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I've just finished making a balanced Y-Split to use both headphones at same time. It makes me avoid having to fiddle behind the headphone stands when I want to swap, and should be useful when I invite friends over. ;)

 

I've used different color XLR connectors for the two inputs, that match with the headphones' cables' connectors. That way, even if I find myself using 2 cables that look alike, I can still tell them apart in an instant. I've used all black for the HE-6 and silver/black for the HD800.

 

The wire is Toxic Cables silver/gold, but I think I will make another with copper for one half and silver/gold for the other once I decide which one I prefer with which.

 


Edited by Benjamin6264 - 3/2/13 at 12:01pm
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Very impressive setup Benjamin

 

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Nice work.  Great that you can do your own cables.

May have missed this but what pads do you have on the HE6?  Looks interesting.

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I've just finished making a balanced Y-Split to use both headphones at same time. It makes me avoid having to fiddle behind the headphone stands when I want to swap, and should be useful when I invite friends over. ;)

 

 

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Nice work.  Great that you can do your own cables.

May have missed this but what pads do you have on the HE6?  Looks interesting.


It's the Lawton Angle Pad for denon 2/5/7k

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Girlfriend said she could make more hearts out of cable than me. Little did she know, I am and audiophile. pics soon.

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Actually, the HD700 and HE500 compliment each other; they're not opposites. Probably closer than you'd guess just reading about them.. HE500 is not a bassy headphone and I wouldn't call the HD700 bright.. a little more on top but still quite smooth with great soundstage. 

I meant that the M-100 was the bassy headphone wink.gif I used mid-centric for the HE-500, although I'm sure it has great lows too. Nice to know the HD 700 isn't as bright as some people say. 

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Gotcha wink_face.gif In that case, yes, I've got all the bases covered. I actually haven't used the M100 since I got the HE500. 

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I meant that the M-100 was the bassy headphone wink.gif I used mid-centric for the HE-500, although I'm sure it has great lows too. Nice to know the HD 700 isn't as bright as some people say. 

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AppleMark

 

Just went to IKEA today and picked up a new MALM bedside table...fortunately the gear fits just barely on it.

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My latest addition - swopped my Marantz SA8003 for the KI Pearl > Leben CS300X > Stax Lambda Signature. Listening to Murray Perahia playing Bach (Sony SS 87326) with a smile on my face. Sorry for the blurred shot and messy cables. From top left: LCD2, K702, 650, Stax 404, Sony Z1000, HE-5 (my favourite dynamic - apart from my T5p at work). Speakers out of the Leben are AVI Neutron IVs and a Velodyne Impact Mini under my workstation desk.

 

 

 

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My latest addition - swopped my Marantz SA8003 for the KI Pearl > Leben CS300X > Stax Lambda Signature.

How do the two compare?

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How do the two compare?

+1 Was wondering about this as well.

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Sorry for the picture quality. My Blackberry has a camera worse than a potato.

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Re: KI Pearl vs SA8003, the SA8003 was very good in the smooth Marantz style but the treble wasn't well-integrated and there was a sense of artificiality with massed strings, shimmering highs etc. (Since there's very little in the SACD catologue that is non-classical). The Pearl addresses this and more - it's a Marantz for sure, ie. there is a lovely smooth coherent top-to-bottom sound that is, well, just enjoyable and complete. I compared it with my Fostex HP-A8C streaming DSDs (couldn't control for different amps and cables, but LCD2 was used for both) and it turned out to be the case where I was looking into the DSD stream and marvelling at the clarity and detail but with the Pearl it was just kicking back and letting the music flow. Hope that makes sense.

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Sorry for the picture quality. My Blackberry has a camera worse than a potato.

Why didn't you use a potato then? There pretty cheap.

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I absolutley LOVE the look of the woodied HiFiMans!
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