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Grado 8 conductor cable upgrade path

Poll Results: Which wires?

 
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    Standard Grado 8 conductor
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    UP-OCC Silver plated 4 conductor
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post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Hi guys,

Just a quick question regarding a cable upgrade!

I have a Grado SR125i which has an 8 conductor cable (2+, 2- & 4 earth). The wiring is classed as 'standard' by Grado, as opposed to UHPLC or SPC or whatever.

My question is, would recabling this with a simple 4 wire, UP-OCC silver plated copper wire be an upgrade or a downgrade? Or would it be relatively equal?

Obviously I could go with an 8 conductor wire with the silver plated wire which would be a sure upgrade, but that would double the cost and make braiding much more difficult!

Thanks in advance,

Si
post #2 of 3

It would be relatively equal, and perhaps a downgrade. It could also be an upgrade.

Mostly it will just cost you money. 

 

If you have a bit of money to put into the problem of better (or maybe just different) stereo sound, I would look at headphones* (like the whole thing) amp and source based on where you think the weakest link in the system is. You don't need to look at cables. Trust me. 

 

*Nothing seriously wrong with the SR125, but you could buy any number of different things...

post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by nikongod View Post

It would be relatively equal, and perhaps a downgrade. It could also be an upgrade.

Mostly it will just cost you money. 


If you have a bit of money to put into the problem of better (or maybe just different) stereo sound, I would look at headphones* (like the whole thing) amp and source based on where you think the weakest link in the system is. You don't need to look at cables. Trust me. 

*Nothing seriously wrong with the SR125, but you could buy any number of different things...

Well it's only about £40 worth of cable, and I'm no expert but £40 won't buy me an external amp/DAC or better pair of headphones would it? :P
Plus it's just as much about the fact that these cans are so mod-able! I just want to play around with them to be honest... I may save up the extra money and replace it with an 8 wire cable in SPC wiring smily_headphones1.gif

I do appreciate where you're coming from though! smily_headphones1.gif
I'm planning on getting an amp and external DAC for my birthday as I'm currently running off a sound card from my pc.
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