Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Making the right decision about a high-end cable is not easy. There are many competitors offering a slew of choices. You make the right choice by picking the manufacturer whose philosophy best fits your needs. Our cable manufacturing philosophy rests on 3 pillars, upon which we have built our success upon.

Engineered for performance
HPL Audio is well-known for our innovation and excellence in building cables of superior performance. We broke all the rules, and started with OCC wire, to build the best cable regardless of price. Every part has been redesigned, enhanced, or more closely toleranced for one thing: Performance. Only the finest materials are called for to meet my specifications. In most cases this means ordering wire with huge minimum orders at great expense to myself. My customers are gold to me and deserve nothing but the best.
Each handmade cable consists of a custom configuration. Years of experience and testing have gone into these specific configurations, each having been extensively tested under a wide variety of conditions to ensure performance. My cables are used in on-stage, at home, on the go, and for personal enjoyment by thousands of people, many of them audio professionals and industry experts. If you will depend on your headphones and IEM's as a serious tool, you don't have the luxury of experimentation. You need to know that your gear has been proven in the field with a strong track record. I feel there is only one way to reach perfection and attain confidence my product's reliability, and that is to build many cables exactly the same and test them extensively under a variety of conditions over time. This provides the highest degree of confidence and reliability attainable.
Precision hand-built in America
I've invested thousands into a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility specifically for the building of cables. You find the latest in soldering stations, Cardas Eutectic solder, precision tools, and fine testing equipment. It is this investment of resources that has made me one of the leaders in the field, and will keep us at the leading edge in the future. While competitors either outsource to the cheapest bidder, or buy generic mass market components that are readily available, HPL Audio refuses to compromise their quality and control. All of the main components my stuff is manufactured bespoke for me by the absolute industry leader in OCC wire, under direct supervision of people I trust with my reputation. This means that I have virtually complete control over the quality and delivery of the final product. None of our competitors can match this claim.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hey guys I will be using the Facebook exclusively, I'm aware that my blog shows up first in google search but just wander on over to the site from here!


Latest updates to HPL Audio!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

So as some of you may have heard, there have been some changes at HPL Audio. Needless to say, some chaff was threshed and HPL Audio is now just me, Christopher Tran aka Chris_Himself. I run this shizzle exclusively, make all the decisions, and now have a much superior website to myself:


This last week I've been working hard to make improvements to the site's visuals, streamlined my product lineup so that some standalone cables like SPC, Copper, and Hybrid are just one cable now with drop-down options, cut out some stuff that just wasn't working, and I added an entire lineup of Audio-GD DAC/amps!

Definitely look forward to the success of my brand, my company, and now, my intellectual property. I will be applying a motif/theme to HPL as soon as I can come up with one, but methinks going with what I went to school for and know real well (Materials Engineering and Sciences) isn't a bad idea!

We use 24AWG wire for cables now which I have to photograph/have photographed. Wires are hard to picture, braids even moreso!

Connectors are now machined and made for us by Taobao, no more handrolled nonsense.

Has the split cost me any business?

OH HELL NO! Actually business has been amazing, there was a slow period around the end of summer but it was just a phase, and I still was averaging 3-4 orders a week.

I thank you all who have followed me since the beginning. The service will be much better and more personal despite the automated checkout system I promise, it's just me and me now, I don't have to make any excuses for anybody but me now. And if something goes wrong with the service now, then I have forfeited what I set out to do. My customers are gold to me.

Please look at the facebook page!

Friday, September 13, 2013

I got it renamed so everything matches now har har!


HD800 Master Race

Monday, August 5, 2013

An old customer sent me an e-mail regarding LCD-2 and HD800 as he is a T50RP and Magnum V4 driver currently.

Answer: HD800 Master Race
HD800 does a sweet treble, actual punchy bass, and the midrange was perfect before the HD800 left shelves, now that were on multiple driver revisions, it's basically like a Porsche 911 GT3 now. People like other stuff some of the time, but it's still something you want ALL of the time.

Downsides to HD800 Master Race:
Treble can be laserbeam-ey at times. Soundstage is somewhat artificial, the concept of soundstage with headphones is an illusion from driver angling and spacing. Wall of sound = you're not deflecting the full fury of your drivers in an attempt to IMAX your cans. Also their transparency wreaks havoc on wallets. LCD-2 could care less if I ran it off an RSA portable amp or a $1500 Schiit tower of power.

All of these statements were made running off an AudioGD NFB 10.32, 6 years of Head-Fi experience, and my own brand of cables.
All IMO of course, both are strong headphones, and you're probably in a good place if you own either.

You could just say screw it and go Mad Dog with a silver recable IMO. They're really that good even though I hate modded cans that aren't Grados.

Vacation til Monday!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

See yall then!

Monday, May 27th :)

Silver +1% gold now in stock

Friday, May 17, 2013

Gots mo' wires to make mo cables' to make mo monies


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