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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post


Many thanks! Looks like a mighty fine combo there smily_headphones1.gif

I'm quite happy with it. Actually since the GS-X Mk2 arrived over a year ago, I haven't thought about another amp. 

post #1442 of 1563
Still trying to figure out cabling! What do you think: Black Dragon with 1/4" connector or Double Helix DHC Complement2 Flagship OCC Copper Litz with Neutrik XLR?

This would be for use with the Centrance Hifi-M8, and eventually the Oppo HA-1.
post #1443 of 1563
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Originally Posted by vigotone View Post

Still trying to figure out cabling! What do you think: Black Dragon with 1/4" connector or Double Helix DHC Complement2 Flagship OCC Copper Litz with Neutrik XLR?

This would be for use with the Centrance Hifi-M8, and eventually the Oppo HA-1.

I've got the Q Cable Silk on my pair and I highly recommend them FWIW.

post #1444 of 1563
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post


Many thanks! Looks like a mighty fine combo there smily_headphones1.gif

Oh don't get Mac started on his GS-X :biggrin: That is an awesome amp and my current juggling act is to decide between this and the Ragnarok. 

post #1445 of 1563
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Originally Posted by vigotone View Post

Still trying to figure out cabling! What do you think: Black Dragon with 1/4" connector or Double Helix DHC Complement2 Flagship OCC Copper Litz with Neutrik XLR?

This would be for use with the Centrance Hifi-M8, and eventually the Oppo HA-1.

Did not know you were considering the DHC ! I have the cables and they pair the best with the Audez'e cans, IMO. Also read Mike Mercer's write-up on the cables+Audez'e HPs.

post #1446 of 1563
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Did not know you were considering the DHC ! I have the cables and they pair the best with the Audez'e cans, IMO. Also read Mike Mercer's write-up on the cables+Audez'e HPs.

Thanks! I've read the write-up and they sound like a great product. Insanely expensive, though. I wonder how they compare to the Q Audio Silk which people rave about but are a lot less money...

post #1447 of 1563
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Originally Posted by vigotone View Post
 

Thanks! I've read the write-up and they sound like a great product. Insanely expensive, though. I wonder how they compare to the Q Audio Silk which people rave about but are a lot less money...

I've got the q-silk too. First of all, its very hard to discern and=y significant difference between cables and I am not stepping into the cable debate. So that I am not accused of being a wimp, I do feel some cables make a slight difference. The Q-silk is a tad more laid back to me while the DHC is (relatively) more energetic and adds a little bit of heft to the bottom end. 

post #1448 of 1563
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

Oh don't get Mac started on his GS-X biggrin.gif  That is an awesome amp and my current juggling act is to decide between this and the Ragnarok. 

I would like to hear MH's impressions smily_headphones1.gif at the same time, I always wonder how it will stack up against the Audio Gd M9.
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Just picked these up last night. I'm travelling at the moment, so I've only really had a chance to listen to them using my X5 as a source & amp, so I'll update when I get home and have a chance to listen on my desktop rig, but for now a couple of (pleasantly surprising) impressions: 

 

1. These sound great out the X5. I'm sure they'll sound better with a bigger amp (probably tighten up the low end a bit), but wow they sound really really good. 

 

2. They are very very comfortable (for me). When working (writing code) I often have a chance to listen to music for several hours straight, and I've had a few cans in the past that I can't handle for that long without taking frequent breaks (looking at you M-100s). The XCs are quite heavy, and I wouldn't bend over to tie my shoelaces while wearing them for fear of them falling off (or me toppling over), but (again, for my head at least) they are very comfortable to wear for long periods. I listened to them for about 3 hours straight last night and had no discomfort at all. 

 

All in all, I'm very happy with the purchase, and would highly recommend them to anyone. 

 

X

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Originally Posted by xeroeth View Post
 

Just picked these up last night. I'm travelling at the moment, so I've only really had a chance to listen to them using my X5 as a source & amp, so I'll update when I get home and have a chance to listen on my desktop rig, but for now a couple of (pleasantly surprising) impressions: 

 

1. These sound great out the X5. I'm sure they'll sound better with a bigger amp (probably tighten up the low end a bit), but wow they sound really really good. 

 

2. They are very very comfortable (for me). When working (writing code) I often have a chance to listen to music for several hours straight, and I've had a few cans in the past that I can't handle for that long without taking frequent breaks (looking at you M-100s). The XCs are quite heavy, and I wouldn't bend over to tie my shoelaces while wearing them for fear of them falling off (or me toppling over), but (again, for my head at least) they are very comfortable to wear for long periods. I listened to them for about 3 hours straight last night and had no discomfort at all. 

 

All in all, I'm very happy with the purchase, and would highly recommend them to anyone. 

 

X

Congratulations Xeroeth!

If you're looking to get the best out of these, do try the ALO RX3B+.  

post #1451 of 1563
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Originally Posted by xeroeth View Post

Just picked these up last night. I'm travelling at the moment, so I've only really had a chance to listen to them using my X5 as a source & amp, so I'll update when I get home and have a chance to listen on my desktop rig, but for now a couple of (pleasantly surprising) impressions: 

1. These sound great out the X5. I'm sure they'll sound better with a bigger amp (probably tighten up the low end a bit), but wow they sound really really good. 

2. They are very very comfortable (for me). When working (writing code) I often have a chance to listen to music for several hours straight, and I've had a few cans in the past that I can't handle for that long without taking frequent breaks (looking at you M-100s). The XCs are quite heavy, and I wouldn't bend over to tie my shoelaces while wearing them for fear of them falling off (or me toppling over), but (again, for my head at least) they are very comfortable to wear for long periods. I listened to them for about 3 hours straight last night and had no discomfort at all. 

All in all, I'm very happy with the purchase, and would highly recommend them to anyone. 

X

I had similar thoughts when I received mine. Still on the XC honeymoon! biggrin.gif

Congrats, and lol at the "(or me toppling over)" comment! biggrin.gif
post #1452 of 1563
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Originally Posted by xeroeth View Post
 

The XCs are quite heavy, and I wouldn't bend over to tie my shoelaces while wearing them for fear of them falling off (or me toppling over), but (again, for my head at least) they are very comfortable to wear for long periods. I listened to them for about 3 hours straight last night and had no discomfort at all. 

 

 

Out of curiosity, I decided while stood up to touch my toes about 10 times while wearing my XC's, and they stayed on my head without a problem, my head wasn't completely upside down when I tried this, but it wasn't far off.

This is using the headband I did, I can no longer use the original headband unless I got some new yokes, however I won't be doing that because my XC's are very comfortable, unlike how I found them with their original headband.

post #1453 of 1563
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Originally Posted by vigotone View Post
 

Thanks! I've read the write-up and they sound like a great product. Insanely expensive, though. I wonder how they compare to the Q Audio Silk which people rave about but are a lot less money...

 

I have DHC Molecule SE Synergys which cost about $250, not so expensive if length is not needed; mine are 42" long. I love the build quality and the improvement in sound over the stock cables. Ted at teds headfood tells me his new silver litz is to die for, so I'll be checking those out at some point to do a comparison ...

post #1454 of 1563

I should add that I use the XCs almost exclusively with my AK240, hence, my need for a short cable.

post #1455 of 1563

Gotcha. Thanks! I would probably need an 8' cord, so that makes the financial consideration between Q Silk and DHC even greater.

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