Launching the HD 6XX Dekoni Cablez! 🚀
post-16094540
Post #16 of 41

HiFiHawaii808

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Sep 8, 2020
Messages
621
Reaction score
473
Location
Honolulu
Joined
Sep 8, 2020
Location
Honolulu
Posts
621
Likes
473
In my expirience and asking the same question to other audiophiles that i trust NO there is no difference in sound quality , but again i like good quality cables and i respect people saying that they can listen a small differences , what i dont get is people saying they get huge differences.
I am speaking about same connection always balanced vs balanced aftermarket and unbalanced vs unbalanced aftermarket.
I haven't done much cable rolling with my headphones. But, I have done it with my IEMs. IEM cables make a huge difference in sound. The frequency response is actually altered as much as with various tips. I just bought a nice balanced cable for my HD800S. I'll see if there is a difference in sound quality with them.
 
post-16094736
Post #17 of 41

ScubaMan2017

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
Apr 18, 2017
Messages
1,422
Reaction score
2,204
Location
Canada
Joined
Apr 18, 2017
Location
Canada
Posts
1,422
Likes
2,204
Website
www.blackcatbandb.ca
Do you want a balanced, desk length, high quality cable for your HD 58X Jubilee or HD 600? Does the idea of spending $240 for the Sennheiser branded 4.4mm Pentaconn cable just seem too expensive for your HD 6XX? Are you feeling like overwhelmed by the proprietary jargon and gobbledygook used by other 3rd party companies to try to differentiate their products? Well, so does Dekoni Audio, and we are bringing what we feel is the solution to you.

C592A979-736A-4C4E-9FFE-029C1119683C.jpeg
The first and most important aspects of the Dekoni HD 6XX cable are that it is 1.2m long, lightweight, and comfortable to use with a headphone. Let’s face it, shorter is better: most of us are using our headphones at a computer desk or bed, and a 3 meter cable winds up as a vipers nest on the ground, inevitably run over by a chair. Dekoni Cablez are also noticeably lighter, great for long listening sessions. With an attractive braided finish and low microphonic “rubbing sounds” from brushing against your shirt, our cables simply let you enjoy your audio with no fuss.

Dekoni makes no claims for exotic compounds or drastic A/B test beating construction. If you do happen to hear a slightly more effortless sound, this is simply due to the short length, 5N Copper, decent gauge wire, and allowing you to get the best out of your amplifier. The Dekoni HD 6XX balanced cable enables you to use the 4.4mm Pentaconn outputs on your headphone amp. Pentaconn was developed by Sony as a new balanced connector that makes superior contact, is easy and satisfying to use, and maintains durability and portability in size. Most likely, the balanced output was probably given optimization priority over the single ended ports in the design of the amplifiers, providing the best sound quality and power output on any given device.

The Dekoni HD 6XX Cablez are launching now on our website for $119 and coming soon to our other retailers. Use the launch code “Cablez” for $20 off!

I've added this thread to my watchlist.
 
     Share This Post       
post-16094759
Post #18 of 41

KopaneDePooj

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
May 30, 2012
Messages
1,247
Reaction score
1,331
Location
Studio Two, Abbey Rd
Joined
May 30, 2012
Location
Studio Two, Abbey Rd
Posts
1,247
Likes
1,331
$119... hmm I'll never get the pricing of "quality" cables. Don't mean to be a dick but people that can't justify paying half the price of the headphone for a cable should know that there are 15 bucks options on aliexpress, that are pretty decent and get the job done.
 
     Share This Post       
post-16095624
Post #19 of 41

WilcoRoger

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Nov 28, 2016
Messages
445
Reaction score
260
Joined
Nov 28, 2016
Posts
445
Likes
260
I got my original, but modded (2,5mm balanced terminated) 1,5m Sennheiser cable for ca.£35. The supplier seems to be unfortunately in confusion due to brexit, so they show everything as unavailable currently.
As it's an original cable, no issues whatsoever with connectors.
 
     Share This Post       
post-16095953
Post #20 of 41

GU1DO

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
Sep 20, 2015
Messages
1,177
Reaction score
450
Joined
Sep 20, 2015
Posts
1,177
Likes
450
     Share This Post       
post-16095955
Post #21 of 41
Joined
Mar 20, 2010
Messages
18,001
Reaction score
3,030
Joined
Mar 20, 2010
Posts
18,001
Likes
3,030
What amplifier uses an 4.4mm pentacon input? I've yet to see one, though maybe I haven't looked hard enough. I'm just NOW looking into balanced because I'm glaring hard at the Jotunheim 2.
 
     Share This Post       
post-16096090
Post #22 of 41

Ichos

Reviewer at hxosplus
Joined
Jun 30, 2018
Messages
2,127
Reaction score
1,669
Location
Greece
Joined
Jun 30, 2018
Location
Greece
Posts
2,127
Likes
1,669
What amplifier uses an 4.4mm pentacon input? I've yet to see one, though maybe I haven't looked hard enough. I'm just NOW looking into balanced because I'm glaring hard at the Jotunheim 2.
Balanced 4.4 signal input instead of xlr?
Or is this a typo and you mean output?

Anyway iFi ZEN covers both cases.
Balanced 4.4 input and balanced 4.4 output.
 
     Share This Post       
post-16096091
Post #23 of 41

Philimon

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
Oct 14, 2007
Messages
1,218
Reaction score
326
Location
Portland
Joined
Oct 14, 2007
Location
Portland
Posts
1,218
Likes
326
Last edited:
     Share This Post       
post-16096178
Post #24 of 41
Joined
Mar 20, 2010
Messages
18,001
Reaction score
3,030
Joined
Mar 20, 2010
Posts
18,001
Likes
3,030
Balanced 4.4 signal input instead of xlr?
Or is this a typo and you mean output?

Anyway iFi ZEN covers both cases.
Balanced 4.4 input and balanced 4.4 output.
I mean what device would this cable connect to. So mainly this iFi Zen? Seems limiting.
 
     Share This Post       
post-16096248
Post #25 of 41

Ichos

Reviewer at hxosplus
Joined
Jun 30, 2018
Messages
2,127
Reaction score
1,669
Location
Greece
Joined
Jun 30, 2018
Location
Greece
Posts
2,127
Likes
1,669
A lot of current players and amp/dacs use only 4.4 as their balanced output.
For example the FiiO Q5s TC , the iBasso DX 160 etc.
 
     Share This Post       
post-16096285
Post #26 of 41
Joined
Mar 20, 2010
Messages
18,001
Reaction score
3,030
Joined
Mar 20, 2010
Posts
18,001
Likes
3,030
A lot of current players and amp/dacs use only 4.4 as their balanced output.
For example the FiiO Q5s TC , the iBasso DX 160 etc.
Ah so it's more for smaller devices as opposed to big amp/dacs that typicalluy use 4 pin XLRs?

Sorry for noobie questions (yes I've been around here forever, and yet just started thinking about balanced stuff).
 
     Share This Post       
post-16096305
Post #27 of 41

KPzypher

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Aug 25, 2019
Messages
708
Reaction score
1,036
Location
US
Joined
Aug 25, 2019
Location
US
Posts
708
Likes
1,036
I mean what device would this cable connect to. So mainly this iFi Zen? Seems limiting.
Lots of latest gen mid-tier chifi headphone amps utilize 4.4 HP out (e.g. Gustard, Topping, etc). That seems to be the latest trend, and in some cases have all three outputs (SE, 4.4, XLR). So we're now seeing more 4.4 outside of typical portable/DAP setup. I can't complain when companies are giving us additional choices.
 
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: Mad Lust Envy
post-16096315
Post #28 of 41
Joined
Mar 20, 2010
Messages
18,001
Reaction score
3,030
Joined
Mar 20, 2010
Posts
18,001
Likes
3,030
Lots of latest gen mid-tier chifi headphone amps utilize 4.4 HP out (e.g. Gustard, Topping, etc). That seems to be the latest trend, and in some cases have all three outputs (SE, 4.4, XLR). So we're now seeing more 4.4 outside of typical portable/DAP setup. I can't complain when companies are giving us additional choices.
Ah that's good to hear. Didn't know it was becoming more common.
 
     Share This Post       
post-16096423
Post #29 of 41

GU1DO

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
Sep 20, 2015
Messages
1,177
Reaction score
450
Joined
Sep 20, 2015
Posts
1,177
Likes
450
     Share This Post       

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top