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LeonelSosa
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May 4, 2020
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Can you tell me where you got that XLR cable for the headphones i cant them anywhere?
May 4, 2020
jcarmack08
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May 4, 2020
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This looks like a 3.5 mm to 4-pin xlr adapter witch doesn't make sence to me. Aren't the grounds tied together at the pin, thus making this an unbalanced connection?
May 4, 2020
Maxnak4
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May 4, 2020
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Yes, an unbalanced to balanced adapter is pointless. He might have the official balanced sennheiser cable though, which is a 2.5mm 4 band connector.
May 4, 2020
sergiopsl
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May 4, 2020
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My recommendation....based on your headphones which are the same ones I have.... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z4M1BM9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
May 4, 2020
jcarmack08
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May 4, 2020
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That would make more sence. That would be a balanced connection. I've been reading about balanced vs. single point connections today.
May 4, 2020
EugeneJeon
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May 4, 2020
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Yeah, I was told that the 3.5mm adapter to the balanced would be sufficient (clearly was wrong). Really couldn’t find any dedicated balanced cable for the Sennheiser’s that were cheap. I’m a complete newb at this stuff so I guess I should go return that cable LOL. I’ll probably get roasted for that cable but it’s a learning process right?
May 4, 2020
Maxnak4
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May 4, 2020
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You can find modified OEM cables with XLR connectors on ebay for around $60
May 4, 2020
EugeneJeon
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May 4, 2020
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Quick question, then what use would the adapter I purchased have? Is it for headphones with irremovable 3.5mm?
May 4, 2020
LeonelSosa
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May 4, 2020
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crap i wish you would have commented sooner cause i just ordered a 1/4 to XLR adapter, cause i have a 3.5 to 1/4 inch adapater as well so i was just gonna do that. i feel like audio quality would be no different?
May 4, 2020
sergiopsl
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May 4, 2020
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Sorry....I don't know how the adapter would or could affect the audio quality but I can tell you, that the difference between the original cables that came with the Senns HD6XX and the unbalanced set that I recommended is truly night and day...and that's just with the Drop THX AAA-789 amp without a DAC (which I'm waiting for).
May 4, 2020
LeonelSosa
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May 4, 2020
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wait so youre saying that the set you recommended is better in your opinion?
May 4, 2020
sergiopsl
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May 4, 2020
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I believe any set of unbalance cables will sound better than the original headphone cables, I shared the ones I purchased and based on the audio quality difference I'm hearing, I recommend them, but I'm sure there are other brands out there that would just fine. My recommendation is really based on the type of connector and not the brand.
May 4, 2020
Maxnak4
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It’s for using unbalanced headphones on an amp that only has XLR output
May 4, 2020
Maxnak4
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May 4, 2020
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It’ll be louder because XLR is double the voltage, but you won’t get any of the benefits of a balanced setup. Cancel the order if you can.
May 4, 2020
Maxnak4
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I’m not sure if I buy into the whole “aftermarket cables sound better” thing. Not to say you’re wrong, I just don’t see how that would work logically. Sure you could get a marginally more efficient cable that has very slightly lower resistance, but I don’t see how that would effect anything other than efficiency.
May 4, 2020
sergiopsl
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May 5, 2020
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I believe I made a mistake when I said above referring to "unbalanced cables"...I meant to say balanced (XLR) cables.....you are right about the voltage output of the XLR cable, and although that might've been the reason for my statement, I did hear a difference when I tested both, the original cables supplied with the headphones and those that I purchased, the original connected directly to the 3.5 mm output and the XLR to the balanced connector.
May 5, 2020
Maxnak4
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May 5, 2020
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Oh that explains the difference you’re hearing, balanced sounds far better on the hd650s than unbalanced does
May 5, 2020
LeonelSosa
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May 5, 2020
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so would you recommend just using the regular 1/4 jack and plug into that port instead of using the adapter
May 5, 2020
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