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post #1516 of 5082
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post


28 is fine, especially with two per channel. Good luck with sleeving it in the teflon. After 4ish feet it can be a real pain, YMMV.

The solid core is an issue though. It's fine for interconnects that won't be flexing or moving much, but as a headphone cable and being braided you risk breaks in the line. It will also be quite stiff.

I know about the stiffness. It will be serve as a test only en then they will serve as an interconnect. Stranded is more expensive.

I think I will use one wire per channel without braiding them. Then I have three or maybe four pieces of one meter. and not 6 or 8 pieces of 1,xx meter. Altough I do have 30 meter.. hmmm tough choice. :P

post #1517 of 5082
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Originally Posted by Overwerk View Post

dumb? if it were he500 weighted cans sure, bring the metal, but oh wait, i hate he500 for it's heft.


am talking about tiny little connectors man

post #1518 of 5082

i thought you were talking about the plastic housing. wait, that's not plastic?? no way

post #1519 of 5082

They seem to be plastic but am talking about, OK you know the metal ring and on it that screw looking things that the housing for the drivers is connected and moves up and down with I thank that's plastic and it's kinda lame that there's all this metal that makes it look sexy but that important thing that will most likely not break but leaves that possibility when it didn't have too.
 

post #1520 of 5082

iknow, but I mean when you assume everything except the screw is metal, that's not true. the whole housing is plastic.

post #1521 of 5082

even the ring feels like either light metal or metal coating

post #1522 of 5082
Hello, I'm looking for a DAC/amp for the X1. I'd like the DAC to handle at least 24/96 for HD music (Wav, Aiff, flac, etc ...). Then I'd like this stuff to be transportable (so battery). Finally to be both handled by iphone and get usb input for PC use. Does this exist ? thx
post #1523 of 5082
FIIO e17?
post #1524 of 5082
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

Can you hear any difference between the mediabridge and In-Akustik cables? 

The Inakustik cable is a little colder sounding, and detail oriented. Sometimes, there was sibilance while certain cutscenes played on Sleeping Dogs and treble seemed a little prominent, but that only happened while I was gaming with THX Tru Studio. I need more testing. For music, it was too close to call. Both were more detailed than stock overall. The stock cable seemed a little more intrusive in the bass.

I can live with either cable, anyways. I think even though the Inakustik cable is stiff, it wouldn't be problematic at 5 feet. At 10 feet, the stiffness is sort of a hassle, but since 5 feet is short, it won't twist/curl up the same way.

I think if I return the Inakustik, I'll settle for the Mediabridge. I may end up buying a boutique cable in the future. I saw a nice looking 6 inch cable, and a really nice 10 feet extension. I'd use the 6 inch one as an earring, and the extension as the main cable.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/20/13 at 1:44am
post #1525 of 5082
http://www.ebay.com/itm/110938570660

with:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190836373891

Pimp (and protect my 3.5mm input) my X1 Edition...

The only problem I see here is that the cable seems even stiffer than the Premium Inakustik. frown.gif
post #1526 of 5082
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

http://www.ebay.com/itm/110938570660

with:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190836373891

Pimp (and protect my 3.5mm input) my X1 Edition...

The only problem I see here is that the cable seems even stiffer than the Premium Inakustik. frown.gif

looks promising:) 

that white cable product picture sucks! -.-

post #1527 of 5082
Lol, I'm not buying into that cable hype. I just think it's a sexy looking cable. Probably won't get it due to how stiff it looks. I did ask if it's as stiff as it looks...

I'd prefer a 3.5mm female into a 6.3,, male extension cable, but that is like impossible to find. The 6.3mm adapter I have is nice anyways.

ebay sells a bunch of 3 feet flat style cables too. I love flat cables. But they're not long enough.

edit:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-Flat-Design-3-5mm-Stereo-Audio-Male-to-Female-Extension-Cable-Cord-IP-AD09-/390611752202?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item5af246550a

with:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Flat-3-5mm-Male-to-Male-M-M-Extension-Cable-Adapter-for-iphone-iPod-Mp3-/400366073581?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item5d37ad76ed

HMM, 4 feet+6 inches...

Too bad the extension is red. Eww. Doesn't match the X1. Perhaps a decently looking non-flat mini extension...

I'd honestly pay someone to make me a 6" + an 8ft cable as long as one of the cables has a female end, is nice looking, and as malleable as the stock philips cable.

Basically, I'd want something that looks like the stock cable, but a lower impedance, and with the 6" earring.

Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/20/13 at 2:46am
post #1528 of 5082

Today i got my Soundmagic HP 100 and it's bass slam reminds me of the X1. I kinda miss my X1 but i would like to have just a tiny bit less bass (~3dB) and clearer mids. Any contenders? HD600/650 maybe? I have owned the Sennheisers before but that was many years ago and i don't remember anything about them.

post #1529 of 5082
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

FIIO e17?

 

Looks like the one I'm looking for ! Does its USB input for PC usage ? ...I mean external audio card - guess yes but not explicit on the website... thx http://fiio.com.cn/products/index.aspx?ID=100000014895351&MenuID=105026002
post #1530 of 5082
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Originally Posted by Padawan38 View Post

 

Looks like the one I'm looking for !Does it's USB input is for PC usage ? ...external audio card - guess yes but not explicit on the website...thxhttp://fiio.com.cn/products/index.aspx?ID=100000014895351&MenuID=105026002

Yes

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