A Mongrel Series audio cable with a ViaBlue 3.5mm or 6.35mm jack, ViaBlue splitter (NF-A7 or SC-2), and headphone termination options for various headphones. Headphone end connectors will now come come with matte black heat shrink for ViaBlue cables to better match best with the source/splitter, unless requested otherwise. If left and right channels both use the same coloured cord, headphone end connectors will be marked with black and grey or red.
Dark? We're introducing our Mongrel range with a modern muted colour palette. Currently stock is limited, and later a regular Mongrel range will be launched with more vivid colours.
Our Mongrel Series cables can be made with either a high purity 80-strand litz copper wire with a polyester filament, or an equally pure 100-strand silver plated copper wire with a soft Teflon coating. Both are similar in flexibility and tensile strength. There are two main differences between the types of wire. Firstly there is the insulation, as the silver plated copper has a Teflon coating around the whole cable while the copper is litz so each strand has its own enamel coating with a polyester filament holding them together. Secondly there is a small difference in sound: the copper allows the headphone a warmer more rounded sound, while the silver plated copper provides brighter and more analytical sound, though this difference can less noticeable in longer lengths. The silver plated copper used in this cable is our new version, since June 2018, and is the same wire we use in our -PLUS range of headphone cables. The wire is sleeved inside 550 paracord, which provides the cable with additional strength, insulation and customised look, while maintaining a high degree of flexibility. The four cores are braided in the round up to the splitter to reduce interference, and twisted together above the y-split. We currently have a selection of 8 muted cord colours to choose from and up to three colours can be selected, with the secondary colours available above the split or running the whole cable length. If you have any questions about the options for this cable please feel free to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
The Mongrel can be made to one of various lengths between 1-4m, with lengths above 1m costing more. The length is the total approximate length from source connector to headphone connector. For this ViaBlue version, only a 6.35mm and 3.5mm jack can be selected, but if you want a ViaBlue splitter with another source connector, see our regular Mongrel listings which now have a ViaBlue splitter option.
All our cables are soldered using lead-free silver solder (4% silver) to ensure the best quality joins for both signal and strength. The example images on our listings are as a guide only; any cable purchased may look slightly different to these example images. We are also pleased to offer the Mongrel series with an extended 18-month warranty.
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Current lead time: 4-7 working days (unless ordered with a product with a longer lead time). For approximate shipping times to your country check our FAQ.