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One other question....

 

Can anybody please give me a link to the cheapest method of hooking up the HE500 to the Emotiva mini x? I am not willing to spend £100 on a cable and I could probably do it myself using the stock cable if it is not too complicated?

if you don't mind cutting up the stock cable, then you can just use the stock cable. it has 4 strands, + and - for each channel. Just take a multimeter to it and check the continuity to find the polarity of each channel. thats the cheapest. 

 

if not, you could make your own if you're handy with soldering. the HE-500 comes with spare connectors, all you need is some wires.

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Hahaha, honestly, aside from one side not adjusting as easily as the other, you're right, this HE-500 is THE best HE-500 ever :p 

 

Yeah they were weird like that out of the box. Although I guess it makes them unique. You can take them to a meet and mix them up with other HE-500 and you would be able to blindly select out these HE-500. Also, in low lighting, you know which side is which by simply attempting to slide it. If it takes an hour to move it, it' the right side :D 

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Get an adapter cable. Banana plugs to 1/4 or banana plug to XLR, depending on which cable you own.

 

It's the cheapest and non-invasive method.

 

Didn't we talk about that before and conclude that it would not work because the adapter only has 2 connections? If I would need to buy an XLR cable then that would cost almost as much as the ready made cables?

 

Have you done it yourself? Can you link me to the bits that you need? Thanks...

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Nice overview, I'm tempted to move onto the LCD-2s, or even LCD-X, depending on how they turn out. 

 

The LCD-2's are solid regardless of LCD-3 and whatever else comes out. I'd personally get the LCD-2 first and keep them for a few months and see which signature you prefer more. There are times when I miss my LCD-2 a lot, even though I have the 3's. LCD-X seems to be promising as well. You got a lot of options to pick from nowadays...for better or for worse.

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if you don't mind cutting up the stock cable, then you can just use the stock cable. it has 4 strands, + and - for each channel. Just take a multimeter to it and check the continuity to find the polarity of each channel. thats the cheapest. 

 

if not, you could make your own if you're handy with soldering. the HE-500 comes with spare connectors, all you need is some wires.

 

Hmmm sounds reasonably easy..... I can't solder though but I could get a multimeter, what do you have to look for? I am not a electrician as you can probably tell but I am quite good at that sort of thing so it should not be too hard? If you can do it with the stock cable without too much difficulty then the emotiva mini x seems like good value...

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Didn't we talk about that before and conclude that it would not work because the adapter only has 2 connections? If I would need to buy an XLR cable then that would cost almost as much as the ready made cables?

 

Have you done it yourself? Can you link me to the bits that you need? Thanks...

See my post a couple above yours.

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Didn't we talk about that before and conclude that it would not work because the adapter only has 2 connections? If I would need to buy an XLR cable then that would cost almost as much as the ready made cables?

 

Have you done it yourself? Can you link me to the bits that you need? Thanks...

 

DId we? :blink:

 

The adapter cable I have has 4 male banana plugs going to a female XLR (it could easily be female 1/4" instead XLR). It has both the positive and negative terminals for both the right and left channels, thus giving 4 banana pins. Not sure about your 2 banana pins. I got mines done from Headphone Lounge by Chris_Himself here on head-fi. It's definitely much more affordable than other options.

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See my post a couple above yours.

 

Hmmm interesting thanks... Have you confirmed this to work?

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Hmmm interesting thanks... Have you confirmed this to work?

No, just posting what Sonido recommended.

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DId we? :blink:

 

The adapter cable I have has 4 male banana plugs going to a female XLR (it could easily be female 1/4" instead XLR). It has both the positive and negative terminals for both the right and left channels, thus giving 4 banana pins. Not sure about your 2 banana pins. I got mines done from Headphone Lounge by Chris_Himself here on head-fi. It's definitely much more affordable than other options.

 

By the way you in your sig you have put "Audeze LSD3" instead of "LCD3" :p

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Hmmm sounds reasonably easy..... I can't solder though but I could get a multimeter, what do you have to look for? I am not a electrician as you can probably tell but I am quite good at that sort of thing so it should not be too hard? If you can do it with the stock cable without too much difficulty then the emotiva mini x seems like good value...

 

you check to see which wire corresponds to which part of the connector. the mini coax (connector that screws onto the earcup of the HE-500) has two parts, the outer shell, which is the ground or negative, and the middle pin, which is the positive. So find (and label) all four wires accordingly (L+, L-, R+, R-) and hook that up to the emotiva. I'm not sure if the emotiva needs banana plugs, or if the connector can accept bare wire, perhaps zoom25 could chime in here. either way, banana plugs just have a grub screw to latch onto the bare wire and you can hook it up to your emotiva, so you wont need a soldering iron.

 

i typically build my own cables, since i'm rather handy with the soldering iron. I used to work at AMD doing a lot of prototyping and re-working on SMT components on graphics cards, so soldering a big cable like this is simple. if you need any help, feel free to ask.


Edited by ngyu - 10/18/13 at 10:27am
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By the way you in your sig you have put "Audeze LSD3" instead of "LCD3" :p

You haven't tried the LSD3? Oh man, it's out of this world :tongue_smile:

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You haven't tried the LSD3? Oh man, it's out of this world :tongue_smile:

the HIGHS are so goooood eh? =P

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You haven't tried the LSD3? Oh man, it's out of this world :tongue_smile:

 

I tried magic mushrooms once :D Never again lol.

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