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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

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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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