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You are right. The stock cables are all thin copper but they don't sound particularly bassy. It must be the wire I used, which I forgot what it was lol
I have little to none experience with cables anyway so experimenting with some silver should be fun:beyersmile:
Using 22 awg would cost around $450 total. umm...now 24 awg seems to be the sensible option
I plan to do individually sleeving with paracord too. A 24 awg wire is 1.2 OD. Which type should I use? Is 275 cord with 2mm diameter ok?
Yep it is quite punchy on the price front, for the record i have to say the performance does just justify the cost, but the i think you'll be really pleased with the results with the 24awg silver. I'm not the best person to advise on braiding the individual wires, because as i mentioned i prefer braiding the wires first then sleeving the whole lot like this:

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I would go with the bigger gauge personally and use 550 paracord especially if you're only using 4 wires, is the price including VAT if so I would stump up for the bigger gauge at 37 per metre just for the extra clout in the detail and clarity.
 
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Does anyone know the correct wiring config for the Fiio M11 2.5mm balanced please.
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Hodor, so sorry for the delayed reply, thank you very much for the info.
 
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Which cable do you guys use to short 1-4 and 2-3 pins on the miniXLR when making Audeze cables? I saw a recommendation for Neotech UP-OCC copper, but it doesn't mention which gauge to use. Not a lot of room to work with there.
 
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Use anything, it will not make a difference to the end sound, I normally use a small piece of solid core to bridge and then just solder to that.
 
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Use anything, it will not make a difference to the end sound, I normally use a small piece of solid core to bridge and then just solder to that.
I was going to say that same thing, but thought i might be cast out from the Audiophile club for not using like 9N Cryo Silver Plated Copper wire.. I use any cheap bit of solid core i can find for this too.
 
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Ha, you are banished for a period of 12 months and we suggest that you take the time to take a long hard look at yourself.
 
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Does anybody know of a good quality 4 pin xlr plug that falls somewhere in between the cheapo Neutrik/Switchcraft stuff that runs like $5 and the $80-ish Furutech? It seems bizarre that there's this enormous wasteland in between those price points.
 
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Does anybody know of a good quality 4 pin xlr plug that falls somewhere in between the cheapo Neutrik/Switchcraft stuff that runs like $5 and the $80-ish Furutech? It seems bizarre that there's this enormous wasteland in between those price points.
I am interested too. There used to be the Eidolic for ~$23 but they have been out of stock and the other one they offer is $149!
 
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