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post #7726 of 8700
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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.

post #7727 of 8700
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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?  

post #7728 of 8700
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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.
post #7729 of 8700
I have Vanquish cable but for HD800/HE-560/LCD/zmf and very light even with sleve and wooden spliter
post #7730 of 8700
Sweet, the vanquish cable is sounding better and better.
post #7731 of 8700

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.

post #7732 of 8700

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

post #7733 of 8700
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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!
post #7734 of 8700
No problem with glasses for me, either.
post #7735 of 8700
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Hi, How is comfort/seal for those who wear glasses?

I find that they seal perfectly with my glasses. The comfort is also quite nice. 

post #7736 of 8700
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I find that they seal perfectly with my glasses. The comfort is also quite nice. 
+1 Yes the few times I have worn glasses with the Alpha dogs, the cans would seal perfectly and sounded great.
post #7737 of 8700

I mostly agree with the above posts regarding glasses.  Still, at some point, I end up putting the ear pieces on top of the cushions, rather than have them smashed by the pads.  It just works out better and more comfortable for me.  That said, they are pretty comfortable even smashed against my head.  The alpha pad is like a giant pillow / seal.  Greatly comfortable headphones.

post #7738 of 8700
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I mostly agree with the above posts regarding glasses.  Still, at some point, I end up putting the ear pieces on top of the cushions, rather than have them smashed by the pads.  It just works out better and more comfortable for me.  That said, they are pretty comfortable even smashed against my head.  The alpha pad is like a giant pillow / seal.  Greatly comfortable headphones.

+1  When I wear my glasses I put the ear pieces over the pads as well.

post #7739 of 8700
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+1  When I wear my glasses I put the ear pieces over the pads as well.


Lifehack, you guys just made my life that much better ahah.

post #7740 of 8700
Well all I shall go put on my alpha dogs and go watch "Good Morning Vietnam" in remembrance of Robin Williams, who has died. Please take care.
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