My V-moda cable arrived today. No audible difference but it's definitely thinner, lighter and shorter.. I guess it is less glitchy than the stock and is better at maintaining connection
That's clever, even witty. (Or the v1 and v2 could be renamed Z1 and Z2?)
I gave advice to Zach to develop the upgraded jack. The whole point was to provide a more robust connector that allowed for larger gauge wire such as the Mogami he sells. The T50S are current hungry phones that really sound best with a powerful amp and large gauge wire to deliver that power. I have both a Mogami cable and a silver plated/copper one that I think really helps these headphones to sound their best. If you decide to make a cable yourself my experience is the Switchcraft right angle plug mates best with the jack upgrade. satwilson
To get the best out of them, they need a good source and a powerful amp.
I think there are better option for heaphones with just a iPod than the ZMF.
Finally received the Starlight Amp it had been stuck at my neighbours for just over a week while they were on holiday :(.
Running it on Low output resistance which gives around 500mW at 50Ohm's. I'll be changing the output opamps for quad NJM4556's which should give about 1000mW at 50Ohm.
Initial impressions with the new amp are very promising, it's certainly added more body, while making the Mids more lush (probably down to the tube), with more power
I've only an hour listening with the Starlight amp, but I already know I wont be using the E9 with my ZMF's any time soon.
I'll also be using them with my computer and phone as well. What amp would you recommend?
There is some talk about a new hybrid amp by Schiit, the Vali, that seems to drive Planar-magnetics rather well.
Could be worthwile to try out at this price.