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May 31, 2020 at 12:01 AM Post #15,796 of 15,998

surfgeorge

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Just finished this cable - pure silver conductors in Teflon insulator, 8-braid, split into 4-braid from splitter.
Very dynamic, open, fresh and clear. Compared on my modded JVC FD02 to the ALO Pure Silver (not the Litz), the ALO sounds boring, the DIY is like opening the window on a winter day.

Really like the sound and it looks great too.

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May 31, 2020 at 5:23 AM Post #15,797 of 15,998

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May 31, 2020 at 6:44 AM Post #15,798 of 15,998

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Yes. Been using it for a year and love it!
There should be around 30-40 out in the field
Correction, more than 50...
what I don’t understand is why so few ppl got the design for the transport box. It is the combination that makes it so useful...
 
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And another one!
Made from parts bought at QYFANG on Aliexpress.
Wire was sold as "silver foil" conductor but seems to be a silver LITZ conductor (hard to get the wires tinned!) but it sounds good.

Compared to the cable above a bit smoother, warmer, not as dynamic and fast, but very clean, with good soundstage and bass.
I honestly can't make up my mind which one I like better, but they are both really good. Both better than the ALO pure silver and the Nobunaga Yuuzen IMO.

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Jun 4, 2020 at 12:11 AM Post #15,800 of 15,998

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I'm trying to figure out what wire to order. I've seen the suggestion of Mogami W2893 cable for aux cables. That said, a tutorial I saw seemed to include stripping most of the cover off the cable in order to sleeve it in paracord so I'm wondering why I wouldn't just pick some cheaper wire like this stuff or this stuff?

For actual headphone cables, would this 4 core wire from QYfang be adequate?

And yes I did post in the questions and comments thread first but it's been over 24hrs without a response so I figured I'd try my luck here.
 
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Jun 4, 2020 at 10:14 AM Post #15,801 of 15,998

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I'm trying to figure out what wire to order. I've seen the suggestion of Mogami W2893 cable for aux cables. That said, a tutorial I saw seemed to include stripping most of the cover off the cable in order to sleeve it in paracord so I'm wondering why I wouldn't just pick some cheaper wire like this stuff or this stuff?

For actual headphone cables, would this 4 core wire from QYfang be adequate?

And yes I did post in the questions and comments thread first but it's been over 24hrs without a response so I figured I'd try my luck here.

All the quad mic cables will work, i dont recommend it because stripping the insulation and the copper shielding is a tedious process. The wires are also not not suppled.

Yes the QYfang wire is adequate and cheap, i would recommend it over the mogami/canare route. If you dont mind paying more, I recommend buying wire from CEMA Electro Acousti (click link to view) very supple, litz occ, and come in continuous length (order quantity 4 of 1.25m you receive 5m of wire, not in segments)

My experiences building with this wire:
https://www.head-fi.org/threads/diy-cable-gallery.71148/post-15445972
https://www.head-fi.org/threads/diy-cable-gallery.71148/post-15508886
 
Jun 4, 2020 at 12:51 PM Post #15,802 of 15,998

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All the quad mic cables will work, i dont recommend it because stripping the insulation and the copper shielding is a tedious process. The wires are also not not suppled.

Yes the QYfang wire is adequate and cheap, i would recommend it over the mogami/canare route. If you dont mind paying more, I recommend buying wire from CEMA Electro Acousti (click link to view) very supple, litz occ, and come in continuous length (order quantity 4 of 1.25m you receive 5m of wire, not in segments)

My experiences building with this wire:
https://www.head-fi.org/threads/diy-cable-gallery.71148/post-15445972
https://www.head-fi.org/threads/diy-cable-gallery.71148/post-15508886
Thanks a heap! That'll save me some on not getting the mic cables. Though now I do have to be more dutiful in measuring out the CEMA Electronics cable I need. Wanted to make 2 aux cables for my computer setups and a detachable headphone cable that terminates on a female end that I can take between setups.
 
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I would like to make my own cable for the HD 6xx but I don't know how the 2pin connector is called in order to search for different models and makers. Do you know a variety of models of those type of connectors and how are they officially called?
Also, do you know how the Y splitter (plastic or aluminum) for those cables are called? I've seen some but they are $10 each... I don't think I've been using the correct search terms to get what I'm looking for.
 
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I would like to make my own cable for the HD 6xx but I don't know how the 2pin connector is called in order to search for different models and makers. Do you know a variety of models of those type of connectors and how are they officially called?
Also, do you know how the Y splitter (plastic or aluminum) for those cables are called? I've seen some but they are $10 each... I don't think I've been using the correct search terms to get what I'm looking for.
I'm not the best to answer this since I'm new to all this, but when I saw your post I did some digging. I didn't find a good name for the connectors but apparently my digging around on AliExpress tipped off the algorithm because they sent this listing to my email days after.
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32875...557088fbf4ce6979c36ae16656336&ck=in_edm_other

Not sure if that helps you at all since it's not a name but seems to be significantly cheaper than other connectors, like that, I've seen.
 
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I'm not the best to answer this since I'm new to all this, but when I saw your post I did some digging. I didn't find a good name for the connectors but apparently my digging around on AliExpress tipped off the algorithm because they sent this listing to my email days after.
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32875...557088fbf4ce6979c36ae16656336&ck=in_edm_other

Not sure if that helps you at all since it's not a name but seems to be significantly cheaper than other connectors, like that, I've seen.

Hey, thanks! I’ve seen that sennheiser connectors have a little vertical groove on the side, but I didn’t see that on these connectors. Have you bought from aliexpress before? How trustworthy are them?
 
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Hey, thanks! I’ve seen that sennheiser connectors have a little vertical groove on the side, but I didn’t see that on these connectors. Have you bought from aliexpress before? How trustworthy are them?
I've bought though AliExpress before. Its most useful comparison would be as a Chinese eBay. So you are buying from various sellers or storefronts. Stuff typically ships from China, so be prepared for longish shipping times.
 
Jun 22, 2020 at 5:58 PM Post #15,809 of 15,998

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I've posted this in the Cosmic Cables thread so hopefully this isn't breaking any rules, if so I'll obviously delete but just wanted to add a few pics to this thread...

Here are a few pics of my latest cable creation - a short-run HD800S cable terminated in Eidolic (both the 4.4mm and the HD800 connectors) with a very supple copper cable which I braided (my first ever 8 wire braid)

 
Jun 23, 2020 at 4:34 AM Post #15,810 of 15,998

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I've posted this in the Cosmic Cables thread so hopefully this isn't breaking any rules, if so I'll obviously delete but just wanted to add a few pics to this thread...

Here are a few pics of my latest cable creation - a short-run HD800S cable terminated in Eidolic (both the 4.4mm and the HD800 connectors) with a very supple copper cable which I braided (my first ever 8 wire braid)

Nice cable!! Where did you get the split from ?
 

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