I am looking at a pair of Meze Empyreans and Violectric V281, to connect from NAC552. I have a cable which was used from Phono blue ray out to 552 Din in, for an AV set up. Will this cable work given the signal will need to travel from Din to Phono in this case i.e. are Din/Phono cables directional?
Since I will not be using a balanced input connection, does that make any difference if connecting the headphones to the balanced output?
The cable you use will affect the sound, yes. Just make sure it’s wired up correctly. One other thing you could consider is an unbalanced to balanced converter - I believe such things exist but have no idea whether they help or not. It’s probably best to start with a din to phono lead and go from there.
If you use Chord or Flashback Sales and tell them what it’s to be used for, they will know what to do. The important thing is to ensure you get Din TO RCA. Chord make them in several of their cable ranges, from £125 upwards.
It will be Chord but via a dealer, who will order via distributor and I don’t want anything to be lost in translation. The dealer asked I describe exactly what I need, he was going to provide RCA > DIN…