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post #1036 of 6191
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Originally Posted by ostewart View Post

IC cables do make some difference, but IEM or headphone cables make more IMO.

I just like having all silver IC's just so Thats not the bottleneck in my system. Then match the headphone cable to the headphone.

Agreed. If you have a high end headphone cable and a not-so high end interconnect, you probably aren't hearing as much of a difference performance wise.

post #1037 of 6191

From my experience, the short piece of IC cable could be severely overlooked or not fully understood. Audio travel path is simply amazing behavior, for which I have no knowledge but I have auditioned the difference made even by individual jacketing and the overall jacketing.

 

In my opinion, anything before amp including the IC cable pretty much decide the audio quality, if you have a neutral amp and phones. Often times the amp and phones are not neutral and they add some color to the sound, which may be preferred by others but not me.

post #1038 of 6191

Can silver plated cable be soldered with regular 60/40? 

post #1039 of 6191
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Originally Posted by squallkiercosa View Post
 

Can silver plated cable be soldered with regular 60/40? 

Ya it can. 

post #1040 of 6191
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Originally Posted by squallkiercosa View Post
 

Can silver plated cable be soldered with regular 60/40? 

 

Yes. "Silver solder" generally has 1-4% silver, otherwise there is really nothing special about it. 60/40 works just fine. Whatever solder requires you to use lower/less heat to get a solid joint is going to be miles better than a specialty solder that you have trouble getting a good joint with. 

post #1041 of 6191

The Paliccs are my favorite plugs. Quality looks very good to me, and I really love that sexy look and nice finish. Very inexpensive.

 

I prefer the Paliccs over all other plugs I have tried.

post #1042 of 6191
Same, I love pailiccs, I started using others too but I now want to go back to pailiccs. My next cables will be with pailiccs. I like viablue but they are too expensive, neutrik are too boring.
post #1043 of 6191
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Originally Posted by ostewart View Post

Same, I love pailiccs, I started using others too but I now want to go back to pailiccs. My next cables will be with pailiccs. I like viablue but they are too expensive, neutrik are too boring.

 

Yeah those Viablue's are not worth that money (to me). Its normal size is too big, maybe I should try one of those smaller size. The other plugs don't even come close to the Pailiccs regardless of the price, of course this is my personal preference. The Switchcraft's built is really solid, but it is boring too.

 

Anyways, here is the LOD I made recently using the Pailiccs. I love this cable.

 

http://cdn.head-fi.org/2/27/278e421d_IMG_7087newLODsmall.jpeg

post #1044 of 6191
Yeah the pailiccs look sweet.

The viablue small are nice, but even worse to solder than the pailiccs (I find them easy with a bit of flux)
post #1045 of 6191

Thought I'd share this here as I just completed making my WM-port LOD for my NW-ZX1.

 

The WM-port kit can be purchased from e-earphone. The cable used the Oyaide +PT PTFE & plug is a Furutech FT-735  Rhodium coated. Although I've dabbled in soldering before (diyMod), this was the first LOD I had built and the d@mn Oyaide cable broke on me twice during the build.

 

post #1046 of 6191

Where do you buy your Paliccs?

post #1047 of 6191
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Originally Posted by FrozenPanda View Post
 

Where do you buy your Paliccs?

Lunashops carries Pailiccs but it takes 4 weeks to get them. :D

post #1048 of 6191
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 

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Originally Posted by FrozenPanda View Post
 

Where do you buy your Paliccs?

 

Lunashops carries Pailiccs but it takes 4 weeks to get them. :D

 

Yeah those shipped by Lunashops take long time, but Lunashops' services are excellent.

 

I also ordered a few from a eBay seller in the US. It may cost one or two bucks more. :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gold-Plated-3-5mm-Plug-DIY-Connector-For-Headphones-DIY-/160530018206?hash=item256055af9e


Edited by DMinor - 1/2/14 at 11:40am
post #1049 of 6191
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

Thought I'd share this here as I just completed making my WM-port LOD for my NW-ZX1.

 

The WM-port kit can be purchased from e-earphone. The cable used the Oyaide +PT PTFE & plug is a Furutech FT-735  Rhodium coated. Although I've dabbled in soldering before (diyMod), this was the first LOD I had built and the d@mn Oyaide cable broke on me twice during the build.

 

 

Congrats on your first DIY LOD. It looks great. Need to try that plug at one point.

 

BTW, What is the sleeve you used for the cable??

post #1050 of 6191
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 

Lunashops carries Pailiccs but it takes 4 weeks to get them. :D

4 weeks if you're lucky. I ordered some Sennheiser connectors from them and ended up selling my HD600 over a month later, then the connectors came in the mail. I had totally forgot about ordering them. Haha

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