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post #2056 of 6133
For me I hate viablue, hard to solder and the clipping mechanism is based on the screw.

Furutech is the one I use for 1/4.or black neutrik for xlr. smily_headphones1.gif
post #2057 of 6133
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post

For me I hate viablue, hard to solder and the clipping mechanism is based on the screw.

Furutech is the one I use for 1/4.or black neutrik for xlr. smily_headphones1.gif

 

I agree, but I wanted to give an alternative to the neutrik, and the viablue are built well and look nice. But that's sort of what i meant by it depending on your application. Some are much harder to solder than others. I hate soldering to round posts vs terminals with holes. I use neutrik almost exclusively personally.

post #2058 of 6133
Pole style soldering, like the viablue plugs, makes me want to put fist holes in my walls. Guess that's the price of using a sexy looking plug.
I love how some of the furutech plugs are styled. Unfortunately, my favorite ones cost far too much to realistically think about using.
post #2059 of 6133
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post

Pole style soldering, like the viablue plugs, makes me want to put fist holes in my walls. Guess that's the price of using a sexy looking plug.
I love how some of the furutech plugs are styled. Unfortunately, my favorite ones cost far too much to realistically think about using.

Yeah they can be frustrating at times, I'd still rather solder those than deal with trying to get the barrel on the Rean 3.5mm connectors when you're using paracord. I've cut them off and started over a few times because I was so pissed.

post #2060 of 6133
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

Yeah they can be frustrating at times, I'd still rather solder those than deal with trying to get the barrel on the Rean 3.5mm connectors when you're using paracord. I've cut them off and started over a few times because I was so pissed.

Interesting. My last 15 or so cables have all been Neutrik with paracord, save one odd job to fit a 2.5mm slot and even that was with paracord. Never had the problem you're describing. I even use the Neutrik 3.5mm with the smaller diameter hole. Maybe we have different techniques.
post #2061 of 6133
I don't know if any of you knew Randy "Achmedisdead", if you did there is a condolences thread here.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/721664/achmedisdead-is-in-fact/ frown.gif
post #2062 of 6133

Would an Oyaide jack be easier to solder than a neutrik/rean jack? 

post #2063 of 6133
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post
 

Would an Oyaide jack be easier to solder than a neutrik/rean jack? 

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/675333/trrs-to-trs-adapter-3-5mm-balanced-trrs-to-single-ended-trs-adapter

 

 

Just searched here, looks like rean is the easiest, followed by Oyaide, Viablue

post #2064 of 6133

Oh god the rean jack was already so difficult for me. Looks like I'm sticking with rean then :3

post #2065 of 6133

Furutechs are great. Big, sturdy, well made and not too expensive. And easy to work with.

post #2066 of 6133
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Originally Posted by Lugnegaard View Post
 

Furutechs are great. Big, sturdy, well made and not too expensive. And easy to work with.

 

They are also extremely heavy, so beware. I used a 1/8" furutech jack for my Grado recable and now wish I had gone with something lighter.

post #2067 of 6133
Yes, but for stationary usage it doesn't matter smily_headphones1.gif
post #2068 of 6133
How heavy can a plug be?
I use a Grado 1/8 to 1/4 mini adapter cable now so the plug couldn't be much heavier than that?
post #2069 of 6133

Does the weight really affect you usage with the cable? It's going to be connected to a (probably) heavy device so would you really notice? 

 

The Canare F12 was the biggest I've use so far, I soldered 8 wires into it! Haha it was still very nice, the weight made it feel really good. 

 

I think the weight of the connector doesn't matter, just the weight of the cable and Y-Split.

post #2070 of 6133

Nah, the weight of the connector doesn't really ruffle my feathers. It's more the size of the connector, anything extremely bulky and it won't fit onto my portable (only) rig without squashing my interconnect.

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