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Wheres the option for HE1000 V2 3.5mm?
Hifimeme
I need the 3.5mm connector thats extended to work with HE6se.
Is the cable compatible with Beyerdynamic T1 2nd?
sa127463
We have not tested this headphone, but if you send/find a soldering chart we can definitely make it for you.
Why is it so expensive?
I can buy the Jubilees for this price.
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hello zmf headphones. thanks for replying. I mean is this cable compatible with my CustomArt Massdrop Exclusive - Ei.XX CIEM? I believe this cable is meant for headphones but would like to know if it works for my CIEM.
shaun300809
I don't believe we have connectors for any iems right now. We don't have the 2 pin connector the massdrop Custom Art iem uses for this drop. Sorry about that and we will definitely consider it in future drops.
can these be used on iems? I have a pair of CustomArt Massdrop Exclusive - Ei.XX CIEM and thinking of upgrading the cables
Why there is no cable for AKG 7XX?
Mr.Ting
We don't have this headphone for testing yet but we can possibly add it on future drops!
ZMFheadphones
Could you consider a version for the Fostex TRX00?
Hey all - just a quick note to apologize for the slow shipping last time, we have all parts in stock this time and are aiming to have these shipped by the end of the month, and definitely before the ETA ship date.
Geez, $309 for the cable I want... I can get it cheaper and wait less if I purchase from other retailers... Where is the bargain here?
TacoHerder
The 10 FT Michanikos cable would be $379.99 from our website, whereas it's $299.99 here. Our cable designs and geometry are proprietary so they can not be purchased anywhere aside from here or ZMFheadphones.com
I just received mine today. Beautifully made and I personally like the leather pouch even though it won't see much use, gives it more of a bespoke feel to it. Very initial sound impression is that it is very mid-centric (XLR connectors to LCD-4, Violectric V281, Schiit Yggy), not what I was expecting for silver(plated) Michanikos, but also don't know how these will change after burn in (flame retardant on).
Just a note to everyone who participated in this drop, all cables are shipping out this week if you haven't received them yet.
Get rid of the Pee-yew leatherette case and sell them at 120$, would sell much better this way. Not a hater tho! I'm a fan of ZMF's stuff.
DenonFanboy
No gotta keep the Leather case we need that to give a reason to our wives why this was a worthy purchase .
Women understand bag's but cables uh not so much
Yeah, these are expensive, but they're far from some $10,000 snake oil. I mean, I am not sure I would be willing or able to make these for much under $75 in time and material, and 100% markup is normal retail. I hope the people who joined this drop speak up after receiving them to let us know everything except how they "Sound" cause they could be worth the cost just in craftsmanship, and ZMF does know craftsmanship.
LOOLLLLLLLLLL
Do any of these connectors properly and snugly fit the Fostex TH-900 MK2?
Ugh I am so tempted to get the 4ft Michanikos for my ZMF Atticus! :(
Any chance of one with the LEMO termination for the AKG K812
I'm certainly a Cable Guy myself and as Zach mentions if your in the market for one his are truly some of the best! Not only the quality & workmanship but also in terms of fidelity. I've had a chance to hear a few variants over the last few months and compared to a lot of what I have in my own collection, I can say these are phenomenal! Kinda wish he had some of them on the market back when I was shopping around lol
Meanwhile, down at the Kool-aid stand: http://headphone.guru/nordost-blue-heaven-headphone-cables/

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Atmos C 5.5ft for HD6XX 4-Pin Balanced ($149.99) Could someone confirm the pin assignment for the 4-Pin XLR (for Oppo HA-1)
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And the PLUS and MINUS on the headphone end (the letter R or L should be facing outward)
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8 people bought this, Atomic kek.
wincore
Nothing to laugh about if the build quality is nice. I'm someone who doesn't believe for a second that cables change sound but I'd gladly pay the prices being offered here if these cables nail the build quality
The price is exactly the same as if I bought a 4pin XLR cable for my LCD2Cs directly from Audeze and their own cables are unweildy
Would any of these work for Beyerdynamic DT1990
so can we just have a drop for the headphones already
Does anyone know what the base price was?
Mountainlistener
$150!
chaotic-entity
A bit more than I was hoping for. Whish they make a drop with their ofc cable
I’ll agree with everyone that more e pensive doesn’t equal better but if someone wants to pay a lot for quality cables then who cares? It’s their money. I wouldn’t pay that much but that’s me. I did pay 60 for those venture electronics cables for the he-4xx and my 650s but that’s only because i wanted xlr. Sennheiser cables are legit so I wouldnt pay for cables unless it’s for a different connector. Some cables can use an upgrade, like the emu-teak ca that break easily from what I hear. Some also just like the different lengths or different materials. Some stock cables also tangle up or are just too stiff. Those are the reasons I’d upgrade. Not for a sound difference.
The pricing seems to be pretty competitive for an aftermarket cable. For the silver cable is it Litz type-6? and im assuming 26AWG? oh its inactive now ):
What kind of jack is the 3.5mm?
Cloudtastrophe
standard termination on 99% of headphones
tripog
No i was asking about if it was a Rean, Eidolic, Furutech, etc.
Sooo, I just received the notification and the drop is already “inactive”?
Darthdurkel
If you check the replies it seems they want massdrop to change some of the options for the drop, so it'll probably be back up shortly
Fixer
That makes more sense...Thanks!
$150 for headphone cables? If you can't think of buying anything else other than dropping $150 for headphone cables, then you sir are a fool. Think of how absurd that sounds. There is no way you can rationalize that purchase. Expensive cables don't make your cans sound any better than stock cables its just for aesthetics. But hey if you have the money to blow go for it
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yes it says this, 'Measurements were made with 12 cables covering a variety of geometries, gauges, and types. The measured data indicate distinct differences among the cables as frequency-dependent impedance, subtle response variations with loudspeakers, and rectance interactions between amplifier, cable, and loudspeaker. In some cases the effects of the amplifier overwhelm the cable's effects. Mathematical models that provide insight into the interaction mechanisms were constructed and compared to the measured data.'
But nothing about methodology, or about listening tests is mentioned. So I am not sure how this bears upon my assertion that even audio engineering pros could not hear differences. Of course you can measure a difference between an aluminum or copper conductor, and maybe even a fancy arrangement of multiple conductors. But can you hear it? After all if you can't hear a difference you are simply paying for prestige.
Calaverasgrande
Any luck coming up with a paper trail of the AES listening tests you mentioned? That would elevate your side of things from anecdotal... I'd love to argue this with you, but you dont have an argument at this point just an opinion.
For cable nay-sayers!
I certainly won't try to pitch you on whether cables make a difference or not as that's a losing battle. But I do want to state that designing our new line of wires took just as much time, effort and R/D as designing any of our headphones. A lot of time was spent comparing wires and finding out what made the most noticeable changes for positive audible changes in signal conduction and making sure the wires feel and look of premium quality. Believe it or not braided cables with top quality wire cost a lot to make. If you compare what we offer for the price, it's much less expensive than a lot of other stuff out there. Whether you buy them is of-course up to you, and a decision each headphone user will have to make on their own. I often tell potential cable customers that cables are aesthetic, sonic and form factor upgrades (not always in that order for each person). What percentage that equals always differs for each specific person as with anything in audiophilia. In short - we're not telling you that you need a cable to enjoy your gear. But for those that believe in it and want a top quality cable, we did our best, I promise!
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ZMFheadphones
Please confirm below for the Atmos C 5.5ft for HD6XX 4-Pin Balanced ($149.99):
1. The pin assignment for the 4-Pin XLR
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2. The letter R or L on the Sennheiser connector should be facing outward (just to make sure the PLUS and MINUS / phase is correct)
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@ZMFheadphones Thank you
ZMFheadphones
Hey Zach -- Is it possible to buy an upgrade to the 1/4" termination end ? (Specifically thinking of the Eidolic that I think you offer on your site)
It just doesn't seem justifiable to me. More than half the price of 6xxs for a cable? Can someone chine in and say if it really is a difference in sound?
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Ahhh, tire differences :) I'm ready :)
chefhere
sennheiser's own balanced cable costs more than the 6XX https://en-us.sennheiser.com/ch-650-s
This might be it, the most egregious cash grab in the audio market, congrats!
jeak
You clearly haven't heard of Kimber Kable then.