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I also went to the Zu ebay store looking for headphone cables, ipod LOD or other cables, didn't see either there

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Bummer frown.gif
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I sent them a message that they should sell more of these cables. I can't find these cables on their site either. So I should get a reply.. I hope they do sell more of these. A discovery isn't a discovery unless we can share in the goodness..

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Can you still help me discover an angled adapter so I can use a different cable with my SE Mad Dog?

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OK, I have these 3 in my "saved for later" section of the Amazon cart (where they could sit a long time, of course): T-Peos H-200, KEF M200, and  Onkyo IE HF300 (from most to least expensive). Anyone know all 3 and is able to compare/rate?

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I sent them a message that they should sell more of these cables. I can't find these cables on their site either. So I should get a reply.. I hope they do sell more of these. A discovery isn't a discovery unless we can share in the goodness..

 

Hmmm? I fear we my have shot ourselves in the foot unintentionally. I don't think the Zu creators meant for these cables to be used for the X1 as we are using them. Their website seems to suggest building a special cable for headphones by contacting them. I don't think it was drbluenewmexico's intention, but by contacting the owner and telling him how we were using them he might have felt he was uncutting himself for a service of reterminating headphones. Going to him directly forces someone to pay a higher price for more service. Again, I hope I'm wrong, but that seems to be the only option since a few days ago there were plenty of these cables in various colors, and I'm sure that no one other than myself. DannyBai, Dsnuts, and probably waynes world bought these cable from head-fi. If I'm right, hopefully this guy will change his mind with some persuasion. If he doesn't, I guess a few of us lucked up in getting this fantastic cable and here's hoping it outlast the headphone.

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Ya life expectancy is 100+ years or so it says on the paperwork with the cables. Lol.

 

I hope this is not the case. That is lame if they do. How can they pull these off the shelves as all these sales of these cables will do is make believers of their products. Maybe they created something a bit too good. In any case I hope they got a good explanation. Something ain't right about them all being gone all of a sudden.

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I have written the owner too. So we will see what happens.

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A rediscovery, not equipment but music. Strapped on my dog walking gear (Senn 650's, iPod touch, Continental amp...generally use iem's home, over or on ears out on the pooch trip), put on something off the beaten track (it is jazz, which is already off the beaten track, but an oddball record even for Jazz fans, all 10 of us). Sun Ra's Arkestra (who actually may have had as big a following in the rock world as the jazz world, often playing in small Rock venues) recording of Jazz In Silhouette, from 1958, is a fabulous recording (musically, sonically it is a bit lean), leaning to bop and some swing feel, with a tiny bit of "space" feel here and there. Sun Ra's recordings are wildly variable, ranging from 1920's big band swing to screaming free jazz and chants of "space is the place". He did come from Jupiter, you know (at least that's what he told everyone). This is a fine and safe place to start if one has any interest, he must have 50+ other recordings out there. o2smile.gif


Edited by doctorjazz - 9/1/13 at 7:26pm
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Wake up to one helluva downer, Zu's no longer available. I was planning on getting one for me and maybe my brother's COP. frown.gif Here's to hoping they will continue with the sale of those cables.
Edited by Exesteils - 9/1/13 at 7:51pm
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I don't understand the reasoning behind not selling them. They definitely pulled them from ebay..Who cares if people use them for headphones instead of ipods and mp3 players. In fact all those sales are gonna do is just get us to purchase more Zu cables for our other gears get some more name recognition and such among people that are willing to spend a little more on cables. Isn't the whole purpose in selling your cables is so your name goes out to the audio world? I don't get it. 

 

I am eager to hear what their explanation is. That is a lame duck excuse to pull an item which they had plenty of this morning.

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Well, to be fair, nothing is confirmed yet so I'm not jumping to any conclusions. They might have pulled them off to revamp the design or colour options(I'd love one in black/red sleeving) for all we know.

As a brand coming into the Audiophile market, I hope they make a splash, it's not so often you find a company that does things right the first time(Onkyo or KEF are old-hands trying new things, so not the same) and I hope they keep up with these amazing cables.
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If you're getting into headphone cables from them, you are looking at $179 for the cheapest model.  

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Unfortunately I think this is the reason why these guys pulled the cables. They probably realized these "ipod cables" come really close to what they offer for actual headphone cables. Well It ain't like there aren't others that make silver coated cables that will sound nice using your X1. I think we might have found a nice alternative. Maybe even nicer. 

 

This might be the very first time I have to take away my trophy. How lame. I hope you Zu fellas read this thread.  You all lost out on a golden opportunity is all I have to say about that.  Stay tuned I have a feeling we might find out some more info..

 

If those Zu fellas stay silent then we are probably right in what is happening if not they have some explaining to do.


Edited by Dsnuts - 9/1/13 at 10:29pm
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@Dsnuts The 1st and 2nd ones look amazing. Not sure for I feel about the double L-jack of the 3rd, though.

I'll check back regularly to see what's up. I know they have to make a living but pulling a product simply because someone found it to be good for another function is kinda lame. Kicking myself not getting a pair early now.
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