Best type of wire for re-cabling AKG 701's .. anyone do this? - Page 3 - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Headphone Systems

Headphone Systems Everything to do with Headphones

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 2nd October 2012, 06:07 PM   #21
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
you know all these claims can be measured right? I hate to say this but pretty much the entire recable market is a placebo. The drivers are just not that sensitive to make enough improvement that you would notice audibly.

I have tested that theory by using in ear microphones. I have measured the frequency response of my headphones then switched the cable and set the levels the same remeasure the frequency response the results have always been immeasurable audibly .3db at best.
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th December 2012, 12:16 PM   #22
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Hi there,
I would need to recable my K701 as the default cable is too short when i'm sitting in the living room.

by thinking of recabling it, other questions came:
do i make one cable by side or just replace the existing one?
do i make the cable(s) detachable?

i'm located in France, and wanted to order the cable on the Audiophonics website
which one do you recommend me?

thank you in advance for you help!
  Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2013, 03:36 AM   #23
diyAudio Member
 
hollowman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Blog Entries: 3
Default I use JSC Wire

I've tried Canare 505 Star Quad (similar to popular Mogami) which was better than stock.
In other (non-headphone) apps, I was using this foil-shielded species from JSC Wire, and it works (sounds) better than the Canare. Although a bit stiff, it's also better for 'phones. I got it locally at an electrical surplus store.
__________________
"I got banned from a Hi-Fi forum. And I liked it."
- Luv, Katy "Hollowman" Perry
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Power supply cabling rsumperl Tubes / Valves 2 1st September 2010 04:51 PM
Need your ideas for ES headphone cabling j beede Planars & Exotics 3 30th January 2008 06:27 PM
Power supply cabling smithy666 Solid State 1 24th April 2007 12:22 AM
Which cabling to use? matthew2456 Tubes / Valves 9 11th August 2006 08:42 PM
Appropiate cabling quality & Regulators eeka chu Tubes / Valves 30 17th February 2004 01:41 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:34 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2