Monoprice Monolith M1060 and M560 Planar Headphones
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  No problem, hope you're as excited as I am. :D

I am ... I shipped back my first set that fell apart, but have been missing them since. Should be here tomorrow or Wed. latest !!
 
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  Are there dual 2.5mm to 4-pin XLR cables? Having trouble finding some.
Does this help?
https://www.kvconnection.com/category-s/8849.htm
https://www.amazon.com/Balanced-Female-Headphone-Adapter-Astell/dp/B00VIHP3KQ
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-5mm-to-4-Pin-XLR-FemaleTRRS-Audio-Adapter-For-AK240-AK380-AK320-DP-X1-FIIO-/121499500215
 
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  Does this help?
https://www.kvconnection.com/category-s/8849.htm
https://www.amazon.com/Balanced-Female-Headphone-Adapter-Astell/dp/B00VIHP3KQ
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-5mm-to-4-Pin-XLR-FemaleTRRS-Audio-Adapter-For-AK240-AK380-AK320-DP-X1-FIIO-/121499500215
Those won't work. It has to be balanced from the cup connector on both sides terminating to 2.5/3.5mm TRRS or 4-Pin XLR.
 
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When you get ahold of your pair (assuming today if you are picking them up at their warehouse) would you confirm or deny the new cup connector? One post from a guy on reddit with no pictures hardly instills confidence. :)
As Requested.
 
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Sorry the pics aren't that great just wanted to snap a shot real quick. I never owned the first batch so I cant really compare the other differences. But from the reports of people stating the 1st batch grates were razor sharp I can say these are nothing like that. Confirmed no more mmcx connectors they are using 2.5mm and the cables are about 6ft long. 
 
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It will do ok.
 
 
Let's say I buy something like Asgard 2 in the future, which hole on my laptop do I plug it into? I know my laptop has a 32 bit ESS Sabre DAC chip built into the headphone jack... but its also a burr brown amp built into same headphone jack and I don't want to mess up my signar...  what is that third plugin for? i see headphones, mic, then the 3rd one... what is that sucker for?  please explain lol
 

 
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what are the upgrades ??
2.5mm jacks
Treated the wood
Fixed the strap
Fixed the grill (which I didn't think was a problem FWIW)
 
Basically, listened to the buyers and made all of the necessary fixes immediately. 
 
Can't wait to get these things back.  Very excited.
 
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  I've seen a lot of amp recommendations in this thread but they all seemed to be commercial ones - does anyone have a recommendation of a DIY amp that would be very high quality and geared toward driving planars?  I have investigated The Wire and the Objective 2 a few years ago, but not sure if those are the best nowadays or if there's been some improvement since I last looked.   If there were one good for driving both dynamic and planars that would be great, but if I had to pick I'd rather make one geared toward planars than have the final product suffer.
 
For reference, I have the solid state Monoprice DAC/AMP combo and a Schiit Fulla 2 at the moment, but I am open to higher price points.
 
DAC/AMP combo:
 
I have an Audio-GD NFB-11 that drives all my phones well. It has enough power to drive most headphones.
 
Stand alone AMP:
Garage 1217 have some nice offerings what deliver a good amount of power to drive just about anything. I have a Project Polaris. Combines with my NFB-11 at 50%  the Porject Polaris drives all my headphones at VERY LOUD levels at 50% or less.
 
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I like the idea of the 2.5 mm plugs better, considerably better. I don't particularly like the way the jacks are mounted. It looks pretty cheap. Better if they were countersunk/inset. It looks like a rush job to get the design changed.
It is not a huge deal. I am more concerned with the sound... still it is a bit tacky looking... even if functionally a better connection.
 
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Wow these headphones are selling like hotcakes, only around 92 more left.
 
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