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post #11371 of 24315
Thank you everyone for the recommendations.
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I was thinking about that option too but finally came to my senses wink.gif . 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.gif .
Not as difficult as some say. They're small, but since the pins are very accessible, it's actually easier than the hifimann and some of the lemos, IMO.
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Originally Posted by PinkLed View Post
 

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. 

 

Plus the 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. 

 

 

 

Yape, that's pretty much for the 1st timer :) I've done that and had few cables/connectors ended up in trash. I had a practice with cheap cables before making the real cables.

I am getting better everyday and built so far well over 30 cables including interconnects, iem, headphone cables etc.

 

In a long run you will save money, but if you just need one, buy one with 4 pins xlr.

 

I found HD800 is easier to solder than Shure/ue900 iem connectors <-- try that, ! that's a challenge :)

 

Note : Plussound sells $1/ft for UP OCC 7N grade cables, no need to buy in bulk, I think it's all sold out now but wait for the next batch.


Edited by Canadian411 - 6/20/14 at 11:07am
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I'm most concerned with taming the sibilance of the HD800s.
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Wires will not fix this. It's DAC , amp and source related. And if someone tells you to buy wires as it fixed it walk away. Also getting a so allied tube amp or warm amp is not the way either . The hd800 is detailed type headphone as such adjusting a little EQ is far better than changing amps and much cheaper too .
Al
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Wires will not fix this. It's DAC , amp and source related. And if someone tells you to buy wires as it fixed it walk away. Also getting a so allied tube amp or warm amp is not the way either . The hd800 is detailed type headphone as such adjusting a little EQ is far better than changing amps and much cheaper too .
Al


+1.  I personally vote this to be your best post.  :D

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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Wires will not fix this. It's DAC , amp and source related. And if someone tells you to buy wires as it fixed it walk away. Also getting a so allied tube amp or warm amp is not the way either . The hd800 is detailed type headphone as such adjusting a little EQ is far better than changing amps and much cheaper too .
Al

 

+1, For me it was a DAC. Cable = cosmetic enhancement.

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I'm most concerned with taming the sibilance of the HD800s.
Whats your setup? Dac and amp wise? 
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Originally Posted by PinkLed View Post

V200 amp with built in 24/192 DAC. Playing all 24/88 and above FLAC from Foobar
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Originally Posted by maclenltd View Post


V200 amp with built in 24/192 DAC. Playing all 24/88 and above FLAC from Foobar

If you are using a V800 DAC you could try using USB instead of optical if your setup is optical. A 5$ usb cable worth a try.

 

If you are using your PC internal DAC, I would recommend getting a decent DAC over a new HP cable. 


Edited by PinkLed - 6/20/14 at 11:41am
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Originally Posted by PinkLed View Post

If you are using a V800 DAC you could try using USB instead of optical if your setup is optical. A 5$ usb cable worth a try.

If you are using your PC internal DAC, I would recommend getting a decent DAC over a new HP cable. 
The updated V200 from Violectric USA have a 24/192 USB DAC built in, which is what I'm using.
http://violectric-usa.com/headphone-amplifiers/hpa-v200
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Do you guys mind which Audio Output do you use in FooBar ?

 

WASAPI or DS ?

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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post
 

Do you guys mind which Audio Output do you use in FooBar ?

 

WASAPI or DS ?


WASAPI for me.

post #11384 of 24315
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post
 

Do you guys mind which Audio Output do you use in FooBar ?

 

WASAPI or DS ?

 

WASAPI, in event mode if it works on your DAC.

If your DAC supports ASIO, it's also worth a try. 

post #11385 of 24315

Yes. AISO is much better, if your DAC supports it.

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