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post #106 of 211
There's nothing wrong with replacing cables per se. There are lots of bad cables out there. Low quality cables get kinked and knotted. Shoddy strain reliefs fail and break. Cheap metals corrode and stop working. Microphonics are annoying. But spending $150 or more for a five dollar length of wire? That's a scam is all I'm saying. smily_headphones1.gif
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There's nothing wrong with replacing cables per se. There are lots of bad cables out there. Low quality cables get kinked and knotted. Shoddy strain reliefs fail and break. Cheap metals corrode and stop working. Microphonics are annoying. But spending $150 or more for a five dollar length of wire? That's a scam is all I'm saying. smily_headphones1.gif


If anyone else made a cheaper 5' HD800 cable I would have purchased it, but this was my only option.

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If anyone else made a cheaper 5' HD800 cable I would have purchased it, but this was my only option.

Make your own? Twenty-five dollars will get you a 100' spool of zip-cord, an XLR plug, a pair of phone plugs and some heat-shrink tubing. All you need is a buddy with a soldering kit.
post #109 of 211
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Umm. no.

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Umm. no.

smily_headphones1.gif

But seriously, the materials cost for a HD 800 cable really is on the order of $20. You might pay a small premium from Neutrik but then again they make good stuff so it might be worth it. Even so, you're looking at $25 in parts for a cable that Sennheiser sells for around $350. Yowch.
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smily_headphones1.gif

But seriously, the materials cost for a HD 800 cable really is on the order of $20. You might pay a small premium from Neutrik but then again they make good stuff so it might be worth it. Even so, you're looking at $25 in parts for a cable that Sennheiser sells for around $350. Yowch.


If that's true then you can have a pretty lucrative business with a tiny bit of effort after work. Make them and sell them for $100 on ebay, advertising them to be as good as cardas. $75 profit per sale.

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If anyone else made a cheaper 5' HD800 cable I would have purchased it, but this was my only option.

 

I got a replacement cable from Sennheiser for my HD590s for $8.

post #113 of 211
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I got a replacement cable from Sennheiser for my HD590s for $8.

 

I certainly don't think you need more for an HD590.

post #114 of 211

It's a wire. It connects the cans to the amp. What more do you need?

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If anyone else made a cheaper 5' HD800 cable I would have purchased it, but this was my only option.

It's baffling you would spend that on a cable before buying a decent dac. Buy a dac, the ODAC to match the O2 if you like. Amps make a big difference. Try plugging a pair of LCD-2's into your phone and then into an amp. There's going to be a big difference, much more than just volume
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If that's true then you can have a pretty lucrative business with a tiny bit of effort after work. Make them and sell them for $100 on ebay, advertising them to be as good as cardas. $75 profit per sale.

Nah. I'd go one better and sell them for $400 so I'd have a believable price when I make the claim that they're "better than Cardas". They cost more so they MUST be better, right?

Right.
post #117 of 211
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It's baffling you would spend that on a cable before buying a decent dac. Buy a dac, the ODAC to match the O2 if you like. Amps make a big difference. Try plugging a pair of LCD-2's into your phone and then into an amp. There's going to be a big difference, much more than just volume


I have a decent DAC and a good amp, my laptop and my lg g flex have 24 bit 192khz dacs and sufficient amplification.

post #118 of 211
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Nah. I'd go one better and sell them for $400 so I'd have a believable price when I make the claim that they're "better than Cardas". They cost more so they MUST be better, right?

Right.


Oh right. You should try this experiment.

post #119 of 211
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I have a decent DAC and a good amp, my laptop and my lg g flex have 24 bit 192khz dacs and sufficient amplification.

Well you should start the newsletter for people who "believe headamps are largely scam/redundant predicts". High quality separates are a must for many headphones, including and especially HD800. Having said that'll ahead-Fi is largely aeros all journey. Enjoy yours.
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A solo journey. Autocorrect
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