Van Damme Headphone Cables
Van Damme Headphone Cables
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Boasting the exceptional quality Van Damme is known for, the Blue Series is the analog pre-jacketed cable of choice for the professional user: extremely flexible, sonically transparent, and intelligently designed with both numbered and color-coded pairs. These headphone cables more than satisfy the rigorous demands of studio engineers, installers, and manufacturers, and have been used extensively in studios everywhere Read More

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Gooms
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Jan 18, 2019
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19 suckers so far..
Jan 18, 2019
FrostyP
487
Jan 19, 2019
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They're not suckers if they know what they're buying. I'm someone who knows full well that cables are insignificant to sound but if a cable is well made (as in won't wear out easily) I'll gladly fork over cash to have someone do the labor of making a cable for me. Edit: so maybe they are if the build quality is as bad as other commenters are saying
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Jan 19, 2019
Fastnet
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Jan 17, 2019
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CAREFUL!!!! THIS IS A FRAUD...

Last time I bought this cable for my Sennheiser HD600. Worse quality cable I ever seen. The soldering were broken within a week. Anyway the connectors they actually used were different from the ones on the pictures. They wanted to keep the connectors in place by putting a heat-shrink on them (LOL). Horrible quality. Actually useless because mostly noise comes from my cones. Obviously I would be able to fix it if I buy some new connectors and do the soldering myself but why should I do that with an expensive cable? If I would build this from scratch then it would cost $20-30 max, anyway...

I complained at Massdrop customer service. They refused my complaints because "there is no warranty on this product". (???) I don't even understand how can they sell anything without warranty. On the other hand warranty is covering unintentional problems arising randomly. But in my case they shipped a different product than I ordered. With no chance for proper functionality. That is not labelled with the term of warranty but rather fraud.

I also asked Massdrop to tell me the name of the producer of the cable. They refused to answer. They are saying that their contract disallowing them to tell the manufacturer's name. So the manufacturer knows the quality of the product and don't want to have a negative reputation.

Buy it only if you have too much money and you want some adventures.

On the more technical and less heated side... The cable is very heavy. It is inconvenient to wear. And your high-impedance headphone does not really require a very special cable. Braided, shielded, ultra low impedance cables are nice to have but not really affecting the sound quality. So such balanced cables are rather an optical tuning than anything else. Balanced cables (three-pole ones) have real advantages between pre-amps and power amplifiers. But four-pole headphone cables don't have noise cancelling effect at all. Invest this money to a bit better headphone or amplifier - much better off.

Jan 17, 2019
Uzuzu
1396
Jan 17, 2019
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Unstripped, unbraided quad-core cable sautered to a nickel-plated Neutrik xlr.... not even sleeved, so with 4 wires, shielding and a rubber coat it's gonna be mega heavy. y split heatshrink... 90 dollars lmao post split not braided, at least it's sleeved hd650 connectors chinese Just so you know guys, taking a 4 core cable and making this is legitimately 20 minutes of work or less, with under 12 dollars of material per cable excluding the hd800 one (because those connectors cost a bit). You're paying for lazy and ugly work. For 90 dollars each of these cables and cores should be separately sleeved and braided, it's going to be massively heavy and it's going to be microphonic. Not to mention.... the nickel Neutrik connectors cost less than the black, gold ones that you actually want on there, more signs of cost-cutting though i'm sure they'll say it's for ascetic. And actual Darwin GG to whomever's wallet suffers this purchase
Jan 17, 2019
LIBY555
121
Jan 16, 2019
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PET sleeve for the split OMG!! THE MICROPHONICS!!!!!! Looks so heavy too..
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Jan 16, 2019
sadiq
247
Jan 16, 2019
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These look attractive enough but for $90-180 I'd expect a more sophisticated Y-split than ordinary heatshrink which is what a beginner DIY-er would do.
Jan 16, 2019
verifonix
734
Jan 18, 2019
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they don't look attractive at all.
Jan 18, 2019
RayF
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Jan 16, 2019
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Word to the wise: anyone considering this drop should absolutely, positively, read all of the comments below and click on every external LINK provided, before punching that BUY button. Also worth noting the curious absence of a Review Tab on this drop--coincidence?
Jan 16, 2019
Uzuzu
1396
Jan 17, 2019
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Yeah, I can tell the build quality alone by looking at these cheap cables, scroll down and see for yourself you guys. This is highway robbery for the uninformed.
Jan 17, 2019
HexCowboy
94
Jan 16, 2019
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Thank you MD community for the excellent advice here. I’ll return the favor with more reviews in the future. Skipping this one. Massdrop absolutely should own vendor quality given the lack of warranty/replacement options that say Amazon provides, which make spending a bit more on Amazon better in the long run after a few big losses here. Luckily I haven’t had any expensive fails...just a way too-tiny belt, and some really shitty pairs of earbuds.
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Jan 16, 2019
tjhobbs
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Jan 16, 2019
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Anyone considering these - you should know that Van Damme Blue is *heavy*. I made a cable for my HE400is with it and while it performs great, you can feel the weight of the cable tugging on you when you have the cans on your head. Just something to bear in mind.
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Jan 16, 2019
JamesCanada
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Jan 16, 2019
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Would any of these cables work for the Emu Teak's?
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Jan 16, 2019
DenisF
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Jan 16, 2019
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What length ?
Jan 16, 2019
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