quality even when using it with the RS1s.
post #9 of 10
I have a Morgami extension cable from HCM audio. I think the cost was around $55 for 4 meters. The Neutrik connectors are top notch.
post #10 of 10

Thumbs up for DiMarzio!

Ya, I went the DiMarzio route too...the silver one headroom carries. I also have the Grado, and find myself using the DiMarzio most of the time because it just feels higher quality. I've noticed very little sonic difference with my HD600's, but there is some. Most notabley, the Grado is a TAD BIT warmer than the DiMarzio, but again, it's VERY subtle. Both are fine extensions.
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