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Headphone cables do make a difference

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I own a pair of Bose On Ear headphones that I bought about 3 years ago, and I was happy with them for a while until I realized that I couldn't hear little details in my music, sometimes during the start of a song or end of a song. Little details like countdowns or studio banter. I thought it was just due to the Bose headphones not being audiophile-level and not being able to bring out those details. I got curious one day and I bought this monstrous cable;

 

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021812&p_id=5576&seq=1&format=1#largeimage

 

and I cannot express how different the music sounds now. I can hear musicians talking at the start/end of songs and other little details that I didn't think were going to be heard with Bose headphones. Now I'm thinking of stepping up my headphones to entry-level audiophile headphones, but I'm looking for a pair with a detachable cable so I can keep using this cable.

 

Does this seem like a fluke? Is this even possible? The soundstage on the headphones is drastically different now.

 

Thanks for any input.

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I meant this cable: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021813&p_id=5586&seq=1&format=1#largeimage

 

Can someone recommend a pair of headphones near $300 with a detachable cord? I need an ending like this style:

http://www.ml-media.ru/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/Bose_On_Ear_4feada95cb7ff.jpg
 

post #3 of 7

No it isn't possible, get some real headphones and they will probably blow you away. :P

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Haha thanks
post #5 of 7

Sounds like your old Bose cable was at the end of it's life with damaged conductors near completely broken. It happens, cables have a limited flex life especially thin headphone cables.


Edited by 65535 - 1/29/13 at 7:52am
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Yeah no cables on headphones are like that but bose and a couple Superlux's, and you still have the stock cable going from there to the driver
 

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I meant this cable: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021813&p_id=5586&seq=1&format=1#largeimage

 

Can someone recommend a pair of headphones near $300 with a detachable cord? I need an ending like this style:

http://www.ml-media.ru/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/Bose_On_Ear_4feada95cb7ff.jpg
 

 

Is it possible to cut off the top, peel the shielding back, and solder these to the drivers?

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