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OK, I got the adapter and it works awesome! Great job! It sounds better than the black dragon cable I had been using with the Utopias. But, now I can just use one main cable and switch out the amp connection or headphone adapter for all my headphones, finally!
My whole setup is based on the C3 Audio audiophile headphone cable system and I couldn't be happier. I use the system with the Focal Utopia, Focal Elear, Beyerdynamic T5p 2nd Edition, Mr. Speakers Ether Flow and Ether C Flow along with some others. On the amp side I mainly use a Woo Audio WA22 with some incredible tubes fed by a PS Audio BHK Signature Pre Amp which is fed by a PS Audio Directstream DAC getting signal from either my Mac Mini based Roon server through the PS Audio Bridge II or from the Aurender N100H through a PS Audio LANrover to the USB on the DAC. Sometimes I use the headphone out on the PS Audio BHK Pre as it is amazing sounding. When not at home I use the C3 Audio system with a Chord Hugo or Mojo fed by an Onkyo DP-X1 or my Apple iPhone 7+ to one of the aforementioned headphones. I have also used the C3 Audio system with many other headphones I have parted with including Audeze LCD-4, Sennheiser HD800S, Oppo PM-1 and PM-3 and some others. In addition, I have used the system with many amps and DACs including Oppo HA-1, Woo Audio WA7tp, Audio-gd NOS11 and others. I can say through all those different setups the only thing that has stayed the same is the C3 Audio audiophile headphone cable system. You really did an incredible job with this system. I can't believe that even though there are added connections in the signal path it still sounds so much better than everything else. Not to mention the convenience of the system. Thanks again and I will be checking back if I need anymore adapters for new headphones. You never know what's coming next.
I started out with the entry level EL-8 cable. It was great, and it made me NEED to buy the UP-OCC cable. Chris responded quickly and had no issue helping me exchange the cable. Then, when I received it, I realized I'd asked for the wrong connector! And he immediately assured me that it was no big deal to swap the connectors - I could send it back for a free swap. I'm truly amazed by the level of service I received, as well as the quality of the product. I love the cable, it screams quality when you look at it, hold it, and listen to it.
I received the cable a few days ago for a pair of HiFiMAN headphones and could not be happier. The cable made the sound much cleaner and brought more depth. Shipping was EXTREMELY fast. Realizing I had selected the wrong connection to the headphones I contacted Charleston Cable and they sent a replacement out the next day. I have never had such a wonderful experience with customer service. I will definitely be ordering again and recommending these cables to all my friends.
I purchased Charlestone UP-OCC cable for my Hifiman HE-1000 headphone. A world class headphone can now deliver world class sound with the new cable! I think that this cable is a must in order to achieve the full potential of the HE-1000 headphone.
Just to let you know that I have the Charleston UP-OCC for Hifiman headphone to compare with [NAME OF COMPETING CABLE REMOVED] on listening test. I can't believe that 10 ft Charleston cable (US$3x0) actually outperforms [OTHER CABLE] (US$849 at 10 fts ) at more than half the price , with even better clarity, detail and instrument separation :}, to me the sound performance btw these two is almost night and day difference .... In a blind test setting, all of my friends prefer your cable and mistaken that yours is more expensive, and the jaw dropped when they realize yours is just cost a fraction of [OTHER CABLE] offering. I used to believe that [Other Cable] is more superior until I hear yours. Well done ... :} Charleston, yours is really a great value in term of price and performance.
Charleston Cable Company is by far a fantastic company to deal with. From thorough and prompt communication, to addressing customer questions and requests, to lightning fast delivery of superb quality cables! Truly a pleasure to deal with and the first place to look to for aftermarket headphone and interconnect cables! They also have the only cable on the market that comes with black coating/sleeve for even better looks and durability compared to the clear coat/sleeve alternatives. Sound Quality is fantastic as well - Highly Highly Recommended!
I received the cable a few days ago for a pair of Hifiman headphones and could not be happier. The cable made the sound much cleaner and brought more depth. Shipping was EXTREMELY fast. Realizing I had selected the wrong connection to the headphones I contacted Charleston Cable and they sent a replacement out the next day. I have never had such a wonderful experience with customer service. I will definitely be ordering again and recommending these cables to all my friends.
Just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying the cable on the 600s. I really appreciate your willingness to do the upgrade for me. I didn't expect the improvement from the cable to be as great as it is and I am very, very pleased. And the cable looks great, as well. You did a terrific job!
Recently ordered a cable for my AKG K 712 from Chris.
Not only does he make very nice cables, but you also get superb customer service! Cable was sent very quickly and all emails answered promptly.
Well done, Chris !
Newbie here. Got my HD 650, Jotunheim amp, and Modi Multibit DAC. Felt it was good, but I found myself unsatisfied at times. Something was missing. That's when I wondered if the XLR output would make a difference over the SE stock cable.
I looked around at various cable options as well as the stock XLR, but settled on c3audio due to the positive reviews, lifetime support, quality materials and workmanship without being overly flashy. That, and the 14 day return policy! I went for the audiophile cable because I wanted to be convinced it would be worth switching from SE and chose the best available option that would only enhance the sound.
Honestly, I didn't expect to keep the cable, but after hearing it on the HD 650 I didn't want to let it go! Was it just the balanced output? Or did the cable really make a noticeable difference? I can't say for sure without a comparison to other cables. But, I can tell you, this cable was my answer. And I love how it looks with the HD 650. Perhaps I should have tried a bunch of different cables, but I went with c3audio and wasn't disappointed! I'd purchase from them again.
Bought a Cardas cable with dual XLR connectors for my Sennheiser HD600 headphones. Using with a Bryston BHA-1 Amp. This is the best sounding cable I have heard and it is of the highest quality construction. I head a Cardas brand cable before with a 1/4" Neutrick connector.
The C3 cable is much better construction.
I hope to get a pair of Focal cans and hope to get a C3 cable!
Id like to thank you again personally for making these wonderful XLR balanced cable and 1/4 adapter for my focal utopia. I received them today in the Philippines. Your craftsmanship is always outstanding. They sound more resolving now. And your price performance ratio is great too. Keep up the good work :
Ordered Your entry level Canare Audeze upgrade cable! Received it today, Thursday, June 22! Have about an hour on it! It is exactly as advertised! Enhances staging and imaging without coloring the music!
Thank you for a quality cable at a affordable price! All the best!
- John Stoker!
Received the cable yesterday to use with my HifiMAN HE-500 that I received Thursday. When I got the headphone, I only had about an hour to listen to them and quite frankly, I was a bit underwhelmed. Don't get me wrong, pretty good, but not up to my expectations... That was until I got the C3 Cardas cable! Completely transformed the headphones. Now the bass was back, the midrange was as delicate as you can imagine and the highs just perfect. I could hear everything in the recording, but nothing drew unnecessary attention to itself, just absolutely PERFECT!
Again, many thanks for a great transaction and one AMAZING product!
Ordered an AKG Cardas cable, order processed and delivered promptly, Cable quality & construction superb.
Got the cable today and from the first chords the overall improvement in quality was instantly apparent. I started A/B'ing the cables just to make sure there is a real difference and the increase in bass weight is amazing. It makes the old cable sound anemic. The added detail is very noticeable and the separation across and along the depth of the soundstage in much more defined and enjoyable. Thanks a lot. I can't wait to hear what it sounds like in a couple of weeks time.
I received the cable yesterday. Connected the third wire (the one connected to the driver chassis) to the minus connector on the driver. Fantastic cable. You're right about Auric sounding clearer. The Beyer T1's sound like a new headphone efter the cable/damping mod. Marvelous midrange and the bright sound in the treble is gone. I'm very satisfied. In the same league as my modified HD-650 and Sony CD1700.
The cable arrived safely yesterday in under 10 days, which is very quick for a mail shipment to Canada and I am pleased as punch to say the very least. I am running HiFiman HE-5LE’s with an EF5 tube amp and multiple high end analogue and digital sources. Sound quality opened up immediately with this cable and has been getting progressively better with each passing minute. Your build quality is second to none and as a field service engineer and audiophile for over 40 years, I know quality when I see it. This is a no BS cable, (which is very rare these days), at a great price and I whole heartily recommend it to all of my fellow audiophiles. Keep up the great work Charleston Cable, you cannot possibly fail if you continue to produce cables of this quality!
Couldn't be more impressed with these guys. After a year of use, the sheathing on my C3 headphone cable came loose at the Y-joint. Normal wear and tear, I suppose. I emailed Chris, and he offered to fix it for free. I sent it back, and Chris had it fixed and back in the mail within a day. That's what you call standing behind your products! I wouldn't hesitate to use these guys again and again.
Chris - just got the cable...
Like really wow....
Holy mother of....
Thanks so much - you guys ROCK!
All my issues with my HD600's and the Schitt Jotunheim have FLOWN OUT THE WINDOW! JUST AWESOME!
Just wanted to give another thumbs up to Chris and Charleston Cable Company! Just Recived my Sennheiser HD650 cable today and I must say the quality is top notch. I was thinking about going the DIY route, but I've been away from the soldering iron for a while and trying to make a nice cable isn't what you want to practice with. The responses form Chris were very fast ( on Christmas Eve to boot!) and he was great to deal with. Can't wait to get some good listening time in with my HD650!
Just wanted to say I am VERY happy with my XLR cable for my EL-8's. Coupled with my Schiit Jotunheim the sound is phenomenal!
Awesome cable! My Entry level Audeze EL-8 cable came in today and I am impressed at the craftsmanship and quality of the components. I am partial to subtle and straight forward designs... no flashy this or that, and the C3 cable delivers on that. It feels solid and reliable to the touch. Black and white lettering, tastefully simple. Right off the package, the cable sounds 10 times better than Audeze's minimalist supplied cable. C3's connectors work well, which was my biggest fear. During this first listening session, I am already noticing increased detail in the delivery of familiar content. There is a little emphasis on the highs right now, and I suspect this will mellow down as the cables burn in. Overall extremely pleased with my cable. I can only imagine how much better C3's Mid and Audiophile level cables are. For me, it really did not make sense to spend 50-60% of my cans value on cables, but when I upgrade my cans, I am immediately upgrading my cables from C3. Thank you!!
I ordered an Audeze balanced cable from C3 for my Pono Player. These are the cans I travel with. The cable improved the sound so much I could not believe it. The highs became cleaner and more open while the midrange became more defined. At first I thought that the bass was a little thin with these cables but after a few hours of listening I finally figured out that the bass was just deeper and more open-- more musical instead of thumps.
Service has been outstanding. You can not work with nicer people. I needed these cables in a hurry and they even beat my expectations there as well. Buy their cables: they are a bargain and the sound improvement is to die for.
I received the Auric cable today!! I have been listening to it most of the day. Thanks for all your input, I can tell you that it's a fantastic sounding cable! I can't wait until there's a few more hours on it! Thanks again!
Sonically, the UP-OCC out-performs the regular copper with the HE-500 and HE-6 in every department. The strengths and shortcomings of the UP-OCC cable and the Hifiman headphones compensate one another: the HE bass, already pretty tight, is now slightly fuller and more impactful. The center image acquires quite a bit tighter focus--similar to that of the Audeze LCD--while the soundstage, talready a strength of the Hifiman headphones, remains nicely open. The hardness/glare in the midrange/upper-midrange, the biggest shortcoming of the HE-500/HE-6, is nearly all gone, making these cans sound much more relaxed, more musical and less fatiguing.
I received the cable today and immediately replaced the stock Senn cable. All I can say is the HD 600s sound like different phones. The veil is gone. The mids are right there! The bass is much stronger and more well defined. The highs are also brought forward. The difference is so pronounced that it just jumps out at you immedicately. I honestly think that this cable has turned the 600s into near state of the art phones. This is truly primo stuff. It is also quite flexible. The Neutrick and Cardas connectors are beautifully attached. This cable is way less costly than competitor's, but I can't see how they could be much better.
I just received the cable, (WOW talk about fast delivery!! and very reasonable postage cost) and am using it now. Noticed the difference immediately!! Best money I have spent on audio equipment!!
Thanks again for meeting with me during my trip to Charleston last week. Our audio compare and contrast session was fun and enlightening. It was also a real pleasure to talk about this "hobby" that we share.
I think you really downplayed what your UPOCC cables convey vs the Cardas. Maybe you're just that modest, but there's certainly no reason to be. Your custom cables are priced for excellent value that shines through even on a modest set of cans like my HiFiMan 400i. The differences are NOT subtle.
The cable that came in the mail proved even better than I anticipated with my portable system. It just makes me get into the music that much more. I couldn't be more pleased.