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Thanks for your input guys, I'm glad I got so lucky. I will be way more careful from now on...
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I thought the LCD-X was meant to be heavier! Hmm..

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That's what I thought I heard as well.

 

-Edit-

 

Lach, are you actually streaming a thing?  I ****ed up my foot today and need places to be online.

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Originally Posted by driver 8 View Post  That's what I thought I heard as well.

 

They felt lighter to me. But maybe I'm just a dummy, which is entirely plausible.

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Mood:

 

 

 

Rinse. Repeat.

 

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Dear MuppetFace's diary,

 

That Andre the Giant mug is probably one of the coolest things I own and I own a fair amount of cool ****.  Speaking of which, my Balancing Act has taken on a different character since I rolled the Tung-Sol round plate I mentioned in my last longer post into it.  Listening with my HD800's yesterday I couldn't detect much hint of harshness and the sound felt more enveloping.  I have yet to really put it through its paces, though. 

 

In other news I'm anxiously awaiting my PPA Red USB cable which is currently being frisked in Customs.  I have no idea whether or not this will make my rig sound different, but I'm not sure if I care anymore; sometimes, when I look at my main rig, its stock USB cable is an eyesore in the fact that it's the only "basic" component left -- the only one I don't have some asinine story to tell about.  Maybe there'll be differences, but I just won't be able to hear them, but someone else will.  I could be content with that, why not. 

 

I should post new rig pictures soon.

 


 

Dream post (this one from a few weeks ago):

 

I was the comically fat emperor of some Asian nation contained within three rooms of my evil (I actually believe this, but that's for another post) great grandmother's house. 

 

As I was on vacation, sailing down the Congo river, I saw my nation freeze over.  I was too busy ******* racist Robert Crumb charactures of the natives to care, though.  The more I did this the larger my gills got and I was growing very concerned with the fact that I lost my shirt. 

 

After seeing every possible facial expression of the Green Man lurking just outside of my line of sight, I came to a stargate at the end of the river.  The Ferryman presented me with my shirt and a detailed pamphlet as to how to feed a cat I had apparently adopted on my trip.  I think there was a dead woman laying toward the back of my raft.

 

Upon returning home I found most of my people trapped in giant ice crystals.  That one Chinese boy with cat-like night vision and realistic versions of Jimbo and those other not-Nelson bullies from the Simpsons had kept warm by hiding under the carpet, though.  They were eating grass and barely until I showed them the great surplus of Science Diet cat food I had acquired on my trip. 

 

Once everyone was fed RZA showed myself and an Irish female companion I apparently had Bill Gate's evil plot to **** up America's market research data and have the country producing goods exclusively for middle class soccer moms within 5 years time.  I gave my people my word that I'd either stop this conspiracy or die trying. 

 

The only way to get to my special boat was through the personal brothel I kept in the basement.  Blackie (Twin Peaks) told me to make myself comfortable before setting sail, so I threw up in the sink multiple times.  The aforementioned Irish companion asked if I'd like some relief and I said I would.  While doing the deed she kept transforming into a much younger Japanese woman.  This bothered me, but I couldn't stop. 


Edited by driver 8 - 1/13/14 at 8:42pm
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so it appears that my cord actually did get messed up a little frown.gif. The sound cuts out of each channel if the wire is at certain angles and i cant get over the placebo effect feeling that the sound seems quieter overall (is this possible or am i making it up?)

even if I am making up the second part, the cutting out sound from moving my wire is really annoying. I'm going to look into replacing it, does anyone have any tips? It's for Sony mdr z-1000s, they're out of production now. I don't know much about cables. Do they sell something that I can just replace this one with? It can be unplugged from the headphone end as well, as my picture previously showed.

I'm going to check out that DIY cable questions thread as well as look around for someone who might be able to replace it for me.
Edited by compoopers - 1/13/14 at 10:21pm
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so it appears that my cord actually did get messed up a little frown.gif. The sound cuts out of each channel if the wire is at certain angles and i cant get over the placebo effect feeling that the sound seems quieter overall (is this possible or am i making it up?)

even if I am making up the second part, the cutting out sound from moving my wire is really annoying. I'm going to look into replacing it, does anyone have any tips? It's for Sony mdr z-1000s, they're out of production now. I don't know much about cables. Do they sell something that I can just replace this one with? It can be unplugged from the headphone end as well, as my picture previously showed.

I'm going to check out that DIY cable questions thread as well as look around for someone who might be able to replace it for me.

It looks to me like some proprietary Sony connector. Talk to your Sony dealer and ask him if there are replacement cables to be had.

 

Just a hinch, but I'm thinking that the cutting out of sound is related to the plug itself, and not the cable wire, so I'd probably start by replacing it anyway. Plugs are really, really, really cheap, and maybe there is someone in your neighbourhood or family/friend who could solder it for you, and the price would end up being a few bucks, maybe some more if you buy the guy a pizza for the soldering. Still cheaper than a new cable, and perhaps cheap enough to try it out just to make sure.

 

Have you tried wiggling it on the cable every inch to hear if there's some break in the cable? 

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Yeah, the sound cuts out when i jiggle the part of the wire that's going right into the plug. I'd say the first inch or two of it is where the problem lies. If I move it up or down, it cuts out randomly, sometimes cutting out completely, sometimes only the right channel. If I hold it at certain angles, both channels work. Still cant tell if its quieter, or if I'm just going crazy.

I wish I had connections to people who knew this stuff, but I'm only a college student and I'm not really involved in too much audio stuff aside from this forum. I'll try to do some research though, I'm in the LA area so there must be someone...

As for the proprietary nature of the cable, does that mean that other cables won't work with it? Or is that only relevant if I want to get the exact replacement cable? Knowing headphones and audio, it sounds like it'll be more expensive that it needs to be...

Also, shoot. My headphone port isn't recognizing my (shallower, smaller) IEM plug anymore. My PC doesn't recognize it as an audio device. Maybe I damaged the port, and that's why it seems quieter.
Edited by compoopers - 1/13/14 at 10:45pm
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Hmm, reading your post when you mentioned the mishap, it's also possible that the audio port on your PC is also damaged, and not just the pin. Have you tried the Z1000 on other audio devices? That could eliminate the doubt that the cable is damaged up to this point, and reveal a much harder pill to swallow...
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As for the proprietary nature of the cable, does that mean that other cables won't work with it? Or is that only relevant if I want to get the exact replacement cable? Knowing headphones and audio, it sounds like it'll be more expensive that it needs to be...

Also on this, it might not be, just the cost to pay for a new jack and asking someone to solder it for you. Like CdC/RGD (sorry...) said, just lop off the damaged end and solder the new one.
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From what i can tell, my the plug on my headphones cable is definitely damaged a little, but I think it was slightly a problem before and the recent bending exacerbated it a little. However, when connecting headphones to my phone, it still cuts out, but not as often.

Looks like the plug is damagd a little, as well as maybe the 1/2" of cable that is right behind the plug, but my computer audio port is also damaged seeing as how my IEMs do not connect to them at all (and they work fine on my phone).

I dunno if there's anything I can do about the PC port though. Good excuse to get an amp/dac maybe... lol. As for my headphones, the placebo quietness as gone away, not sure if it actually went away or if my mind stopped playing tricks on me -- ok let's be honest, it's probably the latter. But anyway, Ill look into replacing the jack. Is this the sort of thing where I look for a soldering nerd fried, or should I try the store? Urgh, I don't even know what stores are around.
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If you are a college student, then go find the electrical engineering lab and take your cable, a new 3.5 mm stereo plug and a six pack of Blue Moon with you. 15 minutes later you will leave with a new cable and no beer.
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But make sure the beer disappears after the cable is fixed for added insurance.
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Awesome! 

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