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post #316 of 510
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Originally Posted by bboysnick View Post

I think I like treble brightness with good extensions, eg violin solo. Also details and clarity and wide and precise soundstage. Bass quality with ok quantity. Prioritize classical music yet versatile for all kinds. Probably ask too much for a single CIEM though.


Maybe NT6 would suit best rather than NT6 Pro. NT6 is balanced across the spectrum, NT6 Pro has boosts on bass and treble. Bass quantity can be too much for you maybe.

post #317 of 510
Which type of pin connector hidition use???i look like "protruding" but isnt as ue's type.....im planning to get an aftermarket cable for it ,i like perfect connection between the pin and socket.
post #318 of 510

Has anyone purchased a balanced cable for the Pro that has worked for them without breaking the bank? Is there any magic to making sure that the connector will fit the NT6pro?

post #319 of 510

I got my NT-6Pro in 2012, and it uses shrouded UE-style two-pin connectors. Hidition may have changed their connectors since; I know there was some talk of it.

 

Take a clear photo of the cable plug (detached from the IEM) and the socket on the IEM, and send those to a cable maker of your choice and ask for a quote (be sure to specify the balanced connector too; there are a few in use). Cable makers that build IEM cables will have the more popular connectors in stock and be able to recognize what you have. I've built my own cables for my customs without unusual difficulties, so it's definitely doable.

post #320 of 510

From my forum reading, it seems like there is no standard connection with the exception of some companies that are sharing a similar connector - i believe JHA, UE, and maybe Westone. Unfortunately, Hidition never comes up in the option list in the order sections so I was hoping to find a company that has experience with Hidition.

 

However, my fear is that I don't want to send my expensive CIEMs in the mail putting them at risk and I don't want to spend hundreds on a custom cable that doesn't fit. I was hoping to do a combo cable with balanced and SE connection pig tails.

post #321 of 510

I think AJ was using Whiplash cables successfully with good connection. So I assume you can ask a cable from Whiplash, just tell them you need X type of balanced termination (call it RSA Kubiconn style or iBasso Hirose or Hifiman 3.5mm TRRS or iGreedy 2.5mm TRRS etc etc).

 

However, I am almost sure, any tipe of 2 pin industry standard cable would do the job for you. If I remember correctly, Hidition doesn't use recessed sockets, so it must be just fine with pretty much every cable out there.

post #322 of 510
I had NT6pro in my hands and without any problem I connected my Cosmic Ears cable which have typical JH style pins, so I guess Barra you can order any aftermarket cable you want with standard pins (you just need balanced termination).
post #323 of 510
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 

I think AJ was using Whiplash cables successfully with good connection.

 

I can attest to this, the TWau Reference with standard JH / UE pins fits perfectly with the NT6 Pro.

post #324 of 510
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post
 

From my forum reading, it seems like there is no standard connection with the exception of some companies that are sharing a similar connector - i believe JHA, UE, and maybe Westone.

 

My NT-6Pro can use both shrouded and unshrouded plugs. In general, since the socket on it sticks up a little from the surface, it can accept any kind of JH/UE/Westone-style two-pin plug -- with the exception of TF10-compatible plugs, for which the pins and wiring are slightly different. It's OK if the plug isn't shrouded, it just means the pins might be a little exposed.

 
Technically defined, My NT-6Pro uses the 0.78mm pin style, wired - front, + back. It's a de-facto standard, in part because most custom IEM companies, Hidition included, buy their stock packed-in cables in bulk and it's cheaper for them to buy the default configuration rather than specify their own. JH, UE and Westone are currently moving to different connector formats (mostly MMCX, it seems), but that's an even more common connector, in terms of global availability, than the type we're discussing.
 
If your NT-6Pro is also a two-pin connector, odds are very high that it is identical.
 

Like I said, make clear photos of your IEM, and a cable builder should be able to tell you on the spot whether they can make a cable for you. If it's a two-pin connector of some configuration, they can. There are really only two physical types, and some sub-variations for which the Hidition is broadly compatible. The reason why you don't see Hidition's name listed as a supported manufacturer is because it is still an obscure brand in the US and Europe, not because it has an incompatible plug style. No cable maker will provide a comprehensive list because there are too many of them, with more appearing every month. It's easier to simply namedrop the most popular few brands and make a sweeping statement about the rest.

post #325 of 510

Thanks guys, this was very helpful. So one more general question - does anyone have any experience with the connector kits like the picture below for CIEMs?

 

 

My DX90 and X5 are single ended, but I would like to be able to use my NT6pro with my balanced home system requiring a 4 pin XLR. I am also considering an AK100 II when they come out for portable balanced. This requires 3 different cable terminations that could be handled with this connection kit. However, do the extra connections hurt SQ or make the setup too heavy to wear comfortably when active and on the go?

post #326 of 510

XLR was designed specifically for audio purposes and aside from the bulk (relative to straight wire) its effect on sound should be minimal. The mini-XLR connectors DHC uses for the extensions should be reasonably lightweight and good quality.

 

Keep in mind that DHC is showing a set based on mini-XLR. Verify whether your home system is using mini-XLR or standard size. If so you'll need a mini-XLR to XLR adaptor. I'm only familiar with home systems that use full-sized XLR, but I don't know everything that's out there.

 

To minimize impact on the sound and cable weight, terminate the headphone cable with the 4-pin connector you'll use the most, if practical. Then buy extensions that adapt that to your other devices.

post #327 of 510
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Maybe NT6 would suit best rather than NT6 Pro. NT6 is balanced across the spectrum, NT6 Pro has boosts on bass and treble. Bass quantity can be too much for you maybe.

I would say that my nt6 pro has quite a lot of sub bass quantity but the quality is outstanding. They are heavy when the track is but never get in the way of mids and treble, they are ultra clear throughout the frequency range.

I haven't heard better yet. I listened to some LCD-X and thought their bass was poor in comparison. Not as deep, not as clear or textured and without the slam. In fact I thought my nt6 wiped the floor with them in every respect. I was pretty shocked. Same with the ultrasone 10. Given the reviews I expected more. I'll try the LCD X 3 when I can get a demo but was hoping to find a more open sound that was a bit warmer and still in the same league.

Long live the nt6, they are outstanding. Once you've had their clarity, it's hard to hear much else!
Edited by smithyone1l - 5/22/14 at 5:32pm
post #328 of 510
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I would say that my nt6 pro has quite a lot of sub bass quantity but the quality is outstanding. They are heavy when the track is but never get in the way of muds and treble, they are ultra clear throughout the frequency range.

I haven't heard better yet. I listened to some LCD-X and thought their bass was poor in comparison. Not as deep, not as clear or textured and without the slam. In fact I thought my nt6 wiped the floor with them in every respect. I was pretty shocked. Same with the ultrasone 10. Given the reviews I expected more. I'll try the LCD X 3 when I can get a demo but was hoping to find a more open sound that was a bit warmer and still in the same league.

Long live the nt6, they are outstanding. Once you've had their clarity, it's hard to hear much else!

 

Completely agree, the bass is truly extraordinary, and its ability to scale with better amplification & source is uncanny.

post #329 of 510
Im so excited waiting to recieve mine smily_headphones1.gif
Does anyone know exactly where the treble of nt6-pro start to roll off??
post #330 of 510
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Originally Posted by hotfever View Post


Does anyone know exactly where the treble of nt6-pro start to roll off??

 

 

Somewhere you'd struggle to hear! :wink_face:

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