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Old 24th August 2011, 12:36 PM   #1
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Hi,
Not sure which is the right place for this but here goes but my whippet chewed my cables.
Which is the better cable for a HD650, Mogami W2534 or W2893?
MOGAMI® - Neglex Quad Cables

I know cardas is the choice but I need something cheaper. What other choices are there? Anyone have the specs for Cardas 4x24 awg?

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Old 24th August 2011, 12:41 PM   #2
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Old 24th August 2011, 01:03 PM   #3
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W2893 its more stranded and more flexible.

W2534 is for running over with your car. Its almost 2x thicker and hard to work with, its not worth it for the jump from 26guage to 24guage.

Another idea is to get some sheathing and using this guy:

eBay My World - navships

silver plated teflon is alot easier to work with then mic cable.
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Old 24th August 2011, 01:56 PM   #4
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i would stay away from the navships stuff, i dont know why its recommended so often (other than being cheap), anyone who has actually used it for a headphone cable would know that its microphonic as hell, so the sleeving and damping thats needed to make a useful headphone cable makes it absolutely NOT easier to use than mogami. whats hard about using mic cable? i dont understand, you strip it, terminate it, done. no twisting, braiding, shielding (if you please), damping or sleeving.

the cardas 4 x 24 is pretty decent, but i would actually use mogami W3106 if you can get it, its dual channel, basically its the mogami quad split into 2 pairs which are individually shielded but bonded together and its still very flexible, so basically al the work is done for you.

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Old 24th August 2011, 02:00 PM   #5
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I bought an original HD650 cable off of ebay from this guy:

Genuine SENNHEISER Replacement Cable HD650 # 92885 cord | eBay

It's cheap and original.
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Old 24th August 2011, 02:03 PM   #6
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yeah but really its also pretty crap, not hard to improve on with a bit of elbow grease and i dont even mean sonically
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Old 24th August 2011, 03:00 PM   #7
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Ive used navship's 28gauge, spiral wrapped with a drill, with cotton sleeving and it turned out pretty good and has held up well.

I also like the W3106, but im fine with big cables. I wouldnt use it with iem's or smaller cans, but hd650's are pretty big.
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Old 24th August 2011, 04:14 PM   #8
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oh yeah sure, its ok, but it absolutely needs to be treated as you say or it really is nasty microphonic and at that point i query whether its easier than using microphone cable. hehe navships iem cables now that would be funny, maybe er4S or some customs. i think its the teflon he uses, its quite thick for the gauge and it seems at least on the stuff i have to be very tightly bonded, like its extruded onto the wire, so stripping it is a pain. dont know what gauge it is i have of his, think its 26ga. still good for low level internal wiring in projects but i havent used it for headphones since the first time.
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Old 24th August 2011, 11:00 PM   #9
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Thanks guys,
The navships cable I linked previously is shielded and 3.5mm diam.
He just won't respond.

I would like to match the 2 Mogami cables with the specs of the Cardas 4x24awg.
I have the plugs on the way.
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Old 25th August 2011, 12:08 AM   #10
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If you do go the road of needing braiding there's a seller on ebay "furryletters" is the cheapest around with a big variety of sizes colours etc.

I made a set (forked out for the cardas connectors) but the cable broke a few times at the connector. PITA. If I was doing it again I would buy a replacement cable and attach the new wire about 1/2" from the connector. Not ideal I know (I know!!) but reliable at least.


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