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post #31 of 51
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Originally Posted by Audio-Phile View Post

Agreed 100%  It's more about what you can hear than what you can measure, to a degree. But I digress....


What I am about to write almost makes me sick, in fact I'm having a hard time even typing it.  But the TF10s have become fatally injured.  I left them sitting on the front seat of my car while I went in the house to finish getting ready for a trip.  When I came back out, they were, of course in the same place.  Went to the gas station, and after I had finished up, went to pick them up to roll them up better.  That's when I noticed it...the left side enclosure was bent at a 45 degree angle to the pin-out on the cable.  I was shocked.  Like an idiot, I tried to slowly bend it back slightly, so I could pull it out at a straighter angle.  Well, the rear pin wasn't having it.  Snapped right away.  Front one stayed, and was able to pull it out.  But needless to say, what was at the time, a 4 day old cable and the left Triple.Fi are ruined.  So, looks I need to figure out where to go from here.  The pin is protruding just enough to make pulling it out possible, but so far I haven't been able to grip it, and it seems to have slipped farther in.  The cable I'm sure I can send in and have repaired.  But I'm really worried about the IEM...not sure what to do about it.  Definitely one of the most frustrating things that's happened in a while. Back to the iPhone earbuds...again....

 

Reshell time, join the dark side of customs. beerchug.gif

post #32 of 51
Ive used pure siver and now have a spc occ cable for my shure se530 and noticed that pure silver seems to give a more bright sound while the spc occ seems to give the brightness of the pure silver while still retaining a greater dynamic sound to the lows. Which is a signature of the copper.

Imo the spc occ is the best of both worlds...prettty happy with my spc occ cable.
post #33 of 51

Hearing is believing. I used to not believe the cable stuff but I do now. My belief came after I tried two different lod cables for my amp. The pure silver one just sounds more clean and airy with better separations for the instruments. I really love the pure silver sound and it makes all my music sound more fantastic.

post #34 of 51
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Reshell time, join the dark side of customs. beerchug.gif

Haha.  If I wasn't so low on funds at the moment I would be already doing that.  But not yet.  Hopefully this will be an easy repair, and then I'll be back in business.  But that is the long term plan...if I don't get distracted by some Hifimans or God forbid, a set of Qualias in the future rolleyes.gif

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Ive used pure siver and now have a spc occ cable for my shure se530 and noticed that pure silver seems to give a more bright sound while the spc occ seems to give the brightness of the pure silver while still retaining a greater dynamic sound to the lows. Which is a signature of the copper.

Imo the spc occ is the best of both worlds...prettty happy with my spc occ cable.

Yeah honestly that's about what I thought it would be like, and that's why I chose to go the way I did.  I feel that the lows were retained nicely with the SPC, but the airy-ness of the highs is also very nice.  Overall, for all of the, like, 20 hours I got on them, I have loved it so far.

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Hearing is believing. I used to not believe the cable stuff but I do now. My belief came after I tried two different lod cables for my amp. The pure silver one just sounds more clean and airy with better separations for the instruments. I really love the pure silver sound and it makes all my music sound more fantastic.

Yeah makes sense.  I have always been a believer, but it's solidified now that I have first-hand experience.  I would like to try pure silver sometime, if I had something that was already bass-heavy. 

post #35 of 51

Dang I was looking forward to this review like 2 weeks in the making and then suddenly your IEM's die. You gotta re-shell 'em bro!


But yes, thank you for the kind words and we really enjoy working with our fellow audiophiles making these. Hopefully your situation looks up, we'd be glad to extract the pin and help you out if it was possible.

post #36 of 51
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

Dang I was looking forward to this review like 2 weeks in the making and then suddenly your IEM's die. You gotta re-shell 'em bro!


But yes, thank you for the kind words and we really enjoy working with our fellow audiophiles making these. Hopefully your situation looks up, we'd be glad to extract the pin and help you out if it was possible.

Wow I should have looked at this sooner!  Haha.  Yeah you're telling me....I can imagine that not everyone has access to the original Super Audio CD player and a nice preamp, all hooked up to power conditioning over premium cables to test out a pair of IEMs haha.  I was so excited, and then this happened...I was devastated.  Chris, I would love to see if you could do anything about this. Cable definitely needs a new set of pins on the left side, I'm going to try a trick someone informed me of to get the pin out, but if that doesn't work out, I'd definitely be willing to let you have  a crack at it.  It's already been a week, I can't take this much longer haha.  Let me know what I should do, because I really want to get these back!  Thanks. 

post #37 of 51
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Wow I should have looked at this sooner!  Haha.  Yeah you're telling me....I can imagine that not everyone has access to the original Super Audio CD player and a nice preamp, all hooked up to power conditioning over premium cables to test out a pair of IEMs haha.  I was so excited, and then this happened...I was devastated.  Chris, I would love to see if you could do anything about this. Cable definitely needs a new set of pins on the left side, I'm going to try a trick someone informed me of to get the pin out, but if that doesn't work out, I'd definitely be willing to let you have  a crack at it.  It's already been a week, I can't take this much longer haha.  Let me know what I should do, because I really want to get these back!  Thanks. 

 

E-mail Ted. If there are any back-end costs, I feel so bad for you I will cover them out of my own pocket. Keep in touch, this situation is probably rectifiable honestly.

post #38 of 51
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Thank you so much.  You guys have been great from the beginning.  Going back and forth with Ted right now trying to figure this pin out. Hopefully one way or another it will get out of there.  Never have I felt more stupid in my life haha.  Looks like at the very least I'll be sending the cable in ASAP.  If I can't get the pin out...then maybe that too.

post #39 of 51

I recently bought a plussound SPC cable for my lcd 2s and the improvement to the sonics is not subtle, comparisons with the stock cable have solidified this. I didn't expect the sound to get much smoother, while digging out even more detail...its ridiculous. I recommend you go with plusssound exo series, you won't be dissapointed

 

EDIT: and the cables are pretty inexpensive at $115 for 4 feet of 7N UP-OCC silver-plated copper


Edited by Ampeezy - 4/4/13 at 4:48pm
post #40 of 51

Hi,

does anyone know what's the handling time from chris? 

My order was placed 12 days already, no shipping notice email, sent chris email, no response. Should I file a paypal dispute? 

post #41 of 51
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Originally Posted by ericlin0122 View Post

Hi,

does anyone know what's the handling time from chris? 

My order was placed 12 days already, no shipping notice email, sent chris email, no response. Should I file a paypal dispute? 

 

I'm right here bud, on the checkout e-mail you'll see that I have a 1-2 week handling time. These are custom handmade cables and while I apologize that youre on the longer end of the wait time, you will get a perfectly functioning cable when they are sent out. If you have any further inquiries feel free to shoot me a PM/E-mail.

post #42 of 51
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Originally Posted by ericlin0122 View Post

Hi,

does anyone know what's the handling time from chris? 

My order was placed 12 days already, no shipping notice email, sent chris email, no response. Should I file a paypal dispute? 

hi eric,i just finished your cable this morning and heading to post now.

thx ted

post #43 of 51
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

I'm right here bud, on the checkout e-mail you'll see that I have a 1-2 week handling time. These are custom handmade cables and while I apologize that youre on the longer end of the wait time, you will get a perfectly functioning cable when they are sent out. If you have any further inquiries feel free to shoot me a PM/E-mail.

As a customer initially of Chris Himself I want people to be aware that Chris Himself does not manufacture the cables he sales, for the most part Ted Allan at Headphone is the manufacturer and has been so for the last four years. Nothing against Chris but personally I prefer to deal directly with the manufacturer which is Ted. Also, after the intial sale, during which Chris was more than responsive, i was never able to get any follow up email response from Chris. Finally Ted is a great gentleman to deal with and a hell of a craftsman.

To answer your question, briefly, SPC cables will increase the clarity as well as the PRaT. Some suggest that SPC or pure silver makes it brighter but I disagree they simply bring more clarity which some interpret at brightness.
post #44 of 51

I also got a cable from Ted, service could not have been better.

post #45 of 51

I wanted to comment on a few things.

 

First of all, the quality of these cables are worth the price alone. They are beautiful. I also did notice an increase in clarity, that at first (before the burn-in) they seemed more bright then I was expecting. But after using them more, they have opened up.

 

I've had a long history with these guys, and for the most part it's been great. However after getting my TF10's reshelled, I had the SilverRay cable and CIEM for about a month before the connectors broke off in the socket. Ted commented to the effect that this had been my fault or I was reckless them. I have had many issues with cables, but I have never broken tips in the 3-4 years I've had them.

 

Let's be honest, the design of the TF10 connectors are terrible. The whole cable is supported by two small prongs on each side. Just terrible. Chris has graciously offered to help with pulling the prongs out for you Audio-Phile. But it was suggested that I attempt to remove them myself, I am not skilled in any of this stuff however. So this didn't really instill confidence in Ted customer service skills. I asked Ted for any advice or options I might have to prevent this from happening again, but he only suggested keeping them in a better case. And yet, I really don't like those TF10 connectors. I then decided to contact my CIEM sheller to see if he could offer and options or help with the prongs. And he was willing to reshell and refit the CIEM's, since the one of buds was not a prefect fit. In addition to the reshell, I also opted for the Shure/UE900 MMCX(sp?) connector type. A move I highly suggest when reshelling TF10's. Ted was then willing to swap the tips for the Shure style MMCX connectors for free. So over all I am very satisfied. Ted had come through in the in customer service department.

 

Long story, short. I would have preferred to have worked with Chris_himself himself (haha), but in the end I got the service and the quality workmanship that I expect from two young, down to earth and highly talented experts. I will definitely suggest them to friends and continue to do business with them. Oh and swap out that horribly designed TF10 connector for the MMCX!

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