Originally Posted by israikc
What's with the PVC pipe used as an interconnect?
Kidding aside, that interconnect looks like it can take a beating.
How do you like your XBA-H1 with that amp (I assume it's the Fiio E12a)?
I have the XBA-H1 but I mostly use them straight out of the A17 or my phone (Samsung Galaxy S5) so I'm kinda curious.
The only amp I have to compare is the Fiio E17.
That PVC interconnect is the "GE" (Gangster Edition) of my cable builds. It sure can take a beating and is very flexible. I hear more bass vs the L16 and L17 FIIO cables I was using, without loosing the treble sweetness of the FIIO cables.
I got rid of the XBA-H1 shortly after I posted the pic. It was a really nice sounding earphone and the E12A was able to push it over it's limits. My cheapy Monster Jamz produced deeper bass vs the Sony's. I didn't like the stock ear tips that came with H1. It was very light and sometimes forgot I had them on when I was using foam tips. I tried messing with the EQ to get what I needed from the H1, but just couldn't get it. I do miss the BA driver from the Sony, but the bass didn't do it for me.
I preferred the sound through the E12A over my Iphone with the Sony's connected. This is when I was listening to everything else except my bass heavy music.
I did run the XBA-H1 through my different laptops and AIO's. Even used them on my home setup through the B&K receiver, NAD amp and Fender amp. The E12A complimented the Sony's the best to me ears.