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Sennheiser CH 800 S

Balanced cable for Sennheiser HD 800 headphones

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by David Brown
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Uncompromised headphone performance from Sennheiser

Sennheiser has developed the ideal link between its flagship HD 800 headphones and their high-performance amplifiers. The CH 800 S is a high-quality balanced cable designed for their HD 800 headphones. Replace the stock cable with the CH 800 S and connect it to the Sennheiser HDVD 800 or HDVA 600 to open up a world of audiophile delights for your ears to revel in.

This cable's four-pole XLR plug preserves the symmetrical signal flow from your Sennheiser amp through two pairs of silver-plated oxygen-free copper leads all the way to the independent left- and right-earcup connectors. This results in very precise signal transmission with almost no distortion, so you can maximize the sonic potential of your headphones and amplifier. You'll enjoy clean, wide-open sound with fine detail shining through and virtually no noise.

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Highlights:

  • balanced headphone cable with 4-pole XLR connector
  • left- and right-channel ODU connectors designed for connection to the Sennheiser HD 800 headphones
  • allow balanced connection to the Sennheiser HDVA 600 and HDVD 800 headphone amplifiers
  • two pairs of oxygen-free copper leads maintain a symmetrical signal flow to each channel
  • leads are plated in silver, double-twisted, and shielded
  • gold-plated contacts
  • length: 9.8 feet (3 meters)
  • weight: 4.6 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • 11.5' (3.5 meters) Headphone cable for HD 800 headphones (with 2 proprietary connectors (ODU) on one end and one XLR-4 connector on the other end)

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Overview: The Sennheiser CH 800 S is a high-end cable for the HD 800 audiophile-grade headphones. It is 11.5' (3.5 meters) long, with two proprietary ODU connectors on one end (headphone) and a single XLR-4 connector on the other end (amplifier). The cable is very flexible, and has an elegant fabric covering to minimize friction and distortion picked up through cable contact.

Matched: The CH 800 S is optimally matched to Sennheiser's HDVD 800 and HDVA 600 headphone amplifiers. These headphone amps have XLR-4 output jacks to accommodate this cable.

 
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Quality build

Written By amham, New Jersey (what exit?) on Saturday, May 03, 2014
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Quality cable with no noticeable sound quality.. The effect of various cables is a subjective issue which may or may not represent value for you.
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