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Anyone know where you can buy the Alpha Dogs in the UK?
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Originally Posted by wahsmoh View Post
 

If you are purchasing a cable for comfort reasons alone and not for any technical improvements I could see a braided cable being much more comfortable than the stock cable. There are higher end cable manufacturers who use material in the copper that is purer with less grain boundaries that theoretically proves to have better conductivity. With a higher grade cable you will for sure get improved sound but not by the changes people exaggerate them to be. They are still worth it IMO

 

EDIT: I think it would be neat if Mr. Speakers teamed up with a cable manufacturer to provide options besides the current stock cable. I think the idea would catch on pretty quickly and my reason being is that braided cables are much more comfortable and flexible and the idea of purer grade copper would spawn more peoples interest. I don't want to get anyone involved in the old "cables don't make a difference debate" because my ears hear what they hear but the option for purer copper or silver combination would be nice with comfort being my main reason to have a cable upgrade.

 

There are certainly times I'd enjoy a lighter cable, but removing the shielding does have potential downsides in terms of noise.  If memory serves, Dan is using the same canare star quad (i.e. high quality braided then shielded pure copper cable) that many top flight studios use for the sensitive mics that record the music we are all playing back.  Not sure how much purer you can really get.  

 

If you dig deep enough in the diy forum, you will find threads where people actually express preferences for canare and/or mogami (pro cables) over the uber expensive cardas audiophile stuff.  YMMV of course.

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I'd be interested to hear your impressions. I tried the ADs with the Hugo when the Hugo was launched in Japan in Feb earlier this year. But I'll hold my -very brief- thoughts until after you've tried and shared it here.

Mission aborted: I sold the Hugo.

 

Still looking forward to testing the ADs on the Cavalli amp, though.

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^I would absolutely hear about the Alpha Dogs and the Cavalli, I am lusting from afar😻!
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Mission aborted: I sold the Hugo.

 

Still looking forward to testing the ADs on the Cavalli amp, though.

 

Will you be at the LA meet tomorrow?

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Will you be at the LA meet tomorrow?

Yes. 

I'll be in the Woodland Hills room with some gears but I will stop by.

 

I need a closed back headphones for the hot summer / noisy fans ^^

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There are certainly times I'd enjoy a lighter cable, but removing the shielding does have potential downsides in terms of noise.  If memory serves, Dan is using the same canare star quad (i.e. high quality braided then shielded pure copper cable) that many top flight studios use for the sensitive mics that record the music we are all playing back.  Not sure how much purer you can really get.  

 

If you dig deep enough in the diy forum, you will find threads where people actually express preferences for canare and/or mogami (pro cables) over the uber expensive cardas audiophile stuff.  YMMV of course.

 

To my understanding only the front end of the amp needs the shield (input signals).  Not necessary on the power out side like headphones and speakers.  Unless you own a $12k garden hose speaker cable suspended in snake oil an terminated with unobtainium spades.

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To my understanding only the front end of the amp needs the shield (input signals).  Not necessary on the power out side like headphones and speakers.  Unless you own a $12k garden hose speaker cable suspended in snake oil an terminated with unobtainium spades.

 

I agree that it is unnecessary in most applications, but I have heard EMI that was picked up by an unshielded headphone cable, albeit only on one or two occasions.  Zu mobius and cardas evidently shield their headphone cables.  Sennheiser does as well.  And lots and lots of diy'ers make upgraded cables from canare or mogami (as compared to something like the super thin stock enammelled copper cable Beyer uses for dt880's).  Aside from weight and/or the aesthetic appeal of unshielded and unsheathed wire, I don't know of any upside to moving from shielded -> unshielded?  

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I agree that it is unnecessary in most applications, but I have heard EMI that was picked up by an unshielded headphone cable, albeit only on one or two occasions.  Zu mobius and cardas evidently shield their headphone cables.  Sennheiser does as well.  And lots and lots of diy'ers make upgraded cables from canare or mogami (as compared to something like the super thin stock enammelled copper cable Beyer uses for dt880's).  Aside from weight and/or the aesthetic appeal of unshielded and unsheathed wire, I don't know of any upside to moving from shielded -> unshielded?  
Thanks for the information on shielded vs unbridled wire. I am thinking about getting a Norne Vanquish cable for my Alpha dogs, and the cable can come with no sheath or skin. I might go without any sleeve if it will not hurt the quality of the sound . I would like a cable, that is light, for I have been spending time in waiting rooms.
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I have Vanquish cable but for HD800/HE-560/LCD/zmf and very light even with sleve and wooden spliter
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Sweet, the vanquish cable is sounding better and better.
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Can anyone give me a comparison of the alpha dogs to the beyerdynamic T1p? I tried both of them at the LA meet this weekend and I liked both of them but I was unable to give either one of them enough time to really solidify how they are different. Besides pricing and open/closed of course.

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Hi, How is comfort/seal for those who wear glasses?

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Hi, How is comfort/seal for those who wear glasses?

I wear glasses and the Alpha Dogs, they are extremely comfortable and there is not a problem with seal. Enjoy the music!
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No problem with glasses for me, either.
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