DHC "Triple Threat" Headphone Adapters
Use one DHC Cable (with Audeze connectors) with LCD-2, HE-6, HD800, and HD650
Universal for balanced or single-ended connections
PRICED PER PAIR
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Got a lot of headphones under one roof? Then, chances are, you've got cables everywhere. The DHC "Triple Threat" is a series of adapters set up for different headphones that lets you use any Audez'e cable (terminated with 4-pin mini XLRs on the earcup wires, of course) with HE-6, HD800, HD650, or other headphones. Of course, we can make these adapters connect to a different headphone at the bottom end (HD800, Hifiman, etc) - just ask.
The adapters come in a set of two and snap onto your Audeze terminated cable. The adapters consist of male 4 pin mini XLR plugs that attach to the LCD-2 cable, connected with two short runs of DHC's OCC wires to the HE-6, HD800, HD650 or other headphone connector.
We also offer all of our high-end litz OCC wires as well as an upgrade to a Complement based fully shielded & dampened cable for these adapters.
You can also get an "LCD-2 to LCD-2" triple threat. The sole purpose of this is to protect your headphones - by only connecting your headphone to the adapter (and leaving the adapter always plugged in) you can rotate through lots of different cables with your LCD-2s without risk of damaging your headphones' earcup jacks.
There are countless benefits to this design. We use a long enough length of wire between the connectors to where there is plenty of flexibility around the earcup area, so there is no bulk or strain -- but the adapter is short enough, and the materials of proper quality, to where the adapters have no significant effect on sound quality. This way, the small amount of additional bulk where the adapters attach is well away from your earcups, so you can move around without any problems.
However, there is a more pressing reason to use these adapters in your system -- the earcup sockets on the HD800 and other headphones have a limited number of insertions (AKA mating cycles) before they wear out. By using our adapters and keeping them permanently connected to the headphones, the headphone cable detaches from the adapters, not from the headphones themselves (the adapters are plugged in once and stay on their respective headphones). This was a worry for me as I hand-test all of my headphone cables and thus my headphones' earcup sockets see a lot of abuse, and nobody wants their HE-6s to need surgery because they did too much cable swapping. With these adapters, you can quickly switch and test cables without fear of wearing out your headphones. You can travel with 1 cable and several pairs of headphones if you want, and de-clutter your listening area, while saving money in the process (for the cost of a couple Molecule cables, you could get one Complement cable to use with our adapters!)
What's more -- we can hard-wire these adapters onto each earcup of headphones like Grados, Beyers, or Denons that do not have removable cables - thereby allowing you to use any LCD-2 cable with these headphones.
International customers will be responsible for additional shipping costs.
To use these adapters, buy one of our Audeze cables to start with, or have us reterminate your existing cable (any brand). Now you have a cable that works natively with LCD-2 and easily connects to 3 or more other headphones via our adapters.
Amphenol bronze 4 pin mini-XLRs connect to your LCD-2 cable
Cardas HD650 plugs, Hifiman HE-6 mini-coax gold plugs, Eidolic Oppo/HD700 plugs, or Sennheiser HD800 plugs on the other end connect to your headphones
DHC's best wire connects it all together
Standard length is 6" but custom lengths are available - email us
Choice of "naked" (no sleeve) or soft custom black & silver sleeves
Lightweight, pocket size, super tough, hyper-flexible, and ready for travel
To order - pick the features (headphone type, sleeving type) and add to cart, then go back to the product page and repeat for any other headphones you want to add for this system. Price includes set of 2 adapters (for left and right). If you are having these adapters hard-wired to your headphones then following your order we will send you the address to mail them to.
We also offer Ultrashort Triple Threat adapters (choose this option under Choice of Wire)
. Most of these adapters have a direct solder connection between the two connectors. It doesn't get any better than this, although it will make your earcup connection a little longer. For a fit that's more like a typical cable, go with a standard Triple Threat adapter with one of our wires.
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 16 April, 2011.