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post #451 of 722
I want to upgrade my RDB+ v1 cable, I just can't bring myself to spend that much, even though I know it'll be worth it. Still, I'm very happy with the results of my current SPC cable. I just know I can unleash them further by upgrading to a thicker gauge. RDB+ v1 are certainly the best I have in my collection, they were a good long term investment I must say.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 4/27/13 at 2:11am
post #452 of 722
I went with CH cables (or Headphone Lounge as they prefer I think ;-)). Ted Allen made me 2xcables, pure silver OCC for the 2v1, whilst the silver/gold for the v1. To be honest I couldn't be happier. At least in my limited experience, these were the first sub $300 cables that had proven their worth.

Toxic & DHC seem to be very popular & quite good value for money too but I'm somewhat too impatient for a 12-16 week wait for cables.
post #453 of 722
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Anak, what are your impressions between v1 and v2? i am all curious to hear about it.
Presumably you mean v1 & 2v1? IMHO, they're quite different. Back in Feb I suggested to Charles that one should have a completely different name altogether as one isn't a successor to the other. The 2v1 is as per my review, whilst the v1 is more fun rather than "accurate monitoring" based (to my ears).
post #454 of 722
I've been thinking about one of Chris's cables actually, I was speaking to him a few days ago lining up some prices and such. Also, Charles seem pretty keen to sell me one too. tongue.gif
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Anak, the same i heard from Charles, v2 being more neutral monitor like sounding and v1 having more fun & punch to them. i just wanted to have your opinion on the issue. thanks for confirming.

 

also would you please post photos of cables you talk here? i am curious if i have to order one. right now i am using 8 braid OFC from Rhapsodio and find it pretty nice sounding but i am curious what silver gold cable can do to v1. the only thing which worries me is my wife because if she reads this she will call me an ambulance etysmile.gif

 

ahm, errrrrr......... my wallet looks at me angrily all over again L3000.gif

post #456 of 722

can anyone comment on how the DD used by Rhapsodio compare agaist EX-1000?

post #457 of 722
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. the only thing which worries me is my wife because if she reads this she will call me an ambulance etysmile.gif

Maybe you can compensate and give her something in return? A silver plated kettle cable maybe? wink.gif
post #458 of 722

H20, you know she politely refuses a Chopard watch with diamonds ... guess she suspects me in offering this on malicious purpose :-D

 

but she is more pragmatic person than i and the best money keeper i could have met. if she would be a private banker i would give her all my cash without slightest worry... but here comes the flop side of a coin.... she believes my passion for music and gear is sometimes overly too much despite i still have a modest sub 20K front end system :-D)))

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H20, you know she politely refuses a Chopard watch with diamonds ... guess she suspects me in offering this on malicious purpose :-D

but she is more pragmatic person than i and the best money keeper i could have met. if she would be a private banker i would give her all my cash without slightest worry... but here comes the flop side of a coin.... she believes my passion for music and gear is sometimes overly too much despite i still have a modest sub 20K front end system :-D)))

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post #460 of 722
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Presumably you mean v1 & 2v1? IMHO, they're quite different. Back in Feb I suggested to Charles that one should have a completely different name altogether as one isn't a successor to the other. The 2v1 is as per my review, whilst the v1 is more fun rather than "accurate monitoring" based (to my ears).


I agree, they really should have more unique naming so it's not so confusing. I had been tempted to try one a little while back but I was confused by the naming, I wasn't sure which was which and which would be better for my tastes so I procrastinated thinking I'd figure it out from further posts. Then the prices went up and I still haven't figured anything out about which would be best for me so my attention has been drawn elsewhere. I still read the thread to try and figure it out albeit more out of curiosity now because the price increase dampened my interest considerably.

post #461 of 722
Getting a little Rhapsodio amp tour going. If you're interested and are in the USA, check out this thread and shoot me a pm: http://www.head-fi.org/t/661881/rhapsodio-shozy-px-m1-portable-amp-tour#post_9394887
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I guess it's going to kinda difficult to compare between the R^2 with the 1Plus2 but if possible (I'm not familiar with the R^2), can he try with the same cable on both IEMs?

Yesterday I met up with a friend who tried the 1Plus2 & RDB+ v1. Using the same cable & same tips, therefore the difference being only the IEM, two start to sound very close. This puts the RDB+ v1 to be very good value for money. But it also shows that 1Plus2's magic isn't solely in the IEM but a fair amount of credit needs to be given to the cable too.

I would but the R^2 use a MMCX connector and even though i think you can get adapters i do not have any. I had problems with the stock cable so i am using their pure silver mix mono crystal copper one upgrade cable.

 

It would be great to do a test that fair but i will have to do with cables being a variable. One this is for sure the R^2 is a phone i am falling in love with as did many others at the meet saturday!

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It looks like Rhapsodio is changing the design of the RDB+ v1 a little. Moving the bass port from the faceplate next to the pin socket like the RDB+ 2v1. I wonder if they'll reduce the size of the shell too? I hope they do.

post #464 of 722
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

It looks like Rhapsodio is changing the design of the RDB+ v1 a little. Moving the bass port from the faceplate next to the pin socket like the RDB+ 2v1. I wonder if they'll reduce the size of the shell too? I hope they do.

they said same body size in the comments.
how's the wind noise v1 vs v2 btw?
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they said same body size in the comments.
how's the wind noise v1 vs v2 btw?

 

Yep. That was me asking on FB. Saw their response.

 

I've loaned my 2v1 to Musica Acoustics for about 3 weeks now (and I hadn't used the 2v1 since March) so my memory seem to think the about the same, leaning towards the 2v1 as a little more susceptible. Having said that the wind noise experience on both models occurred on different days in the same place so conditions weren't exactly the same.

 

I'll get my 2v1 back after this weekend's Fujiya event. I should be able to do a side-by-side comparison after that.

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