hooked it to a balanced 4.4 cable, sounds great

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Thermionicon
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May 24, 2021
What are the plug terminations on the ear cup end of the cables? I thought they were 3.5mm/3 conductor-- I got some aftermarket cables for this model but they have 3.5mm/2 conductor...reluctant to plug them in and risk a short to the amp!
mvsantorini
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May 4, 2021
Congratulations - you've discovered the 'secret sauce' that makes planar magnetics sit up & beg. No, going balanced won't cure serious tonal flaws - but balanced drive does add speed, lightness, depth, and delicacy, which transport decent-sounding 'phones like the 400i's into 'ear-candy' realms, and your Ifi ZenDac will do a creditable job of driving the 400i's until 'upgrade-itis' strikes.