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post #19456 of 22821
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

Just to clarify, I bought the Nuforce cable because I hate the button and mic on the orange cable and it was just a tad microphonic. And it was orange. Any change in sound was just by the by.


my reason for waning a new cable, is that the standard cable has a 2 band on one side, and a 3 band on the other side.

 

the 3 band sinks in too far into my audio equipment, distorting the sound, i could flip it, but id rather have another, somewhat longer cable.

post #19457 of 22821

So what is the best option for a plain, no button cable that is flexible, doesn't kink, no micro phonics, and is something I can order in the USA?  I like the NuForce, but can't find it available anywhere except in a too-short length.

post #19458 of 22821
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Originally Posted by Aerathion View Post

my reason for waning a new cable, is that the standard cable has a 2 band on one side, and a 3 band on the other side.

Tip-ring-sleeve (TRS) and tip-ring-ring-sleeve (TRRS). Contact issues like this are pretty common.

The V-MODA audio only cable is basic TRS stereo. No buttons, no microphones, just audio, and twelve bucks is a reasonable price for a good audio cable.
post #19459 of 22821
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Originally Posted by ratinox View Post


Tip-ring-sleeve (TRS) and tip-ring-ring-sleeve (TRRS). Contact issues like this are pretty common.

The V-MODA audio only cable is basic TRS stereo. No buttons, no microphones, just audio, and twelve bucks is a reasonable price for a good audio cable.


ill get the nuforce :)

post #19460 of 22821
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Originally Posted by ratinox View Post

No buttons, no microphones, just audio, and twelve bucks is a reasonable price for a good audio cable.

I tend to agree. I might have went with the V-Moda cable too but I'd have to factor in shipping to that cost. The Nuforce cable definitely doesn't kink though. I like that.
post #19461 of 22821
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Originally Posted by Red Jacket Mike View Post
 

So what is the best option for a plain, no button cable that is flexible, doesn't kink, no micro phonics, and is something I can order in the USA?  I like the NuForce, but can't find it available anywhere except in a too-short length.

It appears to be available on the Amazon UK site. It costs more just because its coming from the UK but its definitely better than the OEM V-moda cable in my opinion. I was one of the lucky ones who got it for a steal before they ran out in the US. 

post #19462 of 22821
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post


I was at a friends house the other day with my M-100's. He's not fussy about music but after trying the cans with my rig (SGN3 > E18 > good music) he plugged the cans into his iPhone, dialled in some music and started bopping. I had a listen and couldn't believe how bad the sound was. I took them off and asked him if he had seriously EQ'ed the sound to his taste. He had no idea and so we had a dig around in the settings and found the bass reducer setting. WTF! Kinda demonstrates the demographic Apple are aiming at, no? Surely a bass enhancer makes more sense? Nah, I guess not in this Beats Generation. Anyway, turned the bass off and the M-100's were singing.

 

I will say, the M100's are awesome in terms of their efficiency as well. I bought the ALO National to push my Mad Dogs and was really disappointed. Simply didnt have enough power for them. When I used it to push my M100's they sounded AMAZING. Everything was that much clearer. The bass was that much stronger and fuller. I thought long and hard about keeping that amp just to use exclusively with my M100. In the end I sent it back but it left a lasting impression on me. 

post #19463 of 22821

Speaking of cables, anyone seen this video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QH3H_i09LwE

Shows how tough the v-moda cable is. Pretty interesting!

post #19464 of 22821
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Originally Posted by Red Jacket Mike View Post
 

So what is the best option for a plain, no button cable that is flexible, doesn't kink, no micro phonics, and is something I can order in the USA?  I like the NuForce, but can't find it available anywhere except in a too-short length.

 

I suppose it wouldn't hurt for me to re-mention the no-name cable I've been happily using with my M-100 for many months now. Picked it up on ebay from the seller worth-buy -- the current listing is this one (under the heading "Universal JACK 3.5mm Stereo AUXILIARY CABLE CORD CAR AUDIO AUX WIRE Male to Male" in case the listing expires and someone needs to do a search).

 

I bought mine because I was looking for a basic, mic-less, button-less entirely black cable in a sensible length (V-MODA's audio-only cables are too long for me to use portably without resorting to obnoxious bundling tactics) to match my Matte Black M-100s...and it's done its job admirably. :) Lightweight, markedly less microphonic than the stock V-MODA cables, and with no degradation in sound quality that I can sense. Note that the ebay description says they're 38 inches long, but mine (I've purchased a few) are actually 48" tip-to-tip, which is perfect for my needs. The black version looks to be out of stock at the moment, but hopefully that's just a temporary thing and not a NuForce-style discontinuation issue. :wink:

 

The only downsides to the cable that I've encountered are: 1) I needed to rub the metal plugs with a cloth initially to remove whatever invisible factory coating made them sound scratchy when rotated (much like some of Sennheiser's brand-new IEM cables), but once that was done, the problem has gone away; 2) like many cables, I did notice it stiffening in some of our extremely cold Boston weather this winter, but not to the point that microphonics were a huge issue; and 3) I would have preferred a right-angle termination at the source end, but no dice.

 

Here's a quick pick of it (and a right-angle adapter) in action:

 


Edited by epithetless - 3/20/14 at 1:44pm
post #19465 of 22821
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Originally Posted by indieman View Post

Shows how tough the v-moda cable is. Pretty interesting!

It's also show shy the strain relief needs to flex. All that a stiff strain relief does is move the point of failure from the jack or plug to the end of the relief barrel and that's really not the point.
post #19466 of 22821
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Originally Posted by epithetless View Post

I suppose it wouldn't hurt for me to re-mention the no-name cable I've been happily using with my M-100 for many months now. Picked it up on ebay from the seller worth-buy -- the current listing is this one (under the heading "Universal JACK 3.5mm Stereo AUXILIARY CABLE CORD CAR AUDIO AUX WIRE Male to Male" in case the listing expires and someone needs to do a search).

I bought mine because I was looking for a basic, mic-less, button-less entirely black cable in a sensible length (V-MODA's audio-only cables are too long for me to use portably without resorting to obnoxious bundling tactics) to match my Matte Black M-100s...and it's done its job admirably. smily_headphones1.gif Lightweight, markedly less microphonic than the stock V-MODA cables, and with no degradation in sound quality that I can sense. Note that the ebay description says they're 38 inches long, but mine (I've purchased a few) are actually 48" tip-to-tip, which is perfect for my needs. The black version looks to be out of stock at the moment, but hopefully that's just a temporary thing and not a NuForce-style discontinuation issue. wink.gif

The only downsides to the cable that I've encountered are: 1) I needed to rub the metal plugs with a cloth initially to remove whatever invisible factory coating made them sound scratchy when rotated (much like some of Sennheiser's brand-new IEM cables), but once that was done, the problem has gone away; 2) like many cables, I did notice it stiffening in some of our extremely cold Boston weather this winter, but not to the point that microphonics were a huge issue; and 3) I would have preferred a right-angle termination at the source end, but no dice.

Here's a quick pick of it (and a right-angle adapter) in action:



^ this ^

I'm going to buy something similar for my Q701's.
post #19467 of 22821

just got my XL pads,

 

-awesome. every way better, for me

 

fuller sound, deeper bass(sub) (perhaps because I'm getting a better seal now)

 

I'm still having issues wearing glasses, theres a HUGE difference (with the XL's) with glasses on or off. oversized frames, so where they sit on my ears it actually pushes the XL's off my ears a bit on top. 

 

I can't really A/B the stock/XL but I call it an upgrade in every way possible, extremely comfortable

post #19468 of 22821
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Originally Posted by epithetless View Post
 

 

I suppose it wouldn't hurt for me to re-mention the no-name cable I've been happily using with my M-100 for many months now. Picked it up on ebay from the seller worth-buy -- the current listing is this one (under the heading "Universal JACK 3.5mm Stereo AUXILIARY CABLE CORD CAR AUDIO AUX WIRE Male to Male" in case the listing expires and someone needs to do a search).

 

I bought mine because I was looking for a basic, mic-less, button-less entirely black cable in a sensible length (V-MODA's audio-only cables are too long for me to use portably without resorting to obnoxious bundling tactics) to match my Matte Black M-100s...and it's done its job admirably. :) Lightweight, markedly less microphonic than the stock V-MODA cables, and with no degradation in sound quality that I can sense. Note that the ebay description says they're 38 inches long, but mine (I've purchased a few) are actually 48" tip-to-tip, which is perfect for my needs. The black version looks to be out of stock at the moment, but hopefully that's just a temporary thing and not a NuForce-style discontinuation issue. :wink:

 

The only downsides to the cable that I've encountered are: 1) I needed to rub the metal plugs with a cloth initially to remove whatever invisible factory coating made them sound scratchy when rotated (much like some of Sennheiser's brand-new IEM cables), but once that was done, the problem has gone away; 2) like many cables, I did notice it stiffening in some of our extremely cold Boston weather this winter, but not to the point that microphonics were a huge issue; and 3) I would have preferred a right-angle termination at the source end, but no dice.

 

Here's a quick pick of it (and a right-angle adapter) in action:

 

Thanks for the info--I might look into one of those.

post #19469 of 22821
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Originally Posted by daMannino View Post

just got my XL pads,

-awesome. every way better, for me

fuller sound, deeper bass(sub) (perhaps because I'm getting a better seal now)

I'm still having issues wearing glasses, theres a HUGE difference (with the XL's) with glasses on or off. oversized frames, so where they sit on my ears it actually pushes the XL's off my ears a bit on top. 

I can't really A/B the stock/XL but I call it an upgrade in every way possible, extremely comfortable

Cheers mate, from the bottom of my wallet 😉

I have similar issues with glasses although not so much with the M-100s. My AKG Q701's are a nightmare. The next pair of glasses I buy are going to be sooo slim.
post #19470 of 22821
Wow! I just went through the checkout at V-Moda only to find that shipping this $20 item is gonna cost me $86! That can't be right surely?
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