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Offline dflee

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Headphone Extension Cable
« on: June 23, 2021, 03:34:11 PM »
Hey everyone:
Looking for a decent extension cable for my headphones.
Since getting the ZMF Auteur and upgraded cable I can now hear a difference using
my existing Grado cable extension vs plugging in without. But I need it to reach the couch.
Need a 10' length and looking max 300 hundred.
Anybody got an idea?

Thanks
Don

« Last Edit: June 23, 2021, 06:48:18 PM by dflee »
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Re: Headphone Extension Cable
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2021, 11:02:00 AM »
Just so happens that I was looking for a cable as well. Mine is kind of heavy. Cardas.
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Re: Headphone Extension Cable
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2021, 08:17:01 PM »
Damn and all this time I was happy with my Grado extention.

More nervosa, here I come.  :roll:
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Re: Headphone Extension Cable
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2021, 09:40:41 PM »
Audio Advisor has its Pangea that's supposed to be made from Cardas cable for $49 and I see a listing for Kimber made from its PBJ for $100 up.

Dunno if the Pangea is any good, but it's cheap enough. 

I'd go for Oyaide's PCOCC: https://www.ebay.com/itm/124701771040?epid=1382354475&hash=item1d08ce0520:g:y8YAAOSw5S9boK23

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Re: Headphone Extension Cable
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2021, 12:38:08 PM »
Malloy:
Do they have anything in 12 ft.? Could live with 10 ft. but just barely.
Would be interested

Thanks
Don
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Re: Headphone Extension Cable
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2021, 10:59:01 PM »
Hi Don,

Unfortunately, the longest Oyaide is only 8.2 feet. I don't think there is anything longer.

The Kimber is available in 10, 15, up to 30 feet.  10 feet is $141.

The Pangea is 15 feet.

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Re: Headphone Extension Cable
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2021, 04:40:11 AM »
I made my own using the Canare L-4E6S microphone cable. Just buy the length of footage that you require and get some decent connectors, then do a little soldering. This is a high quality shielded cable utilizing a star quad geometry. Works damn well as an extension.

https://www.markertek.com/product/l-4e6s-bk/canare-l-4e6s-star-quad-microphone-cable-by-the-foot-black



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Re: Headphone Extension Cable
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2021, 09:49:05 AM »
I made my own using the Canare L-4E6S microphone cable.

Bob, I would expect nothing less from you.   :thumb:
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Re: Headphone Extension Cable
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2021, 03:25:23 PM »
Oh, at 59 cents a foot I can buy me some raw cable and within a few minutes come up with a $650 cable :)
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Re: Headphone Extension Cable
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2021, 10:42:36 AM »
Bringing this back to life (somewhat).
Before the suggestions made (thanks guys) I found out Grado made two cables of which I had the cheaper model.
Got the better one and it works quite a bit better than the cheaper. Found a pro audio cable from a company called Rattlesnake that starts at 15 ft and had a labor day sale for 36 bucks (normal $45) and thought gotta try em. If you look them up you can see the connections (locking female) aren't top grade but are pretty solid.
If you've ever set up stage equipment than this cord is right up your alley. It is a monster. It's thick, heavy and built like a tank. I'm not in a position where the weight and stiffness is a hinderance and while I only need twelve feet, the additional three are no big deal. I've put about ten hr on them and gotta say, the Grado is a light weight compared (and not just in weight). Rattlesnake has a fuller sound and really opened up the area the sound is coming from. Fuller sound gives way to a better low end and mids are just gorgeous. Plugged the headphone cable directly to the pre and got just a sleight difference that isn't worth trying to describe. These are made for sound engineers and studio settings so they are made to add nothing to the sound and they don't.
Just for shits and giggles ya'll should give them a try. I'm quite impressed.

Don
Plugged directly into Accuphase C11 pre to ZMF 2K cable connected to ZMF Auteur phones
« Last Edit: September 13, 2021, 10:45:52 AM by dflee »
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