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Firstly, i run a business, i would only sell products knowing that i already had the materials to complete those orders. Every single penny from outstanding orders is still in either my PayPal account, or my Google checkout account and anyone is able to request a refund at any point and this is always processed immediately.

I do not request full payment in advance, i have posted many times on my appreciation thread that customers are able to make part payment, with the rest being due when the cable is ready to ship and some have taken advantage of this. I do not and will not take orders without some payment being made in advance, i make custom cables, most times to custom lengths and terminations and should those customers change their minds when the cable is ready and payment due, i am stuck with the cable.

As for being MIA, i am always active in my appreciation thread, i check in daily and when i see any concerns i reply immediately. I have also made everyone aware that emails and PM's can take time to reply to, as i need to be making cables. All emails and PM's i receive are always replied to.

Many of my customers are well aware of the reasons for the recent delay's, my son being unwell and the passing of a family member and the large majority 95%+ have stuck it through.

I have now taken on new staff, moved to a much larger fully equipped workshop with some of the best equipment money can buy, and i intend on having 99% of my delayed orders shipped by the end of the month, followed by 99% of all my current orders hopefully shipped by the 15th of November, as has been stated on my appreciation thread.

I am not sure what all this from you is made of, as you don't have an order pending or have ever ordered from me, yet you are complaining more then any of my customers who actually have cables pending from me, many of which are still placing new orders daily.

As for me not investing in materials or all the other comments you seem to be making, i have added some pictures for your benefit. Does this look like the inventory of someone packing up shop, and this is what i have here at home, although i don't keep as much at the workshop. Toxic Cables was started with my own personal money and to this day i am still investing my own money that i had long before Toxic existed.  This is not just a business for me, it's something i enjoy, a hobby and a passion of mine.

I am not here to take advantage of anyone, i have had some personal problems and issues lately and there have been delays and that's all there is to it. I will not sacrifice the quality of my cables, which they are well known for, for the sake of getting them out quicker so that i don't have to refund people. Those who have waited, will receive a perfectly made cable and will benefit from from other promotions for the life of Toxic Cables, that will be made available exclusively to them, for their patience.

This is not Single Power, or any other company, this is Toxic Cables and we are here to stay.



 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 



 


As you can see, i have the capabilities to furnish a couple thousand cables, and here is a picture i posted on my appreciation thread a couple of days ago, which you saw of some cables i have made when i come home. Keep an eye out at the end of the month and you will see hundreds more.



I will now ask that you stop continuing to try and damage my companies reputation even further and maybe wait till the end of the month when i said the majority of all delayed orders will ship, which i am sure you saw my announcement on the appreciation thread, before you go on a witch hunt and leave it as is for now.

Once i have cleared my backlog, i will be releasing a new budget line of cables, this will include a new stranded OCC Cryo silver headphone cable, that will start at £115 for a 6ft length, the cheapest stranded silver cable available by far.


 
 
 
Respect! That ur willing to post this.. Well done..
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/7/13 at 11:17pm
post #167 of 180
Looking for a cable options to work with my HE-500s and HE-901 - all I can find is this crappy Canare cable from Hifiman, which, by the way, is a ripoff at $70. I really don't see anything out there at all with the 1/8 in TRRS needed to connect to the 901. Thanks.
Edited by livingtheblues - 10/17/13 at 6:45am
post #168 of 180
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Originally Posted by livingtheblues View Post

Looking for a cable options to work with my HE-500s and HE-901 - all I can find is this crappy Canare cable from Hifiman, which, by the way, is a ripoff at $70. I really don't see anything out there at all with the 1/4 in TRRS needed to connect to the 901. Thanks.

Most will be able to make a cable using the TRRS if you request it.

http://www.toxic-cables.co.uk                  PREPARE TO BE INTOXICATED

 

 

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post #169 of 180

Hi.

Anybody heard how He-6 drives with alo green cable?

Thanks.

post #170 of 180

I have done something that most people haven't. I have both HE-6 and HE-500. Given that I drive them with speaker amps, I wondered... What if I drive them with a decent quality speaker cables? It so happens that I had some Audioquest Copperhead speaker cables lying around in the house. They are about 7-8 years old but was never used. If I remember correctly they were $2-300/pair for typical 6ft pair of speaker cables. I had 12+ ft pair of these cables, so I connected HifiMan speaker connectors on one end to see what would happen.

 

Well... they actually sound much better than the stock HE-6 cable that I was using for both cans. More open, more organic, and quite a bit less veiled sounding. Of course, before I tried the speaker cables, I didn't think my HifiMans sounded veiled... This was after about 50 hours of break-in. These cables are heavier (obviously), and somewhat cumbersome to use, but they do sound better. How about that? :-)

post #171 of 180
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Originally Posted by hk91320 View Post
 

I have done something that most people haven't. I have both HE-6 and HE-500. Given that I drive them with speaker amps, I wondered... What if I drive them with a decent quality speaker cables? It so happens that I had some Audioquest Copperhead speaker cables lying around in the house. They are about 7-8 years old but was never used. If I remember correctly they were $2-300/pair for typical 6ft pair of speaker cables. I had 12+ ft pair of these cables, so I connected HifiMan speaker connectors on one end to see what would happen.

 

Well... they actually sound much better than the stock HE-6 cable that I was using for both cans. More open, more organic, and quite a bit less veiled sounding. Of course, before I tried the speaker cables, I didn't think my HifiMans sounded veiled... This was after about 50 hours of break-in. These cables are heavier (obviously), and somewhat cumbersome to use, but they do sound better. How about that? :-)

 

Interesting sentiment, usually those high-end audio interconnects given that they use quality materials, techniques, and design are really impervious to radiation and cross talk vs the headphone cables which are usually engineered to be thin and light and proportionate to the headphone. It's been known for a while that keeping the channels separate for as long as you can in the chain if not completely would help out. I bought a set of DHC Complement 2's which are basically audio hoses, there are merits to the excessive sometimes. The Greenhead stuff looks impressive because not only are your channels isolated from using that style of interconnect, but the actual positive and negative conductors are as far away from each other as can be within the same cable. I've never actually seen anything like that before. The next step is we free float individual conductors with foil, PE, PVC, and cotton insulation and dear god will it be unattractive.

post #172 of 180
Monoblocks for the win.
post #173 of 180
I ordered he 500. They on the way...
Can someone tell me about this cable with sms conection. If i want to change the one in the stock, i have to create the cable by myself? Buy separately sms conectors, the jack, the cable and fell like an electrician tryin to do this, right? There is no ready options, that i can buy, plug and play?
post #174 of 180

I got a Q cable from http://theaudioguild.com/the-collection/#/q-cables/ with an adapter for the HE-500. It is a huge improvement on the stock cable. Steve is a delight to deal with.

post #175 of 180

I'm curious what the general consensus/recommendation would be for a replacement cable for the HE-500 where durability is my primary concern?  I've read through the thread and checked out a number of the aftermarket cables recommended, but since I've had no personal experience with them I'm not sure what's going to end up working out best for me.  Unfortunately I've damaged the stock cable on the right side so that it has a short near the earpiece connector, so I need to replace the cable.  It seems like the stock cable was pretty fragile in general, and while I made an effort to treat it gently it still only lasted me about a year.  I'd like to find something that's significantly more durable.

 

Thanks in advance for the thoughts of the group.

post #176 of 180
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Originally Posted by Amictus View Post

I got a Q cable from http://theaudioguild.com/the-collection/#/q-cables/ with an adapter for the HE-500. It is a huge improvement on the stock cable. Steve is a delight to deal with.
Sounds like an good offer. But something tels me that they won't ship it to Republic of Crimea smily_headphones1.gif
post #177 of 180
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Originally Posted by hk91320 View Post
 

I have done something that most people haven't. I have both HE-6 and HE-500. Given that I drive them with speaker amps, I wondered... What if I drive them with a decent quality speaker cables? It so happens that I had some Audioquest Copperhead speaker cables lying around in the house. They are about 7-8 years old but was never used. If I remember correctly they were $2-300/pair for typical 6ft pair of speaker cables. I had 12+ ft pair of these cables, so I connected HifiMan speaker connectors on one end to see what would happen.

 

Well... they actually sound much better than the stock HE-6 cable that I was using for both cans. More open, more organic, and quite a bit less veiled sounding. Of course, before I tried the speaker cables, I didn't think my HifiMans sounded veiled... This was after about 50 hours of break-in. These cables are heavier (obviously), and somewhat cumbersome to use, but they do sound better. How about that? :-)

 

Hey HK as someone who has both the HE-6 and HE-500 and running them off speaker terminals (I guess that's what you're doing) - how do the two headphones compare on the same amp, same set up. Quite curious as I have an HE-500 I drive via speaker terminals. Any thoughts or a mini-comp review would be awesome!

 

[ umm ... just checked dates :blink:]


Edited by Terja - 3/2/15 at 4:15pm
post #178 of 180
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Originally Posted by Rockcoon View Post

Sounds like an good offer. But something tels me that they won't ship it to Republic of Crimea smily_headphones1.gif

Crimea's not a problem now. The U.S. Postal Service suspended service there temporarily last summer during the crisis, but that suspension has since passed.

What I find strange is that shipping everywhere else in the world, we can pay for postage and print labels and customs forms online and just post it to our regular carrier. But when shipping to Russia or any of the former Soviet states, the package has to be paid for and posted at the post office. I guess we still have some relics left over from the Cold War.

se
post #179 of 180
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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post

Crimea's not a problem now. The U.S. Postal Service suspended service there temporarily last summer during the crisis, but that suspension has since passed.

What I find strange is that shipping everywhere else in the world, we can pay for postage and print labels and customs forms online and just post it to our regular carrier. But when shipping to Russia or any of the former Soviet states, the package has to be paid for and posted at the post office. I guess we still have some relics left over from the Cold War.

se
Glad to hear that the US Postal Service does not pay attention to such nonsense as sanctions cool.gif

Well, my he500 cans are on the way from the store. First of all i should listen the stock cable, and if it will be so bad, as the some people say, then i will buy yours.

with Q item, I want to get a few things - add some overal smothness, and gain a little bit air in the treble. But most importain thing is sibilance reduction, if such problem apears with the stock silver cord.
Please tell me, Steve, I chose the right company? smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Rockcoon - 3/6/15 at 12:19am
post #180 of 180
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Originally Posted by Rockcoon View Post

Glad to hear that the US Postal Service does not pay attention to such nonsense as sanctions cool.gif

Thankfully, aftermarket headphone cables weren't on the US State Department's radar. biggrin.gif

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with Q item, I want to get a few things - add some overal smothness, and gain a little bit air in the treble. But most importain thing is sibilance reduction, if such problem apears with the stock silver cord.
Please tell me, Steve, I chose the right company? smily_headphones1.gif

I'd like to think so, but that's kind of like telling someone whether or not they chose the right girlfriend or something. tongue.gif

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