FS: OC Studio and Han Sound Cable Group Buy

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Is this a good idea?

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  2. No, this is a stupid idea.

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  3. Not sure I trust Taiwanese made cables.

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  1. gixxerwimp

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    As I mentioned in my profile, I'm offering to handle a group buy of some Taiwanese made cables that I think reflect excellent value with the same standards as better known brands like Effect Audio and PW Audio (mainly IEM, though most of them can be terminated for common cans). Han Sound has been mentioned here before, but OC Studio is fairly unknown and not even available for sale outside of Asia (as far as I know). I'm opening this up to Friends only to get a taste of some MIT metal. I've never done this before, so I'm open to suggestions as to how to handle things.

    OC Studio
    Reviews:​
    Company website (not very useful)​
    Han Sound
    Reviews:​
    Music Sanctuary page:​
    Company website​
    Recent review of some OC and HS cables
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fli...dio-discussion.826876/page-1159#post-15101008


    Currency Conversion and Payment
    Prices quoted below are in Taiwan dollars (TWD, a.k.a. NT$). At time of writing, US$1 = NT$ 31.52 which is pretty good historically; 1 euro = NT$35.30 which is about average. In order to simplify the conversion process, I propose that buyers transfer to me by PayPal in TWD (+4.4% Int'l Payment Fee + $10 TWD Fixed Fee).

    Shipping Costs
    @captkirk and @Cspirou have kindly offered to provide distribution services for the US and EU respectively. Once all orders have been taken, I will calculate the total costs including shipping to your respective distributor and you can send me the initial payment. The distributors will then quote you domestic shipping costs and you can pay them directly.


    Available Items: For full transparency I've linked the actual pages I'll be ordering from. Use your favourite translation tool. I will explain all ordering options on request.

    OC Studio
    (length: 125cm ±3cm, can be customized at reasonable prices)
    https://class.ruten.com.tw/user/index00.php?s=davidboyman&c=0&d=2912283&o=6&m=1&p=1&k=&adultchk=
    Termination Price List (will translate fine print on request)
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  2. gixxerwimp

    gixxerwimp Professional tricycle rider

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    Han Sound (This listing is different than the one I posted in my profile. I will confirm if it's the manufacturer's own.* Actual price dependent on selected terminations and I will have to ask for a quote.)
    https://class.ruten.com.tw/user/index00.php?s=quanji168&c=0&d=4494310&o=6&m=1&p=1&k=&adultchk=

    Zen 4 (I use one with my Andros)
    https://goods.ruten.com.tw/item/show?21646355010250
    • $2,850 - $4,650 TWD
    Zen 8
    https://goods.ruten.com.tw/item/show?21729750860467
    • $4,650 - $6,450 TWD
    Aegis
    https://goods.ruten.com.tw/item/show?21816915548235
    • $9,480 - $10,130 TWD

    Note:
    Reviewers have commented that the Han Sound splitter is very heavy and cumbersome. My cable has an older "domestic market", lighter and more compact splitter. I can inquire if this splitter is available.
    Also note that Han Sound's MMCX connectors are very tight. Not recommended if you plan to roll cables often.

    *Edit: Confirmed that this seller is Mr. Han Sound himself who I purchased my Zen 4 from last year.
     
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    Nice. I probably would have joined was I still in the US. For those interested in impressions on some of these cables, some buddies of mine were recently discussing some of these mentioned cables starting from here:

    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fli...dio-discussion.826876/page-1159#post-15101008

    There is a chance some of these cables might have been discussed in the cables thread too. Please use the search feature.

    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/hig...-pics-comparisons-and-reviews.804952/page-206
     
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    Updated post #2 with Han Sound list and post #1 with termination price list for OC Studio cables (it's in Chinese, but I think you'll be able to figure out the gyst of it).

    My Andros with Zen 4 and older "domestic market" splitter. Don't know if it's still available.
    Zen splitter.jpg
     
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  5. gixxerwimp

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    @yotacowboy expressed interest in an Orpheus 8-wire. These are the main options available for OC Studio cables.
    • sheathing: black, clear, or hybrid weave
    • 3.5 TRS: std OC (free), Oyaide (NT$300), Furutech SS (NT$600), Furutech Carbon (NT$900)
    • L-3.5 TRS: Neutrik silver/gold (free), Oyaide gold (NT$200), Oyaide rhodium (NT$300)
    • 2.5mm TRRS: std OC (free), Oyaide (NT$350), Furutech SS (NT$650), Furutech Carbon (NT$950)
    • 3.5mm TRRS: std OC (free), Oyaide gold (NT$300), Oyaide rhodium (NT$350)
    • 4.4mm: std OC (NT$100), Furutech SS (NT$950), Furutech Carbon (NT$1300)
    • optional OC TCGP MMCX, black or SS (NT$500 - recommended), ATL MMCX RH (NT$1500)
    • 2-pin: std OC black or SS (free)
    • heatshrink earhooks Y/N? (free)
    • custom length? (ask for quote)
    The cables will be made to order. In my experience, the turnaround is 1-1.5 weeks.
     
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    I'm in on this - these look like a really good deal.

    Put me down for:

    1x Orpheus Mk5.5 8-wire, clear sheathing, OC 2.5mm TRRS (Standard SS) to OC TCGP MMCX in SS, heatshrink earhooks, standard length (looks like 1.25m).

    Thanks for putting this together!
     
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    Going to give this a few more days and then call it. If nobody else wants one, I'll just put @yotacowboy's order through.
     
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    Cspirou They call me Sparky

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    Put me down for the following

    • Orpheus MK 5.5 Litz 4-wire
    • sheathing: clear
    • 2.5mm TRRS: std OC
    • 2-pin: SS
    • heatshrink earhooks: Yes
    • standard length
    Thanks for doing this
     
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    @Cspirou and @yotacowboy, I'm a bit swamped right now but will try to get your final quotes out to you this week with shipping options. Since you're the only buyers in each of your respective continents, I will obviously be shipping directly. My preferred courier is SF Express, but since that would mean going through Hong Kong, it might not be a good choice given the current circumstances (though I don't know how much air freight is being affected compared to passenger traffic).

    In any case, you'll be hearing from me soon.
     
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    No worries! Thanks again for taking the time to do this - greatly appreciated!!!
     
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    No rush
     
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    Is it too late to get in on this? If not, I'm in for an Orpheus MK 5.5

    • Orpheus MK 5.5 Litz 8-wire
    • sheathing: black
    • 2.5mm TRRS: std OC
    • 2-pin: SS
    • heatshrink earhooks: Yes
    • standard length
    Would this work with Custom Art Harmony 8.2? They have recessed 2-pin 0.78mm jacks.
     
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    @miklovin sorry, for 2 reasons. 1) Friends only, 2) orders already went out on Tuesday, have been completed and shipped to me, and I expect to get them early next week.

    @Cspirou & @yotacowboy I should have them tested and shipped out to you by the end of next week.
     
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    @yotacowboy @Cspirou

    Cables have arrived, delivered to my neighbourhood Circle "K" in the wee hours of Sunday morning. I don't have a 2.5mm source, but I tested them for L/R and polarity and they both check out. Will ship out in the next few days.

    Packaging has changed since I bought mine. Also included are a velour bag, leather snap strap, OC Studio decal, and warranty card.

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    Cable arrived! Won't have a chance to listen to them 'till Tuesday, but initial build quality impressions are that these are legit, very high quality. Would easily compete with $300+USD IEM cables. Sound impressions to follow.
     
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