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Are the HE-500 balanced?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

As stated on the thread, i would like to know if anyone can help me with this question. I'm not talking about the sound being balanced, but rather the connections. 

Lets say i order a cable from ALO for hifiman with the connectors for the headphones and a 4 pin xor termination. (this is too pricey, so i think i'll be making my own) and then connect it to a balanced system like the Gungnir and Mjolnir. It would probably be overkill amplification, but would it work without any rewiring inside of the headphone? Thats my question. 

On a side not, anyone mind showing me where to begin to start making my own headphone cables? I have a decent handle on soldering and electronics, but I'm no expert and don't know where to start. 

Thanks to everyone. 

post #2 of 4

You only need the replacement cable.

post #3 of 4

Like Currawong said, they are balanced and you only need a balanced cable. Maybe ask on the DIY cable thread? They will probably be of more help. 

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I will, thanks, this clears up a lot of things for me. 

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