Originally Posted by vcoheda
if you ever feel like changing phones/rigs - and in this hobby, that happens often - a headphone recabled at 3ft (regardless of the extension) will be a hard sell.
That doesnt much bother me. These are an indulgence, and I fully intend on customising them to best suit my individual needs. If the time came where I was looking to sell them, I'm sure I'd find others whose needs ran along similar lines willing to buy.
Some Sydney Head-Fi'ers who recently bought HD600's complained when they found out they came with 3m stock cables - some of us like to be able to move around the house while listening
But on further consideration, I realised that Alex likely measures his recable from the driver to the plug, rather than the bottom of the earcups to the plug, and so I changed my order to a 4ft hardwire with 6ft extension, for 10ft total. Better slightly too long than not long enough.
|Not sure if I get you straight:
-You have an idea of what a recable will do to a sound that you have never heard before?...
-So are you going to get the Edition for portable use? And with a portable amp?...
Ever heard of the guy using Qualias on the train out of an mp3 player?
I have owned an APS V3, and have scruitinised what it did to the sound of my HD600. I have heard the Pro 750, which uses the same drivers as the Edition 9. And I've talked with Larry quite extensively about what he's found as a result of the APS V3 recable on his Edition 9. So yes, I "have an idea of what a recable will do to a sound I've never heard before".
As to 'Sacrilege', I never pretended to be a good Christian boy
I do not believe the Edition 9 will be that hard to drive. The Pro 750 certainly sounds wonderful out of my Pico, and since the Ed9 has the same driver, 30Ohm impedance, and with 250mA of current already at my disposal from the Pico (which matches many home amps)...
I appreciate what you're saying about backing the Ed9 with top-notch amplification, and I agree it would probably refine the sound even further. But I for one like the minimalistic approach, and the Pico has shown itself to be a sufficiently heavy-hitter to give me confidence that the pairing wont be entirely disproportionate.