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Offline gavinbirss

Grado Hemp / Termination options
« on: August 02, 2020, 08:09:34 PM »
The Grado HEMP is a very recent limited Edition headphones from GRADO Labs offered with F-pads a Hemp and Maple housing.

Curiously there is an option to terminate them with XLR from 4ourears that is apparently offered as a Y-split? (unconfirmed)

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Terminate cable with XLR [Add $170.00]
XLR male and female connectors are inserted inline a few inches above the phono plug, so you can use it either way.

see : https://www.4ourears.net/product_p/4e-hemp-le.htm

A 4-pin XLR with a splitter to 6.35mm/3.5mm makes more sense?

My concern is however the cost of termination, it adds $ 170 dollar to the existing $420 list price?

A 8-core conductor is standard.



« Last Edit: August 02, 2020, 08:11:52 PM by gavinbirss »

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Re: Grado Hemp / Termination options
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 08:21:46 PM »
Not sure I get your point.  I think they are basically taking produced stock.  Cutting the cable near the jack plugs and soldering 4 pin Male and female XLRs on the open ends. 

Assuming this is done ad hoc by US labour rather than on a production line, you are paying some technician rate plus factory margins, distributor margin and retail margin on top.

Just buy them with a jack and jack it up after for a lot less. 


 
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Re: Grado Hemp / Termination options
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 08:27:13 PM »
Not sure I get your point.  I think they are basically taking produced stock.  Cutting the cable near the jack plugs and soldering 4 pin Male and female XLRs on the open ends. 

Assuming this is done ad hoc by US labour rather than on a production line, you are paying some technician rate plus factory margins, distributor margin and retail margin on top.

Just buy them with a jack and jack it up after for a lot less.

It is apparently offered retaining the 3.5mm mini stereo and the supplied 6.35nmm adaptor is a slip-on so not a good connection?