Dear all, I have some information want to share with you about Xcape V2.
First, about the cable, material of new Xcape is TPE, which is environmentally friendly, more durable and high tension while can provide better signal. Price of TPE is several time higher than PVC, the material which was used in original Xcape, Re0,... PVC can be harden with cold weather/sweat + long time use. Cable quality of Xcape V2 is higher and original Xcape. The plug is also processed with 3 step solder, which is triple compare to normal products like original Xcape, tested and can be use for 10.000.000 times plug in/out.
For the TPE does not smooth, thick like PVC, we do not use cable cinch.
New Xcape use new tuning method, and does need more time burn in, should be around 200 hours at normal volume/music. About the sound, it should pair well with thin/bright sources (almost new device in market sound thin and bright, except some product like HM801, C4 and the old MD, CD,...) such as iPhone, iTouch, iPad. Of course, sound depend on consumer's music taste!
I have the Sunrise Xcape V2, I never owned V1 but many people are reporting a muddy sound with the new version. I have only listened to my V2 Xcape's for a few hours but to me they do sound much too warm and thick. Why would you take a perfectly good product like the V1 and ruin it?