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    Headphone Cable or Extension

    Hi Guys,
    I just picked up a Burson Soloist 3X and I'd like the cord a little longer. I'm using Hi-Fi Man He-560 headphones and the stock 3m cable with a 4pin XLR connector on the amp end. The hi-fi shop where I bought the Burson has checked with Hi-FiMan and nothing in stock at the moment. Any thoughts would be gladly excepted. Thanks, Jack
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    Re: Headphone Cable or Extension

    Some cable companies make cables for certain brands, aftermarket. Cardas makes a good selection. Not sure if they've gotten into Hifiman yet. Maybe run a quick search for Hifiman replacement cable and see what comes of it.

    After hearing Hifiman at the show I ended up picking up a set on sale. I don't do much headphone listening so I got just an entry set.
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    Re: Headphone Cable or Extension

    I'll give that a shot. Thanks. Good to hear from you.
    Speakers- Dynaudio Contour 1.8 Mk II, Amp - Pass Labs X150.5, Preamp - Cary SLP-03, Turntable - Music Hall MMF-9.3, Cartridge - Goldring Eroica LX, Phono PreAmp - Sutherland Insight, Digital Playback - Rotel RCD-1072, DAC - Bryston BDA-1, Headphones - Sennheiser HD-660S, and HiFiMan HE-560, Headphone Amp - Burson Soloist 3X

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    Re: Headphone Cable or Extension

    Audio Sensibility in Toronto makes cables for HiFiMan headphones.
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    Re: Headphone Cable or Extension

    Good to see you post as well, you'll have to come around more.

    I did a quick search and didn't turn up much, some inexpensive replacements and a company called Etsy which I'm not familiar with.
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    SVS PC13 Ultra
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    Re: Headphone Cable or Extension

    Etsy is kind of like eBay, except more small-creator/crafts focused. They've been around a long time.
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    Re: Headphone Cable or Extension

    If you contact most any of the Internet Direct cable suppliers like Triode Wire Lab, Audio Sensibility, Audio Envy, etc. they all make and sell headphone cables to order.
    Main - JVC QL-Y7/Denon DL-301 Mk II, Gold Note PH-10, Nuprime CDT-8, Auralic Aries G1, Holo May KTE, Supratek Chardonnay, Kinki Studio EX-M7, Verity Audio Otello, (2) Rythmik F12SE, Audio Envy IC, SC & PC's, Triode Wire Lab PC's, Inakustik USB , PS Audio Stellar P3, PI Audio Uberbuss, Timbernation rack

    Family Room - Oppo UDP-203, Teac NT505, Kinki Studio EX-M1+, Nola KO, (2) Rythmik F-12G, Wireworld SC & IC's, Neotech PC's, SurgeX SA-1810

    Greenville, SC- Marantz HD-CD1, Auralic Aries G1, Aqua La Voce S3, Don Sachs Model 2, Van Alstine Vision SET 400, Reynaud Abscisse Jubilee/Fritz Carrera Be, (2) RSL Speedwoofers, iFi Audio Power Station, Audio Envy IC's, Dueland SC, Triode Wire Lab PC's, Furutech NCF Clear Line.

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    Re: Headphone Cable or Extension

    Moon Audio extension cables are reasonably priced and good quality. You can also choose gold, rhodium, balanced, unbalanced connectors, etc.

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    Re: Headphone Cable or Extension

    Hart Cable $ will make a cable to your specs. And the prices are good.
    Maze cables. $$
    Audiophile Ninja cables $
    Moon Audio $$$
    And a whole lot more if you google custom headphone cables.
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    Re: Headphone Cable or Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by kzhtoo View Post
    Moon Audio extension cables are reasonably priced and good quality. You can also choose gold, rhodium, balanced, unbalanced connectors, etc.
    I've purchased many cables from Moon Audio so I checked them out and they had exactly what I needed. Thanks for the suggestion.
    Speakers- Dynaudio Contour 1.8 Mk II, Amp - Pass Labs X150.5, Preamp - Cary SLP-03, Turntable - Music Hall MMF-9.3, Cartridge - Goldring Eroica LX, Phono PreAmp - Sutherland Insight, Digital Playback - Rotel RCD-1072, DAC - Bryston BDA-1, Headphones - Sennheiser HD-660S, and HiFiMan HE-560, Headphone Amp - Burson Soloist 3X

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    Re: Headphone Cable or Extension

    I have had an extension from Grado since I bought my 125s. I can reach the fridge for a beer from the living room
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    Re: Headphone Cable or Extension

    Good to hear from you. I had a couple bumps to navigate to find the right cable. I needed 4 pin XLR and I wanted 16.5 feet or longer. When you start adding feet on, the price starts to go up quickly. How's things going with you?
    Speakers- Dynaudio Contour 1.8 Mk II, Amp - Pass Labs X150.5, Preamp - Cary SLP-03, Turntable - Music Hall MMF-9.3, Cartridge - Goldring Eroica LX, Phono PreAmp - Sutherland Insight, Digital Playback - Rotel RCD-1072, DAC - Bryston BDA-1, Headphones - Sennheiser HD-660S, and HiFiMan HE-560, Headphone Amp - Burson Soloist 3X

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    Re: Headphone Cable or Extension

    I see you located what you're looking for. I was going to suggest contacting Monoprice. Not sure if they would have what you wanted?
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    Re: Headphone Cable or Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    I see you located what you're looking for. I was going to suggest contacting Monoprice. Not sure if they would have what you wanted?
    I looked at Monoprice, but I couldn't seem to put together all the parameters that I needed in a cable from them.
    Speakers- Dynaudio Contour 1.8 Mk II, Amp - Pass Labs X150.5, Preamp - Cary SLP-03, Turntable - Music Hall MMF-9.3, Cartridge - Goldring Eroica LX, Phono PreAmp - Sutherland Insight, Digital Playback - Rotel RCD-1072, DAC - Bryston BDA-1, Headphones - Sennheiser HD-660S, and HiFiMan HE-560, Headphone Amp - Burson Soloist 3X

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    Re: Headphone Cable or Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack in Wilmington View Post
    Good to hear from you. I had a couple bumps to navigate to find the right cable. I needed 4 pin XLR and I wanted 16.5 feet or longer. When you start adding feet on, the price starts to go up quickly. How's things going with you?
    I am doing well Jack. I was wondering where you were and how things were. Good to see you are still in the game.

    Cheers!
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    Re: Headphone Cable or Extension

    Geography wise I'm still in Delaware. I picked up a new turntable and phono pre back in 2018 and lately I've been upgrading my headphone setup. We just made our last mortgage payment so I should have a bit of extra money if I get the itch as I did with the headphone rig.
    Speakers- Dynaudio Contour 1.8 Mk II, Amp - Pass Labs X150.5, Preamp - Cary SLP-03, Turntable - Music Hall MMF-9.3, Cartridge - Goldring Eroica LX, Phono PreAmp - Sutherland Insight, Digital Playback - Rotel RCD-1072, DAC - Bryston BDA-1, Headphones - Sennheiser HD-660S, and HiFiMan HE-560, Headphone Amp - Burson Soloist 3X

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    Re: Headphone Cable or Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack in Wilmington View Post
    Geography wise I'm still in Delaware. I picked up a new turntable and phono pre back in 2018 and lately I've been upgrading my headphone setup. We just made our last mortgage payment so I should have a bit of extra money if I get the itch as I did with the headphone rig.
    One of these days we will have to plan a get together, you are not that far. We spent a week in Rehobeth last month and doing it again next year.

    Congrats on paying off the mortgage, luckily I did that 15 years ago but still have 7 more years til full retirement.
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    Re: Headphone Cable or Extension

    We did a week in Rehobeth in 2015 and 2016, then the other couple we were with wanted to go someplace different.
    Speakers- Dynaudio Contour 1.8 Mk II, Amp - Pass Labs X150.5, Preamp - Cary SLP-03, Turntable - Music Hall MMF-9.3, Cartridge - Goldring Eroica LX, Phono PreAmp - Sutherland Insight, Digital Playback - Rotel RCD-1072, DAC - Bryston BDA-1, Headphones - Sennheiser HD-660S, and HiFiMan HE-560, Headphone Amp - Burson Soloist 3X

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