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Signal cables should be shielded, it's bad practice not to. Headphone cables don't require shielding. 

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Signal cables should be shielded, it's bad practice not to. Headphone cables don't require shielding. 

Does that mean if I make a 3.5mm to 3.5mm interconnect, the ground isn't all that necessary? Meaning I can run just two wires?

 

(Just curious, and sorry for the lack of cable knowledge:)

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Does that mean if I make a 3.5mm to 3.5mm interconnect, the ground isn't all that necessary? Meaning I can run just two wires?

 

(Just curious, and sorry for the lack of cable knowledge:)

You have to have a ground wire for the cable to work. 3 wire (conductor) minimum for a mini-mini. 

 

Questions are better answered HERE.

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Thanks, sorry about that. Saw a little discussion occurring, so the question thread totally slipped my mind. Won't happen again. :)

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Does that mean if I make a 3.5mm to 3.5mm interconnect, the ground isn't all that necessary? Meaning I can run just two wires?

(Just curious, and sorry for the lack of cable knowledge:)

No. Each channel,L /R has.a positive and negative polarity each,and they are terminated at both ends of the voice coil.
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My first DIY Audeze cable using 22 gauge solid silver wire in 19 guage teflon tubing using a litz braid terminated using a viablue jack, and amphenol mini xlrs, viablue splitter and viablue cable sleeving.  I went for durability and used a ton of heat shrink, this cable should last forever.  Also the amphenol mini's are tough to work with, go with Neutriks.  Next its silver interconnects for my Asgard 2.

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just picked up an he-500 and hate the stock cable (seriously, THAT cable for an $800-900 list price headphone??). so i just made one with some materials i already had - canare cable w/out sheathing, litz braid. terminated with neutrik 4-pin xlr. covered in steel grey 550 paracord. viablue y-split, which is kind of big for the 6 ft. cable, but isn't really that heavy. actually complements the xlr connector pretty well.  the parts that connect to the headphone haven't been finished b/c i'm waiting for some red heatshrink to arrive before sealing everything up. other than that, works/sounds pretty good.

 

up next: finishing up my hd-800 cable. 

 


Edited by kugino - 4/25/14 at 3:52pm
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My latest 3.5 interconnect. I started using BTG Audio wire. This is the 26 AWG clear LLDPE silver plated copper wire and some neutriks.

 

 

This stuff is awesome. Very smooth and flexible.


Edited by luisdent - 4/27/14 at 3:40pm
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My latest 3.5 interconnect. I started using BTG Audio wire. This is the 26 AWG clear LLDPE silver plated copper wire and some neutriks.

 

 

This stuff is awesome. Very smooth and flexible.

nice! i've used BTG's wires for my DIY cables, too. good price/performance. 

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Modded a pair of M50's for my girlfriend.

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Ooooh Double Helix Cables, it must be a serious relationship.

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EDIT: I don't even know what I was thinking.
Edited by wolfetan44 - 4/28/14 at 12:24am
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Hehe. I'm actually good friends with Peter. 

I think cCasper TFG was referring to your relationship with your girlfriend. biggrin.gif
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Hehe. I'm actually good friends with Peter. 

I think cCasper TFG was referring to your relationship with your girlfriend. biggrin.gif

 

lmao. :-P

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Hehe. I'm actually good friends with Peter. 

I think cCasper TFG was referring to your relationship with your girlfriend. biggrin.gif

I know :tongue: 

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