The ATH-R70X is one of the lightest, most comfortable headphones on the market. Fully balanced, they present a huge soundstage and excel at wide dynamic range material. As with the original unbalanced cables, our balanced cables use twist-lock connectors for a secure fit. Note that the Red balanced cable connects to the Right earcup and the Black balanced cable to the Left earcup (the headset has the L/R labeling on the inside of the earcup frame).
You may choose a cable with Standard or OCC silver-plated-copper wire with Teflon insulation. Standard wire is military/aerospace quality silver plated copper with Teflon insulation, 24 AWG twisted pair. The OCC cable uses a costly and premium wire formed of specially processed silver plated copper, with Teflon insulation and is of high purity, "5N" or better. It is approximately 28 AWG. This high purity wire sounds great and has been specially selected by us for its electrical and mechanical properties. Both types of wire are very flexible, can be bunched, and are durable.
Our cables are fully sleeved with a soft, cloth-like black fabric covering.
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Astell & Kern and Onkyo DP-X1
Our Onkyo DP-X1/ AK cables fit the newer 2.5mm TRRS balanced outputs available on Astell & Kern players, as well as the Onkyo DP-X1, Cayin N5, and other players.
Balanced XLR Connection - 4 Pin
The Single XLR 4 Pin male version of this cable is terminated with 4 pin balanced XLR connection.
Balanced XLR Connection - Dual 3 pin
The 3 Pin XLR Pair (Male) version of this cable is terminated with a pair of 3 pin balanced XLR connectors. Make sure you use this with a headphone amplifier- not a preamplifier output!
Pono Player Balanced Connection
The Pono Player (Dual 3.5mm) version is a Pono Player termination which makes full use of the dual output balanced mode available on the Pono Player.
Sony 4.4mm "PENTA" Type Connection
The newer Sony portable players use a new 4.4mm "penta" type connection to output signals fully balaned into your headphones. Order the 4.4mm Sony version if you have one of these players.
We offer a number of termination options selectable in the drop downs above. If you don't see what you want, just email us for a price estimate.