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wtf who pays that much for a cable...smh

Obviously not you. biggrin.gif


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post #3422 of 5376

Yeah I'm not big on snake oil

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Yeah I'm not big on snake oil

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Originally Posted by i4mt3hwin View Post

Maybe its me, but I went from the SE425 to these and I felt like it was a downgrade. That middish bass hump just ruins everything for me. Kinda at a loss as to what to buy now.

 

Here is my suggestions:

 

1. Patience and allow time for brainwash by the new IEM's.

2. Try different tips

3. Play around with EQ's

 

If non of the above work for you, then it is indeed a downgrade and you should move to next candidate. The EX1000 is a damn good candidate in the same price range.

post #3425 of 5376

Or he can try the tape mod and see if that is to his liking. I really enjoy them this way.

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Originally Posted by Kabelmeister View Post

Obviously not you. biggrin.gif

 

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Good for you. wink.gif

 

way too funny popcorn.gif

post #3427 of 5376

Or try the silver cable. If that's still not enough, try without using any tips. bigsmile_face.gif

post #3428 of 5376

Hi All

 

   Just letting you know that i have the Toxic Cables Silver Poison on my IE80s  and i can assure you that the difference in sound is easily discernible. It is improved in all areas, bass mid, and treble. There is NO snake oil here. These cables are not as expensive as the Piccolino and take this IEM up a notch or two in sound quality.

 

 Also, just a general comment on the tape mod. I gave it a try and immediately took it off. It certainly gives the impression of more detail but that is because the lower midrange and upper bass become recessed. To my ears the mod does not make the IE80 more neutral as i have seen commented. The bass becomes anemic and that is not neutral.

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Originally Posted by Sauntere View Post

Hi All

 

   Just letting you know that i have the Toxic Cables Silver Poison on my IE80s  and i can assure you that the difference in sound is easily discernible. It is improved in all areas, bass mid, and treble. There is NO snake oil here. These cables are not as expensive as the Piccolino and take this IEM up a notch or two in sound quality.

 

 Also, just a general comment on the tape mod. I gave it a try and immediately took it off. It certainly gives the impression of more detail but that is because the lower midrange and upper bass become recessed. To my ears the mod does not make the IE80 more neutral as i have seen commented. The bass becomes anemic and that is not neutral.

 

This is mostly how I heard the tape mod also...

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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

wtf who pays that much for a cable...smh

Exactly what I was thinking when I saw the price tag... Man, that's some serious cable upgrading. I bet it'd make the IE80 sound better than 1k USD CIEM :D 

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It took me a few days to finish the whole thread, and read quite a bit on this tape mod thing. But I still don't understand how and where you put the tape on. Somehow I just can't find the pictures you guys referred to to show where exactly the tapes are put on. 

 

Anyone can help me pointing to the pics so I'd have better understanding on this mod thing? My IE80 will be here next week, I might try the tape mod just for fun. 

 

Thanks in advance for your help. 

post #3432 of 5376

look about 12-13 pages back. Or something around that number.

post #3433 of 5376

For those of you who don't like the tape mod, try puncturing a hole in the tape with a thumb tack before you apply it to the IE80. Make sure hole in the tape lines up with the center of the bass dial. It brings out more bass but the mid bass is still controlled and doesn't overwhelm.

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Originally Posted by Rip N' Burn View Post

For those of you who don't like the tape mod, try puncturing a hole in the tape with a thumb tack before you apply it to the IE80. Make sure hole in the tape lines up with the center of the bass dial. It brings out more bass but the mid bass is still controlled and doesn't overwhelm.

 

Interesting! Might give that a try.

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Originally Posted by RobotsEatCookie View Post

look about 12-13 pages back. Or something around that number.

Thanks. Looked back again and found photos from AlexRoma on page 209 and lee703's on page 213. I think I'd listen to them w/o any mod first and see how I like them. Pretty enjoy my current setup, but I do feel I can use a phone like IE80 in office (where I don't need perfect seal, for some easy listening background music).

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