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post #11356 of 24366

One of my favorite albums ever.  Stunning with the HD800!

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Hugh Marsekela'''Hope'' is a good suggestion.

 

Hugh Maselela - Hope (Click to show)

 

post #11357 of 24366
Did anyone try the Nad 1050 as an amp/dac for HD800?
post #11358 of 24366
I'm looking to upgrade the stock hd800 cable, but spend no more than $400. Is the Cardas-Senheiser HD800 Headphone Upgrade Cable from music direct a decent choice? I'm pairing it with a V200 amp.
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-778-cardas-hd800-upgrade-cable.aspx
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Originally Posted by maclenltd View Post

I'm looking to upgrade the stock hd800 cable, but spend no more than $400. Is the Cardas-Senheiser HD800 Headphone Upgrade Cable from music direct a decent choice? I'm pairing it with a V200 amp.
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-778-cardas-hd800-upgrade-cable.aspx

Plussound ? you might want to get the 4pin XLR just in case :)

 

I really like LR Series Custom Cable.

post #11360 of 24366
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Originally Posted by maclenltd View Post

I'm looking to upgrade the stock hd800 cable, but spend no more than $400. Is the Cardas-Senheiser HD800 Headphone Upgrade Cable from music direct a decent choice? I'm pairing it with a V200 amp.
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-778-cardas-hd800-upgrade-cable.aspx


I am very happy with my custom HD800 Vanquish (balanced) from Trevor at Norne Audio :beerchug:.

See details in the Norne cable thread here :

http://www.head-fi.org/t/606500/norne-audio-was-norse-audio-feedback-impression-thread

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I am very happy with my custom HD800 Vanquish (balanced) from Trevor at Norne Audio beerchug.gif .
See details in the Norne cable thread here :
http://www.head-fi.org/t/606500/norne-audio-was-norse-audio-feedback-impression-thread
Thanks, I will check this out.
post #11362 of 24366
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post

Plussound ? you might want to get the 4pin XLR just in case smily_headphones1.gif

I really like LR Series Custom Cable.
Thank you canadian411
post #11363 of 24366
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Originally Posted by maclenltd View Post

I'm looking to upgrade the stock hd800 cable, but spend no more than $400. Is the Cardas-Senheiser HD800 Headphone Upgrade Cable from music direct a decent choice? I'm pairing it with a V200 amp.
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-778-cardas-hd800-upgrade-cable.aspx


http://www.moon-audio.com/moon-audio-black-dragon-v2-headphone-cable.html.

 

Im very happy with moon audios stuff, plus they have a "try it" policy I believe. Good luck!  

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Originally Posted by icebear View Post
 


I am very happy with my custom HD800 Vanquish (balanced) from Trevor at Norne Audio :beerchug:.

See details in the Norne cable thread here :

http://www.head-fi.org/t/606500/norne-audio-was-norse-audio-feedback-impression-thread

those are cables i'm eyeing too. plusSound looks pretty good too. maybe i'll build one myself.

 

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Originally Posted by PinkLed View Post
 


http://www.moon-audio.com/moon-audio-black-dragon-v2-headphone-cable.html.

 

Im very happy with moon audios stuff, plus they have a "try it" policy I believe. Good luck!  

 

I've had the moon audio black dragon v2, I ended up selling it because it was just too stiff to work with for me. I prefer a more flexible cable.

post #11365 of 24366
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Originally Posted by ngyu View Post
 

those are cables i'm eyeing too. plusSound looks pretty good too. maybe i'll build one myself.

 

 

I've had the moon audio black dragon v2, I ended up selling it because it was just too stiff to work with for me. I prefer a more flexible cable.

They are stiffer then most but I like the guitar cable like sleeving just because they never get tangled or twisted. To each their own. 

post #11366 of 24366
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Originally Posted by maclenltd View Post

I'm looking to upgrade the stock hd800 cable, but spend no more than $400. Is the Cardas-Senheiser HD800 Headphone Upgrade Cable from music direct a decent choice? I'm pairing it with a V200 amp.
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-778-cardas-hd800-upgrade-cable.aspx
I like the 'Q' french silk, very light and flexible.
post #11367 of 24366
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Originally Posted by PinkLed View Post
 

They are stiffer then most but I like the guitar cable like sleeving just because they never get tangled or twisted. To each their own. 

 

I have both x4 and x6 series from PlusSound and it's really flexible soft cable which I like a lot.

MoonAudio cables you can build yourself few hundred $ cheaper.

 

MoonAudio 5ft, HD800 with neutrik 4pin xlr = $290

 

vs

 

DIY :

7N UP-OCC $1/ft, need 4 conductors, 5 feet so, $1x5x4 = $20. (6ft if you want to braid)

HD800 connector = $40

Neutrik 4 pin xlr gold = $4.89

Solder + heatshrink + tecflex = $10

TOTAL of $80.


Edited by Canadian411 - 6/20/14 at 10:25am
post #11368 of 24366
I just got cables from DHC. Opened up the HD800. You could try the 4 wire Molecule SE hybrid. I got the 8 wire cable.
post #11369 of 24366
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post
 

 

I have both x4 and x6 series from PlusSound and it's really flexible soft cable which I like a lot.

MoonAudio cables you can build yourself few hundred $ cheaper.

MoonAudio 5ft, HD800 with neutrik 4pin xlr = $290

vs

 

DIY :

7N UP-OCC $1/ft, need 4 conductors, 5 feet so, $1x5x4 = $20. (6ft if you want to braid)

HD800 connector = $40

Neutrik 4 pin xlr gold = $4.89

Solder + heatshrink + tecflex = $10

TOTAL of $80.

You could build any cable yourself....

 

7n occ cost that much if you buy it in bulk, its closer to 2.00$ if you only buy a few feet. 

 

+ soldering iron if you don't have one

 

+ say the process for a first timer took 2 hours, that's about 50$ in labor

 

+ First timer errors est another 50$

 

+ shipping all of these different parts from various sources 

 

All in all about 200$.

 

Norse sells all the materials for DIY as well and would cost a very similar price. 

 

 

Edited by PinkLed - 6/20/14 at 11:03am
post #11370 of 24366
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Originally Posted by PinkLed View Post
 

You could build any cable yourself....

Norse sells all the materials for DIY as well. 

I was thinking about that option too but finally came to my senses ;). My configuration wouldn't really have saved me a lot of money provided that I would have succeeded to solder the HD800 connectors at the first attempt. These suckers are well known to be a pain to work with. There are several suppliers and in case you will need to reorder a single one, after you messed one up, your savings are down the drain. You will need to order a pair and pay again for shipping...

 

I'll built a power cord which is much easier to handle ( literally ) than a multi strand headphone cable. No "micro soldering" involved :tongue:.

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