Originally Posted by nazrin313
Bluebear, thanks for that impression, that was well written and fully thorough. Did u use the 1plus2 with the uber the whole time in that demo?
Reason i ask is that imo my 1plus2 with the uber never ever gets sibilant.. Like ever.. And what ure describing on the ref1 is what im hearing with the 1plus2 with uber.
No no. I wrote that quick short review based on the stock silver/gold cable with 1plus2 and Ref 1 since I felt most people will only be getting the stock silver/gold cable and not the uBer (due to its price), so giving impressions on 1plus2 and Ref 1 based on the silver/gold cable is more realistic and apt for them. Moreover, I am very familiar with the SQ on the silver/gold cable since I have been listening to it since my old 1plus2 and my impression will be more accurate. I am still getting familiar with the extra details and changes the uBer cable bring to my 1plus2 and Ref 1 so give it another 1-2 weeks' time and I will give another separate review on that.
During my private auditioning of the uBer cable with Gavin at a local cafe, I was purely using Gavin's Ref 1 and uBer cable set. I did not want to further impose on Gavin to constantly detach the cable from the pin sockets on the earpieces to A-B it between my own Ref 1 and 1plus2 (I remembered reading somewhere Gavin does not like to keep removing cables in/out of sockets ). So I only A-B his Ref 1 + uBer against my own Ref 1 + silver/gold. Our burn in times on our Ref 1's are roughly the same (150-200 hours), so it is mainly a cable vs cable test in that sense. uBer really renders the sound on Ref 1 much more silky smooth and irons out any rough edges I can hear even on standard redbook CD quality tracks. The music becomes even more musical. So after I bought the uBer from Gavin, I can do my own testing at leisure and tried it on my 1plus2 at home. Gone are those familiar parts on those tracks which can usually go pretty sibilant and crackle/sound piercing on the highs with 1plus2. The audio picture I get from the high pitch notes becomes like a more rounded hilltop than a sharp peak without losing its amplitude/magnitude. In fact, I feel more power/punch coming from each of those high pitch notes without the usual roughness that accompanies them.
As for the Ref 1, it does not even sound sibilant to my ears. So basically I felt uBer boost the overall performance across the entire spectrum for Ref 1. Everything becomes better, more power, smoother, more microdynamics, more depth, more bass, etc. Basically it gives me an even better musical connection to my tracks than the silver/gold cable.
Edited by Bluebear - 6/22/14 at 8:28pm