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Our Zeno headphone cables are designed to offer a significant upgrade over the cables bundled with even very expensive headphones. Zeno can be configured with 1:1 (cable plugs into one earpiece, typically as used by AKG, B&W, Oppo and Sennheiser) or 1:2 (cable plugs into both earpieces, as used by Audeze, HiFiMan, Oppo, Sennheiser and Ultrasone) connectors.

While our ‘standard’ connector options suit popular makes/models, we know there are numerous headphones out there with unusual or unique connector configurations, eg. HiFiMan HE500, Mr Speakers Alpha Dog & Sennheiser HD800, Because we manufacture Zeno cables in the UK, we’re confident we can build you a superb cable whatever your amp/headphone requirements, so get in touch.

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.

Available for selected models from virtually all ‘audiophile’ brands, including:

Mr Speakers
Ultimate Ears

We can configure Zeno for almost any ‘audiophile brand’ headphone. Please contact us direct or consult your Atlas dealer with details of your specific headphone model.

Technology & Specifications

Connector Type

2.5mm/3.5mm/6.3mm/XLR 4 Pin,/XLR 3 Pin

Metik Jack Plug/XLR

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Dielectric Material


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ConstructionTwin Co-ax
ConductorOCC Copper
Conductor Resistance0.123 0.123 Ohms/m at 20°C
Capacitance 121.95 122.3 pF/m
Inductance0.307 0.306 µH/m
Outside DiameterOutside Diameter: 7.0mm

What The Experts Say…

Recent Reviews

  • Media

    Zeno Headphone Cable

    This is a serious upgrade for the discerning headphone listener.

    Listening to a direct-to-disc vinyl recording of the Syd Lawrence Orchestra playing Sing Sing Sing, the track really comes alive.

  • Media

    Zeno Headphone Cable

    The HA-2 amplifier is working less hard, indeed I have interestingly had to turn down the volume from the set-up, presumably because the cables are less resistive. But overall this is a real improvement, more detail, a full sound and a nice outcome.

    These Atlas Zeno cables are a must listen if you are serious about your headphones and are a worthy upgrade, if you have the equipment to hear it and the money to fund it! I’m not switching back anytime soon and the distinctive cables look like they may outlive most of my equipment, and me!

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