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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

^ let's not turn this thread into "wife bashing" thread of the year, shall we?  :p

You'll change your tune the next time she starts counting your cans and the related kit, calls you a plonker and then heads out to the jewelry store.:eek: 

post #10622 of 18021
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You'll change your tune the next time she starts counting your cans and the related kit, calls you a plonker and then heads out to the jewelry store.:eek: 

Well, that's why I bribed her with LV's.  I learned to keep the balance pretty well for the last 14 years.  ;)

post #10623 of 18021
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Well, that's why I bribed her with LV's.  I learned to keep the balance pretty well for the last 14 years.  ;)

When was the last bribe? You do know that saying, "What have you done for me lately?"

This post is about financing cans.

post #10624 of 18021
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When was the last bribe? You do know that saying, "What have you done for me lately?"

This post is about financing cans.

It was Xmas so I am safe for another 11 months...right? :p

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

When was the last bribe? You do know that saying, "What have you done for me lately?"

This post is about financing cans.

 

 

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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

It was Xmas so I am safe for another 11 months...right? :p

That depends. When are you planning your next acquisition? She will notice it and Google the model number and determine what offsetting value she deems fair, including some penalty. You notice that your cans have a badge on them that says "Hifiman HE-500?" Well she can see that just as well as you can and will do so for anything new that she sees. :blink:

post #10626 of 18021

In case you guys are in the market, here's a video of some of Forza's cables for the HE series. They're pretty stellar for the price. I'll have a review coming soon.

 

post #10627 of 18021
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post
 

In case you guys are in the market, here's a video of some of Forza's cables for the HE series. They're pretty stellar for the price. I'll have a review coming soon.

 


Very well done

post #10628 of 18021
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post
 

In case you guys are in the market, here's a video of some of Forza's cables for the HE series. They're pretty stellar for the price. I'll have a review coming soon.

 

 

Thanks for sharing this!

post #10629 of 18021
Now let's see who buys into the cable voodoo. I'd rather DIY a sexy cable than spend tons of money on a "Litz" cable (or whatever it's called) or some other fancy name. Looks and ergonomics are much more important than "ooo this is .0000000000001% better quality copper"
post #10630 of 18021
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post

Now let's see who buys into the cable voodoo. I'd rather DIY a sexy cable than spend tons of money on a "Litz" cable (or whatever it's called) or some other fancy name. Looks and ergonomics are much more important than "ooo this is .0000000000001% better quality copper"
Be careful with these kind of remarks..ur walking on a thin line as u could open a huge can of worms with this biggrin.gif
post #10631 of 18021
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post

Now let's see who buys into the cable voodoo. I'd rather DIY a sexy cable than spend tons of money on a "Litz" cable (or whatever it's called) or some other fancy name. Looks and ergonomics are much more important than "ooo this is .0000000000001% better quality copper"

You just said why I buy a aftermarket cable. Because of looks and ergonomics. 

post #10632 of 18021
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Originally Posted by Textfeud View Post
 

You just said why I buy a aftermarket cable. Because of looks and ergonomics. 

 

Have you found one yet that matches your Macbook Air nicely? ;) My stock Hifiman copper cable looks very sorry next to my laptop... I quite like look of the the Forza audio cables. Looking forward to Austin Morrow's follow-up review.

 

This might actually be my plans for 2014... Install a headphone socket in my Mini-X amplifier. Buy a new headphone cable for my HE-500 and then add a selector switch to the Mini-X so I could use it interchangeably with speakers and headphones.

post #10633 of 18021
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Originally Posted by daerron View Post
 

 

Have you found one yet that matches your Macbook Air nicely? ;) My stock Hifiman copper cable looks very sorry next to my laptop... I quite like look of the the Forza audio cables. Looking forward to Austin Morrow's follow-up review.

 

This might actually be my plans for 2014... Install a headphone socket in my Mini-X amplifier. Buy a new headphone cable for my HE-500 and then add a selector switch to the Mini-X so I could use it interchangeably with speakers and headphones.

Yes, I did. The Forza Audioworks cables. I bought USB, Interconnect and HPC all the Hybrid Noir version. Only waiting for the HPC right now. :beerchug:

post #10634 of 18021

+1 for plusSounds cables. They offer varieties of cable and sleeving options.  While I did re-sleeve my stock "silver" HE-500s cable, it's still ever so slightly microphonic.  And long.  The plusSounds cable (Echo Series) is soft and supple, not to mention the perfect length for me.  No way I could make a cable like that.

 

So yeah, if you've got the skills, go DIY.  Fortunately for the rest of us there are plenty of options.

post #10635 of 18021
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

+1 for plusSounds cables. They offer varieties of cable and sleeving options.  While I did re-sleeve my stock "silver" HE-500s cable, it's still ever so slightly microphonic.  And long.  The plusSounds cable (Echo Series) is soft and supple, not to mention the perfect length for me.  No way I could make a cable like that.

 

So yeah, if you've got the skills, go DIY.  Fortunately for the rest of us there are plenty of options.

I think Nimzerz was expressing that you're not going to get sonic improvements just microphonics, visual and comfort improvements. I wouldn't classify microphonics with the conductor but instead to a bad choice in insulator or sleeving. I wonder which rocket scientist at Hifiman chose the sleeving for the stock silver cable? I wonder if this person actually uses the cans.

FYI: I find that most of the microphonics occurs on the section of wire between the split and the cans.

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