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post #676 of 694
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Originally Posted by lesp4ul View Post
 

I placed an order since june 16, but still no update or tracking...

I got my tracking number..

post #677 of 694
No prob i got mine yesterday, thanks.
post #678 of 694
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No prob i got mine yesterday, thanks.


Tracking number or item? :)

 

Mine hasn't arrived in my country yet..

post #679 of 694
Tracking haha, still on outward departure state.
post #680 of 694

Picked mine out at the post office yesterday. Haven't had enough time with them to give a proper verdict yet, but OOTB they are very very promising.. :)

post #681 of 694
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Originally Posted by anticute View Post
 

Picked mine out at the post office yesterday. Haven't had enough time with them to give a proper verdict yet, but OOTB they are very very promising.. :)

Well, I live in ****ty bureaucrat country, my somic arrived in airport at 4th july, but it kept in customs with "Processing document by Customs" status for forever, why $36 item took so long :(

post #682 of 694
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Originally Posted by lesp4ul View Post
 

Well, I live in ****ty bureaucrat country, my somic arrived in airport at 4th july, but it kept in customs with "Processing document by Customs" status for forever, why $36 item took so long :(


Sorry to hear that.. The postal service in my country is pretty ***ty too, but I suppose I had a bit of luck with the Somic.

 

Hope you'll get it soon, I'm looking forward to your impressions!

post #683 of 694

Hi everyone, I recently purchased the Indian variant of these cans iBall Jaron 5. I bought them for INR 1,200 which translates to about $18 USD. I figured it would a fun experiment. I will not go in depth about what has already been repeated many times in this thread. The build quality is very good for this price & they sound decent. I normally do not write reviews but a recent mod has transformed this headphone completely & this has warranted be share this with the community. YMMV however. 

 

I use this primarily with my office PC. I do not want to use expensive headphones in office due to fear of them getting stolen. Anyway I had decided to cut the cable length to a manageable 1 meter & terminate with a Radioshack "no solder" 3.5 mm male plug. I had one of these laying around , got them from USA when I migrated here last year. Anyway after installing the new plug I was very pleasantly surprised. I will break it down in simple points in absolutely layman terms. 

 

All stock:

Focused sound, highs merely OK, heavy bass where at times certain drums sounded muddy(?), forward & clear vocals & OK sound stage. 

 

Radioshack 3.5 mm plug mod:

WIDE sound stage, gone is the bass hump, sounds very flat all over the freq range, highs are now amazing, mids are same as before & NO MATTER THE MUSIC , NO MUDDINESS! I can confidently say now the sound is detailed & balanced. Bass is now clear, go listen to Billie Jean & you can how hear the bass violin notes. Oh and everything is present, nothing seems missing. 

 

Its like a completely different headphone. 

 

Some pics for your viewing pleasure. 

 

 

 

post #684 of 694
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Originally Posted by arshish b View Post
 

Hi everyone, I recently purchased the Indian variant of these cans iBall Jaron 5. I bought them for INR 1,200 which translates to about $18 USD. I figured it would a fun experiment. I will not go in depth about what has already been repeated many times in this thread. The build quality is very good for this price & they sound decent. I normally do not write reviews but a recent mod has transformed this headphone completely & this has warranted be share this with the community. YMMV however. 

 

I use this primarily with my office PC. I do not want to use expensive headphones in office due to fear of them getting stolen. Anyway I had decided to cut the cable length to a manageable 1 meter & terminate with a Radioshack "no solder" 3.5 mm male plug. I had one of these laying around , got them from USA when I migrated here last year. Anyway after installing the new plug I was very pleasantly surprised. I will break it down in simple points in absolutely layman terms. 

 

All stock:

Focused sound, highs merely OK, heavy bass where at times certain drums sounded muddy(?), forward & clear vocals & OK sound stage. 

 

Radioshack 3.5 mm plug mod:

WIDE sound stage, gone is the bass hump, sounds very flat all over the freq range, highs are now amazing, mids are same as before & NO MATTER THE MUSIC , NO MUDDINESS! I can confidently say now the sound is detailed & balanced. Bass is now clear, go listen to Billie Jean & you can how hear the bass violin notes. Oh and everything is present, nothing seems missing. 

 

Its like a completely different headphone. 

 

Some pics for your viewing pleasure. 

 

 

 

Interesting! So what you are saying is basically that either the cable or the plug is s***? :)

 

I was thinking about shortening mine as well, too much cable to drag around. Might be worth changing the entire cable? 

post #685 of 694
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Originally Posted by anticute View Post
 

Interesting! So what you are saying is basically that either the cable or the plug is s***? :)

 

I was thinking about shortening mine as well, too much cable to drag around. Might be worth changing the entire cable? 

Its probably the plug. Since I am still using the stock cable. I considered changing the cable outright just for the fun of it but I wasn't upto soldering both cans since this will require a cable that splits into 2. 

 

The stock cable is interesting, in the sense that the individual conductors are not insulated. I will share a pic later. Just so you know, the thickness of the cable is a complete hoax, 90% of the cable is thick, crappy & stiff rubber insulation. I would think a decent cable with shielding, individually insulated conductors would work even better. 

post #686 of 694

Here is a pic if the wire cutout with the individual conductors. You can see the cable is 

 

thick when the conductors themselves are very thin. They also appear to be thready rather than metallic?  

 

post #687 of 694
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Originally Posted by arshish b View Post
 

Here is a pic if the wire cutout with the individual conductors. You can see the cable is 

 

thick when the conductors themselves are very thin. They also appear to be thready rather than metallic?  

 

That does look a bit sketchy indeed.. :)

post #688 of 694
Thread Starter 
FWIW I don't think these phones need thicker conductors than what's shown here. We're not talking about some super-low-impedance multi-BA CIEMs here, any resistance in the cable would have negligible effect on the sound given the nature of the headphone drivers.
post #689 of 694
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

FWIW I don't think these phones need thicker conductors than what's shown here. We're not talking about some super-low-impedance multi-BA CIEMs here, any resistance in the cable would have negligible effect on the sound given the nature of the headphone drivers.


Yeah, probably. Sound improvements should come from fixing something that's broken, in that case. If the jack is super bad, or something. I'm soldering some other stuff soon (X7i jack fell off, waiting for 4 pole jacks), so I might change this jack and maybe shorten the cable as well while I'm at it..


Edited by anticute - 8/22/16 at 12:28am
post #690 of 694

Here's the color code for the MH463 stock cable:

 

Blue = Tip

Red/Green = Ring

Solid Green+Gold = Sleeve

 

Since the cable is dual entry, it carries 4 leads, thus makes it possible to turn the MH463 into a balanced pair of headphones. All that needs to be done is to take apart one of the cups to find out which of the leads, solid green or gold, is connected to which cup, left or right, to solder them to the correct negative pole on a 4 pole XLR or 2.5 TRRS plugs.

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