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Originally Posted by RIQUE View Post

Does any body have the HD800 wired for Balanced XLR and hooked up to amp output? any pictures will be appreciated. I swear by XLR.

I swear by uranium nuclear-reactor-core cable amplifiers, the nuclear reactor multiplies the electrons which causes a fuller and amplified sound. Volume control is done by shortening a bit of the cable in the amplifier itself. The extreme decay and deadly gamma rays also prevent interference from reaching the audio signal. I hand-craft these cable amplifiers in my Russian bunker with a chemo suit.

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Edited by MelvinV - 5/19/13 at 8:00am
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By what name should I get the cable plugs that fit into the HD800, I´ve decided to make my own Balanced cables inspite of some people making fun of me.

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Originally Posted by RIQUE View Post

By what name should I get the cable plugs that fit into the HD800, I´ve decided to make my own Balanced cables inspite of some people making fun of me.


If you mean the connectors in the headphones, I heard that you can order them from Sennheiser directly for a not very expensive price if you mail/call them.

Other online stores (idk which ones) also sell the connectors for $50 a pair. They're "custom" fancyness so hard to get and overpriced.

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Originally Posted by RIQUE View Post

By what name should I get the cable plugs that fit into the HD800, I´ve decided to make my own Balanced cables inspite of some people making fun of me.


Or you could just chop off the ending of the HD800 stock cable and solder some XLR connectors on there. That's what Headroom does with their "BALANCED UPGRADE !@*^!@". But this way saves a lot of money and you get the same result! Have fun DIY-ing either way.

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Here are some pics with my 'Q' French Silk.   I will not make any comment on sound differences as I have only had the Taboo MKIII for a few days and have not had a chance to A/B and wont until I have my set-up worked out.  As you can see in the photos it is a work in progress.  I will say that I really like how flexible the cable is.  My main reason for buying the French silk was that I wanted a balanced cable and a more flexible/ergonomic cable.

 

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Does any body have the HD800 wired for Balanced XLR and hooked up to amp output? any pictures will be appreciated. I swear by XLR.

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So each channel has it's own ground wire now. That's like having two toilets: one for peeing and one for pooping.

And on top of that the stock cable is "balanced" on the inside, so the two ground wires only come together at the plug and I doubt they'll ever flow backwards 3 meters to cause crosstalk...

But hey, it looks good and it feels nice!

 

Edit: and don't lock this thread, just tell me to shut up instead if I'm causing "problems", thank you.

The old thread got "mysteriously" locked when we started to talk about cables, I do not feel angry and/or annoyed when talking about this matter.

So come with some arguments and/or say "opinions are different" or something else. Better not use admin powerzzz™ to lock threads and/or banhammer peoples.


Edited by MelvinV - 5/19/13 at 1:46pm
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Last thread didn't get killed over cables.  Cable talk is normal.  Let's just say it went political and leave it at that.

 

By the way anyone who wonders why you want to go balanced can be ignored.  Be like insulting the Corvette owner for not running $80 all-seasons /facepalm

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Trolls this way --->

 

No feeding here.

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I am so sorry to hear that. They literally fall off my head if I move around too abruptly or bend down for more than a sec. They disappear on my head when I wear them. I wonder if you have gotten a defective pair. Have you tired other pairs of the HD800?

You might be right on that, while the HD800's are a heavy headphone compared to the 590 yet they don't clamp particularly hard, I suspect it's the width of the surround hitting the wrong spots, funny that yours dissappear when you fit them, I have the issue with that with the 590's, quite often I would walk away from whatever I was listening to and have the detachable cord whip out of the phones!

 

I do wonder if I have a fairly wide noggin and if that's the cause of my grief, oh well! 

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Must admit I find the HD800's heavy for prolonged use, anything more than 30 mins at a timgives me a sore neck, but I do love the sound.
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A sore neck from the HD800s  WOW....

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Originally Posted by GSARider View Post

Must admit I find the HD800's heavy for prolonged use, anything more than 30 mins at a timgives me a sore neck, but I do love the sound.

 

... All I can say... don't try any planar headphones. :) To me, it's the opposite with the HD800s. I keep forgetting they're on my head.

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No kidding.  The orthos are weapons.  If you hit someone with an HD800, start running, while with an LCD-3... they're out cold ;)

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I'm so tempted to get colorware now... Thinking of a combination of frost white gloss, black and maybe blue or red accents. First world problems.
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