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New purchase: Toxic Cable silver upgrade (IE 80's)...something odd happening

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Hi,

 

I recently purchased the silver upgrade Toxic cable for my Sennheiser IE 80 - very fast delivery so kudos to Frank!

 

On first impression I could hear a sense of clarity (high frequency in particular, sounds smoother aswell), however, the soundstage doesn't seem as wide as the stock cable from a quick comparison - granted, a burn in period is recommended, Frank specifically notes up to 150 hours, so I won't be too hasty on my judgement with the soundstage just yet - hoping it changes over time.

 

However, I have encountered something strange (and interesting) - to be as detailed as possible I am using an Ipod 5th gen classic player - so far I have left the toxic cables to burn in for around 6 hours now and just got back from a quick listen.

 

What I find strange is when rotating the insert jack whilst music is playing, causes a change to the sound. For instance If I rotate the insert jack so the gold screw is facing towards me, the sound is brighter (a little thinner, more forward). Picture below.

 

http://s18.postimg.org/7arr22j15/photo_2.jpg

 

As I rotate the jack so the white logo faces me the sound becomes more 'darker', sounds warmer and not as bright. Picture below

 

http://s22.postimg.org/vhens7m9t/photo.jpg

 

Has anyone noticed this? or clarify on what is happening? It is not a placebo effect I guarantee, maybe normal as the cable burns in? I have tested the cable with my iphone 4s and same effect happens.


Edited by monoboy - 8/15/13 at 1:26pm
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Edited by monoboy - 8/16/13 at 1:31pm
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happens on my iphone as well (ie8i, stock cables). the idevices headphone jack is not good, i think to be thinner it might not have the same contacts all the way around the jack.

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