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That will be good to know.  I also wondering if a pure silver cable tightens up everything and widens the stage.  Looking forward to your findings eric since that cable is affordable.  

 

Okay fellas (and ladies) who are X1 owners, the Zu is worth it! Core things you hear right away:

 

- Greater clarity and weight on vocals

- Better imaging and instrument separation

- Deeper cleaner bass (which I've noticed to be a consistent trait with all silver cables I've owned)

- Additional weight on strings, which makes them sound more natural and realistic

- An overall fuller and faster sound

 

Now, soundstage is cut a bit (which is also a characteristic of silver cables), but the music is much fuller, so that's a good tradeoff for me. I mean you are still getting a good soundstage from the open headphone. And all this before any burn-in, so I expect to get even better. My other silver 100 percent silver over high grade copper have gotten better with burn-in. What's interesting is that the ground wire is done with silver too. The bass is crazy good with this cable!!!

You want lighter bass, much brighter sound and wider soundstage, go with the inaukustik cable. A good solid cheap performing cable is the MediaBridge. But for that extra umph in the X1's sound, you can hear it and feel it with the Zu.

Ironically, the Zu is the thinnest of the three cables too, but the best made of the three. Great sheath covering and arrows that tells you which end should receive the sound from the amp/DAP source and send the powerful music flow into your headphone. Can't beat this cable for $35 on ebay. Now, the $35 only gives you a cable a little bit over 3 feet long, which I find is long enough (you don't need anything any shorter or longer). I think the next cable jumps to 9feet, which I think is too much unless you're doing some long distance connecting. There is a sheet on the ebay site that you can download and it will give you ever spec you could possibly want to know about this cable. You even get business card from the specific engineer who built your cable (in my case, a woman) who you can call if you have any questions or issues with the cable. Another great American company with great customer service.  

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ericp : Hey, I see that the RE-400 and H-200 is near the top of your lists... how would you place them against each other? 400 > 200 or other way around? Where does the S2 and M200 stand? I'm thinking about getting either 1 or 2 of them depending...
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Thanks for that eric.  

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ericp : Hey, I see that the RE-400 and H-200 is near the top of your lists... how would you place them against each other? 400 > 200 or other way around? Where does the S2 and M200 stand? I'm thinking about getting either 1 or 2 of them depending...

Still waiting for this slow ebayer (with a great rating) out of Hong Kong to send me my S2. A mailing label has been generated but no movement yet.

 

I would rate the M200 over both the RE-400 and H-200 (closer to the RE-400, but with more bass and a wider soundstage). Just haven't bothered to put the M200 up there yet, but it goes right behind the ASG-2.

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Thanks for that eric.  

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Still waiting for this slow ebayer (with a great rating) out of Hong Kong to send me my S2. A mailing label has been generated but no movement yet.

I would rate the M200 over both the RE-400 and H-200 (closer to the RE-400, but with more bass and a wider soundstage). Just haven't bothered to put the M200 up there yet, but it goes right behind the ASG-2.
Hmmm.. I see lots of $$$ leaving my wallet shortly... lol Thanks. smily_headphones1.gif

Honestly, that's why I don't like buying from China.
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I would rate the M200 over both the RE-400 and H-200 (closer to the RE-400, but with more bass and a wider soundstage). Just haven't bothered to put the M200 up there yet, but it goes right behind the ASG-2.

 

How come you put one hybrid into the dynamic category (AS-2) and another hybrid into the BA category (H-200)?


Edited by PeterDLai - 8/20/13 at 8:01pm
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The dynamic driver in the G-2 covers the entire spectrum, BAs are there to augment the highs, there is no crossover in the design. The BAs in the H-200 cover mids/highs while the DD handles the low. That's my guess
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The dynamic driver in the G-2 covers the entire spectrum, BAs are there to augment the highs, there is no crossover in the design. The BAs in the H-200 cover mids/highs while the DD handles the low. That's my guess

Really would like to try the G-2 and 1+2 someday. Unfortunately, no one in my country actually has them. frown.gif

I'm considering the Fitears F111 when I'm in Japan next year. I hear they convey vocals and treble really well.
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How come you put one hybrid into the dynamic category (AS-2) and another hybrid into the BA category (H-200)?

 

 

Great question! It was a struggle to decide which fits where. I may someday create a hybrid category, but to answer your question: The ASG-2 is mainly a dynamic with two BA tweeters to enhance the beautiful sound of the custom-built dynamic driver. The dynamic driver is pushing the full range. And the H-200 is little more tricky, but I feel that the dynamic bass driver is enhancing the two BA drivers (no exact science in any of this). 

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The dynamic driver in the G-2 covers the entire spectrum, BAs are there to augment the highs, there is no crossover in the design. The BAs in the H-200 cover mids/highs while the DD handles the low. That's my guess

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I forgot, a lot of great color options for the sheath of the Zu.

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

I forgot, a lot of great color options for the sheath of the Zu.

Is that the cable that says iPod interconnect?

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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Is that the cable that says iPod interconnect?

 

 

Yes

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Yes

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