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post #14356 of 14366

Hi guys,

 

I have finished my AKG Q701 second cable. I wanted a lighter and more flexible cable and ended up with the following;

 

24AWG silver plated copper wire - braided 3 wires

Yarbo & Furutech plugs

 

Very clean.

 

I also made a USB to mini USB cable with gold plated ends. Made out of VIABLUE EPC-4 Silver cable and a black nylon braid.

 

Hope you guys like it. Comments much appreciated.

 

 






 

post #14357 of 14366
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Originally Posted by brdlnde View Post
 

Hi guys,

 

I have finished my AKG Q701 second cable. I wanted a lighter and more flexible cable and ended up with the following;

 

24AWG silver plated copper wire - braided 3 wires

Yarbo & Furutech plugs

 

Very clean.

 

I also made a USB to mini USB cable with gold plated ends. Made out of VIABLUE EPC-4 Silver cable and a black nylon braid.

 

Hope you guys like it. Comments much appreciated.

 

 






 


Good work buddy! Gorgeous cables. Some mighty fine craftsmanship...

post #14358 of 14366

Yes, very nice looking and clean work sfo. I've never had the Q701's but I do have the 702's and my factory cable is pretty flexible, most silver wires I've tried like that are fairly stiff? 

post #14359 of 14366
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Originally Posted by Podster View Post
 

Yes, very nice looking and clean work sfo. I've never had the Q701's but I do have the 702's and my factory cable is pretty flexible, most silver wires I've tried like that are fairly stiff? 


Interesting that you mention the stiffness of the cable. I built a test cable with AWG20, brass-silver plated, and that was somewhat stiff. I am building an AWG24 Copper-silver plated cable now for my LCD3s and I find it much more flexible. Albeit, only 7 strands vs the 19strands in the AWG20, but my point is that for headphone AMP listening sitting on your couch or your lounge chair, does it really matter?

 

I have noticed that a lot of people pay attention to the flexibility of the cable, and I am curious as to the reason?

 

cheers

post #14360 of 14366

It's all subjective really, my reasoning is the flexible cable lays on and across objects easy and usually but not always moves with you. I found stiff cabling especially on IEM's would dislodge my ear pieces from time to time because if they bumped (which sometimes introduced cable sounds as well) some other object they did not give but rather push off. Don't get me wrong I like your cable and bet the silver sounds sweet:bigsmile_face:  

post #14361 of 14366


Thanks for the liking of my cable(s). It is stiffer than the stock AKG cable, but surely a lot better and indeed more visually pleasing :wink_face:

 

I would of course love to have a super flexible cable, but not sure how to achieve that with a nice apperance as well.

 

Thanks !

post #14362 of 14366

You bet brd, keep up the good work:beerchug: Meant to put your initials in the response above but got a call and flaked:rolleyes: 

post #14363 of 14366
Quote:
Originally Posted by brdlnde View Post
 

Hi guys,

 

I have finished my AKG Q701 second cable. I wanted a lighter and more flexible cable and ended up with the following;

 

24AWG silver plated copper wire - braided 3 wires

Yarbo & Furutech plugs

 

Very clean.

 

I also made a USB to mini USB cable with gold plated ends. Made out of VIABLUE EPC-4 Silver cable and a black nylon braid.

 

Hope you guys like it. Comments much appreciated.

 

 






 

 

it looks awesome, can you please give the link to head shrink you are using for USB cable.

post #14364 of 14366

Here you go. It's thick and has a glue-like layer on the inside to stick. I like its thickness :-)



http://www.moddiy.com/search.php?search_query=DLHS-41&x=0&y=0
post #14365 of 14366

Sorry for this continuos spam, but I just finished my 9-braid USB 3 cable; USB to micro USB. Hardest part was probably the braiding. Works like a charm, and pretty indeed.

 



post #14366 of 14366
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Originally Posted by brdlnde View Post
 

Sorry for this continuos spam, but I just finished my 9-braid USB 3 cable; USB to micro USB. Hardest part was probably the braiding. Works like a charm, and pretty indeed.
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Absolutely okay.  ;)

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