Heimdall 2 headphone cable consists of 32 AWG 7/40
conductors that are individually insulated and twisted
using Litz construction. Litz construction increases the pliability,
as well as eliminates triboelectric noise within the cable and
improves upon mechanical damping. In order to accommodate
the added durability demanded from headphone cables,
Nordost has included an Aramid fiber strength member to the
construction of this cable. Integrating Aramid fibers into the
cable design not only ensures its mechanical integrity,
transferring the strain away from the cable's conductors and to
the fibers themselves, but the resonating properties of aramid
fibers also enhance sound quality.
To take things to the next level, the Hi-Fi+ Product of the Year Award-winning Heimdall 2 employs Nordost's proprietary Micro Mono-Filament
technology with extruded FEP insulation around the conductors,
as well as mechanically tuned lengths, which reduce internal
microphony and high-frequency impedance resonance. As a
result, the Heimdall 2 Headphone Cable acts as the ideal
conduit to transfer an amazingly realistic reproduction of
sound from your system to your hifi headphones.
This Heimdall 2 is terminated with a 4-Pin XLR at the amp end and SMC connectors on the headphone end. It is compatible with HiFiMAN headphone models HE-6, HE-560, HE-500, HE-400, HE-4, and HE-300.
"Heimdall 2 [headphone] cables yielded several worthwhile sonic improvements, including more tautly defined but no less impactful bass, an across-the-board and evenly balanced increase in resolution, and a really impressive quality of top-to-bottom harmonic integrity."