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Yes, these are real, although they don't play music due to the lack of drivers or an audio cable. They are for "listening to the sound of the sea." http://www.perspective.name/ishells-by-joana-astolfi-ascoltando-il-suono-del-mare.html?lang=en
Why not another V-MODA cable? Also, is your M-100 still under warranty? When I had problems with my cable they just had me cut the cable in half and send them a picture. The new cable was sent to me within 3-4 days. If you want to go with a cable other than V-MODA, I know the Beats Android cables and Skullcandy cables work.
All electronic devices that play music have a DAC, which stands for Digital to Analog Converter. It is a chip that takes the digital information stored in audio files(WAV, mp3, aac, PCM, FLAC, ALAC, etc.) and converts them into an analog signal(electrical signal that runs to your headphones/speakers). Basically, a DAC does for sound what a video card in a computer does for graphics.   So iPods, iPhones, Android phones, laptops, PCs, etc. all have built-in DACS and they...
Do you have a price range for an amplifier? I'd start with something small and portable, since the XS is pretty efficient and doesn't need much power. Here's a short list of amps that have plenty of info on Head-Fi.   For bass boost: JDS Labs cMoyBB v2.03 (My review) JDS Labs C5/C5D FiiO E6 FiiO E11/E11K   For bass and treble control, plus DAC functionality: FiiO E7/E7K FiiO E17/E17K   Keep in mind, for efficient headphones an amp doesn't make much of a...
  This is a picture of the X1 in the silicon case. I imagine the X3 2nd Gen will be similar. From the looks of it, both your headphone splitters look like they will fit just fine.
@alec66 By "better upgraded cable," did you mean for sound quality, or just a better/different build than the fabric one it comes with?   The beauty of the XS is pretty much any cable will work for it unlike it's larger sibling the M-100, which requires a narrow connector sleeve to fit into the input jack. If you need a microphone and a pause/play button, all portable headphone cables will work and if you have an iOS device, then any cable with volume controls will work...
IIRC, @miceblue dissected his M-100 and posted pictures in this thread, although I can't locate the pictures now and I haven't seen him on here in a while.
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