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post #8251 of 24278

Can someone please recommend a short (1.5 meter-ish) cable with a small jack that plugs into portable mp3 players for the HD800? I did some google searches but couldn't find anything. Doesn't need to be super high quality since the music is coming from an MP3 player any way.

 

I want to wear this outside, for example at a coffee place, and the long cable and convertor jack looks odd.

post #8252 of 24278
Ted Allen headphone lounge
Al
post #8253 of 24278
For something very reasonable, Brian @ BTG Audio
post #8254 of 24278
I would get quotes from both , Ted is pretty fast .

Al
post #8255 of 24278
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Originally Posted by ag8908 View Post
 

Can someone please recommend a short (1.5 meter-ish) cable with a small jack that plugs into portable mp3 players for the HD800? I did some google searches but couldn't find anything. Doesn't need to be super high quality since the music is coming from an MP3 player any way.

 

I want to wear this outside, for example at a coffee place, and the long cable and convertor jack looks odd.

 

You're worried about the *cable* looking odd? :blink: 

post #8256 of 24278
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

 

You're worried about the *cable* looking odd? :blink: 


Does the HD800 look that weird? I might think that people are looking at me if I wear the Aude'ze LCD XC outside but the HD800 don't stand out that much to me.

 

Is there a way to just order the cable from Ebay or amazon something without using a custom cable maker like Allen or BTG? I couldn't find them but I may not have been doing the right searches.

post #8257 of 24278
You really cannot where the headphones outside or where there is ambient noise. They are not noise isolating.
post #8258 of 24278
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

You really cannot where the headphones outside or where there is ambient noise. They are not noise isolating.

I don't mind that. Same problem would occur if you brought speakers with you outside and listened that way.

post #8259 of 24278
And you are worried about the wires
Lol
post #8260 of 24278
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Originally Posted by ag8908 View Post
 

Can someone please recommend a short (1.5 meter-ish) cable with a small jack that plugs into portable mp3 players for the HD800? I did some google searches but couldn't find anything. Doesn't need to be super high quality since the music is coming from an MP3 player any way.

 

I want to wear this outside, for example at a coffee place, and the long cable and convertor jack looks odd.

I think people there are gonna hate you. :p

post #8261 of 24278
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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post
 

I think people there are gonna hate you. :p


 + 1

 

Seriously - just get a pair of ATH-M50's or Sennheiser Momentums.

 

With all the background noise going on they will probably sound better anyway, and you won't annoy the people around you either.

 

Open back headphones in public places is a seriously bad idea. It only sounds good to you and it sounds absolute sh*t to everyone else around you.

post #8262 of 24278
AKG K550 also worth a look if trying to be somewhat near HD800 sound.
post #8263 of 24278

There's no way I'm wearing an ATM50 or KG550 or momentum whatever if I have an HD800. I'm not even wearing my SRH940s anymore.

 

Also, the HD800s aren't that loud to others. If it's annoying to others you're probably doing damage to your ears.

post #8264 of 24278
Let's not pile on. I fell like you guys do but it is his choice. . Example. I have 2 phones on me as I run a buisness. And a dap with CIEMS. And an amp. Well I do get looks from people. . And it does bother me but I still want my music they way it is. What is wrong with this gent is he will not be enjoying his music as it will be to loud there for him to hear it with any quality.
Al
post #8265 of 24278

@ag8908 It seems you got the wrong pair of headphones. Let me introduce you to the AKG K812. Based on the impressions, it sounds like a far better headphone if you plan to just drive it through your smartphone or MP3 player and use on the go.


Edited by Sonido - 2/16/14 at 12:53pm
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