It's here... Nordost Odin 2!
May 9, 2015 at 10:55 AM Post #3 of 12

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Maybe we should have a high-end cable section of the site for people who don't mind the existence of high-end cables.
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May 9, 2015 at 11:54 AM Post #5 of 12

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I wonder how many people use cables as expensive as this in headphone systems. Most high-end cable users buy them for speaker systems. I'd honestly be very interested in impressions of the Odin 2 with headphone systems, considering that people generally say the original Odin takes sound quality to a whole 'nother level. I'm probably one of the few people crazy enough to actually buy it someday.
 

 
Nice.
 
It would be funny if someone confused the JDS Labs O2 with the Nordost O2, since that's apparently its new nickname.
 
May 9, 2015 at 1:22 PM Post #6 of 12

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The original Odin has been incredibly popular here in Hong Kong because someone is really good at "extracting" individual wires inside long pairs of genuine cables. After that, those bare wires were reterminated with much better Furutech carbon fiber connectors while outperforming the original ones.
 
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Basically we could pay him to make any kinda cables, including headphone cables for the flagships like Abyss etc. Depending on the total number of wires, Odin could probably beat stuff like Siltech Duchess Crown or Wireworld Platinum Eclipse 7 etc. Not sure about Spore4 from DHC or Pulse HB from Vertere Acoustics but @isquirrel should figure that out soon
 
http://www.head-fi.org/t/666765/the-jps-labs-abyss-ab-1266-impressions-thread/2415#post_11541477
 

 
For portable rigs, it would be fun to make some interconnects for Hugo and MASS-kobo model404 like this
 
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  The original Odin has been incredibly popular here in Hong Kong because someone is really good at "extracting" individual wires inside long pairs of genuine cables. After that, those bare wires were reterminated with much better Furutech carbon fiber connectors while outperforming the original ones.
 
Basically we could pay him to make any kinda cables, including headphone cables for the flagships like Abyss etc. Depending on the total number of wires, Odin could probably beat stuff like Siltech Duchess Crown or Wireworld Platinum Eclipse 7 etc. Not sure about Spore4 from DHC or Pulse HB from Vertere Acoustics but @isquirrel should figure that out soon

 
That reminds me...how are these Odin cables so cheap?
 
http://www.tl-audio.com/nordost-odin-xlr-pure-silver-balance-cables-with-carbon-fiber-connectors-brand-new.html
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Nordost-audio-cables-Nordost-Odin-digital-audio-cable-XLR-to-XLR-plug-1M/1425058413.html
 
May 9, 2015 at 1:36 PM Post #8 of 12

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LOL, counterfeit ones from China are insanely rampant and it's pretty much the same deal with Siltech or Crystal Cables etc.
 
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=42674002228
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=43580134624
 
We're such big fans of making fun of those hilarious junk because plenty of stupid idiots were falling for all that garbage. The joke was cutting that fake wooden "ODIN" block off the "Genuine Imitation" cables since it's such a bargain, then we could put that back into the cables that were made from the real deal.
 
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  LOL, counterfeit ones from China are insanely rampant and it's pretty much the same deal with Siltech or Crystal Cables etc.
 
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=42674002228
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=43580134624
 
We're such big fans of making fun of those hilarious junk because plenty of stupid idiots were falling for all that garbage. The joke was cutting that fake wooden "ODIN" block off the "Genuine Imitation" cables since it's such a bargain, then we could put that back into the cables that were made from the real deal.

 
Yeah, I kind of assumed they were counterfeit. I wonder if anyone has compared the sound of the counterfeits to the authentic cables.
 
Dec 10, 2015 at 5:02 PM Post #11 of 12

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Waiting for comparison with triple crown.
 

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