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post #2371 of 5077

On the cable note, I'm back from my quick vacation down to San Diego. (1 hour away lol). Going to start finalizing the details for those that PMed me with interested. So for those that are ordering, drop me another PM with your choices. Connectors, conductors, sleeving or no sleeving, colors of all of it, length, and anything else you want me to know or do. I'm going to start ordering so hopefully I can start the cables by Monday and ship them out no later than the end of the week would be ideal. Hopefully they get your X1's bumpin to a slightly different tune. 

 

I was still considering the X1 myself, but with the announcement of the new "Alpha Dogs" by Mr.Speakers, that $300 just went out the door to pay for the upgrade. Oh well, maybe in the future. 

post #2372 of 5077
Yeah i like the stock cable very much,did not hear a difference with a Belkin cable so i returned that one and will keep the stock version....smily_headphones1.gif
But think i will try the Mediabridge cable in the end,just to try if i also hear the difference between these 2.....
Edited by dailysmoker - 8/9/13 at 4:57am
post #2373 of 5077

I'm happy with the stock cable, too. bigsmile_face.gif

post #2374 of 5077

Me too..

post #2375 of 5077

Man this thing puts a smile on my face...every time!!  ksc75smile.gif with dubstep this thing is a cannon.......

post #2376 of 5077

Agreed, love it for dubstep, but it seems to do a lot of genres well.  A lot of modern and classic jazz is sounding gorgeous.

post #2377 of 5077

Yes indeed no matter what i throw at them.....ALL GOOD BABY! L3000.gif and some genre's have some extra's.....listening to some Deadbeat just lovely....

post #2378 of 5077
John Flemming global trance pumping through the X1's (via c3/e12). Wow. Mesmerizing.
post #2379 of 5077

After a (very) long search I think I finally found a fine 3,5mm to 6,35mm cable available in Europe:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Professional-35-63SJ-1-5-Neutrik/dp/B002W2OLHM/ref=sr_1_116?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1376243011&sr=1-116&keywords=Lynx

 

Any thoughts about this cable? It looks decent and isn't expensive so I think I'll give it a shot. However I would still prefer the V-Moda CoilPro. Unfortunately it's only available in the US and shipping costs would double the original price so that's a no-go for me. Unless someone knows were I can find this cable in Europe? Or any other place that doesn't charge more than 10 dollars for shipping.

post #2380 of 5077

But why use silver and gold on the jacks and what is better in the end...?

post #2381 of 5077
Silver as higher conductivity properties compared to gold - - 106% to 76%.
Gold, however, is very resistant to corrosion while silver is susceptible to oxidation.

There isn't necessarily a "better", just different uses for different purposes.

Some people swear by certain materials. Others don't hear a difference. It's pretty highly debated on the forums in the sound science areas.

If you want more details you can head there or PM me.

P. S. placed the order for half of the X1 cable parts for those that PMed me about wanting a custom cable. I should be able to start making them sometime middle of next week.
post #2382 of 5077
Did some A/B testing yesterday with the X1 and LCD-2. Didn't spend much time with the RS1.
post #2383 of 5077
Paired it with media bridge and it bass is sounding better compared with stock (subjective evaluation as my ears as not as well trained as some of the more experienced people me smily_headphones1.gif

Even paired with Astro Mixamp 5.8 is good. I am only testing it for less that 2hrs. Have not tested extensive yet. But coming for gaming headset (creative tactics Sigma) there is a vast difference in width of the soundstage. (my audio appreciation experience comes more from home theatre setups but no longer dabble in it due to smaller residence frown.gif )
post #2384 of 5077

For us Europeans:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00847Q5AA/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (gizmo dorks on marketplace)

 

Items: EUR 1,79
Shipping & handling: EUR 2,89

Total before tax: EUR 4,68
Estimated tax to be collected:* EUR 0,00

Order total: EUR 4,68
post #2385 of 5077
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post

Did some A/B testing yesterday with the X1 and LCD-2. Didn't spend much time with the RS1.

Do you want to share your impressions?
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