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Thanks now all I need is an amazing looking plug to use and my recable is complete

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Originally Posted by roughington View Post

I can't find anywhere that has the neutrik 4pin male connectors anywhere

Mouser.com

Here's another source:  http://www.markertek.com/Connectors-Adapters/Audio-Connectors/XLR-Connectors/Neutrik-USA-Inc/NC4FXX-B.xhtml

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Sexy, yes, but at that price I think some truly double-blind comparisons are in order.  I can build two or three cables for a connector.  If you just won the lottery, OTOH, go for it.

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I used their mini-XLR's on my build. They're very, very nice.

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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post

Sexy, yes, but at that price I think some truly double-blind comparisons are in order.  I can build two or three cables for a connector.  If you just won the lottery, OTOH, go for it.

I agree. I just posted it because it's sexy and very unlikely to grace any of my cables unless I 100% find my endgame and just want to be done. We all know that doesn't ever happen, so these won't either.
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I used their mini-XLR's on my build. They're very, very nice.

Very nice indeed.
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I don't know if playing 40usd is worth it for just 1 plug any other suggestions?
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Originally Posted by roughington View Post

I don't know if playing 40usd is worth it for just 1 plug any other suggestions?

Neutrik NP3X-B.
My go-to favorite. I think it's pretty sexy looking for not being boutique. The build quality is amazing and easy to work with. You really can't go wrong with it. It fits your Neutrik theme as well.

Edit: Almost forgot, the price is right.
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Neutrik NP3X-B.
My go-to favorite. I think it's pretty sexy looking for not being boutique. The build quality is amazing and easy to work with. You really can't go wrong with it. It fits your Neutrik theme as well.

Edit: Almost forgot, the price is right.

 

+1  Just picked up a couple of the silver versions from eBay; best price I could find.

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You're gonna regret doing your heatshrink like that. I know at least I did. Didn't last long. Heatshrink became loose, especially when you move your cables a lot.

 

I actually regretted it immediately after I heatshrinked it.  Not only do I not like the way it looks, it didnt really hold and one side has already come down past the rubber screw connector.  Im going to redo it and make it look better, but im still just happy listening to my first DIY cable.  I didnt really expect it to make much of a difference, but the more I listen to it the more I realize that it is indeed clearer.  Ive had these cans for about 5 years now, so im more than used to how they sound, and the new cable adds more clarity to the upper mid range to highs.  The lower end sounds unchanged, but I really dont know how to listen for "clearer" bass so I dont think I would notice really subtle changes.  Sorry for rambling, im just pleasantly surprised that the difference is more than just placebo.

 

Btw, I impulse bought a pair of Klipsch R6s a little while ago after I lost my Westone W4s at the gym (FML), and I kind of regret not ordering a better pair online.  Not only are they overly bass heavy and veiled, but the flat cable on these make so much damn noise when I move that I was wondering how hard it would be to recable them.  Should I attempt to cut into the rubber and replace the cables at the soldering point, or could I cheat a little and just strip the cable right out of the connector and add a little heatshrink to it to seal it up?  I dont think I would be too disappointed if I ruined this pair of IEMs, but it would be nice if I could at least stop the obnoxious cable noise and it couldnt hurt to do a little DIYing to them :p

 

Here is a pic of the IEMs im working with: 

 

/I hope this is the right thread to ask this question..

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I used their mini-XLR's on my build. They're very, very nice.

These are VERY nice.  They are to date my favorite mini xlr's

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