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post #76 of 166
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Originally Posted by scottzehm View Post

I have been in contact with Brian about a new cable for my Sennheiser HD 600 headphones. What I am not hearing in this discussion is a was improvement in sound quality. I thought the main reason for recalling was for better sound. Are BTG-Audio cables better sounding and if so just a little or are they a substantial improvement over the stock cable?

With my experience it's different behind headphones when getting them recabeled. I have a different cable than BTG cable for my HD600s and I can't really hear a difference.

post #77 of 166
And that is my point. With cables starting at over a hundred is the improvement in sound quality worth it? I've been looking at the BTG-Audio and Moon Audio cables at over $150.00 am I going to hear an appreciatable sound improvement or should I stick with the stock cables and save my money?
post #78 of 166
Cables should come last in the upgrade chain. Do you have a good dap/amp/dac? I personally don't think sound improvements justify the price tag of cables...mostly just ergonomics and aesthetics.
post #79 of 166
fkn iPhone double post -_-
Edited by anoxy - 2/3/13 at 6:56pm
post #80 of 166
I currently have a Fiio e17 working with the e9 when listening to my computer. I use the e17 alone with my ipod. As for the cable, I would agree with you that the cable should be the last component to be changed. So why is there so much buzz over high end recabling? To hear Moon-Audio, BTG and other sources recabling makes a big difference. I don't get it?
post #81 of 166
Marketing. Trying to swindle all the gullible folk for their money. Notice how reps and sponsors post all over these boards? And if you don't have Adblock, the pages are littered with links and ads to audio companies. I'm not saying dont give them a try, but I'm dubious about a lot of the claims and suspect some placebo is in effect.

inb4nerdrage
post #82 of 166
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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

Marketing. Trying to swindle all the gullible folk for their money. Notice how reps and sponsors post all over these boards? And if you don't have Adblock, the pages are littered with links and ads to audio companies. I'm not saying dont give them a try, but I'm dubious about a lot of the claims and suspect some placebo is in effect.

inb4nerdrage

After spending some serious money on all sorts of after market cables,,some new,some used from the buy/sell forum,

 ,I recommend you go here:

 

http://btg-audio.webs.com/webstore.htm.

 

May take him a few days to respond to your e-mails--excellent quality work,& great prices too.


Edited by mikek200 - 2/3/13 at 11:20pm
post #83 of 166
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post

After spending some serious money on all sorts of after market cables,,some new,some used from the buy/sell forum,
 ,I recommend you go here:

http://btg-audio.webs.com/webstore.htm.

May take him a few days to respond to your e-mails--excellent quality work,& great prices too.

In regards to Brian and email, he's very responsive. If its not without an hour it's def within 24hrs.
post #84 of 166
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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

What are you using it with? Post some pics! I'm considering a Starlight for my 1964 V6.

I'm using Reshelled Shure SE530's.. the cable is very well built, im very pleased with it. 

 

These cables did alter the sound some.. I listen to these at work every night and have thousands of hours on them, the changes were noticed right away. The highs are more pronounced with the Starlight cable over the stock Westone cable I was previously using. Overall clarity is better with maybe a slight loss in the bass. But all in all I really like the sound, just wanted to give you a heads up.

 

If you purchase this cable let me know if you find the same differences.. 

 

 


Edited by GravY - 2/4/13 at 9:28am
post #85 of 166

YMMV,

I know around the holidays ,he was backed up.

Thanks for the correction.

post #86 of 166
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Originally Posted by scottzehm View Post

And that is my point. With cables starting at over a hundred is the improvement in sound quality worth it? I've been looking at the BTG-Audio and Moon Audio cables at over $150.00 am I going to hear an appreciatable sound improvement or should I stick with the stock cables and save my money?

No, it's not really. Considering there are far more efficient ways to improve the sound in your rig and chain.

 

However cables do have their place. As an last upgrade in your chain. Whether or not you perceive any meaningful improvement 

from aftermarket cables will be up to your ears. But I find the looks are nicer ( some of us value aesthetics), and the ergonomics make an impactful difference to the overall experience of listening to tunes, personally.

post #87 of 166
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Originally Posted by scottzehm View Post

I currently have a Fiio e17 working with the e9 when listening to my computer. I use the e17 alone with my ipod. As for the cable, I would agree with you that the cable should be the last component to be changed. So why is there so much buzz over high end recabling? To hear Moon-Audio, BTG and other sources recabling makes a big difference. I don't get it?

 

 

I've never told a single customer my cables would make a big difference, and I've never told a customer to buy my cables based on sound alone. If you ask me what the difference between SPC and Copper, I'll tell you one looks silver, and the other looks like copper. As said before, buy amps, DACs, and headphones first, then get cables. If your tight for money, that will give you the most bang for the buck. A lot of people however can't stand the ergonomics of some of the stock cables, which is when you go aftermarket before finishing the rig.

post #88 of 166

Got my starlight cable n the mail yesterday. I think they make my Blue 1964-V6's look even better.  Order shipped the next business day. Traded a lot of email's with Brian and must say I am very pleased with the cable. Only comment is the twist on the leads go be a little tighter.

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post #89 of 166

 

Just got the Starlight today and can't say enough about the build quality or the great looks.  As far as sound 'improvements' these are replacing a Westone cable that I had gotten a couple years ago in order to replace the stock cables from UE (these are reshelled Triple Fi Pro's).  I had to clip the length of the pins in order to fit the Westone into my stock sockets, but when the folks at Fisher/InEarz did the reshell, they replaced those sockets with the correct size for Westone.  Problem is, I'd already modified the length, so the left cable was never very secure (I think it got trimmed just a fraction shorter than the right, which never gave me a problem).  As a result, the left IEM would short out with extreme head movements or resting that ear on a pillow.  It got to be pretty annoying when even the act of putting the IEM's in caused the connection to sever, so I started talking with Brian, last summer and he turned me on to these.

 

Glad he talked me into waiting - these look great and the pins are rock solid - no budging whatsoever.  I can't say that they sound better over the Westone when it was working, but I haven't really been able to listen to these IEM's for several months now, so in that sense, they provided a huge improvement.  I also haven't amped them with anything more than a Fiio E6, so when I get home I can give them a better listen.

 

One thing I can say, though, is that the sleeve gives off a slight audible rubbing noise against a shirt when listening, so you might opt for the unsleeved option and save a few bucks if that sort of thing bothers you.  I never noticed that with the Westone (which lacks the fabric sleeve).

 

Overall, I'm happy enough with the build quality that I will talk to Brian about my next project, balancing out my Q701's to pair with the CEentrance M8.  He's very approachable and will provide you several options to get you what you want/need.

post #90 of 166
This has probably been my 5th time working with Brian. As always, it is a pleasure. Brian helped me install Audeze type jacks onto my Beyer DT880s, so that I can use them with a Audeze cable that Brian made for me. I received attentive one-on-one service, high quality build, reasonable pricing and solid packaging. Thank you Brian.
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