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post #886 of 16767
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

Speaking of cable upgrades: another reason is the ability to run your new balanced amp in balanced mode, which is not possible with the stock cable unless you re-terminate it.

Totally agree
post #887 of 16767
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Speaking of cable upgrades: another reason is the ability to run your new balanced amp in balanced mode, which is not possible with the stock cable unless you re-terminate it.

 

Yup. Agreed there too. If I have no hiss, then balanced cables are on the to-do list down the road. Amp is coming with an extra connector for balanced.

post #888 of 16767

How do these compare to ToGo 334!  ?

post #889 of 16767

Speaking of cables, I purchased the Logitech cable with mic/iPhone buttons intended for the UE900.  Very comfortable, lightweight cable.  Microphone works okay, but not as well as the one on my PFE 132. 

 

However, sonics have degraded from stock Shure cable.  I'm am NOT a believer in cables to improve sound, but this seemed to change the sound in my mind.  Bass is lighter and less impactful. 

post #890 of 16767

Speaking of the stock cable, have any owners had it tarnish and turn that bluish-green? I sure hope it doesn't happen... 

 

I'm contemplating an upgrade one anyway, probably something silver. 

post #891 of 16767
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post

Speaking of the stock cable, have any owners had it tarnish and turn that bluish-green? I sure hope it doesn't happen... 

I'm contemplating an upgrade one anyway, probably something silver. 

Any silver or copper cables may eventually tarnish or oxidize but it does not effect the sound.

As for the comment that silver cables make the sound "different" I would humbly disagree. If you add gold or other metals with lower conductivity than silver I would agree. With OCC silver you are getting the purest sound possible. To me it is like a great amp that is described as a wire with a gain.
post #892 of 16767
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As for the comment that silver cables make the sound "different" I would humbly disagree. If you add gold or other metals with lower conductivity than silver I would agree. With OCC silver you are getting the purest sound possible. To me it is like a great amp that is described as a wire with a gain.

 

spook, the "different" sound is readily attributable to the different conductivities of the metals used in the cable. Just 'cause Silver has the highest conductivity doesn't mean it will necessarily sound the best. It's more like different cables can be used to 'tune' the sound to ones particular preference. eg: Silver tends to increace clarity, Copper tends to increase bass, etc.

post #893 of 16767

So what is your verdict about Silver Plated Cables? I received mine from Hearphones Lounge and apart from the sturdy constuction, the improvement to the sound clarity is, as far as I can judge, barely (or very slightly) noticable when compared to the Long original cables.

I may had to go with the pure silver ones :-|

 

thanks


Edited by zolom - 2/1/14 at 11:11pm
post #894 of 16767

I am looking for a portable (smaller a possible) AMP+DAC (usb dac 24/192) that will fit and really drive the SE846 as well as be compatible with the Galaxy S4 (I9505) USB OTG. Price range of ~200-350 USD. Is there one that currently supports both blanced and SE earphones plugs?

 

Please advice

 

Thanks

post #895 of 16767
Balanced in a small DAC/amp all-in-one at that price will be tough to find.
post #896 of 16767
What you are looking for is either the RSA Intruder($700) or Cypher Labs Theorem 720 ($800). You might check the for sale threads for a used one.
post #897 of 16767
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Originally Posted by zolom View Post
 

So what is your verdict about Silver Plated Cables? I received mine from Hearphones Lounge and apart from the sturdy constuction, the improvement to the sound clarity is, as far as I can judge, barely (or very slightly) noticable when compared to the Long original cables.

I may had to go with the pure silver ones :-|

 

 

The Silver on Silver Plated Cables is just a few microns thick = barely there. Your HL Plated Cables and the stock Shure Cables are primarily made the same material - Copper. The coating hardly makes a difference. If you want noticeable a change in SQ try 100% Silver Cables or Hybrid Cables with both Silver and Copper wires like those from Double Helix Audio. Then you will undoubtedly notice a difference...

post #898 of 16767
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

The Silver on Silver Plated Cables is just a few microns thick = barely there. Your HL Plated Cables and the stock Shure Cables are primarily made the same material - Copper. The coating hardly makes a difference. If you want noticeable a change in SQ try 100% Silver Cables or Hybrid Cables with both Silver and Copper wires like those from Double Helix Audio. Then you will undoubtedly notice a difference...

Headphone Lounge also sells both hybrid and pure OCC silver cables at about half the price of DHC.
post #899 of 16767
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What you are looking for is either the RSA Intruder($700) or Cypher Labs Theorem 720 ($800). You might check the for sale threads for a used one.

Or don't go balanced and get a Leckerton.
post #900 of 16767
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Or don't go balanced and get a Leckerton.

Agreed, Leckerton is an excellent choice.
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