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Lots of other companies that offer great quality cabling for $1-3 dollars a foot. I believe in cables, but value is equally important to me.
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Originally Posted by 65535 View Post

It's a scam plain and simple.

I'll enjoy the best manufacture cables at $0.50-2.50 per foot.

Scam is a bit strong.

You are paying extra for the premanufactured cable with shielding. You can buy the exact same conductors from Cardas for far cheaper than just 1/4 of the price if you want to build your own, but shielding isn't cheap to buy and you won't make something as compact as the cable.
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There's lot of stuff that goes for multibucks a foot, and that's per wire. Multiply by however many wires you're doing, add a shield (not cheap by the way), manufacturing, sleeving, etc. I'm not saying the cost is fully justified or whatever, but things do add up. 

 

edit: looks like Fraggler beat me to it


Edited by Armaegis - 7/19/13 at 9:26pm
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So you're saying that it they will be superior to Canare cable or Mogami? How about Gotham or Belden?

 

This are the cables used to make the music.

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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post

I didn't want to say anything before for fear of sounding out of "the know", but how the hell is $12.50 per foot a good deal.

Sure it's technically 4 feet of conductor but that's still $3+ per foot. Lots of other amazing cable for much cheaper, IMO.

I could be missing something though.

But it's Cardas so it automatically justifies the price. Everyone knows the more you pay for something, the better it sounds.

 

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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

I mean if you believe in cables than its not a scam if you don't than its a bit expensive and you might as well buy cheap copper wire, but that choice is up to you.  But cardas does some good stuff and despite it being expensive he does very very good work so I wouldn't call it a scam....more overpriced if you don't believe in cables.  

Even if someone believes in cables, that has no effect on the value of an item; it's still ridiculously overpriced regardless of if someone is a believer or not. 

 

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Originally Posted by 65535 View Post

So you're saying that it they will be superior to Canare cable or Mogami? How about Gotham or Belden?

 

This are the cables used to make the music.

Don't fall for the hype or impressions. Cables of equivalent purity and reasonable quality (basically all wire in the whole world) will sound the same for all intents and purposes. The only valid point (via science, that is, not subjective impressions, but science is how I choose to determine what is real and not) is impedance matching, but the effects, if any, are likely inaudible unless you are a mutant dog bat with cybernetic ear implants. Since this is controversial and everyone is entitled to their own opinions, which I respect, PM me if you want to know more on this subject and we can keep the details there. I am an electrical engineer with a background in transmission and materials development.


Edited by tintin220 - 7/19/13 at 10:47pm
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I agree that this conversation is better off in a different thread. It is supposed to be just a gallery.
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I have no skill at soldering and for doing stuff like that, I did NOT like the cable that came with my HD600s since it always was breaking

and did not like the cable of my LCD2s because of ergonomics a PURELY personal thing...

I bought an after market cable, did NOT spend what I consider a lot, and to be honest, it sounds a little different. Can I name actual changes, not really,

just sounds a little different. It is MUCH lighter, feels better and changes the sound in small ways I can NOT put my finger on. 

I personally would never make OR buy a cable that costs more than the headphones it is being used on, I think that is a given...

 

What impresses me most about some of the cables I have seen here in this thread is they are so good looking, creative and work much better than

factory ones ergonomically speaking. I am sure they make a difference to the maker. No opinion on cables from me other than if your happy GREAT!

I am a mere CIVIL engineer...I JUST wish I COULD make my own, I know they say

practice makes perfect but with my current real life responsibilities and issues I just want to enjoy what I have!

 

I come to this thread to see what talent our members here have that I do not, hope that moves it back to gallery mode

because I come here for the pictures! smily_headphones1.gif


Edited by KimbaWLion - 7/20/13 at 7:47am
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'll cable plug 6.5 mono (x2) to 3.5mm of 3 meters, which plug and cable recommend me? is to use the m-audio AV40 with my asus xonar dx

Nothing??
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Originally Posted by KimbaWLion View Post
I bought an after market cable, did NOT spend what I consider a lot, and to be honest, it sounds a little different. Can I name actual changes, not really,

just sounds a little different. It is MUCH lighter, feels better and changes the sound in small ways I can NOT put my finger on. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Changes in comfort/ergonomics also play a big role in perception of sound.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by glunteer View Post


Nothing??

 

Just use a standard 3.5mm to RCA cable. There's no need to try and use the 6.5mm plugs since those are meant for balanced input on the AV40 and your sound card doesn't provide that. 

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

Changes in comfort/ergonomics also play a big role in perception of sound.

 

 

 

 

Just use a standard 3.5mm to RCA cable. There's no need to try and use the 6.5mm plugs since those are meant for balanced input on the AV40 and your sound card doesn't provide that. 


I did a test and realized that using the 6.5mm speaker heats less

 

EDIT:

I also want to do a mini to mini cable for cmoy ... I will buy at Redco, I'm thinking of buying: Neutrik NYS 231L (2x) + cable is not know (need your help) + Sleeve (will depend on the size of the cable)

could you help me?


Edited by glunteer - 7/20/13 at 9:59am
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I did a test and realized that using the 6.5mm speaker heats less

 

EDIT:

I also want to do a mini to mini cable for cmoy ... I will buy at Redco, I'm thinking of buying: Neutrik NYS 231L (2x) + cable is not know (need your help) + Sleeve (will depend on the size of the cable)

could you help me?

 

Mogami 2893 or 2534 for the mini cable.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by audiofreakie View Post

 

My Ultra Portable Setup, direct only, no need amp.

 

Fitear F111 + Special PSSC Custom Cable + Ipod Classic

 

Cable :

4 strand Pure Silver Solid Core, 24 awg, handcrafted without machine, 100% handmade by a traditional craftman, total 15 grams of natural Borneo Island pure silver used.

Special cotton sleeve perstrand, fit for 24 awg PSSC.

Ultra thin clear heatshrink to cover the cotton sleeve

3.5 Oyaide L Plug

rhodium HPSC

 

I dont count how many money I spend to build this cable. Hahahahahaha...

 

Ha ha ha, nice improvisation!  I would add strain relief to those exposed solder joints, though.  Epoxy + heatshrink, I would go.


Edited by Mad Max - 7/20/13 at 2:32pm
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

 

Mogami 2893 or 2534 for the mini cable.

 

 

 

 

 

Ha ha ha, nice improvisation!  I would add strain relief to those exposed solder joints, though.  Epoxy + heatshrink, I would go.


thx Mad !

 

what size sleeve I use?


Edited by glunteer - 7/20/13 at 3:13pm
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thx Mad !

 

what size sleeve I use?

 

I don't remember anymore, so search the forum.  It should be mentioned in many places.  I work with just Type III paracord these days.  You will not be using the same size sleeving for either cable depending on whether or not you strip the outer jacket and shielding.

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Originally Posted by 65535 View Post

It's a scam plain and simple.

 

I'll enjoy the best manufacture cables at $0.50-2.50 per foot.

 

I don't think it's a scam but one word can sum up why the cost is so high. Cardas. The same people that sell very small blocks of wood that supposedly isolate your stereo components. Only about $45 for 6. What a bargain.
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Selling the name, not the product. Brand pricing is a big reason this thread exists. haha

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