balanced cable
  1. Chuck Dee

    Beyerdynamic T5P mk2 (2nd gen) balanced cable connector pinout. Confirmation needed.

    Been asked to make a balanced cable for a pair of Beyer T5P mkii's. User wants 4.4mm TRRRS pentacon connector to hook up to a Shanling M6 Pro. My question is, does the pinout follow the conventional hot/+ to Tip and cold/- to Sleeve for both connectors at the headphones? Confirmation would be...
  2. C

    Work / mobile AMP/DAC for Aeon RT recommendation needed (iFi hip-dac/iFi micro iDSD/...)

    Hi all, my desktop setup at home is Topping E30 → Topping A50s → Balanced Cable → Aeon RT. I sometimes listen to my music fairly loud and don't like it when I have to crank an amp all the way up to get to the volume I want. Question is whether anybody has the Aeon and can tell me whether the...
  3. Astell&Kern/JH Audio Diana

    Astell&Kern/JH Audio Diana

    Beautiful both inside and out Diana is a product created by combining the world renowned IEM technology of Jerry Harvey Audio, which has long been making custom earphones for musicians around the world, and the expertise of Astell&Kern reputed for their quality products made in Korea...
  4. XGeneX88

    Bucktown Cables Impressions

    Hi Everyone, I recently discovered a new and upcoming cable maker based out of Chicago. Chris @ Bucktown Cables. This gentleman made me a fantastic balanced XLR4 to Dual 3.5mm cable which I use with my Hifiman Arya and wanted to share my impressions. I was charged under 100$ for this cable and...
  5. TFaile

    Balanced output issue with HIFIMAN Sundara

    I recently purchased a Shanling M6 to try out and it is my first DAP that has a 4.4mm balanced output. Shortly after receiving It I also purchsed a 4.4mm trrs to dual 3.5mm cable for my HIFIMAN Sundara. I have tried contacting customer support and no one has been super helpful whether it be...
  6. bogginhead

    Soldering XLR Male Connector (Braided Shield help!)

    I'm trying to reterminate a cable made by Periapt Cables. It's their Type-8 cable, and for whatever reason the male XLR connector that came on the cable (bought second-hand) had an end on it that flaired out like a bell and was too big to fit either of my amps. So I've got a new male XLR 4-Pin...


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  8. zambie

    Balanced output - implications of cable on ?

    Hi All, I've got a slightly peculiar setup that I'm working on building (and it's not a headphone setup, it's a speaker setup at home, so please bear with me). It's for my home speakers. Source > Onkyo DP-X1 DAP Tube Amp > Gemtube BL-02 Spekaers > Martin Logan XT60s Intend to send my music from...
  9. M

    Should I go balanced? Which CD Ripper?

    Firstly thanks for all the community help on here in making my decisions entering the audiophile world. I had my ear impressions made today and am pairing some CIEM Roxanne's with an AK SR15 to replace my old separates and speakers and crappy in ears. Should I fork out the extra £150 for the...
  10. EzequielFriscia

    Aftermarket MMCX Balanced Cable

    Hello there, I got in my hands yesterday a pair of Fiio F9 Pro, totally happy about them. Id like to know if you have a suggestion for an aftermarket balanced 2.5mm cable or an extension and possible longer without breaking the bank, between 2 and 3 meters. I found these but still are 1.2mt...
  11. D

    PSB M4U2: Balanced input possible?

    I have had a set of PSB's M4U2 headphones, and have quite liked them. I recently paired them with an EarStudio ES100 Bluetooth receiver/amp. This unit has a balanced 2.5mm output, which got me to thinking. The M4U2's have 2 3.5mm inputs (one underneath either ear cup). Would it be possible to...
  12. RockStar2005

    Is There a Balanced Cable That Will Fit The Bowers & Wilkins P7??

    I was just wondering if anyone here knew whether or not there was a 2.5mm Trrs balanced male to 3.5mm stereo male cable in existence that actually fits the Bowers & Wilkins P7?? If so, please provide a link and/or name for it. I just bought the P7s but because of the unique "angled" approach of...
  13. someyoungguy

    Looking for a closed back headphone with balanced option

    Hello fellow head-fi'ers. To date, I've only ever owned single-ended (SE) headphones. Since more and more DAPs are coming out with balanced connections I'd like the ability to tap into this functionality. I've got a pair of Massdrop HD6XX's on the way, which (with an aftermarket cable) will...
  14. theminstrel

    Swimming before I could walk

    Hi Head Fi-ers I'm a relatively recent convert to the high-fidelity creed I've just ordered the JDS Labs O2+ODAC using some money gifted to me on Christmas, to use with my computer. I know they'll drive all of my phones well & are considered a great buy for the money The trouble is, I've never...
  15. Carlsan

    Noble Audio balanced cable

    Noble Audio just released a balanced version of their cables. Selling for $50. Thoughts, comparisons, review?
  16. mellowjamie

    Universal IEM vs Custom IEM with balanced output and options

    Hi all! So, I've been merrily listening to my FiiO X5ii for a couple of years - firstly with some Fidue A73 IEMS, then my B&O H6, and finally with some Sony MDR-650AP in ears. The Fidues were great but started to get a little fatiguing treble wise (I think the X5ii can cause some sibilance if...
  17. S

    Does Onkyo DP-X1A balanced output work with third party apps

    Hi, I just bought an Onkyo DP-X1A. I use tidal streaming/offline. I wanted to know if the balanced output 2.5mm 4 pole works with third party apps like tidal. I have a couple of headphones for which i need to buy cables. Thanks in advance