Barry Manilow? Say it ain't so. (Still it's not Beiber)
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I haven't had any problem with the headphones specifically. I've had to switch out stock cables twice and it looks like i will just stick to the stock cable I just had to ask to see if anyone else had any recommendations.
looking forward to your impressions Rudi, SE846 with the Zx1, then with Hugo... your thoughts on other totl IEM's in comparison would also be welcomed.
What are the sonic differences between stock and custom?
If you want to visualize it, move your arm up and down slowly but steadily, about once per second. That's a subwoofer. Now do that while "tapping" the air with your hand in smaller vibrations, say, 10 times for each one "cycle" of your arm. That is, in effect, a speaker playing a low and a high frequency at the same time. That's how speakers play music. You can see why it'd be easier to have one speaker doing the slow movement and another doing the fast.
I believe that this exciting, incisive explanation deserves its own instructional video, perhaps to be sold right alongside those Great Courses videos given by award-winning college professors.
For the good of the cause, I hereby volunteer to film a dramatic reenactment of the above paragraph, subject to the following remuneration:
* Receipt of a new pair of Shure SE 846s;
* Front-page billing of my instructional video on head-fi.org.
I am especially skilled in making such videos. To date, my credits include:
* How to play piano despite years of lessons;
* Do-it-yourself car repair (the entire chapter of the series entitled "Don't Let This Happen to You!")
I stand on alert, ready to spring into the service of fellow head-fiers.