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post #1126 of 1546
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Originally Posted by FangsNTail View Post
 

Novice question:  Can I just use a coupler to join the two cables that came with the headphones?

 

Sumthin' like this:  http://cellphoneshop.com/yswimages/35coupler.jpg

depends:

 

Do you plan to use the inline mic on the other cable?  If so make sure the connector has the correct contacts to use all 4 poles of the plugs.  If you will not be using the mic, then a standard 3 pole connector should work as long as they have the geometry inside the barrel right.

post #1127 of 1546
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Originally Posted by bixby View Post
 

 

 

You might want to search this thread for some helpful tips:  I thought I could use a standard 3.5 mm neutrik plug on a well made cable with the HP-50 but it did not work.  And that was from event horizon.  I ended up using an extetnsion cable with the original NAD cable.

 

Post #738  Click on the picture to see the problem.   Post #816   Post #925  

 

Actually I only know of two cables that will work with the NAD HP-50 that have been posted.  see this post to start  click


Thank you very much as well Bixby, greatly appreciated. I have now canceled my order with Event Horizon and asked a member here (Zombie_X) to make me a cable. I will send him one of the cables that came with the headphone and he can simply remove the connector (or so I hope). Cheers.

post #1128 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post
 


Thank you very much as well Bixby, greatly appreciated. I have now canceled my order with Event Horizon and asked a member here (Zombie_X) to make me a cable. I will send him one of the cables that came with the headphone and he can simply remove the connector (or so I hope). Cheers.

why don't you just buy one of the two mentioned here that supposedly work?  Do you really think the plug on a molded cable will be in good enough condition for our friend Zombie to work with it after he has to tear it apart?

 

Just trying to help.

post #1129 of 1546
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Originally Posted by bixby View Post
 

why don't you just buy one of the two mentioned here that supposedly work?  Do you really think the plug on a molded cable will be in good enough condition for our friend Zombie to work with it after he has to tear it apart?

 

Just trying to help.


Have to admit, I have no idea if it will or not, but I take it from your tone that you don't think that it will. I am trying to get a 12 foot cable so I can sit on my couch and I really don't want adapters if I can avoid it. That said, if Zombie_X feels he can't work with the connecter I was proposing to send him I might have no choice. I have to admit, this was very short-sighted of NAD (pun intended) and had I been a smart consumer and done my homework properly I would have read about the short cable length, no wait ridiculously short, and not purchased the HP50. Perhaps I am blowing this way out of proportion and I should be more open to the idea of using an adapter. 

post #1130 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post
 


Have to admit, I have no idea if it will or not, but I take it from your tone that you don't think that it will. I am trying to get a 12 foot cable so I can sit on my couch and I really don't want adapters if I can avoid it. That said, if Zombie_X feels he can't work with the connecter I was proposing to send him I might have no choice. I have to admit, this was very short-sighted of NAD (pun intended) and had I been a smart consumer and done my homework properly I would have read about the short cable length, no wait ridiculously short, and not purchased the HP50. Perhaps I am blowing this way out of proportion and I should be more open to the idea of using an adapter. 

yes, when my idea for a longer cable made with a nice Mogami wire and Neutrik plug went up in smoke with the NAD, I just had a 3 meter extension made and plugged it into that.  That said, the NAD is gone and my Sony has a 3 meter cable so I do not use the extension that much, just when testing other cans.

 

As for tone, sorry about that, maybe Zombie is much more dexterous but I know if I tried to cut out a molded plug I would destroy it :eek: 

post #1131 of 1546

Which Sony are you using? When I picked up the NAD they were for portable use as I had just sold my home rig (D7000 and SPL Auditor) so maybe that is why I didn't notice the cable length issue? I have been focused on my speaker set-up in recent months (just added a pair of Rel T-Zero subs) and as such have had to get back into headphone listening on a budget hence NADs and Asgard 2 when I really want to try the LCD X or TH-900, but with either I need a much more competent amp, or so I suspect. Lets face it, you don't go the distance and get top-tier cans and feed them with pleasant, but ultimately modest SS juice.

post #1132 of 1546

No need to apologize, your tone wasn't rude or belittling, I just meant that it suggested it should have been obvious that the work would be difficult and as I have never DIY in the hobby I am clueless. 

post #1133 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post
 

Which Sony are you using? When I picked up the NAD they were for portable use as I had just sold my home rig (D7000 and SPL Auditor) so maybe that is why I didn't notice the cable length issue? I have been focused on my speaker set-up in recent months (just added a pair of Rel T-Zero subs) and as such have had to get back into headphone listening on a budget hence NADs and Asgard 2 when I really want to try the LCD X or TH-900, but with either I need a much more competent amp, or so I suspect. Lets face it, you don't go the distance and get top-tier cans and feed them with pleasant, but ultimately modest SS juice.

I use the Sony MDR-7520 which I like a lot.  I have a few issues but on balance I like them more than lots of cans at or higher than their price.  But they also have the same issue with a screw in cable in the cup which does not take ordinary mini plugs.  That said, don't give up on SS amps totally, you have to weed through them.  For example the Violectric 100 lit up my Sonys with detail and depth that I did not think possible.  I had an SPL Phonitor and never was impressed with it and others with a bunch of different cans I used.

 

cheers

post #1134 of 1546
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Originally Posted by bixby View Post
 

I use the Sony MDR-7520 which I like a lot.  I have a few issues but on balance I like them more than lots of cans at or higher than their price.  But they also have the same issue with a screw in cable in the cup which does not take ordinary mini plugs.  That said, don't give up on SS amps totally, you have to weed through them.  For example the Violectric 100 lit up my Sonys with detail and depth that I did not think possible.  I had an SPL Phonitor and never was impressed with it and others with a bunch of different cans I used.

 

cheers

 

now, I think, I'm confused. 

 

Are you referring to the locking collar on the Sony's cable?  

Because yes, any replacement cable has got to fit physically into the "notch" on the outside 

of the earcup...it the fitting is too big, it will be useless for this purpose.

 

But, if the termination of the cable does fit into that notch, it will play fine.

(In other words, if you can plug the cable into the input jack on the Sony earcup,

it will work perfectly.)

I've used about 8 different cables with a normal, plain, 3.5mm plug with 

my MDR 7520's and MDR Z1000's - and all worked perfectly.

post #1135 of 1546
my sincere apologies I am so wrong. I must have been thinking about another headphone yes the connector is perfect for pretty much any standard cord.I'm having big problems editing on the mobile version
post #1136 of 1546

Finally got a chance to order a set of the HP50s yesterday and they should be here tomorrow.  I had to wait until my fiancee was out of town so she didn't see me spending money just before the wedding. I can't WAIT to hear them and see how big an upgrade they are from my Koss Dj200s. 

post #1137 of 1546
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Finally got a chance to order a set of the HP50s yesterday and they should be here tomorrow.  I had to wait until my fiancee was out of town so she didn't see me spending money just before the wedding. I can't WAIT to hear them and see how big an upgrade they are from my Koss Dj200s. 

You'll probably throw the DJ200's away. 

post #1138 of 1546
Any advantages or disadvantages to the black plastic or the white?
post #1139 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post

Any advantages or disadvantages to the black plastic or the white?

Black shows fingerprints and white would show marks.
post #1140 of 1546
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Black shows fingerprints and white would show marks.

Thanks. How easily does it scratch?

I'm thinking of buying the white one because the NAD logo shows less. But maybe it will look lame with the big black headband.
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