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HD25-1 II OFC Cable Upgrade to HD25-13 Stock Cable Available in the US?

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After reading countless threads on this subject,  I've learned 3 things:

 

1.) The stock steel cable on the HD25-1 II is made for durability, not for sound quality.

 

2.) The OFC Cable from the Sennheiser HD25-13 is a great upgrade, (Sennheiser part Number 74532)  Most people shorten this cable & installl a 3.5mm phone plug.

 

3.) This cable isn't sold in the US & must be ordered overseas.

 

(There are lots of cable options - including going stock HD650 cable, etc.  For my purposes, I wish to keep the single sided configuration, which narrows the choices down.)

 

Here's a cable available from B&H:

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/547724-REG/Sennheiser_523875_Replacement_Cable_for_HD.html

 

Sennheiser part number 523875 - copper cable.  Isn't this the same thing as the 74532, but perhaps with a different US part number?

 

Here's the same cable, listed as copper, same part number, pictured terminated with 3.5 mm plug, from a US supplier:

 

http://www.sonicsense.com/pro-audio/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=4456&idcategory=0

 

I've purchased a HD25-1 IIC coiled cable from Juno Records UK.  I believe it's copper.  It's a great upgrade, however, I really don't like the weight of it.  While I'm not opposed to ordering overseas again, if B&H has what I'm looking for it just makes more sense to order from a US Supplier - especially since there will be added cost in shortening and re-terminating the cable (I'm not a DIYer).

 

So - 74532=523875?

 

Anyone know?

 

Cheers!

 

 

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I'm curious, did you end up ordering either one? My plan is to re-cable soon and I'm torn between a DIY project or a simple upgrade.
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I'm curious, did you end up ordering either one? My plan is to re-cable soon and I'm torn between a DIY project or a simple upgrade.


I didn't order either, actually.  I ended up selling my HD-25s. 

 

The least expensive upgrade for these, IMHO, is the stock HD650 cable.  One must invert the cups in order to do this, so single sided operation is not possible.  Also, the HD650 plugs are bigger than the stock HD25 plugs.  They fit fine, however, they do stick out from the bottoms of the earcups.  This is a cheap, great sounding upgrade.

 

(If you're planning on doing a lot of portable use (throwing these cans in a bag, etc), I don't recommend this recable.  My experience with this cable after many times in and out of my messenger bag is that the connection point started to cut in and out.  There are a number of ways this can be remedied, of course.  Personally, I just found it rather annoying.  I think It has to do with the spring tolerance at the connection point inside the earcup.)

 

I really loved the coiled cable on these.  It sounded great, was single sided, but had a tendency to snag on things.  The coiled cable is pricey & not readily available in the US.

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Hey thanks for the suggestions, I've held off on the re-cable for now. Ordered a new set of DT 1350 instead.
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I actually ordered that cable from B&H, but to my big dissapointment this is no copper cable but just longer silver one :(
 

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