Sennheiser's Own Balanced Cables for HD 600/650, HD 700, and HD 800 Available This Week
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A lot of Sennheiser aficionados have been waiting for Sennheiser's own balanced cables for their flagship HD headphones since they were first shown.
 
The Sennheiser CH 650 S (for the Sennheiser HD 600/650), CH 700 S (for the Sennheiser HD 700), and the CH 800 S (for the Sennheiser HD 800) will be available this week, on Sennheiser's own online store, and through Sennheiser's dealer network.
 
The specifications for the cables are as follows:
 
  1. Sennheiser CH 650 S:
    1. Four leads configured as two straight pairs made of copper (OFC).
    2. Length is 3m (around 10 feet).
    3. Termination is 4-pin XLR.
    4. Weight is 95g (3.35 oz).
    5. Price is $239.95
       
  2. Sennheiser CH 700 S:
    1. Four leads configured as two twisted pairs made of silver-plated copper (OFC) and shielded.
    2. Length is 3m (around 10 feet).
    3. Termination is 4-pin XLR.
    4. Weight is 125g (4.40 oz).
    5. Price is $319.95
  3. Sennheiser CH 800 S:
    1. Four leads configured as two twisted pairs made of silver-plated copper (OFC) and shielded.
    2. Length is 3m (around 10 feet).
    3. Termination is 4-pin XLR.
    4. Weight is 130g (4.59 oz).
    5. Price is $379.95
 
We have all of these cables here at Head-Fi HQ, and will be posting photos of them soon. Here are Sennheiser's own stock photos of these cables. (Left to right) Sennheiser CH 650 S, Sennheiser CH 700 S, and Sennheiser CH 800 S. (Click on any of the images below to see full size.)
 
 
 
  
 
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Yes!  I've been waiting for these to be available in the US after catching wind about them several weeks ago.  Thanks for sharing Jude!
 
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grossly overpriced, the HD 800 cable is way too much and the HD 650 cable costs almost as much as the headphone.
 
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  380 dollars for a cable...
 

Seriously... for a STOCK cable. For that money, I could have gotten a much nicer aftermarket cable.
 
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Sexy looking XLR plug, but i agree the price is a bit rich when its half the price of the headphones.
 
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  380 dollars for a cable...
 
 
I'm looking at the HD 650 cable, which is reasonably priced.  If I owned the HD 800, I don't think I would go the OEM route.
 
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What does you guys at Head-fi hq think about them then? Are they worth buying?
 
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300+ USD ... 
 
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I paid $1500 for a headphone, the balanced cable should come with the damn thing.
 
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already have one ^_^
 
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  380 dollars for a cable...
 

but it re-manufactures audio into studio quality even from a 96Kbps mp3. $380 for a few dozens strands of copper, $50 tops in connectors and some sleeving and braiding sounds like a steal to me.
 
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Anyone who gives into this is a fool. For the price of the HD700 and HD800 they should come packaged with these cables. The hifi world needs to learn when to say NO or the prices will just keep going up.
 
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Seriously.  The Audezes all already come with their own balanced cables as an option, and those headphones are already overpriced as it is.
 
-1 to Sennheiser.
 
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