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post #256 of 319

Perhaps if MLE / Tyll at Innerfidelity hadn't ever mentioned this in their reviews we would never have cared one way or another. The fact that it's a detachable cable, and can thus be easily measured maybe flagged it up for scrutiny. I wonder how many built in cables have a high resistance and nobody ever measures them - I'm sure the engineers who designed them did.

 

If it sounds good to you then it works for you. I'll most certainly A/B them in the coming weeks, but I may find little, if any difference.


Edited by SaLX - 1/7/14 at 11:17am
post #257 of 319
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I'll most certainly A/B them in the coming weeks, but I may find little, if any difference.

 

Yeah well, looking forward to that anyway!

 

But you do have a point in saying 'phones cables are hardly ever measured methinks.

post #258 of 319
As for the cable. I first plugged it in with the stock one and thought "man these guys are crazy. This cable is fine".   After that I switched to the media bridge cable I ordered..... Night and day difference.  The volume and punchiness of the sound was immediately noticeable. It's not to say that the stock cable sounds bad per se, but the media bridge is better.
Edited by TooManyHobbies - 1/7/14 at 4:52pm
post #259 of 319
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As for the cable. I first plugged it in with the stock one and thought "man these guys are crazy. This cable is fine".   After that I switched to the media bridge cable I ordered..... Night and day difference.

 

People overuse the phrase "night and day difference" here to describe things that are often pretty subtle. 

The phrase has become hyperbole and cliche IMO.

 

A "Night and day difference" would be like the Parts Express Mini headphones Vs. the SR-009.


Edited by chicolom - 1/7/14 at 6:41pm
post #260 of 319
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Originally Posted by SaLX View Post
 

Perhaps if MLE / Tyll at Innerfidelity hadn't ever mentioned this in their reviews we would never have cared one way or another. The fact that it's a detachable cable, and can thus be easily measured maybe flagged it up for scrutiny. I wonder how many built in cables have a high resistance and nobody ever measures them - I'm sure the engineers who designed them did.

 

 

I agree. 

 

I think if the X1's cable wasn't removable, people could have cared less about it.  But because it is removable, and because some people happened to measure it and found the resistance slightly higher than normal, suddenly everyone started obsessing over it.

post #261 of 319
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People overuse the phrase "night and day difference" here to describe things that are often pretty subtle. 

The phrase has become hyperbole and cliche IMO.

 

A "Night and day difference" would be like the Parts Express Mini headphones Vs. the SR-009.

 

Completely agree (couldn't be bothered commenting on that originally but wanted to express my strong support of this!)

post #262 of 319
Jeez. Tough crowd. It was a poor word choice I guess. I'm new here. Didn't realize it was such a such a negative phrase.

Let me fix that for ya.

There's a noticeable difference between the two.

Besides. I made it a point to say the stock cable didn't sound bad.
Edited by TooManyHobbies - 1/7/14 at 9:21pm
post #263 of 319

The cable's gotta GO!!! It's like rain or shine gingo's!

 

This from an about to be new owner of these suckers (Goodbye 240 MKII's). BTW, now that I have these on the way, and a SB X-fi HD in my PC...should I bother with an amp like an 02 or similar, or wait an see.

 

Cheer 

 

Wayne

Kiwi - That explains it.

post #264 of 319
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With some EQ, the bass will vibrate your brain.  

 

ROFL - love it! 

 

+1

post #265 of 319
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This from an about to be new owner of these suckers (Goodbye 240 MKII's). BTW, now that I have these on the way, and a SB X-fi HD in my PC...should I bother with an amp like an 02 or similar, or wait an see.

 

I would probably wait and see first, unless you need an external amp anyways.

post #266 of 319
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I would probably wait and see first, unless you need an external amp anyways.

 

Roger that, cheers..very excited.

post #267 of 319
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What's wrong with the stock cable? I've read the review, the linear resistance being high (I am an electrician so I get it), but it just sounds fine to me.

Nothing. Sounds fine to me as well. Audio geeks have always convinced themselves cables make a huge difference.
post #268 of 319
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Jeez. Tough crowd. It was a poor word choice I guess. I'm new here. Didn't realize it was such a such a negative phrase.

Let me fix that for ya.

There's a noticeable difference between the two.

Besides. I made it a point to say the stock cable didn't sound bad.

 

Ok, difference is noticeable, and i can confirm (i just got X1);

 

but from left pad and right pad there is another cable, always stocked by Philips (high impedence?), so can i listen difference about sound between left and right side?

sometimes seems to me to feel this difference: am i crazy?


Edited by lecco - 1/10/14 at 5:25am
post #269 of 319
You know, once the seed of doubt is sewed, it becomes very hard to be perfectly objective. Crazy? Nah, just a human being!
post #270 of 319

You're right: I'm not crazy, I'm going crazy :smile:

 

I have to buy sennheiser 650 with its double input cable,so do not think about?

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