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This is great.  Just what I've been searching for, all in one thread.  Thanks!!!

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Originally Posted by crazyg0od33 View Post

hey everyone...I'm looking for some 1/8" plugs for my AD700 recabling mod, and I was wondering if you recommend the Pailiccs TRS jacks?  I'm between those or the XLO HT's, but @ 6.95 per plug, the HT's are nuts, and the Pailiccs I can find (not from US but still the same plugs) for $2 shipped a piece...its from lunashops, I dont know if thats a good place to buy or not?
But I was wondering which you'd recommend.  Also, I need a TRRS male 1/8" as well, but I was looking for one that has at least a 6mm cable opening, to fit my Canare Starquad cables?

Thanks a bunch!

I used Pailiccs plugs and they are awesome, very easy to solder and the opening is wide so you can add heat tube shrink galore. I recommend them. I also bought a switchcraft and neutrik too but those will bust your wallet. smily_headphones1.gif
post #378 of 426
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Originally Posted by qusp View Post

no I think he's looking for this, you can find it at qables



its custom made for qables, doesnt come with a barrel, but you can use a regular neutrik mini barrel or heatshrink. not cheap, but since its so rare and its bespoke to qables I guess thats what you get. qables minis are all a little on the pricey side though, but in europe they are expensive anywhere it seems.


Searching through the thread, end to front this time, but I was wondering if there's a female end to match this that anyone can direct me to?

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Originally Posted by Exitao View Post


Searching through the thread, end to front this time, but I was wondering if there's a female end to match this that anyone can direct me to?

 

By "female end", do you mean an inline jack, or and 1/8 to 1/4 adapter? If it's the latter, then...

 

Originally Posted by Bostonears View Post

 

A 1/4" adapter like this one should thread onto that.

post #380 of 426

Is there anything other than a Neutrik Right Angle that won't foul the top buttons on my Hifiman HM-801? I've just got one of these but it sits too flush

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pcs-right-angle-rhodium-PLATED-3-5mm-STEREO-AUDIO-JACK-Plug-carbon-fiber-body-/230931907387?pt=US_MP3_Player_Cables_Adapters&hash=item35c49d433b 

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Is there anything other than a Neutrik Right Angle that won't foul the top buttons on my Hifiman HM-801? I've just got one of these but it sits too flush

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pcs-right-angle-rhodium-PLATED-3-5mm-STEREO-AUDIO-JACK-Plug-carbon-fiber-body-/230931907387?pt=US_MP3_Player_Cables_Adapters&hash=item35c49d433b 

I want to say that the newest right angled Oyaide plugs are raised a little bit to accommodate cases and might be what you are looking for.  Or you can always make something custom using epoxy putty or Sugru, something I do when I need something low profile or that exits at a funny angle.

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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

I want to say that the newest right angled Oyaide plugs are raised a little bit to accommodate cases and might be what you are looking for.  Or you can always make something custom using epoxy putty or Sugru, something I do when I need something low profile or that exits at a funny angle.

 

Thanks, do you have a link to the Oyaide plugs?

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This is where I found out about the redesign:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/71148/diy-cable-gallery/10875#post_8978153

 

Not sure who is selling which version at this point.  You might look for the distributor for New Zealand to see where you can buy one.  Won't be cheap, that is for sure.

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What's the most expensive plug anyone has seen, or brought? I've recently ordered a pair of ViaBlue T6s small 3.5mm plugs, 24k gold plated. These things can run around 20 to 30 US dollars each! The larger ones cost the same, but I opted for the smalls because they look sleeker.

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Originally Posted by scope1992 View Post

What's the most expensive plug anyone has seen, or brought? I've recently ordered a pair of ViaBlue T6s small 3.5mm plugs, 24k gold plated. These things can run around 20 to 30 US dollars each! The larger ones cost the same, but I opted for the smalls because they look sleeker.

Vendors know their plugs are great and they charge an arm and a leg, theViaBlue are overrated and overpriced, I bought both not at that price mark, gratefully not all retailers take you for a ride and found them to be difficult to handle for soldering unless you use an helping hand. There are other easier plugs to solder and they look great like the 45-angle plugs from switchcraft, work of art or the cheaper and good enough neutriks.
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Vendors know their plugs are great and they charge an arm and a leg, theViaBlue are overrated and overpriced, I bought both not at that price mark, gratefully not all retailers take you for a ride and found them to be difficult to handle for soldering unless you use an helping hand. There are other easier plugs to solder and they look great like the 45-angle plugs from switchcraft, work of art or the cheaper and good enough neutriks.


It would be stupid of me to even consider getting them at those prices. I got them as cheap as I could find them, around 10-11 USD each, still a little expensive though. If you can find better deals that would be great. My total is around 29-30 USD with tax and shipping. But it seems like most people get plugs for either aesthetics, durability, ease of use, or the combination of the three. In my case I brought them for austhetics and quality material. I'm not too keen on shiny or chrome parts. If there are any similar plugs aesthetically yet cheaper, then I would consider them. There's also counterfeit ViaBlue plugs, but I wont even consider knockoffs.

 

It seems if I were to get similar looking switchcrafts it will cost around 23 to 7 some for a pair with shipping and taxes, maybe even less. Haven't really look into it.

post #387 of 426
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Originally Posted by scope1992 View Post

What's the most expensive plug anyone has seen, or brought? I've recently ordered a pair of ViaBlue T6s small 3.5mm plugs, 24k gold plated. These things can run around 20 to 30 US dollars each! The larger ones cost the same, but I opted for the smalls because they look sleeker.

Not TRS plugs, but I've seen RCA plugs at $100+ each.

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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

There are other easier plugs to solder and they look great like the 45-angle plugs from switchcraft, work of art or the cheaper and good enough neutriks.

I can't find any info on Switchcraft 45-degree audio plugs. Can you post a link? (Or did you mean 90-degree?)

 

Can anyone provide links to aftermarket 45-degree audio plugs?


Edited by Bostonears - 7/4/13 at 3:55am
post #389 of 426
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Originally Posted by Bostonears View Post

I can't find any info on Switchcraft 45-degree audio plugs. Can you post a link? (Or did you mean 90-degree?)

Can anyone provide links to aftermarket 45-degree audio plugs?

Sorry my mistake, it's 90 degree, they should be readily available from an audio component retailers.
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