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post #166 of 643
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Added the Uber Muzik V5f
 

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Fantastic reviews!


Thank you!

 

post #167 of 643

Firstly, thanks for the great review average_joe

 

I may have missed it in all these posts, but I cant remember seeing a comparison of the microphonics of the cables vs the stock JH16 cable?

 

I have a JH13 and JH16 on order and I am guessing that they both use the same cable. I am finding the JH13 cable to be very microphonic, especially when I have been spoilt with ACS's T1 kevlar cable.

When I move around, I am very aware of the rubbing sound of the cable on my shirt collars or sides of my face (maybe my head is too big...lol).

 

Can you recommend a replacement that is much less microphonic than the stock JH cable?

post #168 of 643
Joe, is the uerm cable compatible with the tf10?
post #169 of 643
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Firstly, thanks for the great review average_joe

 

I may have missed it in all these posts, but I cant remember seeing a comparison of the microphonics of the cables vs the stock JH16 cable?

 

I have a JH13 and JH16 on order and I am guessing that they both use the same cable. I am finding the JH13 cable to be very microphonic, especially when I have been spoilt with ACS's T1 kevlar cable.

When I move around, I am very aware of the rubbing sound of the cable on my shirt collars or sides of my face (maybe my head is too big...lol).

 

Can you recommend a replacement that is much less microphonic than the stock JH cable?


That seems odd because I really haven't read about JH cables, or any stock cables to be microphonic, and mine aren't.  But, people all have different anatomical makeups, so that may be the cause.  Are the cables wrapping around your ears snugly?  Have you tried using the cable slider and a shirt clip?  

 

I am not sure what to recommend because I don't have the microphonics issue and I have used the JH16 at the gym.  I might be able to help if we can figure out if anything helps.

 

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Joe, is the uerm cable compatible with the tf10?


Yes, but it is not a perfect fit.  The protruding sockets fit in the recessed pin area helping with the fit.  And TF10 cable can be made to fit a Westone/JHA custom by flattening the pins slightly with pliers.  

post #170 of 643
Is it because of the pin or due to the socket of the connector?
post #171 of 643
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Primarily due to the socket, but you can make the pins fit better by flattening them ever so slightly with pliers.

post #172 of 643

Hi average_joe,

 

following your comment about not having any issues with your cable, I've done a bit more testing and its a little wierd.

 

The cables are securely wrapped around the back of my ears.

I can hear the rubbing against my cheeks and when the Y cables touch my shirt collars. Tightening the cable slider helps as it stops the cable moving around quite so much. The strange thing is that if I hold the cable between two fingers and run my fingers down the cable I get the microphonic rubbing for about 12 inches after the Y section andf then it abruptly stops and is dead quiet!

 

I am now wondering if there is a problem with the cable as the microphonics dont just fade out but go instantly quiet after a certain point down the cable.

 

I assume this doesnt happen with yours?

 

I''ll let you know if this also happens with my JH16 when they arrive.

 

Cheers

post #173 of 643
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Hi average_joe,

 

following your comment about not having any issues with your cable, I've done a bit more testing and its a little wierd.

 

The cables are securely wrapped around the back of my ears.

I can hear the rubbing against my cheeks and when the Y cables touch my shirt collars. Tightening the cable slider helps as it stops the cable moving around quite so much. The strange thing is that if I hold the cable between two fingers and run my fingers down the cable I get the microphonic rubbing for about 12 inches after the Y section andf then it abruptly stops and is dead quiet!

 

I am now wondering if there is a problem with the cable as the microphonics dont just fade out but go instantly quiet after a certain point down the cable.

 

I assume this doesnt happen with yours?

 

I''ll let you know if this also happens with my JH16 when they arrive.

 

Cheers


That seems odd, let us know what happens.

post #174 of 643

I think I already read the UE custom cable can be used on the TF10, just wanted to make sure. So if anyone has it, let me know.

post #175 of 643

I went ahead and ordered the Fiio cable.

post #176 of 643

How long do you burn in your cable joe?

post #177 of 643
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How long do you burn in your cable joe?


300 hours.  The TWag cable needed that as do some others, it seems, so I use the same number for all to be fair.

 

post #178 of 643

Holy crap, I do 100, and I didn't know if that was overkill or not lol.
 

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300 hours.  The TWag cable needed that as do some others, it seems, so I use the same number for all to be fair.

 



 

post #179 of 643
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I don't understand exactly why, but it sounds like the case to my ears.  But you can put on the hours by using the cable!

post #180 of 643

Thanks for this review, I bought my Null Audio Arete based on this review thread (previously have owned the Lune).  It's like a veil was lifted and the details, bass, and SS are much better.

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