post #2881 of 3897
8/27/08 at 3:55am
I just made the finest headphone cable I have ever seen:
[IMG]http://i523 .photobucket.com/albums /w352/stevenkelby/IMG _2405.jpg?t=1219846269[ /IMG]
That's 1.5mm heatshrink, shrunk down to much less than 1.5mm
[IMG]http://i523 .photobucket.com/albums /w352/stevenkelby/IMG _2406.jpg?t=1219846272[ /IMG]
Vs stock cable:
[IMG]http://i523 .photobucket.com/albums /w352/stevenkelby/IMG _2408.jpg?t=1219846273[ /IMG]
By finest, I mean its only 33G thin, I'm not crazy enough to say it sounds the best! Cardas pure silver tone arm wire.
It's obviously pretty fragile and would kink easily so care is needed but its very light to wear. I'll leave others to comment on sound.
I will be sending it to Larry by the end of this week though for a listen, with another 1 or 2.
Everyone waiting for a listen, sorry for the delays, I have sent a couple cables out but just too damn busy to do more. I will do so ASAP but don't want to give a time frame I cant stick to. Just ASAP.
I'm really curious to hear how much the sound will change from these cables.
Damn, I dropped my LW on hard concrete floor, and whilst the earpiece did not break, the bass driver inside was detached from its channel!
I showed it to Uncle Wilson of Jaben, and he thought that it could be opened and have the driver back in its rightful place, hope he is right and I needn't have to send it back or have another set of impressions done. This pair fits very well and I was just beginning to enjoy them.
But I think I can trust Uncle Wilson...
Several posts in the thread mentioned how the LW sound better after a burn in period. I don't understand the physics.
I expect cable impedance is almost 100% resistive. Resistance is a function of cable gage, materials and weave. None of that changes with use.
The ear pieces are hard plastic. They should not shift or significantly change shape with use.
I'm clueless about the electronics inside. What makes them change sound signature with use? If it's subject to change, why is it stable after burn-in?
Were it not for the consistency of reported results, I would suspect it's the users' ears "burning in" to the sound signature. This one has me baffled.
That's totally sound fixable. I don't know if Jaben does that sort of thing, but if you do send them back, they won't have to completely remake them. The will just cut the faceplate off, fix the internals, then "glue" it back on. So your fit should not be affected at all. I understand your concern though. Once you get customs that fit well, you don't want to part with them lol