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post #4336 of 4345

To buy a new cable, could anyone suggest a cheaper one with good ohm ratings. 

 

How about the Choseal cable, link below:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Choseal-QiuYeYuan-3-5mm-Male-to-Male-Audio-Cable-Q-563A-For-iPod-MP3-PC-3M-10FT-/271116559635?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3f1fce6513

post #4337 of 4345

If You know how to solder, then best bet would be making one yourself by your needs and liking (length, jacks, color). 

 

Cable components from eBay (Click to show)
post #4338 of 4345

Thanks for providing these links but unfortunately I don't have soldering skills.

post #4339 of 4345
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Originally Posted by shyamelge View Post
 

Thanks for providing these links but unfortunately I don't have soldering skills.

 

Just get a good $30 soldering gun and some thin basic 60/40 solder. You should pick it up pretty quick, it's not hard.

 

Heat solder, put hot solder on metal wires, metal wires stick together... that's about it. Unless you want to start repairing circuits boards there's very little extra you need to know really.

 

I like soldering quite a bit and find it pretty relaxing. And of course it's hugely useful for fixing basic stuff.

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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post

 

I like soldering quite a bit and find it pretty relaxing. And of course it's hugely useful for fixing basic stuff.

Same here :)

 

Btw, I got bored and added stock cable measurement pictures also to "Fidelio X1 stock & upgrade cable measurements by ownerspost:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/623013/new-philips-fidelio-x1/4320#post_10475263

 

I PM`d to thread starter also to add this to thread beginning post.

post #4341 of 4345

 

Coil,

 

I made an upgrade cable using UPOCC wire and the impedance of my cable is .4Ohms. That's a ton less and it sounds better than the stock cable. I get a .4 measurement on the ground-ground, 31Ohms on left, 32Ohms on right. The right channel fluctuates between 31 and 32Ohms,

 

I do get more bass control though. Everything else is about the same for the headphone. 

 

EDIT: Fixed a typo.


Edited by Zombie_X - 4/21/14 at 3:55pm
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Added Your results to the post ;)

post #4343 of 4345

so i think i prefer these to my d2000

post #4344 of 4345

What are the main differences and why You like X1 more? Would be interesting to know ;)


Edited by CoiL - 4/21/14 at 9:25pm
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hi there,

 

THX for the nice review and many good comments!

 

i will buy an X1 but i am not sure yet how to power it. i am looking for a (preferably warm sounding) USB-DAC incl. headphone amplifier and the possibility to attach (active) studio monitors (e.g., ELAC AM 180).

 

software will be windows 8.1 (x64) + foobar2000 + WASAPI output plugin.

 

so my first thougt was an ASUS Xonar Essence STU or the TEAC UD-H01, since i cannot afford to spend a fortune and both I could get for about the same price (the Xonar Essence One is too expensive).

 

did anyone test the X1 on those two USB-DACs and what is your recommendation? or maybe a different model sounds/suits better?

 

thanks a lot!

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