The harshness could have been the the result of bad synergy which the cable fixed by altering the impedence
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10/15/09 at 9:43am
If lows are what you're looking for, then why not go directly for the 10X3, instead of spending an extra $50 on the ES3X, and also $70 on the enyo?
Hey guys, I thought I was waiting for a burn in result. I was getting a base that had impact but no sustained bass. So what was happening?
I am totally aware of the loss of base from speakers with a mixed polarity feed. The bass disappears as the sounds waves cancel out.
I was not expecting this to be the result on IEMs. I was following an earlier post that said both 'dots' on the connectors should face in. Wrong. When I switched one around I was treated to a much better than standard cable sound.
The setup I have used the most to enjoy a hiss free experience is an iPod 5.5G to the iBasso D10 on standard opamps. I get mobile phone interference but the sound is so so sweet.
More audio comments later but I wanted to share that cable connection experience with you. I do not believe it is caused by the ear hearing the phase mismatch, but the cable shares a common earth and does some voltage canceling.
Very happy with the money spent on this quality produced cable. More delicate that the standard but definitely an upgrade.