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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post

Wait, why? Neutrik connectors are cheap, and it doesn't look like the cable is anything special like OCC. You could get a badass custom cable for that price.

None of the aftermarket cables I looked at had their proprietary "Bayonet locking mechanism". Did you find a place that can make them with the right connector? 

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At the price they charge for that first cable, you could buy their cheapest replacement cable, cut off the locking connector, and use it in a custom cable for a lower total cost. Or if you really don't like the cable provided, chop off one of those connectors for no additional cost and send it to the cable maker.

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Originally Posted by beatsbydresuck3 View Post

If there's one thing I like about the Pro 900's, it's they way they look.  They look amazing and are extremely well built.  However at full price I find them a bit too overpriced in my opinion, but if you can find them for around $300 dollars to $400 dollars they aren't a bad buy.

 

u can get the pro900 in the buysell forum for between 200-300 depending on the condition...

the recent amazon sale went further $$outh right?

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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

http://www.amazon.com/Shure-HPACA1-Replacement-Headphone-Headphones/dp/B002Z9JWYO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364267865&sr=8-1&keywords=shure+840+cable

 

i believe this shure840 cable fits the pro900....and it sounds cleaner than the stock cable.

Nope. That's got a screw in connector. The Bayonet locking mechanism is proprietary. I would NOT recommend using a non locking cable. If you accidentally catch it on something and it yanks out with an Amp attached, it can short out and blow the speaker in your headphones. I unfortunately, found that out the hard way... 


Edited by bareyb - 3/26/13 at 12:12am
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

 

u can get the pro900 in the buysell forum for between 200-300 depending on the condition...

the recent amazon sale went further $$outh right?

Yep. They had them on a Goldbox sale for $200.00 not too long ago. One of the members here bought some and said they would sell their set for the two hundred bucks plus paypal and shipping. We had PM'd a couple of times about it. If anyone is interested, I can look him up and see if they are still available. 


Edited by bareyb - 3/25/13 at 8:33pm
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I got mine on that sale, great deal even with tax.

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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

http://www.amazon.com/Shure-HPACA1-Replacement-Headphone-Headphones/dp/B002Z9JWYO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364267865&sr=8-1&keywords=shure+840+cable


i believe this shure840 cable fits the pro900....and it sounds cleaner than the stock cable.

The PRO900 (and other PRO headphones, and the 2400) have a screw-on connector, which doesn't look like what's pictured there. The locking plastic end won't fit, and the screw-on end for the 1/4" adapter is probably too fat. redface.gif
post #5439 of 5819

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/594787/sold

i got mine from here...:)

 

i cant remember if the shure cable is screwed on or just pushed in.. but it never did pop out.. not once..v snugged.

and the sound improvement is quite significant that i never touched the stockcable since. 

The mini plug to the amp had been changed to a nonscrew version 

post #5440 of 5819
Yeah - I may have misspoke; I tried out the 1/4" screw-on adapter from a Sony headphone on the "headphone" side of my 2900's cable (same cable the 900 comes with); it fit. So the next logical step was to plug the Sony headphones themselves into the 2900s; which also fit just fine. I know that screw-on adapter will also fit the ATs I've tried it on; I don't know if they're universally standard, but I know it isn't *just* that Sony that would fit. So perhaps if you put the Shure (or some other twist-on on one side cable) "backwards" to the Ultrasones, and just left the weird plastic bayonet side for the amp (because really, who cares?) it would work just fine. smily_headphones1.gif
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What's this bayonet you guys are talking about? All I see on mine is what appears to be a standard 3.5mm plug with a threaded base. Is there something more to the design I'm not seeing?

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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post

What's this bayonet you guys are talking about? All I see on mine is what appears to be a standard 3.5mm plug with a threaded base. Is there something more to the design I'm not seeing?

Oh no, a few posts up, someone mentioned the Shure removable cable as an alternative to the fairly expensive Ultrasone cables, and those have a "bayonet" mount for the Shure headphones (its a plastic locking thing that won't work with the threaded 1/8"). I'm thinking if the threaded 1/8" is relatively standard, you could just use that cable "backwards" because the bayonet end won't matter to the amp.
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Ah ok that makes more sense. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post

What's this bayonet you guys are talking about? All I see on mine is what appears to be a standard 3.5mm plug with a threaded base. Is there something more to the design I'm not seeing?

The Bayonet locking system is only on the Signature DJs and the Signature Pro top of the line Cans. It keeps the cable from pulling out of the headphones while in use similar to the screw-on types that a lot of Mfrs. use.  I believe the Pro 900s and 2900s use a different connector. 

 

My point in all of this, is to use some kind of locking cable. You can ruin your headphones if you accidentally yank out the cable while it's connected to an Amp. I know, because it happened to me...


Edited by bareyb - 3/27/13 at 6:10pm
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Originally Posted by bareyb View Post

The Bayonet locking system is only on the Signature DJs and the Signature Pro top of the line Cans. It keeps the cable from pulling out of the headphones while in use similar to the screw-on types that a lot of Mfrs. use.  I believe the Pro 900s and 2900s use a different connector. 

My point in all of this, is to use some kind of locking cable. You can ruin your headphones if you accidentally yank out the cable while it's connected to an Amp. I know, because it happened to me...

The PROline headphones, and the HFI-2400, use a threaded 1/8" connector.

And I'd be somewhat suspicious of the amp blowing up your cans - I've hotplugged headphones for years with no adverse effects; I don't suggest it as general practice, but with a good amplifier it shouldn't mean anything blows up...ph34r.gif
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