Sennheiser HD800s cable build

ALL212
ALL212 Posts: 1,551
edited February 2018 in Headphones
Had the Mainline hooked to the 650’s and was happy with the bass (some complain that the Mainline is bass weak). Thought about that as I usually listen with the 800’s. Realized that I was using a stock cable with the 800’s.

So... Sir Halo and I traded services for the last 12 feet of the cloth techflex leftovers and I bought the Furutech 800 ends and 1/4 plug.

High heat is the trick on the Furutech 1/4 end and pre-tin the microfrickinscopic 800 end pins. Breaking in now but it’s better by a long shot. WTF with stock cables?!

The microfrickinscopic end compared to an rca end that was laying around. This was the easy end!
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Aaron
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  • agfrost
    agfrost Posts: 2,421
    Nice work, Aaron. Mildly envious of your stable of headphones and related gear.
    Jay
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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,616
    Those look really sweet! Glad they are an improvement over the stock cables.

    Is anything you own still "stock?" ;)
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