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post #1456 of 4948

Hello guys

 

I'm really interested into the X1 and I have understood it is far better to get rid of the stock cable.

I have heard about V moda cable, is this still the best replacement one ?

 

Thx

post #1457 of 4948
Price to performance, probably. Of course you can always spend 10x the amount for some boutique cables and see if you can justify the performance gain.
post #1458 of 4948
Price to performance, probably. Of course you can always spend 10x the amount for some boutique cables and see if you can justify the performance gain.
post #1459 of 4948

Ok thx

 

Do you know where to order (v moda cable) in Europe ?

2nd question, on official website, it tells 12$, is this for 1m lenght ?

 

thx

post #1460 of 4948
Pretty sure its 6ft... so over 2m?

If you wanna throw some money away, Audioquest has some 3.5mm cables at varying lengths for ridiculous prices. If you buy now, you save $150! biggrin.gif

http://www.amazon.com/Audioquest-AUDIOQUEST-MINI-5-MINI-TO-MINI-3M/dp/B00519BOJG/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_2
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/16/13 at 3:12am
post #1461 of 4948
Quote:
Originally Posted by Padawan38 View Post

Ok thx

 

Do you know where to order (v moda cable) in Europe ?

2nd question, on official website, it tells 12$, is this for 1m lenght ?

 

thx

 

I could not find it anywhere in Europe. Ordered directly from V-Moda.

And the length is 2m. Resistance seem to be between 1,5 and 2,1ohm for the different leads.

post #1462 of 4948
Tyll said that his Vmoda cable was around .5ohm. Compared to the 1.8ohm of the X1's stock cable.

Anyways, since I know the entry jack on the X1 seems to get damaged a bit here, I was considering getting a very short 3.5mm to female 3.5mm cabke and leaving it plugged into the X1, and connect my cables to that, instead of constantly unplugging from the X1 itself and damaging it.

Question is, which one?

I could, for now, use my Grado adapter (1/4" female to 3.5mm male). That means I'd have a big plug near me, but it's at least a solution.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/16/13 at 3:43am
post #1463 of 4948
I did some measurements last weekend and found the X1 cable to climb up to 2 ohm but the V-Moda didn't do much better as it climbed up to 1.5 or so IIRC. The lowest resistance cable we found was a DIY cable made from Cat 6 (Ethernet cables) at less than 0.5 ohm.
post #1464 of 4948
That's no bueno. frown.gif

Anyways, here's what I'm doing while I wait for my Vmoda cable, and while I search for a short 3.5mm extension cable (so i can leave it hooked up to the X1). Using my Grado adapter + mediabridge 3.5mm cable.






Chico asked how I bent mine. I basically press in on the 'buttons' on the headband, and then with my other hand hold the form in shape for like 10 seconds or so. It obviously doesn't stay in that shape, but it does give more space for larger heads.
post #1465 of 4948

Every time I come back to this thread I want to get these again...tongue_smile.gif

post #1466 of 4948

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

That's no bueno. frown.gif

Anyways, here's what I'm doing while I wait for my Vmoda cable, and while I search for a short 3.5mm extension cable (so i can leave it hooked up to the X1). Using my Grado adapter + mediabridge 3.5mm cable.





Chico asked how I bent mine. I basically press in on the 'buttons' on the headband, and then with my other hand hold the form in shape for like 10 seconds or so..

 

 

That's hardcore.  I thought my web browser was screwing up the aspect ratio to make the pic look squished! 

 

 

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Anyways, since I know the entry jack on the X1 seems to get damaged a bit here, I was considering getting a very short 3.5mm to female 3.5mm cabke and leaving it plugged into the X1, and connect my cables to that, instead of constantly unplugging from the X1 itself and damaging it.

Question is, which one?

 

 

This might work for you...

 

It's what I've been using on mine.

 

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post


Also, I have a "replug" break-away adapter that I keep handy.  I wonder if it would be worth plugging into the X1 to protect the jack from a hard yanking.

 

 

post #1467 of 4948
I was thinking of something more malleable...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1M-Audiophile-Audio-Cable-3-5mm-Extension-Cable-Shielding-Design-/200930719247?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item2ec867760f

My fears are that they are 75ohm cables... which would essentially make them worse than the stock cables by a long shot.

I've seen some pretty nice small 3.5mm to 3.5mm cables, that I could use in conjunction with a higher end female 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable...

Like:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SMSL-high-end-silver-audio-cable-3-5-3-5MM-headphone-Amp-for-MP3-PC-PHONE-/110938570660?pt=US_Audio_Cable_Plugs_Jacks&hash=item19d4743fa4


With:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SILVER-PLATED-10-FT-AUDIOPHILE-HEADPHONE-EXTENSION-CABLE-3-5mm-MADE-IN-USA-/190836373891?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=

As for one piece: $25 for a 10ft one.

http://www.amazon.com/In-akustik-004101015-Premium-Series-Stereo/dp/B0085LZ394/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1371396784&sr=8-8&keywords=in-akustik+3.5mm+to+3.5mm

I remember someone saying this one has just 0.2ohms. I'd order this... but I already ordered the blasted Vmoda cable.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/16/13 at 8:36am
post #1468 of 4948

Wait so, how many people have had their headphone jack broken? I've only heard one person break them so far, maybe his was just a lemon.

post #1469 of 4948
I dunno, but 3.5mm jacks don't tend to be very durable. Better to be safe than sorry, unless you don't plan on constantly plugging/unplugging cables. I'm sure it's not necessary, but it's smart to have some protection.
post #1470 of 4948
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I dunno, but 3.5mm jacks don't tend to be very durable. Better to be safe than sorry, unless you don't plan on constantly plugging/unplugging cables. I'm sure it's not necessary, but it's smart to have some protection.

 

Right.

 

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I got a feeling that my wallet's gonna be missing $300 in the upcoming week. God I hate head-fi.

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