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Cables for Sennheiser HD800 and Schiit Mjolnir

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Hello everyone,

 

I received the Sennheiser HD800 and Schiit Mjolnir from a raffle at work, I bought the Schiit Gungnir DAC to supplement them. I have some understanding of audio equipment before I got these, I used the Audio Technica ATH-AD700, source was my computer and I had a Asus Xonor sound card.

 

However, now I have an issue, my HD800's don't have the proper termination to work with the Mjolnir (what a stupid oversight by the raffle organizers). I need a dual 3 pin xlr or 4 pin, neither of which I have. I want someone to recommend me quality cables that fit that criteria, I have a budget of $600 USD. I have seen some of Moon Audio's stuff, I just wasn't sure if it was worth the money or not.

 

 

Thank you.

post #2 of 4

Double Helix Cables will do a complete termination for $215 if I'm not mistaken

post #3 of 4

http://www.head-fi.org/t/694251/fs-xlr-balanced-zy-audio-sennheiser-hd800-cable

 

I think this is a great buy. It costs just a little bit more than what the hd800 connectors themselves cost. 

 

 

post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 

Thank you!

 

I did a quick search and came up with this:

 

http://www.doublehelixcables.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=92

 

I don't want to make any mistakes so if you could answer a couple of questions, that would be most appreciated.

 

I need to get:

 

Headphone type: HD800

 

Sleeving type: (What do you recommend?)

 

Termination: Neutrik 4-pin XLR?

 

Choice of Wire: (What do you recommend?)

 

Y-Split: I don't need this, correct?

 

 

Also, I heard that 4 pin is better than dual 3-pin, is this correct? Does the wire material make a large difference (silver vs. copper, etc...)? One last question, I am assuming these are balanced cables correct, because the Mjolnir requires balanced cables.

 

 

Thank you so much for the help, sorry for all the questions.

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