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.
Heimdall 2 is terminated with a 4-Pin XLR at the amp end and are available with a variety of connectors on the headphone end (selectable from the menu above).
"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."
- (2x push-pull) - Sennheiser HD800
- (2x mini XLR) - All Audeze LCD series and Abyss AB-1266
- (2x 2-pin) Sennheiser HD650, HD600
- (2x SMC) HiFiMan HE400 and HE6
- (2x 2.5mm mono) - Use with Oppo Headphones, HiFiMan HE-1000 and Sennheiser HD700
- (1x 3-pin mini XLR) - AKG: K812, K712
- (2x 8 Contact) - Audeze EL8 Series
- (2x 3.5mm mono) - McIntosh MHP1000
Each cable is 2 meters long and includes two adaptors
which are comprised of identical construction and technology
as the headphone cable itself, and have also been cut to
specific, mechanically tuned lengths. Both adaptors are
terminated with a 4 pin balanced XLR female connector to connect the headphone cable to and either a 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini or a 1/4" (6.3mm) stereo
phono on the opposite end.
2-meter extension cables
are also available from the menu above, in the following configurations:
- 4-Pin XLR Female to Stereo 3.5mm Male
- 4-Pin XLR Female to Stereo 1/4" (6.3mm) Male
- 4-Pin XLR Female to 4-Pin XLR Male