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Originally Posted by Gnawbert View Post
 

The bad news: I had three cables die out, all within about a month of being installed.  The old version cable, which can be seen here (http://youtu.be/TSR3rXSwFao?t=1m25s) just never worked for me and fell apart shockingly fast.

 

The good news: Beyerdynamic have a new cable that has held up (at least for over two months so far), and they've been super helpful in getting my T5Ps re-cabeled in-warranty, despite me living half a world away.

 

The better news: everything else about this headphone is simply fantastic, and now that the cable issue has been solved I don't have a single complaint.

 

 

I've just had the same thing happen to me as well. 

 

Had mine for 6 months and have sparsely used them (at home only).

 

This new cable you talk of - is the entire cable new or just the termination??

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One other thing - is there anyone here that has had a copper recable for this headphone (and can describe the change in sound!) ??

post #1308 of 1510

As far as I understand, it's an entirely new cable, from cups to 1/8 adapter.  I did not watch them install it, but I did see that it came coiled and wrapped in plastic.

 

post #1309 of 1510

Oh right. Must be new then. I take it that it's as supple and light as before.

 

Reckon this will break soon too??

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Oh right. Must be new then. I take it that it's as supple and light as before.

 

Reckon this will break soon too??

I'm not positive, but it looks like from the redesign on the cable that there's now a much needed strain-relief on the plug.  This should add some strength/longevity to the cable.

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Has anybody tried the T5p with the Fostex HP-V1?

 

Yes, I did. Very nice combination in my opinion, adds a touch of bass, overall very musical.

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Oh right. Must be new then. I take it that it's as supple and light as before.

 

Reckon this will break soon too??

 

Unlikely.  Beyer just didn't know how to [easily] deal with the Neutrik's less than stellar strain relief.  They can make fine molded plugs, but why they bothered with that little Neutrik is beyond me.  If it was for the sake of having a "premium plug", they should have gone with something else or an original design of their own.  The right-angled Neutrik mini uses uses a plastic clamp with textured grips, not as effective as regular plugs with their crimpable, metal strain relief clamps or Neutrik's own plastic chuck strain relieves found in their full-sized phone plugs and XLR plugs.  It is easy for a cable to slip through the little Neutrik's plastic grip.  I've seen people improvise with heatshrink, I've used epoxy the few times that I used the plug.  Beyer just stuck with the stock strain relief when I think they should have gone with a molded-on strain relief, then add on the aluminum casing and all, much like how Audio-technica and Sony (among others) do.

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Unlikely.  Beyer just didn't know how to [easily] deal with the Neutrik's less than stellar strain relief.  They can make fine molded plugs, but why they bothered with that little Neutrik is beyond me.  If it was for the sake of having a "premium plug", they should have gone with something else or an original design of their own.  The right-angled Neutrik mini uses uses a plastic clamp with textured grips, not as effective as regular plugs with their crimpable, metal strain relief clamps or Neutrik's own plastic chuck strain relieves found in their full-sized phone plugs and XLR plugs.  It is easy for a cable to slip through the little Neutrik's plastic grip.  I've seen people improvise with heatshrink, I've used epoxy the few times that I used the plug.  Beyer just stuck with the stock strain relief when I think they should have gone with a molded-on strain relief, then add on the aluminum casing and all, much like how Audio-technica and Sony (among others) do.


When I had a Beyer-approved shop fix my cable the first time, they replaced the connector with a straight Rean plug, which seemed odd to me at the time, but makes sense in light of your comments. That cable went bad too though, so who knows ;)

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 I've used epoxy the few times that I used the plug.  

 

Awesome suggestion, I'm going to preemptively epoxy the inside of my plug to help avoid a failure.  

post #1315 of 1510

Thanks for the response guys.

 

 

It's actually quite scary how the cable disintegrates almost naturally. It's my third beyer T5p it's happened to. Putting it in context; the most experienced headphone manufacturer out there and this is their (joint) highest priced product. Oversight or what. 

 

Still in contact with polar audio, beyers registered dealer in the UK - want to know the exact cable they'll replace it with. 

 

I Was thinking though to send this headphone for a copper recable to veteran headfier hifliyin9 (zysonic). He can do a cardas copper rewire (with a bit of a foam mod around the cable entry/exit point of the cup). In the states though so delivery and customs (esp uk customs) are going to scale costs / time to something I'm not willing to pay / wait for. 

 

Otherwise going to send it back to amazon as faulty and be done with it! 

post #1316 of 1510

Got my newly-balanced T5p in today!!! Woo-HOOO!!

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Got my newly-balanced T5p in today!!! Woo-HOOO!!

Congrats!  Please post a pic + impressions when you can.

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Originally Posted by CantScareMe View Post

Thanks for the response guys.


It's actually quite scary how the cable disintegrates almost naturally. It's my third beyer T5p it's happened to. Putting it in context; the most experienced headphone manufacturer out there and this is their (joint) highest priced product. Oversight or what. 

Still in contact with polar audio, beyers registered dealer in the UK - want to know the exact cable they'll replace it with. 

I Was thinking though to send this headphone for a copper recable to veteran headfier hifliyin9 (zysonic). He can do a cardas copper rewire (with a bit of a foam mod around the cable entry/exit point of the cup). In the states though so delivery and customs (esp uk customs) are going to scale costs / time to something I'm not willing to pay / wait for. 

Otherwise going to send it back to amazon as faulty and be done with it! 


Maybe Toxic Cables in the UK can help? I believe they have some high-quality copper options. Not sure whether Frank has done T5p before, though...
post #1319 of 1510

Thanks for the suggestion. I've asked him now and I'll see what he says.

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Hi T5P users!
I just purchased a used pair on ebay and im kind of unsure why these cans get praise. Perhaps i just havent figured out the tilt in the drivers sweet spot yet but if anyone has some tips id be grateful to hear it!
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