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post #781 of 920
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Looks ok to me, you are building an IC correct? You need three of the same length depending on your desired length. You also have to account for the fact that you will be braiding your wires. Some headfiers also add a sleeve on top but is not needed, it is mainly for esthetics.

 

Search the net for braiding techniques, there are loads of references. In the case of an IC, it being stiff usually helps but for headphone re-cabling I'd go for flexibility. To me, if the wire does not come back to its original shape than I am not too happy about it. However I also want it flexible so I can coil it back in an earphone storage bag if IEMS. That's just me and that is mainly for headphones and IEMS re-cabling.

 

 

Thanks a lot, I am missing a couple of words in english sometimes. In my native I could order everything I need (I have a fair amount of electronic and electrical engineering experience) but for example I couldn't remember that its called "braiding" :)

cheers

post #782 of 920


Thanks guys. They've arrived. Just waiting on the XLR connectors which I should've ordered together from the same place. Free delivery also
post #783 of 920
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Thanks guys. They've arrived. Just waiting on the XLR connectors which I should've ordered together from the same place. Free delivery also

yeah, the same packaging. Do remember to get solder with 3-4% silver if you decided to chop your HE-500 stock silver cable.

post #784 of 920
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yeah, the same packaging. Do remember to get solder with 3-4% silver if you decided to chop your HE-500 stock silver cable.

Thanks. My HE500s already have an XLR termination made by BTG. I was planning on using some Canare star quad I have lying around for the Hirose to XLR adapter. Is this ok? Sorry I'm such a noob
post #785 of 920
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Thanks. My HE500s already have an XLR termination made by BTG. I was planning on using some Canare star quad I have lying around for the Hirose to XLR adapter. Is this ok? Sorry I'm such a noob

I used the silver cable chopped from HE500 stock cable, I never bother on what cable as I hear no different, 

post #786 of 920
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I used the silver cable chopped from HE500 stock cable, I never bother on what cable as I hear no different, 
Ok thanks. I might make it out of done quad core silver speaker cable I have lying around. I also hear no difference in SQ although I do gear the sound getting louder if I use a larger gauge of wire
post #787 of 920
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post


Thanks guys. They've arrived. Just waiting on the XLR connectors which I should've ordered together from the same place. Free delivery also

Sweet! Did you get them at a decent price?

 

Remember that if you want a shorter connector, you can leave out the rear plastic/rubber bit and just use heatshrink:

 

post #788 of 920
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Sweet! Did you get them at a decent price?

Remember that if you want a shorter connector, you can leave out the rear plastic/rubber bit and just use heatshrink:



I think so. They were about $15 Aud each delivered. I bought 2 just in case
post #789 of 920
I don't mind the extra bulk. I got the large XLR connectors remember
post #790 of 920
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I don't mind the extra bulk. I got the large XLR connectors remember

Ahh yes - I forgot about that. I guess I just have a thing for smaller connectors:

 

post #791 of 920
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Ahh yes - I forgot about that. I guess I just have a thing for smaller connectors:




Actually I might just just use the heat shrink for the UE900s and hook that straight to the PB2s with no adapter, thanks. Lucky I bought 2
post #792 of 920
Some suggestion please. I have DX50 and PB2. My ear seem need an upgrade of source. I have 2 plan

Plan A : Buy ibasso DB2, so I can use my DX50-->DB2-->PB2 (big mac triple stack biggrin.gif)

Plan B : Sell my PB2, buy ibasso D12. So I can use my DX50-->D12

FYI, I used Fitear 111, ER4P, T50RP.
Thank you...
post #793 of 920
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Originally Posted by audiofreakie View Post

Some suggestion please. I have DX50 and PB2. My ear seem need an upgrade of source. I have 2 plan

Plan A : Buy ibasso DB2, so I can use my DX50-->DB2-->PB2 (big mac triple stack biggrin.gif)

Plan B : Sell my PB2, buy ibasso D12. So I can use my DX50-->D12

FYI, I used Fitear 111, ER4P, T50RP.
Thank you...

Plan C: Wait for the DX90

Plan D: Grab a RSA Intruder or SR-71b for a different balanced taste.

post #794 of 920
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Plan C: Wait for the DX90
Plan D: Grab a RSA Intruder or SR-71b for a different balanced taste.
Plan E: Sell DX50 and PB2, and buy Clip+ and E11. Call it a day, and never look back on audiophiling.
post #795 of 920
@Soren, so what your plan if you in my position? I really need to upgrade from my source.
@SkyBleu, you know I can't biggrin.gif, that's my first setup (minus the e11) to the "audiophile" world, Clip+ paired with GR07 biggrin.gif
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