Symbiote SE Hybrid
Ultra-compact Silver-plated-copper litz IEM Cable
The Symbiote SE Hybrid is a beautiful and compact IEM cable. It features an all-new, custom litz wire and performance that will shock and surprise you, in an ultra-flexible, ultra-light package that demands to be seen. It is nearly as compact as Fusion and Silver Peptide, our new reigning champions of compactness.
We now offer this cable with a remote/mic option for iPhone/Android/Astell&Kern and other phones with standard TRRS headset connections (4 pole 3.5mm plug). This option is $30, we have kept this item very close to its cost to us, and adds a lot of extra assembly time, but we know many of you have wanted this option for a long time. Keep in mind that all remote/mic cables will be terminated with a 3.5mm TRRS 4 pole mini plug, and will work fine with both cell phones and regular audio jacks on amplifiers. Remote functionality works great with AK240 and other A&K products!
For JH/UE/Westone and any IEM with a 0.78mm pin cable
For UE TF10
For Sennheiser IE8
For Shure SE series - all Shure IEMs - and UE900 too
Not sure if it'll work with your IEM? Email us.
We prefer the DHC black aluminum mini plug, the Oyaide straight "case-friendly" rhodium plug (pictured above), and the Oyaide gold right-angle plug
We offer balanced terminations for RSA SR71b, ALO RX MK3, and iBasso
Many more terminations available - if you don't see it, email us.
The essence of the Symbiote SE Hybrid is our newest litz wire, the Peptide Hybrid. It is a more compact, 26awg wire that we designed from the ground up. The strand size is the smallest featured in IEM cables for maximum flexibility and surface area, with one of the highest strand counts in a 26awg wire. The polyethylene insulation has been redesigned for maximum optical clarity, silky smooth feel, and flexibility without microphonics. Each strand is made of ultrapure OCC copper coated in a secondary layer of pure silver. The silver-copper strand is then enameled with an invisible, razor-thin layer of enamel, preserving the integrity and beauty of the wire's surface forever. Because this is a type 2 litz, the strands are arranged in bundles with a specific configuration designed to expose each strand equally to the center of the wire and the outside of the wire. This keeps the wire's impedance more consistent, and the individually insulated strands function as one massive surface for the signal to travel upon. Litz design as a whole makes skin effect and AC losses non-issues. The wire is cryogenically treated by the manufacturer for enhanced strength and electrical performance.
We have extensively tested this wire with a variety of equipment from home gear to portable. Peptide Hybrid offers an incredibly intense listening experience without fatigue. Treble detail and bass impact are heightened with this design and soundstage gains in all dimensions. Its physical attributes are optimized for portable and IEM cables, but it is a remarkable pairing with full-size headphones such as the LCD3 and HD800.
We offer the choice between a square braid and a round braid. A square braid occupies the smallest volume, while a round braid has a very pleasing aesthetic. We also have an option for an elite 6-wire braid - ideal for single ended - or the ultimate braid for all cables, the 8-wire braid.
Our "Capsid" carbon fiber-trimmed CNC-machined aluminum y-splitter is a free option on our IEM and headphone cables now. This splitter is very small, weighing next to nothing, and exists to make our cables look and feel awesome. We still offer DHC logo heatshrink if you would prefer an even smaller option.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 14 November, 2012.