Hello. So I finally ordered a cable.
I was looking at the Aurum 12 FT above but the 6 FT version of it had too many negative reviews. The quality would be the same on both of them regardless of size.
I was then looking at getting the Aurum 6 FT threaded like RallyMaster has but I am reading many reviewers saying they got a 3 FT size in instead and had to return it. Seems like I'd be asking for a headache. 9 FT is too small for me anyway...
I then was seriously looking
. It is 15 FT and has a nice strong build. It is also Male to Male which removes any chances of cross-talk (which I am just learning about for the first time). But I still get a feeling with the volume I'm gonna be listening to these at that it could break on me. There was only one review for it and I don't think there is a warranty so...
I decided after long thought to get the
headphone cable. $65 is steep but it was the only good 20 or 25 FT cord I could find. It is better than the 15 FT Grado cable they have there. It also comes with a lifetime warranty which is good because like I've said I seem to have bad-luck with cheaper cables like Radioshack (I've gone through like 9 of them over the past 7 or 8 years using headphones and desktop speakers and they are between $10 & $15). I will take a little cross-talk for the ability to walk and jump around my room and the ability to pee-pee while listening to Michael Jackson.
I actually have never heard anyone complain about cross-talk. I was just reading about it a little on Head-Fi.org.
I checked and the 550 has all the pieces I need to connect this puppy. Anyway, I need to rest. I've been doing nothing but research on all this crap for so long.
PS: I really hope I do get the gray model. I ordered from one of Amazon's sellers, BeachCamera.com, which was a couple of bucks cheaper. They have a picture of the blue model on their site. But they are a popular store so they should have the latest stock in, right? I mean the new models came out around September of last year, a while ago. Let's hope. It's not a big deal but I'm not going outside with those stupid blue things on my head.
...DWEdited by Deverica Wolf - 6/18/11 at 5:29am