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post #826 of 2222
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Originally Posted by ManLo View Post

I got es5, waiting for my stage 5
And I also got sem6

Dunno what connectors those but I have seen the UE pin type cables in golden ear and jaben.  MCMX connectors in DMA and jaben.  If you want a cable made then try the 1/F of the Metro Sham Shui near the golden computer centre in Sham Shui Po.  The shops called Pear and the owner is called Bosir he can make you cables with connectors of your choice.

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Okay I dun trust in bosir...
And I used to order my cable by myself
Whiplash audio and double helix cable would be my first choice though
post #828 of 2222
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Originally Posted by ManLo View Post

Okay I dun trust in bosir...
And I used to order my cable by myself
Whiplash audio and double helix cable would be my first choice though

Don't know what else you can do then.  I had Bosir make me balanced from my old UE cable.  Just trying out balanced while I wait for my Roxanne to arrive :)

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Don't know what else you can do then.  I had Bosir make me balanced from my old UE cable.  Just trying out balanced while I wait for my Roxanne to arrive smily_headphones1.gif
I would order a whiplash it dhc cable real soon
Bosir has bad reputation , that is without doubt ...
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I would order a whiplash it dhc cable real soon
Bosir has bad reputation , that is without doubt ...

I just wanted to try out balanced before spending thousands of dollars on expensive cables.  Bosir seemed ok when he converted my cable, dunno about those other cables he made though.

post #831 of 2222
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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 notice a difference in that the sound stage is bigger. I bought mine from Ted Allen of Ted's Headfood Lounge. Here is the thread about him. Easy to speak to, fast shipment, and very reasonable pricing.

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I notice a difference in that the sound stage is bigger. I bought mine from Ted Allen of Ted's Headfood Lounge. Here is the thread about him. Easy to speak to, fast shipment, and very reasonable pricing.
Will try out soon
But only the soundstage has changed to you ?
post #833 of 2222
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Will try out soon
But only the soundstage has changed to you ?

Yes I can say it'd wider with certainty. I'm not a guy who hears subtle changes. To be honest, my ego likes the idea that I am listening to a balanced connection more than anything else.

post #834 of 2222
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To be honest, my ego likes the idea that I am listening to a balanced connection more than anything else.

 

post #835 of 2222
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I notice a difference in that the sound stage is bigger. I bought mine from Ted Allen of Ted's Headfood Lounge. Here is the thread about him. Easy to speak to, fast shipment, and very reasonable pricing.


Yes, I found Ted to be patient and helpful, also fast. Competitive pricing too.
post #836 of 2222
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Will try out soon
But only the soundstage has changed to you ?

I wonder if balanced out make different differences to different (no pun intended) headphones/earphones because for my IE800, balanced makes a huge difference. I've talked about it in this thread before so I'm not going to repeat it again, you can refer to Fafner's post which is just on the previous page. Basically, stock IE800 sounds really boring now to me after getting used to balanced one.

 

I live in HK too btw. While you might not get to try out balanced cable with 2.5mm TRRS here on a specific IEM/headphone, there's at least one stock IEM you can try which offers both 3.5mm TRS and 2.5mm TRRS connectors so that you can do a balanced vs unbalanced comparison - AKR03 aka "modified" Roxanne. In fact, I plan to try out the demo tomorrow. I'm surprised there's next to no discussion about it yet and I'm getting really curious how AKR03 performs.

post #837 of 2222
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I wonder if balanced out make different differences to different (no pun intended) headphones/earphones because for my IE800, balanced makes a huge difference. I've talked about it in this thread before so I'm not going to repeat it again, you can refer to Fafner's post which is just on the previous page. Basically, stock IE800 sounds really boring now to me after getting used to balanced one.

 

I live in HK too btw. While you might not get to try out balanced cable with 2.5mm TRRS here on a specific IEM/headphone, there's at least one stock IEM you can try which offers both 3.5mm TRS and 2.5mm TRRS connectors so that you can do a balanced vs unbalanced comparison - AKR03 aka "modified" Roxanne. In fact, I plan to try out the demo tomorrow. I'm surprised there's next to no discussion about it yet and I'm getting really curious how AKR03 performs.

Which shop are you demoing the AKR03?  What is this modification on the AKR03? I thought the only difference between the AKR03 and the universal Roxanne was the 2 cables and the A&K logo on them?

post #838 of 2222
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Which shop are you demoing the AKR03?  What is this modification on the AKR03? I thought the only difference between the AKR03 and the universal Roxanne was the 2 cables and the A&K logo on them?

DMA has the AK rox. You can also demo the Lakcable Takumi balanced cable there. Let me know if you like the Takumi as I may sell mine if I decide to part with my AK240.
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I was just looking into the universal Roxanne and ran across the AKR03!  As an AK120 owner I am very excited, but from all the info I got that I have a feeling that the next version will have treble adjustment...

post #840 of 2222
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DMA has the AK rox. You can also demo the Lakcable Takumi balanced cable there. Let me know if you like the Takumi as I may sell mine if I decide to part with my AK240.

Thanks, is takumi that 8 wired balanced cable in black and silver?  I didn't like that cable as it felt too clumsy, the sound was nice but flat braided made it too wide, felt like a rope.

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