Is the cable insulating material getting accounted for? I own the 800s and it had a very criminal issue with the cable where it starts basically dissolving around the filaments after about half a year or a year of moderate use, that only happens on the part of the cable that is not covered with a sleeve (the split cables that connect to the cups), other than that they are a killer model

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Evshrug
2252
Mar 3, 2021
The standard 1/4” plug terminated cable is included. I haven’t had any issues with part of the cable dissolving after owning my HD 800 for five years so far. Like @Nonnegaard said, you’re welcome to try aftermarket cables if you already bought one for your HD 800S.
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avaneeded
67
Mar 3, 2021
I know i am welcome to do whatever i want (apparently u don't know i know, that's on you), what sennheiser shouldn't be welcome to is showing this poor workmanship on their flagship phones regarding the cable and if you search on the net you will find i am not the only case. Also the price i paid for the 800s included the balanced cable and was basically this same price, so yes, i will sustain my conception that everything amounts to a deal breaker.
Evshrug
2252
Mar 3, 2021
I was just answering your question, that it’s the same stock cable and headphone connection. My apologies to you.
Nonnegaard
587
Feb 18, 2021
If you're buying this, definitely get yourself a nicer cable. The nicest stock cables on the market, although I hate to admit it, definitely belongs to gaming headsets. Considering they are using the same connectors as on the HD 800S, they'll probably send you the same cable again. Besides, there is a good chance that the amp you'll be using for this (or any other headphone in this price range, for that matter) will have a balanced output which the 6,35mm won't be able to take advantage of, anyway.
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avaneeded
67
Feb 18, 2021
i'd think it is kind of a deal breaker if the quality of the cable hasn't been adjusted and if it doesn't include a balanced cable neither
Nonnegaard
587
Feb 18, 2021
It won't include a balanced cable, I'm sure they won't change their plans about that.