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Did you have to mod the cable to fit it?


I got the Pipeline ET4 cable early on, and I did have to do a little sanding of the barrel on the Mikros end to get it to fit into the recessed jack.  The cable is very well made.  It has a goofy directional marking to make you think that there is something special about it.  There isn't.  Copper conducts electricity exactly the same in both directions.  I sanded both ends so they fit into the Mikros jack, and it worked both ways...no directionality.  The Pipeline cable has a braided cloth like cover, so for me it was just too microphonic for portable use.  It is also pretty stiff.  Of course, now it is modded, so I can't return it...doh!  Does it provide better sound than the stock cable?  Not to my ears, but others claim a slight change compared to the stock cable....better or worse, I think the only way you will be able to judge this is to drop the ~$10 (Amazon) or ~$16 (Radio Shack) for the ET4 and see for yourself.  The Auvio cable from Radio Shack (below) is just as good to my ears.  It is a bit shorter (3 ft vs 4 ft for the ET4) so I have less issue with microphonics even though it has the braided cloth cover as well.  And, it fits in the Mikros jack without any mod.  To be honest, I bought a 3ft Belkin cable from W-Mart for $4 and it works just as well as any.  I think you will have to have very young ears (mine are not) and/or near perfect hearing (alas, mine is not) to detect a difference in most cables.  Mine were ruined by too many Who concerts in my misguided youth.


Edited by zombywoof - 3/23/14 at 5:40pm
post #4247 of 6492
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Originally Posted by DMax99 View Post

Mine is on its way wink.gif

Welcome.... When is the 2nd one arriving? wink.gif
post #4248 of 6492
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Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post
 


I got the Pipeline ET4 cable early on, and I did have to do a little sanding of the barrel on the Mikros end to get it to fit into the recessed jack.  The cable is very well made.  It has a goofy directional marking to make you think that there is something special about it.  There isn't.  Copper conducts electricity exactly the same in both directions.  I sanded both ends so they fit into the Mikros jack, and it worked both ways...no directionality.  The Pipeline cable has a braided cloth like cover, so for me it was just too microphonic for portable use.  It is also pretty stiff.  Of course, now it is modded, so I can't return it...doh!  Does it provide better sound than the stock cable?  Not to my ears, but others claim a slight change compared to the stock cable....better or worse, I think the only way you will be able to judge this is to drop the ~$10 (Amazon) or ~$16 (Radio Shack) for the ET4 and see for yourself.  The Auvio cable from Radio Shack (below) is just as good to my ears.  It is a bit shorter (3 ft vs 4 ft for the ET4) so I have less issue with microphonics even though it has the braided cloth cover as well.  And, it fits in the Mikros jack without any mod.  To be honest, I bought a 3ft Belkin cable from W-Mart for $4 and it works just as well as any.  I think you will have to have very young ears (mine are not) and/or near perfect hearing (alas, mine is not) to detect a difference in most cables.  Mine were ruined by too many Who concerts in my misguided youth.

 

Metallica, Foo Fighters, and the like haven't helped my hearing much either.  So far I've only bought 3 cables for headphones, in one case it was to replace the defective cable that came with the headphone.  The company I bought it from was rather unhelpful, and I think I remember who I bought it from, but not entirely sure, so no need to mention.  The other two was mainly to replace a cable I felt far too long for my needs, and annoyingly in the case of the HE-400, cost $83, and that's one of the cheap ones.  Pretty cable tho.

post #4249 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

Welcome.... When is the 2nd one arriving? wink.gif

That depends on when I can find another one that's cheap enough.... Lol
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post
 

 

Metallica, Foo Fighters, and the like haven't helped my hearing much either.  So far I've only bought 3 cables for headphones, in one case it was to replace the defective cable that came with the headphone.  The company I bought it from was rather unhelpful, and I think I remember who I bought it from, but not entirely sure, so no need to mention.  The other two was mainly to replace a cable I felt far too long for my needs, and annoyingly in the case of the HE-400, cost $83, and that's one of the cheap ones.  Pretty cable tho.


Different times and different bands, but the same results, unfortunately.  Not sure if I had to do it over if I would have done it differently, though.  Know what I mean?

Actually, I find the stock Mikros cable OK, but I don't have a need for the inline controls so I prefer to use a cable without them.

post #4251 of 6492
Here is a cable from Meelectronics that has a volume slider which personally I am not a fan of but still looks like it would work OK. I have the cable here as I bought my wife the Meelectronic Atlas so will test it out. It is a good price if it works OK.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MEElectronics-3-5mm-Replacement-Headset-Cable-with-In-Line-Mic-Remote-control-/141021626502?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item20d58b4086#ht_3336wt_1357, here is from Meelectronics directly, http://www.meelec.com/category_s/448.htm.
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Here is a cable from Meelectronics that has a volume slider which personally I am not a fan of but still looks like it would work OK. I have the cable here as I bought my wife the Meelectronic Atlas so will test it out. It is a good price if it works OK.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MEElectronics-3-5mm-Replacement-Headset-Cable-with-In-Line-Mic-Remote-control-/141021626502?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item20d58b4086#ht_3336wt_1357, here is from Meelectronics directly, http://www.meelec.com/category_s/448.htm.


Curious to know how this cable works with the Mikros.

post #4253 of 6492

One thing about my modded 90's that bugs all of my other headphones is how friggin' resolving and airy they are. The 90's can make my other headphones sound almost veiled in comparison, and they don't like that very much lol. The 90's are so detailed and resolving that they are hypnotizing. No wonder I'm a certified hoarder now :)

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papaburd has a stash of 6?

 

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papaburd has a stash of 6?

 


^ So do i .......

.... 6xcee!!!

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Dats really me btw. :ph34r:

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Dats really me btw.

 

 

 

More likely...

post #4257 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

Thanks zomby...will check tat out;)
Was listening to some oldddd Stylistics song.".betcha by golly wow"
Memories mannnn..on daysgoneby..sobsob


Taking out my bigcans for a clean up ..n a spin,
Just for old time sake...hehe.

Recently heard the skullcandy Navigators on my Sansa clip+.....
I tot the bass goes down quite low, n tight.
Sounded like a P3 on my brief audition,
If its 30bucks I am gonna snag one.

I actually found the midbass huge making the mids very recessed only vocals were forward that makes sense. Treble had a very quick roll off. Making it rather dark sounding despite the mid bass boost

Aestheically and in terms of comfort (the pads feel very nice) lightweight. their great!

Are the pads similar on the mikros
post #4258 of 6492

Its terribly terribly harrrrd to replicate the soundstage/flavor projected by the woodcups of the D7000...

and not that the Mikros should, or ever be expected to do that. 

Not competitors, they are happy neighbours :P

 

(pic snatched from the net..:P )

post #4259 of 6492
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I actually found the midbass huge making the mids very recessed only vocals were forward that makes sense. Treble had a very quick roll off. Making it rather dark sounding despite the mid bass boost

Aestheically and in terms of comfort (the pads feel very nice) lightweight. their great!

Are the pads similar on the mikros

U can start writing reviews...keen listening notes. :P

 

Guessing from memory, the navigatorpads wont fit...looks smaller..n of an odd triangular shape.

post #4260 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

U can start writing reviews...keen listening notes. :P

Guessing from memory, the navigatorpads wont fit...looks smaller..n of an odd triangular shape.

Haha i would like to but not sure where to post.

Oh i meant in terms of comfort and isolation? Are they similar to the mikros? I got my brother a pair of the navigators for xmas so thats how i noe
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