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give the link here for this new thread, looks very interesting 
Yep i will...

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post #482 of 673
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Hey everybody, I've been enjoying my recently purchased He-500 very much but the stock cable has started to annoy me. Are there any good replacement options that won't break the bank? (Preferably under $100)

 

Found this, looks pretty nice and is right on the border of my budget:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HIFIMAN-headphone-cable-version-2-3-5-6-35-balanced-rsa-5ft-15ft-many-color-/221372985710?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item338adbb16e

 

Also considering BTG Audio (sent an email already), but Brian's swamped according to his website though they have some pretty cool looking alternatives. 

I'm selling one for $50, check my sig

post #483 of 673
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Originally Posted by Joel Vanderbaum View Post
 

Hey everybody, I've been enjoying my recently purchased He-500 very much but the stock cable has started to annoy me. Are there any good replacement options that won't break the bank? (Preferably under $100)

 

Found this, looks pretty nice and is right on the border of my budget:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HIFIMAN-headphone-cable-version-2-3-5-6-35-balanced-rsa-5ft-15ft-many-color-/221372985710?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item338adbb16e

 

Also considering BTG Audio (sent an email already), but Brian's swamped according to his website though they have some pretty cool looking alternatives. 

 


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I'm selling one for $50, check my sig


Those HE4 cables (and whatever else models they came with) have been said to be the best ones HF made. I'm almost tempted to buy them from Mshenay but I really don't want to be spending money on things I don't exactly need (spares).

post #484 of 673
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Those HE4 cables (and whatever else models they came with) have been said to be the best ones HF made. I'm almost tempted to buy them from Mshenay but I really don't want to be spending money on things I don't exactly need (spares).

Bro you always need a spare <3

 

that said and Thursday I'l be listing my Canare Cable for sale as well 

post #485 of 673
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Bro you always need a spare <3

that said and Thursday I'l be listing my Canare Cable for sale as well 

oooh oh how much?

Would you take the braided silver plated copper one for a trade?
post #486 of 673
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oooh oh how much?

Would you take the braided silver plated copper one for a trade?


I was considering offering that too...but then I noticed the length...and the fact that I can get mine sleeved and cut into multiple adapters by a special someone ;)

post #487 of 673

well It not 3 feet it's at least 2m I need to do an exact measure, but I'm 98% sure it's at least 5feet if not more.

 

No trade, atm I'm getting my HE 4 modded to mini XLRs so... no need for the Hifiman connector termianted cables q.q 

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No trade, atm I'm getting my HE 4 modded to mini XLRs so... no need for the Hifiman connector termianted cables q.q 

 

Are you doing this yourself? I removed my connectors some days ago and not sure if I should keep it hardwired or install mini-XLR connectors.

post #489 of 673

Got a HE-300 myself, will join tomorrow :)

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Got a HE-300 myself, will join tomorrow smily_headphones1.gif
Hey dont i know u from somewhere? biggrin.gif
Welcome!
post #491 of 673
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The included cables work fine for sound quality and I'd much rather put the $100 into a better headphone or better gear than a cable.
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Make your own cable.  Take it from a DIY noob, it ain't that hard.

post #493 of 673
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Make your own cable.  Take it from a DIY noob, it ain't that hard.

How much will that cost for parts? And how much time?
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How much will that cost for parts? And how much time?


Canare or similar would total around $20 and about three hours for a noob

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How much will that cost for parts? And how much time?

 

Assuming you're in the US, go to redco.com.  They've got the best deal on the Mogami, and you can get the 1/4" connector there.  I got a Neutrik NP3X.  I'm assuming you've got the spare HiFiMAN SMC connectors, but if not you can get them from Head-Direct, or Double Helix Cables sells a different design that's supposedly easier to work with.  I made two cables using HFM connectors and had no problems.

 

Guessing on the prices, but close to...

  • Mogami @ $0.64/foot
  • Neutrik $4 and change
  • SMC connectors $12ish
  • Paracord Planet paracord from Amazon was $5 for 25 feet, free shipping; $4 for 10 feet, so worth getting extra
  • Heat shrink... already had it  ;-)
  • A ballpoint pen hacked to produce a cylinder that will conceal the Y split; Papermate Eagle worked nicely

 

As for the time it will take, that depends on your skill level (again, mine was pure noob) and how neat you want to be.  I produced a ridiculously detailed guide for another Head-Fier.  PM me if you want the link.  It's written for us noobs.  Took me a few hours, with smoke breaks, etc. ;)  I've got a quite expensive aftermarket cable and I can't tell the difference between it and mine.  And my cable is.... well, mine :darthsmile:  Pride of work and all that.

 

It was a good excuse to buy a few other things, like a soldering station (nice one for $55 from Amazon; $150 retail, or so it said), wire strippers, a few other bits a pieces.  Made a nice white cable with black connectors for my white Q701s :k701smile:  All three are wonderfully light, though I do need to redo the first one to get rid of the sheath and copper shield from the Mogami.  Too stiff compared to the other two.

 

HTH.

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