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Ah... The SW is thicker than the 001 which you currently are using. Hence, you will find that the Fitear case will be a more snug fit than may first appear.

As for the SW, while it may be less stiff than the 001, it may nonetheless be damaged if rolled in too small coils. Even if not immediately apparent, with the accretion of time, there may be degradation nonetheless.

Hmm I see...as in strands breaking / micro fracture?

In that case, what would be the guideline for the size of the coil on the SW? ...guess it looks like I have to use the Fitear case...

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Check out the Moleskine Shell in size XS. Works well for my SE5 and balanced cable plus adapter.
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Check out the Moleskine Shell in size XS. Works well for my SE5 and balanced cable plus adapter.

Thanks Mimouille 

That looks good! I shall check it out... :)

I like the netting on the opposite side, probably can slot in the plug.

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Hmm I see...as in strands breaking / micro fracture?
In that case, what would be the guideline for the size of the coil on the SW? ...guess it looks like I have to use the Fitear case...

Yup. That would be the danger. For myself, my rule of thumb is I coil around 4 fingers.
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Coiling around 3-4 fingers will be fine for any of my cables, as long as one rule is followed. Listen to your cable and coil it in the direction it wants to go, if you grap it and force it around your fingers, this is always bending the strands in different directions and can break strands over time, although in the 2 years i have been in business i have not had a cable returned due to such breakages, but better safe then sorry.

 

Oh, i have 3-4 Fitear cables in stock and ready for shipment, if anyone is interested. Including Virus, Widow and Silver Poison.


Edited by Toxic Cables - 2/25/14 at 12:32am

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Coiling around 3-4 fingers will be fine for any of my cables, as long as one rule is followed. Listen to your cable and coil it in the direction it wants to go, if you grap it and force it around your fingers, this is always bending the strands in different directions and can break strands over time, although in the 2 years i have been in business i have not had a cable returned due to such breakages, but better safe then sorry.

Oh, i have 3-4 Fitear cables in stock and ready for shipment, if anyone is interested. Including Virus, Widow and Silver Poison.

Thanks for chipping in, Frank, and rescuing me. smily_headphones1.gif
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Thanks for chipping in, Frank, and rescuing me. smily_headphones1.gif

:D

 

Here are some IEM cable pics i just posted from the recent batch, http://www.head-fi.org/t/609155/toxic-cables-the-appreciation-thread/5985#post_10305356

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Coiling around 3-4 fingers will be fine for any of my cables, as long as one rule is followed. Listen to your cable and coil it in the direction it wants to go, if you grap it and force it around your fingers, this is always bending the strands in different directions and can break strands over time, although in the 2 years i have been in business i have not had a cable returned due to such breakages, but better safe then sorry.

 

Oh, i have 3-4 Fitear cables in stock and ready for shipment, if anyone is interested. Including Virus, Widow and Silver Poison.

Thanks Frank :) 

 

I just tested a Prodigy track that I've been listening to for over than a decade now.
It has been my definitive test of bass performance over the years. 

 

Never was there an IEM that I've come across that can render the bassline @ 1.00min onwards. 
They either crack / roll off / crumble at that point.
The 335 does it with not just the rumble, but also resolving enough to pick out the 'woobly' undulations of the bass note.

 

I shudder to think how it will sound like with the SW, I can probably miniaturize my home theatre setup by then :) 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zfCVRVapgI
For those who are interested, try a lossless version. The Youtube one doesn't do the track justice.

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Just as an update on the MH334 being put through its paces with my music collection.

 

Today it's on the Toxic Virus cable and still off the Hifiman HM 802 (IEM card).

 

I have been running Teresa Teng and a collection of MandoPop tunes through it. Teresa Teng was handled very well - you can hear all the backing instruments clearly and nice separation, while bringing out the nuances of the delicate and sweet voice that is Tess. As for the Love Blog, which is a collection of Chinese love songs, it does very well with Eric Moo's 太儍 (Too Silly) which has a very dynamic musical arrangement with complex layers - you get to hear every layer and instrument with no problem, while maintaining cohesion. The emotional anguish of Eric Moo in questioning if he was such a fool to be blinded by love shines through and is never drowned out by the backing music.

 

One observation when listening to music with many instruments: the imaging is fantastic. 

 

Now back to more MandoPop.:atsmile:

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Just got an email from fitear.

 

They ask me to send my MH335DW back to them. They are starting "Studio Reference" Upgrade.


Edited by mtthefirst - 2/26/14 at 12:50am
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Just got an email from fitear.

They ask me to send my MH335DW back to them. They are starting "Studio Reference" Upgrade.

Good luck!
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Just got an email from fitear.

They ask me to send my MH335DW back to them. They are starting "Studio Reference" Upgrade.

Nice! Looking forward to see some pics.
I'm curious how the upgrade will affect the finish of the shells.
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On a somewhat related note, anyone can share comparison between C435 & canal works CW-L51PSTS?
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Today I am matching the MH 334 with the Toxic Cables BW. The difference in sig is that while the Virus is a very cohesive hybrid of silver litz and copper litz, and offers the best of both, the BW is noticeably richer in tonality. Unlike some other copper cables where there may be some smear of the mids, the BW does not obscure the transparency and clarity of the MH 334. Musicality is definitely a strong suit of the BW with the MH 334. What you have is what I would characterize as looking at your music through rose tinted glasses. You almost feel like sitting back and relaxing with a shot of exquisite single malt by the fireplace, while listening to the music.

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You know you're too obsessed over a product when you start having nightmares about them...

 

 

Last night, dreamt of going to Japan and meeting Suyama-san. He said he'd make an exception and let me order some customs on the spot. But for some reason, the lady in charge of taking my impressions just sat there, chatting with co-workers... When I asked for help, everything around me disappeared like mist. 

 

I'm not sure if this is healthy...

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