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Originally Posted by zackzack View Post

Is there a 3rd party alternative to this? It is mighty expensive at £250, an outrage even


There is a easy way, just take the stock HD 800 cable, remove the 1/4" plug and put XLR on there. If you can't do it yourself let some audio store do it for you.

You'll get the same cable that Senn sells for £250, the only difference is that your XLR connector is different.

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This may have been covered in this thread, but I could not find it. Is it possible to use a SACD player and digital cables (of any variety), that will allow the Sennheiser to make the D/A conversion of the high resolution SACD layer? Or do I have depend on the quality of the SACD player and use the analogue inputs? In that case I might as well go for the HDVD 600 and save the money since I won't be using a computer for the majority of my listening.

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Audition it today, don't think it can drive hd800 as well as the rpx303. It's also over priced IMO.
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Originally Posted by samuelmetzger View Post

This may have been covered in this thread, but I could not find it. Is it possible to use a SACD player and digital cables (of any variety), that will allow the Sennheiser to make the D/A conversion of the high resolution SACD layer? Or do I have depend on the quality of the SACD player and use the analogue inputs? In that case I might as well go for the HDVD 600 and save the money since I won't be using a computer for the majority of my listening.

There are workarounds if you want to buy more gear, but the simple answer is that you have to use the SACD player analog output.
Edited by palmfish - 8/13/13 at 7:32am
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has anyone got a release date 4 the 4 pin balance cable?its been up now 4 about 3 months and still no sign of it,sennheiser r really letting themselves down about the Fix 4 the dac and the release of the balance cable. Senn tell us what's happening,it's just not good enough from a company like u,has anyone got the balance silver poison cable from toxic cables, if u have could u please let me know what u think of it,thanks
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Is the latest USB driver still 1.60.1? If any HDVD800 owners using Windows could check what version they have, would be appreciated. Thanks,

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Originally Posted by lovethatsound View Post

has anyone got a release date 4 the 4 pin balance cable?its been up now 4 about 3 months and still no sign of it,sennheiser r really letting themselves down about the Fix 4 the dac and the release of the balance cable. Senn tell us what's happening,it's just not good enough from a company like u,has anyone got the balance silver poison cable from toxic cables, if u have could u please let me know what u think of it,thanks

 

The official cable sennheiser is releasing is identical to the stock one for the HD800. Why not reterminate that cable at a cost of $6, or buy a better quality cable from a builder that will cost you $150-$200? 

 

Sennheiser is literally taking their current cable, putting a new end on it and charging a lot of cash in the process. 

post #1388 of 2163
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

 

The official cable sennheiser is releasing is identical to the stock one for the HD800. Why not reterminate that cable at a cost of $6, or buy a better quality cable from a builder that will cost you $150-$200? 

 

Sennheiser is literally taking their current cable, putting a new end on it and charging a lot of cash in the process. 

 

This ! I can tolerate sub-£100 pricing but £250 is just too much

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I just got a nice 4 pin balanced cable for my HD 800 from Forza Audioworks - they have nice cables in a few different price ranges and ship very quickly.

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Just rang senn uk up,the balance cable should be in the shops later this week or early next week. U will be able 2 download new firmware 4 the Dac on the 4th of September,good news hey guys.
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Originally Posted by OICWUTUDIDTHAR View Post

Is the latest USB driver still 1.60.1? If any HDVD800 owners using Windows could check what version they have, would be appreciated. Thanks,

 

Anyone?

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Originally Posted by Kendoji View Post

I just got a nice 4 pin balanced cable for my HD 800 from Forza Audioworks - they have nice cables in a few different price ranges and ship very quickly.


Thanks for the info, Kendoji, the Forza Audioworks site looks interesting! smile.gif

 

A noob question for anyone here... Instead of buying a whole new cable with a 4-pin XLR connector for my HD800 to replace the current cable that has the 1/4" connector, can I buy an extender cable like this, which has a 1/4" socket on one end and a 4-pin XLR male connector on the other? Thanks in advance.

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I've looked 4 a 4 pin male xlr adapter but no 1 seems 2 make 1.
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Originally Posted by OICWUTUDIDTHAR View Post

Anyone?
the new usb driver 2 fix the hissing problem with high res files will be available from the 4th of September as a firmware update.hope this helps u my friend.
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Thats a new firmware, not a new USB driver

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