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post #46 of 55

How good are you with a 5 month old baby? Hope you don't like sleeping lol

post #47 of 55
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Originally Posted by griff609 View Post
 

How good are you with a 5 month old baby? Hope you don't like sleeping lol

 

 

Haha. My neighbor (the house next to mine) has a baby around that age and I can hear him crying from my house (the baby, that is, not the father...actually, I'm not sure who is crying now that I think about it :tongue:) .

 

Good luck with the sleeping...and good luck with your open headphones.   :D

post #48 of 55

Finally got my customer McIntosh made, so I can plug the headphones into the XLR output of me HA-1. The cable itself is the Oppo balanced cable, and the terminations are from McIntosh cables. Since the XLR termination on the Oppo is 4 pin, and McIntosh uses 3 pin for their XLR connections to their amps, its really only the housing that got changed.

 

Adds bling, and im liking the extra power from the XLR connection on the HA-1.

 

 

 

post #49 of 55
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Originally Posted by Vacheron View Post
 

Finally got my customer McIntosh made, so I can plug the headphones into the XLR output of me HA-1. The cable itself is the Oppo balanced cable, and the terminations are from McIntosh cables. Since the XLR termination on the Oppo is 4 pin, and McIntosh uses 3 pin for their XLR connections to their amps, its really only the housing that got changed.

 

Adds bling, and im liking the extra power from the XLR connection on the HA-1.

 

 

 

 

Nice job! What's the cost for the connectors?

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post #50 of 55

Hi guys,

I just received this week a WireWorld Nano Eclipse 7 for my MHP1000 and totally love it!

The sound is nothing short from fantastic. Sometimes in certain recordings I think the MHP1000 can be a little bright so I decided to experiment with an aftermarket cable and went to a OCC Copper version. This cable solve the issue without taking away from the rest of the sound. The highs are nor very nice and natural and the midrange is sweet and organic and the bass is deep and controlled but the main thing I notice is that the whole sound presentation is cleaner and more transparent. 

http://store.wireworldcable.com/collections/headphone

 

I have always thought that the MHP1000 are the best dynamic closed headphones I have heard but new with this cable they went up a significant notch,:atsmile:

post #51 of 55
Post pics, especially of the connectors to the headphone.
post #52 of 55

It is their standard silver 3.5mm stereo connector wired as mono.

This pictures shows an amplifier side in stereo but is the same connector with a single lead per side and internally wired as mono.

post #53 of 55
Here some crazy pictures from my phone.

post #54 of 55
Hi guys,
As you may know I was if not the first then one of the first MHP1000 adopters. I got the first pair sold by my McIntosh dealer. Since then I have gone through a journey trying the find the best cable for them since IMO they some times can get a little peakie at the top.

I went from the stock cable to the AproditeCU29 Zeus OCC Copper with good results then after that I went to the WireWorld Nano Eclipse with further improvement smoothing the high freqncies and providing a better presentation. I thought I was done then but the bug bit me again and went to the MIT Vero Reference Cable and the soundstage presentation got more holographic and the balance of the sound from top to bottom was great. After that I really thought I was done.

Wrong! I was at CanJam SoCal talking to Vinh from Dana Cables about their cables. They had two HE1000 on hand connected to a Wells Audio amplifier. One of the HE1000 with the stock cable and one with the Dana Cable. They were asking people to listen to both and compared.

I had with me my HE1000 DHC Complement 4 and MIT Vero Reference cables. We made a comparison between both and the Dana. The Dana was better than the DHC specially in soundstage presentation having more spaciousness and holography. The MIT was close to the Dana but once again was a little better on the same aspects.

I told Vinh my personal issue about the highs (some times) in the MHP1000. He offered me to make a Dana (the first ever) for them with a 30 days money back guarantee. I took the chance and sent him the 3.5mm mono connectors (also provided him the source).
Yesterday I received the cable and even just out of the box I was floored! The MHP1000 sounded like I never heard them before. They have a big soundstage for a close headphone, well it got bigger! I heard the sense of speciouness of the room that the recording wants you to percive like I have not heard before. The level of detail is magnificent but without being analytical. The voices are just real and the bass is deep and controlled.

The effect on my system was so drastic that I am considering it for my HE1000 and HD800 too.
I have used a lot of different aftermarket cables in my 12 years in Headfi but I don't think I have experience this level of improvement in sound before. The cable is not cheap but with the 30 day money back I suggest you give it a try and dare you to return it ... Wink wink..
post #55 of 55

If Beyerdynamic made these, then are they inferior to the t1?

 

Does anyone own both?

 

If Beyer did in fact make this then i would be suprised if the T1 + a20 < MHP1000 + MHA150, and would be shocking since in Canada its like 1/6 of the price (t1 + amp)

 

i hope they at least kick the ***** of a 770,1770, t5p, t70

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