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With the name calling aside. DefQon if you truly want to hear high end in the portable segment give the 1Plus2 a try sometime. :).

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really enjoy my fitears with these rigs:

 

 

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With the name calling aside. DefQon if you truly want to hear high end in the portable segment give the 1Plus2 a try sometime. :).

Maybe sometime or someday when I want to go back into portable audio, losing my ES5's a long while ago pretty much made me lose my appetite for small and portable audio.

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Which ones now is your favourite VE stage 2 pr 3 pr 4 ?
My favourite is VE Stage 4

 

Sorry guys, been very busy.

I like the 2 and 3 the most. :)
 

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Nice pictures H20. I miss my black Studio V ;).


Thanks Lee. :)

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

Maybe sometime or someday when I want to go back into portable audio, losing my ES5's a long while ago pretty much made me lose my appetite for small and portable audio.


That sucks. I'd just die loosing my SE5s.... Then again I'd never use my CIEMs while in public for safety reasons. But a universal is another matter.

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I'm unsure of the Translucent stuff but yet again I don't follow portable audio stuff.

I'm not contradicting myself at all because you thought that cable was completely gold because it has gold coloured braiding or shielding, think for a second if that was completely gold, stop think and think again and then read your post and then read mine. Either you didn't know that was gold coloured braiding/shielding or you're just plain stupid to think that it is indeed pure carat GOLD as cabling, no offence.

Well, considering that this is Head-Fi, and there ARE pure gold cables available, which will obviously cost in the thousands; I don't think you're in a position to call anyone stupid over that fact. smily_headphones1.gif

What I'm getting at, is that on Head-Fi (where people are willing to spend an excessive amount of cash on any sort of audio gear. For example, you and your Crystal Piccolino), a guess for a pure gold cable isn't that far off.

If soneone is willing to spend $500+ on a 12-15cm interconnect, what makes you think they wouldn't go the extra mile for some fancy $1000+ cable?
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Well, considering that this is Head-Fi, and there ARE pure gold cables available, which will obviously cost in the thousands; I don't think you're in a position to call anyone stupid over that fact. smily_headphones1.gif

What I'm getting at, is that on Head-Fi (where people are willing to spend an excessive amount of cash on any sort of audio gear. For example, you and your Crystal Piccolino), a guess for a pure gold cable isn't that far off.

If soneone is willing to spend $500+ on a 12-15cm interconnect, what makes you think they wouldn't go the extra mile for some fancy $1000+ cable?

Where? Please point it out to me, considering the electrical and conductivity properties of gold pretty poor compared to even the likes of el-cheapo copper and pure silver, I'd like a factual evidence of a company using such alloy completely as a cable not micro-fibre strands or small % of mixed compositions with silver and such (Gabriel cables is not the answer). You haven't established any evidence so to speak so it is not fact. There is a difference between assumption of opinion to fact.

 

FYI, Crystal Piccolino is not a pure gold cable no where near it, similar to what Frank uses with one of his TOTL cables with mixed gold compounds, it is a Pure silver cable with less than 3-5%(analogy speaking) of gold compounds that supposedly fills in the gaps of the metallurgic properties of silver and provides exceptional detail while offering good bass (regurgitated manufacturers marketing perspective). Obviously you have not seen what the cable looks like to form the assumption of "a guess for a pure gold cable isn't that far off". 

 

And yes I know this is head-fi, the home of the hype and the clueless.


Edited by DefQon - 11/3/13 at 1:40am
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Where? Please point it out to me, considering the electrical and conductivity properties of gold pretty poor compared to even the likes of el-cheapo copper and pure silver, I'd like a factual evidence of a company using such alloy completely as a cable not micro-fibre strands or small % of mixed compositions with silver and such (Gabriel cables is not the answer). You haven't established any evidence so to speak so it is not fact. There is a difference between assumption of opinion to fact.

 

FYI, Crystal Piccolino is not a pure gold cable no where near it, similar to what Frank uses with one of his TOTL cables with mixed gold compounds, it is a Pure silver cable with less than 3-5%(analogy speaking) of gold compounds that supposedly fills in the gaps of the metallurgic properties of silver and provides exceptional detail while offering good bass (regurgitated manufacturers marketing perspective). Obviously you have not seen what the cable looks like to form the assumption of "a guess for a pure gold cable isn't that far off". 

 

And yes I know this is head-fi, the home of the hype and the clueless.

Sure, you can go ask cable-makers, such as AudioMinor, who have cables that are of pure gold. I've been told (by him) he has LODs made of pure gold, but obviously not for sale due to the possible, lower conductivity rate when compared to copper/silver. 

 

I am aware that Crystal Piccolinos are not pure gold cables, but they are silver cables with the addition of a small percentage of gold. You've missed my point where that was just an example of mine to say that people are willing to spend hundreds, if not thousands on a cable for their audio gear, in which will only make a tiny difference to the sound quality. I, myself, see a difference in sound when using different transition metals that a cable might comprise of, but not enough to justify the price difference. In saying so, we shall leave the sound differences for the boys/girls in the sound science threads to discuss. 

 

If you had taken notice, I did not say a cable of pure gold with a sky-high price tag, would be a cable that was made to sound better - merely, just for the looks and the boasting ability to say, "I paid in the four-digits on a cable that makes me look rich". 

 

And I'm going to make an assumption, and say that the term, "clueless", in your last line, was in reference to me. I'm not that clueless to not see that. ;)

 

Maybe that little description under your name tag is really true. :p 

 

You're missing the point, pal. Because if anyone is clueless, it might just be you.


Edited by SkyBleu - 11/3/13 at 1:14am
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Where? Please point it out to me, considering the electrical and conductivity properties of gold pretty poor compared to even the likes of el-cheapo copper and pure silver, I'd like a factual evidence of a company using such alloy completely as a cable not micro-fibre strands or small % of mixed compositions with silver and such (Gabriel cables is not the answer). You haven't established any evidence so to speak so it is not fact. There is a difference between assumption of opinion to fact.

FYI, Crystal Piccolino is not a pure gold cable no where near it, similar to what Frank uses with one of his TOTL cables with mixed gold compounds, it is a Pure silver cable with less than 3-5%(analogy speaking) of gold compounds that supposedly fills in the gaps of the metallurgic properties of silver and provides exceptional detail while offering good bass (regurgitated manufacturers marketing perspective). Obviously you have not seen what the cable looks like to form the assumption of "a guess for a pure gold cable isn't that far off". 

And yes I know this is head-fi, the home of the hype and the clueless.

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I have not heard or seen cables that use a complete gold stranded wire but there are companies out there that use some % of gold particles meshed in with pure silver cables. I myself have some Crystal Piccolino and Piccolo cables and these have gold in them, very expensive aftermarket cable and imho the best available for headphones.

There are absolutely cable makers offering pure gold. I'm not saying it's a good idea, just maybe check the name calling and know it all attitude if you don't have the facts.

Here's an example from Qables, 900+ euros for an iPod dock..yes ridiculous

http://www.qables.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=105_117&zenid=b2e4d507db91bfacf472016893c9beac
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post
 

Sure, you can go ask cable-makers, such as AudioMinor, who have cables that are of pure gold. I've been told (by him) he has LODs made of pure gold, but obviously not for sale due to the possible, lower conductivity rate when compared to copper/silver. 

 

I am aware that Crystal Piccolinos are not pure gold cables, but they are silver cables with the addition of a small percentage of gold. You've missed my point where that was just an example of mine to say that people are willing to spend hundreds, if not thousands on a cable for their audio gear, in which will only make a tiny difference to the sound quality. I, myself, see a difference in sound when using different transition metals that a cable might comprise of, but not enough to justify the price difference. In saying so, we shall leave the sound differences for the boys/girls in the sound science threads to discuss. 

 

If you had taken notice, I did not say a cable of pure gold with a sky-high price tag, would be a cable that was made to sound better - merely, just for the looks and the boasting ability to say, "I paid in the four-digits on a cable that makes me look rich". 

 

And I'm going to make an assumption, and say that the term, "clueless", in your last line, was in reference to me. I'm not that clueless to not see that. ;) 

Trust me I have inquired quite a few including Neotech which are the primary cable manufacturer for a lot of "audio cable companies" heck I even used a few gold chains for shiggles a while back. 

 

As with my Crystal Piccolino I only have it because I was completely clueless back then and believed that cable makes a big difference and given the price I purchased my spool for off another diy'er on another place I would never sell it given how low per ft price it is at even compared to Gabbi's of Crystal Cables, that probably explains why they aren't selling it to individuals no more unless you're after a few hundred ft worths or have a cable company.

 

But what really struck me was did you really not see that guys cables having a gold coloured shielding or braid? Like really pure gold? And no clueless wasn't implied to your direction but especially to that of some of the threads in other sub-forums with posted nonsense.

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Trust me I have inquired quite a few including Neotech which are the primary cable manufacturer for a lot of "audio cable companies" heck I even used a few gold chains for shiggles a while back. 

 

As with my Crystal Piccolino I only have it because I was completely clueless back then and believed that cable makes a big difference and given the price I purchased my spool for off another diy'er on another place I would never sell it given how low per ft price it is at even compared to Gabbi's of Crystal Cables, that probably explains why they aren't selling it to individuals no more unless you're after a few hundred ft worths or have a cable company.

 

But what really struck me was did you really not see that guys cables having a gold coloured shielding or braid? Like really pure gold? And no clueless wasn't implied to your direction but especially to that of some of the threads in other sub-forums with posted nonsense.

 

DefQon would you be willing to sell me a piccolino LOD? ;).

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

Trust me I have inquired quite a few including Neotech which are the primary cable manufacturer for a lot of "audio cable companies" heck I even used a few gold chains for shiggles a while back. 

 

As with my Crystal Piccolino I only have it because I was completely clueless back then and believed that cable makes a big difference and given the price I purchased my spool for off another diy'er on another place I would never sell it given how low per ft price it is at even compared to Gabbi's of Crystal Cables, that probably explains why they aren't selling it to individuals no more unless you're after a few hundred ft worths or have a cable company.

 

But what really struck me was did you really not see that guys cables having a gold coloured shielding or braid? Like really pure gold? And no clueless wasn't implied to your direction but especially to that of some of the threads in other sub-forums with posted nonsense.

Lol.

 

And what really struck me was that you didn't pick up on the simply, sarcastic rhetorical question.  Oh wait. My bad. I forgot sarcasm doesn't exist online. Looks like we were both just as clueless as each other. Now let's have this thread get back on track, shall we?:)

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There are absolutely cable makers offering pure gold. I'm not saying it's a good idea, just maybe check the name calling and know it all attitude if you don't have the facts.

Here's an example from Qables, 900+ euros for an iPod dock..yes ridiculous

http://www.qables.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=105_117&zenid=b2e4d507db91bfacf472016893c9beac

I'm already aware of them but for crying out loud read the post before posting nonsense. Do I need to break it down in layman's terms. 

 

Find me a pure gold cable, not 15cm LOD's or mini IC's but full length interconnects this is what the original argument between me and sky-bleu was about. He thought this post http://www.head-fi.org/t/633511/pictures-of-your-portable-rig-part-xvi/7830#post_9944847 was pure gold, like really pure gold on a TF10 used in the public?? REALLY BRO?

 
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DefQon would you be willing to sell me a piccolino LOD? ;).

Sorry bro, don't sell small bits and pieces that leaves me uneven lengths, either 5ft or none. Speaking of LODs I need to make one for my iPod nano setup. 

 

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Lol.

 

And what really struck me was that you didn't pick up on the simply, sarcastic rhetorical question.  Oh wait. My bad. I forgot sarcasm doesn't exist online. Looks like we were both just as clueless as each other. Now let's have this thread get back on track, shall we?:)

 

You're not doing a good job at it. :rolleyes: 

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Great case for an explosion of sound....:D

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