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I found the ak120 one much better in quality. Never had a dent in it.

 

I was especially impressed with how strong the frame part of the case was (above the screen of ak120).

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Has anyone tried balanced out with ciem on the AK240?  Tried a custom cable on my UE18 today but wasn't sure what to expect.  I found the staging and depth to improve, easier to visualize.  There was no improvements in SQ as such, is that what others have found?  The cable was 8 ply woven into a flat ply, think silver & copper mix.  Looks nice but made it really flat and thick physically.  

Was hoping for cheaper and thinner, anyone have recommendations for UE18 Pro.

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you might try fiebing's 4 way care 
Is that a form of Shiatzu?
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Originally Posted by kantana View Post
 

Has anyone tried balanced out with ciem on the AK240?  Tried a custom cable on my UE18 today but wasn't sure what to expect.  I found the staging and depth to improve, easier to visualize.  There was no improvements in SQ as such, is that what others have found?  The cable was 8 ply woven into a flat ply, think silver & copper mix.  Looks nice but made it really flat and thick physically.  

Was hoping for cheaper and thinner, anyone have recommendations for UE18 Pro.

I use the UERM with UE's balanced cable and it sounds wonderful!

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I use the UERM with UE's balanced cable and it sounds wonderful!

Is that an official UE accessory?  Does it have 2.5mm input jack?  Where can I buy it from?

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Originally Posted by kantana View Post
 

Has anyone tried balanced out with ciem on the AK240?  Tried a custom cable on my UE18 today but wasn't sure what to expect.  I found the staging and depth to improve, easier to visualize.  There was no improvements in SQ as such, is that what others have found?  The cable was 8 ply woven into a flat ply, think silver & copper mix.  Looks nice but made it really flat and thick physically.  

Was hoping for cheaper and thinner, anyone have recommendations for UE18 Pro.

 

 

I guess it depends from phones to phones. Haven't tried with CIEMs, but I previously had single ended IE800 and now I am on an AloAudio balanced set. Staging has improved for sure, but the most apparent improvement has been in the vividness of the sound, in its fullness, in its sounding more real. There's more "meat" in the sonic presentation, but at the same time an impressive refinement is retained. At least for IE800, the improvement is very noticeable and very welcome, and shows that the AK240 is almost "underused" when used in single ended mode, at least with these IEMs.


Edited by Fafner - 4/29/14 at 12:20pm
post #817 of 2222

my 3.5mm se hole still has the plastic over it as i only do balanced.

saraguie nah but might be ok to use that way lol. i have a lanolin/silicon fiebings for motorcycle seat and works wonders.

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Originally Posted by kantana View Post
 

Is that an official UE accessory?  Does it have 2.5mm input jack?  Where can I buy it from?

I ordered my UERM's from a show and picked up the cable at that time, so I assume you can buy them separately. 

post #819 of 2222

hey guys,
 

I am about to purchase a cable for 2.5 balance

but before that can I know more about the 2.5 output performance?

as I would like to order a quite expensive cable,

Can I have more impression on the 2.5 VS 3.5?

thanks guys

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Anyone know where I can get the new Blue tooth remote control for the A model in the UK?
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Originally Posted by ManLo View Post
 

hey guys,
 

I am about to purchase a cable for 2.5 balance

but before that can I know more about the 2.5 output performance?

as I would like to order a quite expensive cable,

Can I have more impression on the 2.5 VS 3.5?

thanks guys

I just got a new UE18 cable converted to balanced 2.5mm so can't say much until it burns in.  Right now I noticed greater separation, staging and layering.  I expect clarity a d details when it burns in.

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Originally Posted by kantana View Post
 

I just got a new UE18 cable converted to balanced 2.5mm so can't say much until it burns in.  Right now I noticed greater separation, staging and layering.  I expect clarity a d details when it burns in.

thanks for your reply,
but i think i need to think a bit more,
hope that more buddies would share their experience!
i cannot find any kind of 2.5 balanced demo here in Hong kong

post #823 of 2222
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Originally Posted by ManLo View Post
 

thanks for your reply,
but i think i need to think a bit more,
hope that more buddies would share their experience!
i cannot find any kind of 2.5 balanced demo here in Hong kong

which iem do you have?

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thanks for your reply,

but i think i need to think a bit more,

hope that more buddies would share their experience!

i cannot find any kind of 2.5 balanced demo here in Hong kong
I'm running Balanced out to my Duet, then to my HD-800's. It completely opens up the HD-800, more depth, wider sound stage, just overall more revealing. I've got a pair of Noble K-10's on order, and am gonna team it up with the Double Helix Symbiote SP, terminated 2.5,and a 3.5 adapter, when I need it.
post #825 of 2222
I got es5, waiting for my stage 5
And I also got sem6
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