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post #976 of 1099
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


That's been my plan from the start as I've heard that once title of "supremos" is awarded you get password to access head-fi algorithm that you direct stream into your rig which takes listening to your favourite music listened through your cans to a whole new level - like a mega boost of ultra hi-fi supreme musicality...

...rumour has it that the experience is like pouring liquid gold champagne into your ears!

...and that's gotta be worth the knocks on the route to sonic supremos salvation?

LoL biggrin.gif

Oh, and getting free summit-fi cans sent on tap is also a big plus too wink.gif


cb3723:

 

At the moment of this writing, you have 667 posts. I have only 188.  Therefore, you are an expert in headphones of (667 / 188 = ) 3.54787 times smarter than me.

 

I salute your brilliance.

 

Gotta go... I gotta get smart fast by posting either "Yes right on" or "No you are full of it" to every post I can find, so I can get 3.54787 times smarter.  Now stop posting so I'm not chasing a moving target!

post #977 of 1099
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

 

Best Buy and Brookstone, multiple of them, spring to mind. Yes, you can plug your own source in, but it's through a hardware unit in the display, it's not a straight single cable pipe from your device to the headphones. Makes a BIIIIIIG difference. 


I don't know if it makes a big difference. I'm the kind of person who doesn't believe in "good" cables, but does believe in "bad" cables. There's probably some truth to what you're saying, though: when I went to Magnolia in Best Buy, the demo units for many of the headphones weren't working. Shame; I thought I'd have a chance to finally discover this legendary, unparalleled sound invented by Jesus Christ.

 

Someone make an invention that lets you sense sarcasm perfectly through text. It will be a far greater product than any headphone on the market.

post #978 of 1099
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Originally Posted by kayandjohn View Post


cb3723:

At the moment of this writing, you have 667 posts. I have only 188.  Therefore, you are an expert in headphones of (667 / 188 = ) 3.54787 times smarter than me.

I salute your brilliance.

Gotta go... I gotta get smart fast by posting either "Yes right on" or "No you are full of it" to every post I can find, so I can get 3.54787 times smarter.  Now stop posting so I'm not chasing a moving target!

Actually I'm 4x moar expert as I always round up biggrin.gif

One of my first proposals I shall be proposing to the head-fi community once I reach supremos title is that rather than use the term "jack input" use much easier term simply "Jill" - much easier to remember as Jack as the male connect and Jill as the female input. At the risk of this new easier to remember terminology been open to double entendres, I think it a master stroke that will streamline head-fi to no end of possibilities.

Within a year we could invent another language to communicate between one another here.

Now that's what I call - progress wink.gif

ps have you tried block spamming to hike your posts up? (Only works if you don't get caught out)

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(Naturally, I'm being facetious - lol)
post #979 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Dragonzeanse View Post


I don't know if it makes a big difference. I'm the kind of person who doesn't believe in "good" cables, but does believe in "bad" cables.
Do you mean bad meaning bad or bad meaning good like Michael Jackson?


And surely if you believe in "bad" cables, then by default you also believe in "good" cables?

Like good cop - bad cop? wink.gif

Shamone ? biggrin.gif
post #980 of 1099
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post
 
Do you mean bad meaning bad or bad meaning good like Michael Jackson?
 
And surely if you believe in "bad" cables, then by default you also believe in "good" cables?

Like good cop - bad cop? wink.gif

Shamone ? biggrin.gif

I believe there isn't a cable that can make your audio sound any better than something you could get for less than $10 at Amazon. But you can get an audio cable that sounds terrible for any price. There is value to buying certain cables for fighting microphonics and such. Otherwise, I treat them similarly to HDMI cables.

post #981 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Dragonzeanse View Post
 

I believe there isn't a cable that can make your audio sound any better than something you could get for less than $10 at Amazon. But you can get an audio cable that sounds terrible for any price. There is value to buying certain cables for fighting microphonics and such. Otherwise, I treat them similarly to HDMI cables.

 

I'm on the fence on this, but only to the extent that I don't know if the cutoff is at $10 or more like $20. 

 

Best rule of thumb I ever heard is that the cables should cost 5-7% of your total setup. If you're spending any more than that, you should be upgrading the actual components. 

post #982 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Dragonzeanse View Post

I believe there isn't a cable that can make your audio sound any better than something you could get for less than $10 at Amazon. But you can get an audio cable that sounds terrible for any price. There is value to buying certain cables for fighting microphonics and such. Otherwise, I treat them similarly to HDMI cables.

I think aftermarket cables can offer some benefits - but not to the extremities that the below are charging at!

(Mains cable)
http://www.jordanacoustics.co.uk/product_details.php?ref=99

(Speaker cables)
http://www.jordanacoustics.co.uk/product_details.php?ref=93
post #983 of 1099

Eeeeeeeexactly.

 

I've bought cables before, and I'll buy them again, but my purposes are generally outside of the SQ coming through it. For example, I'd like a new cable for my SE535 because I hate the "memory plastic" or whatever this crap is that makes them all stiff and uncomfortable. Or I'd want one that extra sturdy and tough because I'm traveling with the headphones and don't want them to break.


Edited by SomeGuyDude - 6/13/14 at 5:17pm
post #984 of 1099
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post

Eeeeeeeexactly.

I've bought cables before, and I'll buy them again, but my purposes are generally outside of the SQ coming through it. For example, I'd like a new cable for my SE535 because I hate the "memory plastic" or whatever this crap is that makes them all stiff and uncomfortable. Or I'd want one that extra sturdy and tough because I'm traveling with the headphones and don't want them to break.

There was a guy on one of the beats threads recently (before they were locked) who was convinced that his beats pro's were transformed into seismic better audio quality just by using his Philips X1 headphones cable rather than stock beats one....

*facepalm*

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Edited by cb3723 - 6/13/14 at 5:25pm
post #985 of 1099
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


There was a guy on one of the beats threads recently (before they were locked) who was convinced that his beats pro's were transformed into seismic better audio quality just by using his Philips X1 headphones cable rather than stock beats one....

*facepalm*

biggrin.gif


wat. You mean that stock cable that supposedly has high resistance and makes sound quality worse? That same exact cable I use on my PC without any problems?

 

He could have gotten far superior audio quality by just using the Fidelio X1s over his Beats Pros.

post #986 of 1099

However. To those who claim cables make no difference at all, this is worth looking at.

 

post #987 of 1099
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post

However. To those who claim cables make no difference at all, this is worth looking at.



Yeah, I've seen that before - that's got to do with something relating to the remote and microphone function of the cable I'd guess as the basic straight cable plays louder?
post #988 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Dragonzeanse View Post


wat. You mean that stock cable that supposedly has high resistance and makes sound quality worse? That same exact cable I use on my PC without any problems?

He could have gotten far superior audio quality by just using the Fidelio X1s over his Beats Pros.

Well, the guy was ecstatically pleased with his discovery, placebo or not, so why rain on his parade?

And your PC must be Philips cable friendly specification - you're one of the lucky ones - the rest of us have to suffer...biggrin.gif
Edited by cb3723 - 6/13/14 at 5:50pm
post #989 of 1099
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


Yeah, I've seen that before - that's got to do with something relating to the remote and microphone function of the cable I'd guess as the basic straight cable plays louder?

 

That's my best guess, but I haven't tried it out with too many pairs that have that as an option. But it does show that cables can make a big difference, mostly in the negative sense. 

post #990 of 1099
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


Actually I'm 4x moar expert as I always round up biggrin.gif

One of my first proposals I shall be proposing to the head-fi community once I reach supremos title is that rather than use the term "jack input" use much easier term simply "Jill" - much easier to remember as Jack as the male connect and Jill as the female input. At the risk of this new easier to remember terminology been open to double entendres, I think it a master stroke that will streamline head-fi to no end of possibilities.

Within a year we could invent another language to communicate between one another here.

Now that's what I call - progress wink.gif

ps have you tried block spamming to hike your posts up? (Only works if you don't get caught out)

biggrin.gif

(Naturally, I'm being facetious - lol)

 

A headphone "Jill" instead of a headphone "Jack?"

 

Brilliant!!

 

Wow... I agree... round up not to 4.0 but to 10!!!!  You are clearly at least 10 times more brilliant, as evidenced by inventing the "Headphone Jill."

 

In fact, I think we can gently introduce it by properly ascribing the name Jack or Jill to the proper half of the connection, as shown:

 


 Now... I happen to be going to the ChiUniFi headphone show in Chicago next week, which promises to be replete with head-fi'ers.

 

I shall encourage us all to further the aims of head-fi.org by means of a button that I shall give out to the ChiUniFi participants:

 

 

Then we shall *all* get smarter by posting more!


Edited by kayandjohn - 6/13/14 at 6:14pm
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