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post #4186 of 4805

Hey guys, 

 

My X1 is up for sale here if anyone is interested. 

post #4187 of 4805
Out of curiosity... Anyone had the chance to compare the X1 to the Mad Dogs 3.2?
How would you describe such comparison?

Cheers!
post #4188 of 4805

Maybe Mad Lust Envy's thread as he's reviewed both?

post #4189 of 4805

I'd like to upgrade the cable on my X1's - the V-Moda Audio Only cable that appears to be the standard replacement for the X1 is too short for my needs.  Can anyone recommend another high quality-for-the-buck cable in the 8-10 ft. range?  Budget is $50 max.  Prefer 1/8in / 3.5mm plug.

post #4190 of 4805

Well I did some reading in the Mad Lust Envy gaming thread and decided to order the Mediabridge cable from Amazon.  I preferred the looks/specs of the Fisio S-Flex cables (on Amazon UK), but it didn't look like shipment to the US was possible.

post #4191 of 4805

Rim, You can easily make a nice cable to under $15 and it'll probably be better than anything Amazon might offer.

post #4192 of 4805
Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post
 

Rim, You can easily make a nice cable to under $15 and it'll probably be better than anything Amazon might offer.

A couple of 1/8" TRS connectors and any length you want of Mogami cable such as Mini Quad 2893.

post #4193 of 4805
Even save more with Canare mini star quad L-4E5C. Strip it down with a razor and sleeve in your favorite color/pattern 550 paracord, and you've got a quality cable that's light and flexible.

You can get everything you need in single cable quantities off eBay.

You can even invest $30 on some cheap soldering tools/supplies, if you don't have them already to get the job done just fine and be ready to make some more in the future.
post #4194 of 4805

Anyone looking to sell? Missing my X1's already and have some free cash now, looking to spend $175 give or take depending on condition and whatnot.

post #4195 of 4805

Been enjoying a bit of Chris Cornell on the 'ol X1's in his various incarnations. Man, these things X1's sound good... and so do these tunes on them!

 

 

 

post #4196 of 4805

I really don't know where the myth of these cans not needing amplification came from. I am typing from an ASUS G73SW with realtek audio and it turns into a distorted mess at higher volumes, and the base volume is very average. Even my gf's 4yo Macbook Pro was better for this. And from my Ipod Touch 4 they also don't reach very high volume.


I feel like an idiot for believing what I was told just like that.

post #4197 of 4805
You know, easy to drive from something at least remotely made for headphones... Realtek it is not.
post #4198 of 4805
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

You know, easy to drive from something at least remotely made for headphones... Realtek it is not.


I suspect the same applies to the ipod touch then? Because I also mentioned that.

If neither of these things fall into the range of things that supposedly are sufficient to amp something that I was told 'needs no amplification to shine' then I consider myself misinformed.

My re-400's sound a lot better off these. Fortunately I have an Aune t1 under way.

post #4199 of 4805
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Originally Posted by krelianx View Post


I suspect the same applies to the ipod touch then? Because I also mentioned that.


If neither of these things fall into the range of things that supposedly are sufficient to amp something that I was told 'needs no amplification to shine' then I consider myself misinformed.


My re-400's sound a lot better off these. Fortunately I have an Aune t1 under way.

Well I used the little Clip+. That thing must be more powerful then as it had no trouble driving it.
I'd blame Apple but I'll leave that to someone else wink.gif
post #4200 of 4805
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post


Well I used the little Clip+. That thing must be more powerful then as it had no trouble driving it.
I'd blame Apple but I'll leave that to someone else wink.gif


I really want to like these cans. But they keep failing no matter what I throw at them. If the Aune T1 doesn't do it, I'll sell them and keep my Senns HD600 for the new amp.

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