Originally Posted by Udi
Thanks - do you know if the q-Jays will be long enough from pocket to ears without one of the extension (if you've used them in person)? They say 24" cable (no ext) but I'm not sure if that's from plug to splitter, or from plug to earbud. Also, what's street pricing like on the q-Jay and d-Jay? Might be something to consider for after I kill the vibes... I'm pretty sure the SE530 is out of my pricerange already.
Also, do you think there's any particular type of music I can play through the vibes for the next ~150 hours to either reduce the amount of bass they have or increase the treble/midrange? Would playing treble/mid heavy music or bass heavy music be preferable for this?
I just measured my q-Jays, they're 60cm from the earbuds to the 3.5mm plug (28cm from the Y-splitter to the plug). The extension cable would add 90cm to the total length, bringing it to a whopping 150cm.
If you're interested you can read my q-Jays review: JAYS q-JAYS Review
They're damn fine sounding phones, the most precise ones I have (more precision, more bass, more treble than Etymotic ER-6). They go for $180 (and they're worth it, IMO).
As for "burning in" the Vibes - my opinion is to do nothing special, just listen normally and get it done slowly. Improper burn-in with pink noise and all that might do more harm than good, as I noticed with a little burn-in test I did once.
BTW, if you're halfway skilled with a soldering iron, it's easy as pie to cut a phone's cable and solder a 3.5mm plug to it at the exact length you want it to be.