Atlas Zeno headphone cables are designed to offer a significant upgrade over the cables bundled with even very expensive headphones. Brands typically using 1:1 (cable plugs into one earpiece) connectors include AKG, B&W, Oppo and Sennheiser. (Some brands may use more than one type of connection depending on model). High performance cables for ‘high-end’ headphones. ‘High-end’ headphones are growing in popularity at an extraordinary rate, but many users quickly come to realise that the original cables supplied with many models tend to be of average quality, not very durable and are supplied in typically quite short lengths. Our Zeno cables are a high performance OCC copper replacement cable for dynamic headphones (not electrostatics) from most audiophile brands. If you don’t see your brand listed, please contact us, we may be able to help. Because Atlas design & manufacture in-house, we can accept most custom build requests. To achieve our design and performance goals for Zeno, we employed our proven cold-weld solder-free construction methods, the objective being to produce a signal path with the minimum of the breaks in continuity which degrade fidelity. Staying true to our design principles meant designing a new family of low-mass, wide bandwidth connectors. These Metik connectors are available in 2.5, 3.5mm & 6.3mm jack plugs plus a 4 pin XLR version in our ‘dark chrome’ finish. Standard lengths available are from 1.5–4m in 0.5m increments, with custom lengths available on request.
- Metik Jack Plug: The Metik is a low-mass, non-compression, constant impedance, solder-free construction jack plug, available in 2.5, 3.5 & 6mm sizes. Zeno cables can also be configured with 3 or 4 pin XLR connectors.
- OCC Copper: OCC (Ohno Continuous Casting) process was developed by Professor Ohno, from the Chiba Institute of Technology, to manufacture a very high purity single grain copper or silver. There are only a handful of companies in the world manufacturing via this method.
- FEP: FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene) has a big advantage over PTFE in that it can be applied to sophisticated conductors at lower temperatures, preserving the integrity of the base material.
- Twin Co-ax: Central conductor (signal path) surrounded by dielectric material encased within a circular conducting screen which acts as the signal return path.