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post #91 of 97
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I realized that after I replied and then reread your posting....maybe I should mod the cables in my brain LOL



:) regardless I'm a firm believer. I also believe that its possible for certain setups to not benefit from the cables depending on Sensitivity. I think that is the key to the whole mystery. I still have my IE8 upgrade cable just in case the IE80s do turn out to be what I'm hearing on early impressions. If so then I think the cable would tip the signature more towards the HD600 but with more bass. I'll just have to wait and see, looking forward to more impressions on the IE80s.

post #92 of 97

PS, there are a noticeable lack of "notches" on top of the sine waves made by the silver, AND on the bottom of the sine waves, AND the sides of the waves, actually all over the sine waves....That blown up 300Hz graph is a Fourier analysis dream ;) ;) Clearly a much improved raw signal there.

post #93 of 97

I wonder what the person that made the graphs here would see if I were to mod the cable from the stock cable to a silver one in my good old AKG K340 Electrostatic headphones....I have had many people tell me over the years that i should mod the cable in my AKG K340s.

post #94 of 97
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Originally Posted by zeno View Post

I wonder what the person that made the graphs here would see if I were to mod the cable from the stock cable to a silver one in my good old AKG K340 Electrostatic headphones....I have had many people tell me over the years that i should mod the cable in my AKG K340s.



You'll never know til you try ;). I personally won't be modding my cable on my Open-Back Denon 5000s as the mod has added treble already (EX1000 like treble) and I don't want to turn them into sibilant demons. They are just right and they sound amazing compared to stock. They don't sound like stock Denons at all now (So much air)....


Edited by lee730 - 11/4/11 at 12:17am
post #95 of 97
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Originally Posted by zeno View Post

I really do not see why so many doubt differences in sound between cables made of different metals and different metal crystaline structures....We are talking electro-magnetic induction transmission here, and different metals obviously have a different signature to that induction, so why the doubts regarding differences when the material used to implement that induction are different????



The reason is that according to cable companies and reviews of how a cable sounds, all different types of cable construction and materials use are capable of sounding better than other types. Which is better sounding? Silver or copper, multi strand or solid core, braided or not? There is no consistency. That casts doubt on whether cable construction accounts for sound quality differences.



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Then you'll have those who say "although there may be a difference in the graph, its not enough to actually hear a difference." Some people just make me laugh ;).


I make you laugh then. smile.gif The reason why I do that is because cable companies present pseudoscience to suggest audible differences, but no real science that shows a real audible difference. So I will ask that question just to confirm whether or not is actually audible. Graphs and readings have been produced to evidence a difference in cables, but on closer examination the difference has been so far below what is audible that the difference is between two degrees of inaudibility.

post #96 of 97
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Originally Posted by khaos974 View Post

How do you ensure that the mic + headphone combination is not moved even by a single millimeter when you switch cables?
 

I hung the headphones, placed the mic inside the ear piece by clipping it to a wire that slid up under the ear pad, then clipped the mic cable to the head band to ensure that any movement of the cable above the headphone would not push or pull on the mic rig. I also did a control measurement after conducting my two tests per cable to ensure that the stock cable still measured the same, and it did as shown in the graph.


cheapskate can you show us a picture, and also do a microphone recording of a song on both cables and upload it to soundcloud.


Or even better, a youtube video.

 

 

post #97 of 97

Is it worth measuring each side and then combine the results ?

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