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post #736 of 747

Don't know why you'd use the locking screw - it never falls out during normal use without the screw, plus having it loose reduces the chance of something getting wrecked if you yank the cable accidentally

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So, I've heard that these are a potential closed-can equivalent to the HD600, at least the 250-ohm version? Is what I hear true?

post #738 of 747
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Originally Posted by saxon48 View Post
 

So, I've heard that these are a potential closed-can equivalent to the HD600, at least the 250-ohm version? Is what I hear true?

They share a lot of similarities, with the HD600 sounding just a bit more full and with a wider soundstage (obviously).

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They share a lot of similarities, with the HD600 sounding just a bit more full and with a wider soundstage (obviously).


Excellent. Might be able to cop a pair for just under $200, which seems like a good deal.

post #740 of 747
Go for it. You'll thank yourself afterwards!

IMHO, something of a bargain (try and go for the 250 ohm version if you can- you can drive those from an OTL tube amp smily_headphones1.gif).
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Go for it. You'll thank yourself afterwards!

IMHO, something of a bargain (try and go for the 250 ohm version if you can- you can drive those from an OTL tube amp smily_headphones1.gif).

I don't own a tube amp, yet... That's a future purchase. :) But yes, I'm getting the 250-ohm model.

 

Currently rocking the O2+ODAC (non-integrated), which I'm sure they'll drive with no issue.

post #742 of 747

Mine came today. You all were right: definitely a closed HD600. Couldn't be happier!

 

Now just gotta get a screw to hold the cord in place. Does anyone who has the screw know the dimensions on it? Is it flat head, Philips head, or (god forbid) some proprietary Beyer-head?

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Mine came today. You all were right: definitely a closed HD600. Couldn't be happier!

 

Now just gotta get a screw to hold the cord in place. Does anyone who has the screw know the dimensions on it? Is it flat head, Philips head, or (god forbid) some proprietary Beyer-head?


  As another poster mentioned you might not want to use the screw to secure the cable to the phone. I've read that studios, using the various Beyer phones, remove the screw in case of someone pulling/stepping/rolling over the cable. Instead of damaging the plug/cable if the screw is in, it just pulls the plug/cable from the phones if the screw in not attached. I don't have any problems with the cable staying securely inserted to my DT150's without the screw. I do understand the desire to 'secure' the cable in 'uber' fashion though! It is flat head and pretty small so it may be hard to find at your local hardware store. Fullcompass sells this part though you'll pay a hefty shipping fee for this small item. Hope this is helpful on some level.

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  As another poster mentioned you might not want to use the screw to secure the cable to the phone. I've read that studios, using the various Beyer phones, remove the screw in case of someone pulling/stepping/rolling over the cable. Instead of damaging the plug/cable if the screw is in, it just pulls the plug/cable from the phones if the screw in not attached. I don't have any problems with the cable staying securely inserted to my DT150's without the screw. I do understand the desire to 'secure' the cable in 'uber' fashion though! It is flat head and pretty small so it may be hard to find at your local hardware store. Fullcompass sells this part though you'll pay a hefty shipping fee for this small item. Hope this is helpful on some level.

Duly noted, thank you! I'll go without it for now. Seems logical enough.

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Oh, and before I forget... are there any sites that sell non-Beyer cables for these? I understand this is a proprietary design, but regardless, I'd be interested if a third party sells a shorter, straight cable, for those times when one is needed. :)

post #746 of 747

I don't think you will find any third party cables. The connector itself is only used by Beyer. Your best hope is to go DIY. I used my spare iem cable and replace the stock cable.

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Originally Posted by saxon48 View Post
 

Oh, and before I forget... are there any sites that sell non-Beyer cables for these? I understand this is a proprietary design, but regardless, I'd be interested if a third party sells a shorter, straight cable, for those times when one is needed. :)

 

Not to my knowledge. The website I pointed too previously has a couple of different cables as well as just the cable end for making your own. The pins are small on the connector and need to be soldered. Not a problem if you know how, though it will accept only a finite range of wire thickness. The pins are seated in a block of plastic which can melt if heat is applied too long to the pins/wire when soldering. A heat sink clip would be helpful with this construction. Here's an example.

 

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Edited by rabbitsfoot - 11/13/14 at 7:22am
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