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post #406 of 2531
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Originally Posted by Man7rah View Post

This.

 

Man7rah, I believe I found your email and sent you a reply.

 

More higher end plug makers are starting to realize it is a good idea to put more plug options out there for the headphone arena. 

The hope is they will eventually figure out that 4-pin XLRs are good plugs to think about releasing as well.  But certainly other

connector makers have to be taking notice of those few that have been releasing headphone related plugs lately, so hopefully this will stimulate some new options from other places in the future as well (including 4-pin XLR connectors). 

post #407 of 2531

There's always these:

 

 

post #408 of 2531

Indeed with 3-pin XLR the sky is the limit, can get anything your heart and budget desires. 

 

Recently Furutech released:

more 1/4" (two types), 1/8" (one type), HD800 connectors (two types), 3-pin mini xlr, 4-pin mini-xlr,

and hd650 connectors. 

 

So that brings new hope, and we should eventually see some 4-pin XLR normal size options. 


Edited by TigzStudio - 4/12/13 at 10:47am
post #409 of 2531
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

There's always these:

 

 

Those are the best looking and from the looks of them "feeling" (because they're supposedly built like tanks!) 3-pin XLR's I know of. But the price for just connectors is silly to me unless you have like a 5k$+ rig.

post #410 of 2531

Has anyone noticed a dramatic increase in the loudness of the sound coming through the headphone after installing a Skuld cable?

 

With my stock balanced HiFiMan cable with 1/4" adapter, I had the low gain on my amp set at 31/88 for just the right volume for one particular CD.  That same CD with my new Skuld 2 going into the 4-pin XLR jack of this amp ended up requiring the low gain set at 17/88.  All my music I'm now listening to at that much lower setting.

 

Any theories as to what might account for this? 


Edited by Andolink - 4/12/13 at 9:33pm
post #411 of 2531
Got the balanced Skuld 4 for my He400 using with RSA connector of both SR71B and ALOmk3-B and did not notice any dramatic increase loudness like you do (?)
post #412 of 2531
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Originally Posted by Andolink View Post

Has anyone noticed a dramatic increase in the loudness of the sound coming through the headphone after installing a Skuld cable?

With my stock balanced HiFiMan cable with 1/4" adapter, I had the low gain on my amp set at 31/88 for just the right volume for one particular CD.  That same CD with my new Skuld 2 going into the 4-pin XLR jack of this amp ended up requiring the low gain set at 17/88.  All my music I'm now listening to at that much lower setting.

Any theories as to what might account for this? 

I haven't found that any of my cables I've had from Trevor has affected the volume much. It is possible your original cable was defective. I have found that an aftermarket cable can give you more clarity, but it not be a huge difference, subtle but noticeable.
post #413 of 2531

That goes along with what I was thinking that it's just the result of using the XLR out on my amp instead of the 1/4" out.  The SQ itself that I'm getting is simply marvelous.  I think there's what I would describe as more air around the instruments or more depth to the soundstage if indeed I'm actually hearing anything different at all.  Perhaps even a tad more clarity.

post #414 of 2531

So you went from 1/4" to XLR?  Is your source XLR as well?  If so that is the cause of the increase in loudness.  Not the cable.


Edited by preproman - 4/13/13 at 8:39am
post #415 of 2531

Yes my source is XLR.  It's a fully balanced chain from source to headphone.  I figured it couldn't be the cable.

post #416 of 2531

I like the Norn 11 for the hD800 that Trevor sent to me in Rayon . Much nicer than the cotton jacket and well designed and sounds very neutral and it is synergistic with the hd800. Highly recommend the copper cable for the hd800. job well done by Trevor and recommended.

post #417 of 2531

Norn 11? 

post #418 of 2531
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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post

Norn 11? 

last one

post #419 of 2531
Isn't that norn 3 or have I missed 8 revisions :-)
post #420 of 2531

Maybe Norn II.

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