post #571 of 837
3/23/10 at 3:31pm
My Ed8 are balanced and work great from my RudiStor RPX-100 home amp, not bright or artificial at all. I will not be able to test them balanced from the Protector as I don't have nor intend to get the required adaptor. I will be getting the JH13 and have already gotten the correct Protector terminated TWag cable for them. With luck both the Protector and JH13 should arrive today.
That was one of the ones I've heard, but in December and with a pair of recabled ED8.
The connector is very good: it latches with 6 pins, is very sturdy and in production, but only in Japan. The problem is that it is pretty expensive. It retails for about 15$ for both the mail and female parts. It is the best portable balanced connection system I've seen and should have been what Ray used especially as the one he uses is from Japan anyway, but is no longer in production.
I think iBasso too, have been lobbied to use this instead of dual mini-TRS. Who knows what will happen.
What won't be good is a fractured market... that is rubbish.
Takoyaki: welcome - you are the craziest headphone person I've ever seen. HF: this man has like 12 customs, all the top headphones and amps... He is crazy and a good bit more a real audio geek than I've ever seen. Thanks for showing the nice pictures.
I have done a long search for a reliable connector that could be used with out the pain of loose contacts & hefty price & with smallest possible size.
The Kobiconn Used in the Protector is very reliable. It can withstand the abuse & the shake with out any problems associated with the 3.5mm connectors. It is small, sturdy, priced very low, $2.00, made in Japan for expensive Cameras.
This connector delivers while others will suffer from all kind of problems.
Is this connector made in Japan?
I looked for the shop which sold it in Akihabara, but was not found.
It is worry whether this connector is available continuously.