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post #31 of 40

Got these cables! can't wait to try.

post #32 of 40

Ordered one of these a few days ago - read that it did wonders for the 1964Q top end. Cannot wait!

I AM a cable sceptic to a degree so the audio analyst in me is fired up for this comparison.

post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by pandab55 View Post

A little background about myself as a headfi member.  

 

Recently I have become more fascinated with improving the quality of the sound of the music I listen to.  I am now in my early 30's, and the last time I was this interested in audio equipment was 10+ years ago when I was in college and wanted a nice "system" for my truck.  Fortunately now, I am a member of the headfi community and have finally come across something that has compelled me to write a review for all of you to read.  Take it easy on my amateur review...when it comes to exact details and things of the like, I am no expert.

 

I have been using a set of triple.fi 10's for two years now.  As I became more informed about upgrading cables from reading the boards, I naturally wanted to spend my hard earned money getting better sound from my IEM's.  Scouring the boards, I saw that there are a few places that sell cables and it seems as if most of those places are located in China and customer service can be pretty spotty.  SO after reading I saw that some members were raving about custom cables made by the user Chris_himself located in my state of CA...I PM'd him and asked him to make me cable for my triples.  

 

My experience with him began on a positive note because he literally responded with a price that was very reasonable compared with the companies in China(he was much cheaper).  He asked me lots of detailed questions of what I wanted.  Being new to this, I told him to make me something good and I would spend a little extra as long as I liked it.  I was SUPER skeptical that silver cord could really make a difference.  Boy was I pleasantly surprised that I was wrong.  The silver cable he made me not only looks cool, but more importantly it gave new life to my triple.fi's and made my music pop.  Every bit of sound was improved.  The highs, lows and especially mids.  I dont know if this is a by product of upgrading cables, but it seems as if I don't need to turn the volume up on my iphone/ipad/amp anymore.  I find myself cutting the volume by 20-30% with the new cables vs. the stock.  I absolutely love this upgrade and Chris_himself has satisfied my desire to upgrade my IEM's...for now.  I listen to a wide variety of music, but I gauge how much I like the sound using Dave Matthews.

 

If you are at all curious about upgrading, I strongly recommend using Chris_himself.  You can learn from him, as he is very helpful.  I can say that if my cables have any problems I have full confidence that he will make it right.  

 

Some specs according to him: (I don't know anything about this stuff, all I care about is what sounds good to me)

 

28AWG 99.99997% Solid Core Silver in a Litz braid twisted in black and clear

Polished Yak bone Y-connect that he makes

Cyro-parts Carbon fiber gold plated mini-plug

Cusom hand rolled epoxy connectors with 24k gold plated nickle alloy pins.

 

 

 

Here are some pics. 

 

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this carbon fiber plug has a strain relief that is like coiled metal...  is this standard?  Does anyone know if the Neutrik plugs are just as good for sound quality?  I feel like I should get a Right angle plug...

 

Also, there seems to be a brown/copper colored cable--is it the same material as the black/white?  

 

Keep it up Chris himself!!  Can't wait to put in the finalized order with you--hopefully today?  :D

post #34 of 40
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this carbon fiber plug has a strain relief that is like coiled metal...  is this standard?  Does anyone know if the Neutrik plugs are just as good for sound quality?  I feel like I should get a Right angle plug...

 

Also, there seems to be a brown/copper colored cable--is it the same material as the black/white?  

 

Keep it up Chris himself!!  Can't wait to put in the finalized order with you--hopefully today?  :D

 

Those plugs won't likely ever exist again without a little help finding the previous supplier for Cryoparts since the owner passed away and the assets were sold off.

 

Neutrik is as good as any termination, it's just that the Viablue is solid aluminum and it's precision machined and German haha.

 

Right angle plugs are usually the way to go, the deluxe option is the Oyaide with the rhodium plated copper. Rhodium is funky, it's not MORE conductive than other stuff thats in the signal chain but it adds sparkle into the signal from what I've been told. I've never used it in my experience.

 

Looking forward to your order, I have to study for finals next week plus I gotta kick my Diablo 3 habit REAL quick.

post #35 of 40

I have one set cable but the connectors to the ear buds are very very loose. I have use duck tape to put the cable with my tf10 together, they work but ugly. Any solutions anyone?

post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by JuicyBruce View Post

Ordered one of these a few days ago - read that it did wonders for the 1964Q top end. Cannot wait!

I AM a cable sceptic to a degree so the audio analyst in me is fired up for this comparison.


I'd love to hear your impressions when you have time - I just got the quads.

post #37 of 40

There is also the Taiwan MS Audio/ Valab Rhodium plated 3.5mm which looks really nice. 

post #38 of 40
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Originally Posted by Xymordos View Post

There is also the Taiwan MS Audio/ Valab Rhodium plated 3.5mm which looks really nice. 

 

The fit on them has been kind of weird, I have a a bit of problems using that plug. Although it is the least costly way to get a rhodium termination!

post #39 of 40

They...don't always fit well sometimes into sockets :P 

But hey! The carbon fiber finish looks amazing!

post #40 of 40

what is the gauge of the cable chris use, almost as thick as full size headphones.

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