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post #346 of 2340

No creaking for me either, however this problem you're having is not new. Many owners of the Z1000 complained of this. You should check those threads because I remember someone taking the Z1000 apart in order to try to solve the issue.


Edited by M-13 - 12/7/13 at 4:47pm
post #347 of 2340

Hmm, I've heard some slight creaking a couple of times when walking with them around the house, very minor, and nothing when listening at the desk. Guess small squirt of silicone spray would fix that.


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 12/7/13 at 4:57pm
post #348 of 2340

I'm very cautious about using any sort of lube on headphones.

 

The one time I did, quite some time ago on a set of Sony MDR 7506's,

the lube (a high quality synthetic called FP-10) caused the adustment slides

to operate incorrectly. 

post #349 of 2340

Hey, M-13 ;-) Thanks for the V-Moda cord tip !

Very nice improvement ( comfort and sound maybe.. ) .. took it in black too :beyersmile:

 

( Happy freaky-french music-producer 7520 user here.. )

post #350 of 2340
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Originally Posted by jsblack View Post
 

Hey, M-13 ;-) Thanks for the V-Moda cord tip !

Very nice improvement ( comfort and sound maybe.. ) .. took it in black too :beyersmile:

 

 

What was the tip? I missed it... Does the shortened cord fit? Can you buy it separately? 

post #351 of 2340

Yes, absolutely ;-)

It's a 12 bucks cord.. not sure to be allowed to put a commercial link.. but

http://v-moda.com/audio-only-cable/

Now i don't feel the weight of the twisted-swinging cord anymore .. not that short tho..

  • Weight: 10g
  • Length: 69" (175cm)

Edited by jsblack - 12/8/13 at 8:51am
post #352 of 2340
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Originally Posted by jsblack View Post
 

Yes, absolutely ;-)

It's a 12 bucks cord.. not sure to be allowed to put a commercial link.. but

http://v-moda.com/audio-only-cable/

Now i don't feel the weight of the twisted-swinging cord anymore .. not that short tho..

Works great for portable use, not sure about sonic improvement though :)

I've also snatched Z1000 straight cord from for sale section, that coiled thing started getting on my nerves. LOL :biggrin:

They feel so much lighter with new cable.

 

Try some Rammstein with these, plain awesome, it never sounded that good, they are totally made for rock, percussion instruments sound much better than on anything else I owned.


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 12/8/13 at 8:53am
post #353 of 2340
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They feel so much lighter with new cable.

 

 

Exactly :-) what a relief..

post #354 of 2340

Any cheap after-market cable with 3.5mm jacks on both ends will work :) And I personally don't believe that using different cables will impact the SQ. At most there will be less resistance, which then increases the volume level giving you the impression of a different sound/more detail (but there is no more detail, it's just louder). Otherwise, it's just electrical current and the sound signal itself stays the same.

 

Measurements also show that there are no measurable differences between using different cables, other than the resistance in the cables being different.

post #355 of 2340

How is the mechanical noise (microphonic) with the V-Moda straight cable compared to the original coiled Sony cable? Normally, a coiled cable is less microphonic compared to a straight cable. Mechanical noise is killed/dampened by the coils.

post #356 of 2340

:wink:


Edited by jsblack - 12/8/13 at 9:23am
post #357 of 2340
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post
 

Okay guys, these are my final impressions of the 1540 vs. 7520.

 

Again, thanks a lot for your excellent report.

post #358 of 2340
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post
 

Any cheap after-market cable with 3.5mm jacks on both ends will work :) And I personally don't believe that using different cables will impact the SQ. At most there will be less resistance, which then increases the volume level giving you the impression of a different sound/more detail (but there is no more detail, it's just louder). Otherwise, it's just electrical current and the sound signal itself stays the same.

 

Measurements also show that there are no measurable differences between using different cables, other than the resistance in the cables being different.

 

That's a very good and logical explanation !

Thanks for that 

post #359 of 2340
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post
 

Any cheap after-market cable with 3.5mm jacks on both ends will work :) And I personally don't believe that using different cables will impact the SQ. At most there will be less resistance, which then increases the volume level giving you the impression of a different sound/more detail (but there is no more detail, it's just louder). Otherwise, it's just electrical current and the sound signal itself stays the same.

 

Measurements also show that there are no measurable differences between using different cables, other than the resistance in the cables being different.

My man :biggrin:

Headphone Cable Measurements Part One

Cables & Sound Quality (Testing)

Cables & Sound Quality (this one actually explains why there could be difference sometimes)

post #360 of 2340
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Originally Posted by jsblack View Post
 

Hey, M-13 ;-) Thanks for the V-Moda cord tip !

Very nice improvement ( comfort and sound maybe.. ) .. took it in black too :beyersmile:

 

( Happy freaky-french music-producer 7520 user here.. )

No problem man. :atsmile: I'm glad I can contribute a little to this thread. The cable is really awesome with the 7520. Ergonomics is improved big time and the sound quality is slightly better than the coiled stock cable. IMHO only of course as this is a contentious topic. I just feel like the v-moda cable has a bit more focus, not a huge difference, but very subtle. Anyway the ergonomic imporvements alone are worth the upgrade twice over. I like to use the 45 degree side on the 7520 to create "angled connector" so the cable doesn't hit my shoulder striaight down. A la Audez'e.

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