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Zeno Portable Cable

Our Zeno headphone cables are designed to offer a significant upgrade over the cables bundled with even high quality portable headphones/IEMs (In Ear Monitors). Brands typically offering compatible connectors include Beyer Dynamic, Shure and Ultrasone.

High performance cables for ‘high-end’ portable headphones/IEMs.

‘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 – limiting attainable performance levels – and are not very durable.

Our Zeno cables are a high performance OCC copper replacement cable for dynamic in-ear headphones 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. Our Metik connectors are available in 3.5mm & 6.3mm jack plugs plus a 4 pin XLR version in our ‘dark chrome’ finish.

Standard lengths available are from 0.5m in 0.5m increments, with custom lengths available on request.

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

Beyer Dynamic
JH Audio

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

3.5mm/6.3mm/XLR 4 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: 5.0mm

What The Experts Say…

Recent Reviews

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    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.

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    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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