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post #1 of 4 Old 02-21-2020, 11:17 AM - Thread Starter
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Question Sennheiser HD800 to XLR cable

I am new to the audiophile community. I just found a great deal on these headphones and then decided to explore the DAC world, purchasing a FOSTEX DAC/headphone amp. Unfortunately the Sennheiser does not include a balanced output connector cable with the necessary 4 pin XLR connector to fit this DAC. I have investigated numerous options and ebay seems to have the most variety. What are you guys using/ recommending.....Monoprice does not make them, Blue Jeans offered to make but said their cable is not as flexible as ordinary cable, periaptcables took forever to respond to my email-but that may be since they are so popular. I plan to avoid any ebay seller from China and the OEM cable is an ungodly $400 (I paid $1200 for the phones with 2 sets of cables- so that implies that each cable is $400, leaving over a measly $400 to produce the headphone!) Can somebody please give me some advice???
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I prefer cables like this if you don't feel comfortable making it yourself with Canare/Mogami star quad wire.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-Sennheis...oAAOSwxOFaajmd
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The 800S does come with the balanced cable. You might try to find that although they do cost more than the 800.

The US store also sells the balance cable accessory. https://en-us.sennheiser.com/ch-800-s

Given the price, the extra cost of the 800S almost justifies it's increased cost.

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