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I thought it was about time Custom Cans had their own thread.
I can only write so much as I write exclusively for a hifi magazine.
So I must be mindful of my boundaries.
However I don't see anything wrong in kick starting this thread off.

A UK based cable maker and headphone modifier.
I came across Custom Cans a little while ago when looking for a replacement cable for my HD25's.
After that great initial cable & a few "issues" with a different cable maker I decided to make the switch to the more reliable alternative.
Jason has not failed to deliver yet and he has now made me quite the job lot. I'll get some photo's up one of these days.
He is now in my top 3.

Please share your photos and so on of these awesome cans and cables.

Paul. :)
 
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Thanks paul. I have subscribed to this thread and happy to help answer any nerdy questions or give any help I can
 
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I like this shop also. They are a little slow with answering emails and sometimes not at all. It comes and goes. Anyway, they shipped my order very quickly and I am happy with the purchase. Would definitely recommend the shop. Especially for Sennheiser HD 25 cans and parts and advice, the shop is top notch.

I recently refurbed a pair of HD 25 aluminums with parts from custom cans including their house white pads. I posted crappy tablet pics here on head-fi. I'll eventually get better pics and update the thread.

I'm planning to buy some more cables and parts from custom cans next month. Happy new year everybody!
 
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I like this shop also. They are a little slow with answering emails and sometimes not at all.
Yes, there are definitely times when we get far more emails than we can cope with or we get overloaded with orders and don't have time to reply as we are making and shipping products. We are training up a new team member so hopefully we will improve our response rate/time
 
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Yes, there are definitely times when we get far more emails than we can cope with or we get overloaded with orders and don't have time to reply as we are making and shipping products. We are training up a new team member so hopefully we will improve our response rate/time
It doesn't bother me that much in your case. I realize you have a small group of people but I also realize your heart is really in it. So I'm happy with your shop and wish you success and a happy new year!
 
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Will compose this properly and more in depth later on.
I thought it was about time Custom Cans had its own thread.
I can only write so much as I am a writer exclusively for a magazine so I have to be mindful of my boundaries.
However I don't see anything wrong in kick starting this thread off.

A UK based cable and headphone customiser.
I came across Custom Cans a little while ago.
After a few issues with a different cable maker I needed to look for a trustworthy alternative.
Jason has not failed to deliver!
He is now among my top 5.

Please share your photos and so on of these awesome cans and cables.

Paul. :)
You never elaborated further on this, Paul. I’d be interested in what your thoughts on the quality of the cables themselves are. This is one of the top results that shows up once CustomCans is Googled, and it would be valuable to have more detailed reflections for fellow enthusiasts, I feel.

Having had a hassle-free experience ordering a 2.5 to 4.4 mm balanced adapter from CustomCans, I’ve decided to put my money where my mouth is and order a balanced cable for my MrSpeakers headphones, this also terminating in a 4.4 mm connection.

I’ve not received them yet, but will be sure to post my impressions here once I have them.
 
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Well as I stated earlier I can't delve into this too much re my "contract" with the magazine I write for.
I wouldn't start up an impressions thread for no reason.
They are GOOD cables. Very well made. Great all round especially at their price point. And really good customer care, Which is equally as important as the product.

Paul :wink:
 
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Just ordered a balanced cable for my new 800s and an HD 600 headpad which I'm gonna try to fit to my Fostex TRs. Stock Fostex headband is atrocious!
 
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Jason hooked me up with a pair of their Beyerdynamic "Custom Cans Uber DT990 headphones with modified drivers and a detachable, balanced, 4-pin XLR litz cable," to go with my pro audio setup. I come from the music mixing/mastering world, so I was looking for something that had the power, air, dimension, dynamics, frequency range, and soundstage of studio monitors. The idea was to get them ruler flat and actually make them sound like I was working in a perfect studio room.
Here is the meat of how it was acheived:
  • Custom Cans modded Uber DT990 headphones
  • A Revive Audio Platinum Package mod for a Universal Audio interface.
  • A modded (permission not given to reveal the name) Massdrop Alex Cavalli Liquid Carbon X headphone amp
  • Custom cables made by ProAudioLA from Grimm TPR with Neutrik Gold Connectors (3-pin XLR L/R balanced inputs and a XLR balanced 4-pin output).
  • Waves Abby Road 3 plugin (brings the acoustic environment of the legendary control room to headphones)
  • SonarWorks custom headphone measurement plugin
I tried 4 other supurb sets of headphones with this exact setup and NOTHING compared to the Custom Cans headphones.
 
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Just ordered a balanced cable for my new 800s and an HD 600 headpad which I'm gonna try to fit to my Fostex TRs. Stock Fostex headband is atrocious!
How Long did you wait to get the cable? Burn in time? Thanks
 
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How Long did you wait to get the cable? Burn in time? Thanks
It took about a month (build time + UK to US shipping). Burn in, hard to say...It sounded good immediately. It seems to sound better every time I use it, (this could all be in my head, but my ears are telling me so). I have about 100 hours on them now, and the depth and richness of the sound is crazy good. Granted, I upgraded several things at once, so it's really hard to attribute everything to one upgrade. I have attached the headphone cable to another set of headphones and it certainly improved the sound of them as well.
 
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How Long did you wait to get the cable? Burn in time? Thanks
It seems to me for stuff they have in stock it goes out the same day. I think the first cable I ordered was shipped after 5 days, the second one after ten. Royal Mail from UK to here usually takes 3 or 4 days.

Not sure what you mean about burn in time.
 
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It took about a month (build time + UK to US shipping). Burn in, hard to say...It sounded good immediately. It seems to sound better every time I use it, (this could all be in my head, but my ears are telling me so). I have about 100 hours on them now, and the depth and richness of the sound is crazy good. Granted, I upgraded several things at once, so it's really hard to attribute everything to one upgrade. I have attached the headphone cable to another set of headphones and it certainly improved the sound of them as well.
Thanks, I will order one for my HD800
 
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It seems to me for stuff they have in stock it goes out the same day. I think the first cable I ordered was shipped after 5 days, the second one after ten. Royal Mail from UK to here usually takes 3 or 4 days.

Not sure what you mean about burn in time.
Thanks. many people say that cables, DACs, Amps .... Need time before they works/sounds best! That‘s burn in!
I will order a cable for my HD 800s
 
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