That is a little frustrating, and means you’ll be needing a special cable if you ever (heaven forbid) lose the one that the Definitive cans arrive with.
At least it comes with a nice case with padding to protect the headphones and that cable, so that’s something.
If you like your audio flat and the way it was made to be heard, there’s definitely something to like in the Symphony 1 headphones, with a warm tonality that can also cut down on background noise. It’s not all perfect, mind you, and given the price, we’re surprised the design is what it is.
Still, if sound quality is key and you like volume and cancellation, Definitive Technology’s first pair of cans is worth a look, though we’d probably wait for the second until we say go out and buy.