Sennheiser Replacement/Upgraded Cable

msgmsg Posts: 3,941
I've been using a pair of Sennheiser HD 598cs headphones lately, picked up over the holiday.
They're not bad so far. Not as fat on the bottom end as the Bose TP-1As I usually wear, but overall better balanced and relatively comfortable.

The 3.5mm version of the cable that came with them is really short, and I'd like to pick up something a little longer for use in the office. As an aside, I had a new in package 3.5mm extension cable from Monoprice sitting around, thinking this would get me by until I found a longer cable. No. I'm mentioning this only to say that there was an obvious degradation in quality when I added this in. Didn't listen for very long after a couple of tests when I thought I noticed the bass dropping off noticeably. Would probably fall short elsewhere, as well. One of my more obvious observations in cable quality. I was actually surprised at the difference, I'm afraid to say. A bit spoiled, I guess.

So, I'm looking for a cable as good as or better than the oe cable for the 598cs.
Anyone using these or have any recommendations? Saw what looks like a nice offering on Amazon, but not sure of the quality. Apparently same as the Chinese offered Ebay ones.


  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,911
    edited February 2017
    Alpha design labs use to make some but they seem to be history, their web site is empty.

    here a link to Furutech headphone connectors and I think this the one for the 598's if so I bet Doug could get the connector since he is a Furutech dealer and maybe be able to make you a cable?

    also Music direct use to have a lot to pick from and now they don't have much!

    also Blue Dragon makes one that cost more then the headphones B)
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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,941
    Thanks D, that gives me a few leads!
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    edited February 2017
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,513
    You can buy one direct from Sennheiser at a reasonable price. Good luck. D
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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,941
    Bruce, that's the one I was looking at on Amazon, too. Looks nice, but I was just reading a review on another cable that says these headphone use independent grounds on the headphone conductor side. This one combines them there. Apparently this can reduce the stereo separation a bit?

    Thanks D, I was wondering about that. I'll have another look on the Senn site to see what they have.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,484
    I believe both Kimber and Cardas may have favorable options
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