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post #391 of 2974
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Originally Posted by redrich2000 View Post


They've been in touch now, they're saying the stock will be in in 4-5 days. I ordered the mic cable as well thinking the shipping would be free but I think the free shipping a special deal on the phones only. Hopefully they'll stick it all in together.


I think it is 10,000 or more is free so the cable isn't enough on its own. Of course they should realize/put it together as one order and not charge. Depends if you just ordered the cable separate they might just fill that order on it's own not realizing or possibly a different worker wouldn't know to connect the two.

 

Maybe reply back saying thanks, fine waiting the extra days, I added the cable on, you can ship together blah blah to better the chances.  You'd have two wait for two packages and the if the cable comes a couple/three days early you can't do anything with it anyhow.


Edited by jant71 - 3/26/14 at 2:59pm
post #392 of 2974
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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post
 


I think it is 10,000 or more is free so the cable isn't enough on its own. Of course they should realize/put it together as one order and not charge. Depends if you just ordered the cable separate they might just fill that order on it's own not realizing or possibly a different worker wouldn't know to connect the two.

 

Maybe reply back saying thanks, fine waiting the extra days, I added the cable on, you can ship together blah blah to better the chances.  You'd have two wait for two packages and the if the cable comes a couple/three days early you can't do anything with it anyhow.

 

Yeah that's right. I actually asked them to ship the earphones separately if they had those in stock but they said both are 4-5 days away so will ship together. Even if they do charge shipping I'll still save $50 on the next best price. But now I have a slightly extended stint of the most painful period in a head-fiers life, the time between order and delivery. Still not as long as it seems I'm gonna have to wait for my ZX1.

post #393 of 2974

Are you guys talking about HDC1is cable with in-line remote/mic?

post #394 of 2974
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 

Are you guys talking about HDC1is cable with in-line remote/mic?

 

Yeah, I want that one for when I'm using them with my iphone. I'm also getting a Sony ZX1 so if there's negligible sound difference I'll probably use them with that so I have easy play/pause and volume control. It cost $35USD from Rakuten, plus shipping.

post #395 of 2974
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Originally Posted by Carlsan View Post
 

I am in the process of ordering the IM02 from Rakuten Global, they offer a version with the new updated cable, for $258. The cable alone is worth $90.

They have a similar deal with the im03's.

 

Not sure about the mailing cost though, waiting on an email to let me know.

 

I originally ordered the IM03 from Ebay, at the time of ordered, the total price was basically the same as Amazon Japan plus tenso's shipping price. Not sure if that is still true.

 

I got my IM02's with the updated cable today from Chuya in Rakuten Global, total paypal charge was $263 after conversion. Took about a week for delivery  No mailing charges but the price had gone up a few dollars from the time I started to order to the last confirmation email.

 

 

 

It's the new AT-HDC5/1.2 cable.


Edited by Carlsan - 3/27/14 at 9:00am
post #396 of 2974

What do you think of the cables? Bought these cables for my IM70's and it did seem to improve the sonic qualities. 

post #397 of 2974
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Originally Posted by kahaluu View Post
 

What do you think of the cables? Bought these cables for my IM70's and it did seem to improve the sonic qualities. 


I would be curious to find out as well, but since he just got his IM02, I would recommend first a burn in of IEMs with original cable and give it a good listening for a few days after a burn in.  Then, do a new round of burn in with HDC5 (yeah, cable needs some burn-in period as well), and share with us your opinion afterwards.

 

 

post #398 of 2974
Yeah, that's the plan.
post #399 of 2974

Cable burn in :rolleyes:, just tell us what they sound like!

post #400 of 2974
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 


I would be curious to find out as well, but since he just got his IM02, I would recommend first a burn in of IEMs with original cable and give it a good listening for a few days after a burn in.  Then, do a new round of burn in with HDC5 (yeah, IMO cable needs some burn-in period as well), and share with us your opinion afterwards.

 

 

Let me fix that for you, so as not to misdirect others. :wink:

post #401 of 2974

How about IME (in my experience) of owning and using one of the OFC replacement cables which I found to change sound characteristics (though, not significantly) after burn in, and confirmation I got from FiiO design engineer who made this cable for me :p

 

It's very subtle, but change did happen :)

post #402 of 2974
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Originally Posted by Taveren View Post
 

Let me fix that for you, so as not to misdirect others. :wink:

 

BTW I wasn't having a go at you, I was just thinking that here we go with another cable burn-in fight. 

post #403 of 2974
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Originally Posted by redrich2000 View Post
 

 

BTW I wasn't having a go at you, I was just thinking that here we go with another cable burn-in fight. 

 

I wouldn't call it a fight....more like right and wrong :rolleyes:

post #404 of 2974
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Originally Posted by redrich2000 View Post
 

 

BTW I wasn't having a go at you, I was just thinking that here we go with another cable burn-in fight. 

 

I'm cool with it!  No need for a fight, I do understand people have different views on the subject, and I respect that.  We can all agree to disagree ;)  The sound perception is very subjective.  Heck, I'm listening with the same pair of IEMs from the same DAP and the same song, and the damn thing sounds different from the morning to the evening when I listen to it again lol!!!

post #405 of 2974
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 

 

I'm cool with it!  No need for a fight, I do understand people have different views on the subject, and I respect that.  We can all agree to disagree ;)  The sound perception is very subjective.  Heck, I'm listening with the same pair of IEMs from the same DAP and the same song, and the damn thing sounds different from the morning to the evening when I listen to it again lol!!!

Cheers to you mate. :beerchug:.

It's great that you are able to perceive the improvement. some don't and that is cool as well, the important thing is we are enjoying our music. :L3000: 

 

Now I am patiently waiting for payday so that I can finally get me one of those IM70s

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