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Look to upgrade my hd 6xx headphone cables. Any suggestion?
Get a 4 pin XLR from corpsecable. Long, cheap, good enough unless you got hundreds/ thousands to spend. (Only get this if you have an amp that have a 4 pin balanced plug lol.)
Can you recommen a balanced amp to compliment these headphone?
The standard cable on the HD6XX is a really good cable already. If you're after your own aesthetic, look into http://Ursine.Audio/
It might be worthwhile to get a XLR cable from them instead of a SE cable, you can still use your XLR cable with a SE amp with a SE to XLR adapter, which Ursine also sell for $30.
Lots of products have balanced output, two on Massdrop currently the Liquid Carbon and Topping DX7. Occasionally also on Massdrop the Aune X7S, or outside of Massdrop the Schiit Jotunheim, Lake People/Violectric amps also have balanced options. Balanced output have the advantage of extra power and reduced crosstalk, and no you don't need a balanced DAC to take full advantage of most balanced amps.
Got mine from impactaudio on Etsy. Great quality at a fair price.
For balanced I personally recommend if you have about $500~600 budget to get a Schiit Jotunheim with its DAC module for $499+tax (if you don't already have an external DAC, if you do you can just get the amp itself without any of the modules) Without the DAC module it's $399+tax, and it is pretty much one of the best solid state amps (Balanced) for that price range and you can build upon it should you choose to in the future. It compliments the HD6XXs pretty well for a solid state amp.