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You really should be putting something like "Tralucent Audio 1plus2 IEM Appreciation / Discussion Thread" so when people search for 1plus2 on google the tags are noticed, kind of buried otherwise.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 1/28/13 at 4:13pm
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XD
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

I couldn't put my finger on it last night but now, I do believe the Tera Player and the 1plus2 (gold cables) are a great match. Of course with that amount of money I'd rather you guys get a nice home setup/a new LCD-3/half a STAX but this combination is amazing. Currently running through my test tracks on the Tera and this baby renders everything beautifully.

Half a Stax lol. I'm getting the left phone. :D

 

@picture: ohh so that's what you meant when you said you should know your playlist very well on the Tera


Edited by enderbender - 1/28/13 at 9:01pm
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

We must consider burn in into the equation. Further, the manufacturer of the wire is also big. Purity plays a role as well. Then comes subjective disparities and relative comparisons. I find a well-made, well-manufactured, well-burnt in 7N UPOCC silver iem cable sound identical to a well-made, well-manufactured, well-burnt in 7N UPOCC copper iem cable. Many don't factor in all these aspects and simply conclude with the 'general consensus' partly due to confirmation bias. Now a cable with a small percentage of gold does make an impact on sound that is clearly audible, and many say the 1% gold makes the sound more lush and velvety. Sure, but that's only due to the fact that the gold decreases the wire's conductivity by a small amount, and therefore leaves out the microscopic details which we can't really point out, which in turn results in the sound seeming more smooth, and possibly mid-forward.

That's a total rationalization. 1% of gold in silver should still have greater conductivity than copper. Resistance has no effect on details as it will reduce the big notes by the same percentage as the little ones. Heck, every potentiameter would be a disaster if that were the case. I agree that cables sound different but it's more complex than resistance. I find copper and silver different as well but it's hard to know exactly how much is material in any compare since the wire may also be drawn on different dies and strand count etc can vary at any given guage.

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That's a total rationalization. 1% of gold in silver should still have greater conductivity than copper. Resistance has no effect on details as it will reduce the big notes by the same percentage as the little ones. Heck, every potentiameter would be a disaster if that were the case. I agree that cables sound different but it's more complex than resistance. I find copper and silver different as well but it's hard to know exactly how much is material in any compare since the wire may also be drawn on different dies and strand count etc can vary at any given guage.


I think there a very simple method to get the best sound through cables: buy the most expensive and then convince yourself that it must have been for something :)

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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


I think there a very simple method to get the best sound through cables: buy the most expensive and then convince yourself that it must have been for something :)


No I think that approach is naive Mimouille. I'm not a victim of placebo-effect because I can hear the difference between cables. If you want to believe that more power to you. As a matter of fact depending on the gear I may even prefer copper wire to silver cable. So it's not just about paying higher premiums in the end. It's what sounds best to my ears.


Edited by lee730 - 1/29/13 at 2:53am
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I think there a very simple method to get the best sound through cables: buy the most expensive and then convince yourself that it must have been for something smily_headphones1.gif

I've been able to tell the difference between a range of speaker cables and RCA cables on my home stereo for years, it was a no brainier I would hear the same with an interconnect,LOD or IEM cable. I do believe some people may not hear the differences though, I think people also become confused because the differences can be rather subtle, similar to tip rolling or pad changing on a full size headphone but the changes are clearly there for me to hear.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 1/29/13 at 3:09am
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


I think there a very simple method to get the best sound through cables: buy the most expensive and then convince yourself that it must have been for something :)

 

That's really not the case here Mimouille. There's an audible difference in the cables I've used. Especially after owning and using several different cables for the LCD-3. There are sometimes subtle and sometimes massive changes depending on the type of cable and build quality.

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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


I think there a very simple method to get the best sound through cables: buy the most expensive and then convince yourself that it must have been for something :)

Or convince yourself that it couldn't sound different. :)

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Or convince yourself that it couldn't sound different. :)


Yep another form of placebo-effect. Thinking negatively can/will also lead to the same result :).

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Long live human nature.

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^  LOL

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Until you've done your own little double blind study, it's a placebo
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Anyways, I was just kidding...I trust you guys in terms of finesse of hearing. I can hardly hear when my wife is yelling at me. Wait...that might be selective hearing.
 

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I can't even hear the difference between ibuds and lcd-2s...

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