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Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post
 


strongly agree...therefore we should order aftermarket cable is strongly advise. 

Since it uses a new 4 pin system and also needs a way to adjust the level of Bass ... It might be while before we can purchase aftermarket cables.  The good news is, it works fine without the locking nut. Even if the new one breaks: I believe the heat-shrink would hold it in place (I have been using it without the locking nut).

 

Tomorrow I will have the new cable on my hands, maybe it was just a bad batch of locking nuts :)  

 

On my dream cable, the Bass adjustment would not require a screw driver, I would have a single adjustment for both drivers (left and right) and the locking nut would be some sort of light metal / (aluminum?).  


Edited by perdigao - 1/2/14 at 6:12pm
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

Sure, I think we can all agree that, ultimately, it's a situation that will require remanufacturing of the nuts.

 

My suggestion of heatshrink was only offered as a stop-gap solution, in the meantime, to reduce (not outright prevent) likelihood of breakage.

 

 

Each of you can make your own judgment on how to proceed.

 

There's no question that JHA will ignore this - I'm absolutely certain they'll handle it properly, but I do sympathise with their situation - that's the last thing they need with all the stress they're already under.


Sorry if I sound like downplaying the solution you suggested. It's actually a neat solution, I'm working with shrinks myself with my DIY cables and they are very good in hiding unsightly flaws/finish and provide support with the joints.

 

I just want to emphasize the material of choice or build is the main issue with cable since we already see 2 reports of the same issue in less than a week.

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Just had a piece of plastic fall off mine. After looking closer the other nut was coming apart, too.

Here are my broken nuts...pun intended...

 

 

 

Looks like the nut is bottoming out on the threads and causing hoop stress which cracks the too thin plastic of the nut. I was careful from day one not the over tighten them.


Edited by bearFNF - 1/2/14 at 8:50pm
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Ouch. Feel like a kick to my nuts seeing that...

 

Anyway, does the sonic quality worth the price? Lurking around to find a suitable successor to my 4 years old Mage (cant believe that...)

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I think so, really liking the sound and the comfort. Like I have said elsewhere the reaction I had to these was similar to what I experienced when I put the HD800's on for the first time with my Taboo MKIII (or SR009's on a BH for that matter), it was an oh s$1! that sounds good moment. clarity detail and the adjustable bass all good for me.


Edited by bearFNF - 1/2/14 at 9:02pm
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

I think so, really liking the sound and the comfort. Like I have said elsewhere the reaction I had to these was similar to what I experienced when I put the HD800's on for the first time with my Taboo MKIII (or SR009's on a BH for that matter), it was an oh s$1! that sounds good moment. clarity detail and the adjustable bass all good for me.

 

I'm glad that you like them. Honestly I've been really disappointed in this cable situation. But hey, at least the ear pieces themselves are working. So I just put the blame on this new cable manufacture. :mad: 


Edited by z3r0day - 1/2/14 at 9:40pm
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Probably dropping another 300 on some DHC cables. I'm liking the silver + copper look :o
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

Just had a piece of plastic fall off mine. After looking closer the other nut was coming apart, too.

Here are my broken nuts...pun intended...

 

 

 

Looks like the nut is bottoming out on the threads and causing hoop stress which cracks the too thin plastic of the nut. I was careful from day one not the over tighten them.

 

What kind of crappy manufacture could possibly produce this kind of things... Seriously, I've never seen plastic things that disintegrate just like that. WTF. 

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Originally Posted by z3r0day View Post
 

I will be waiting to see what they do about the connection.  They need to find the root cause and fix it before they allow aftermarket to use the same parts. I am sure they will...just hurts...:frown:

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For the amount of money people are forking over for these, this just shouldn't be happening. There is no excuse for allowing such shoddy workmanship to leave company premises at $1500 a pop, even if they were outsourced. IMHO, of course. 

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either one is under or oversize.

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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post
 

For the amount of money people are forking over for these, this just shouldn't be happening. There is no excuse for allowing such shoddy workmanship to leave company premises at $1500 a pop, even if they were outsourced. IMHO, of course. 

+1. That is supposed to be a premium product. Maybe it's the cable providers problem but then JH should have been careful about choosing the manufacturer and giving clear instructions on durability.

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My thoughts as well... I had contact with them yesterday, but they haven't received the cable kits yet and the cables will probably cost 40% more than the regular DHC cables due to the 8-wire construction... Anyway, I am on the waiting list already smily_headphones1.gif
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Seems like it's a common problem. Even the demo unit at my local distributor has one side broken
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Does anyone have experience with the DHC Cables? What about the differences? Peter mentioned that he will be offering the cable with Peptide Hybrid (OCC SPC litz), Peptide Fusion (pure OCC silver + pure OCC copper litzes in each strand of wire) and Silver Peptide (pure OCC silver litz) wires. Is there one that stands out of the rest? Or is this user preference as well?

 

Also, does it matter when changing the cable what sort of DAP you are using? Clearly you will found out the must advantage when using high end files, but let's say when using an Iphone 5s? Is it still worth something changing the cable for the Roxanne's?

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