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post #241 of 1201
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Originally Posted by kang65536 View Post
 

Many people said the original cable of shp9500 is very bad

Is there anyone try to using the Fiio RC-MH1 cable on this Headphone?

 

The Fiio, and any other normal 3.5mm cable should work perfectly. The connection point is absolutely flat with no indentation.  

 

Personally, I would have a hard time justifying a $35 cable for a $60 headphone, and I think the original cable is fine.   It is quite long at about 3 meters, and I  wanted a shorter cable with an L-Shape connector at one end, so I spent $7 for a Honeywell A3 on Amazon, and it is 5 star rated, is well constructed, looks nice, and works great.


Edited by Ggroch - 4/13/15 at 10:26am
post #242 of 1201
Actually, the cable it comes with seems to emmit more hissing noise or interference. When I used the vmoda boom pro mic, all of that diminished to almost not hearing any of it
post #243 of 1201
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Originally Posted by rudyae86 View Post

Actually, the cable it comes with seems to emmit more hissing noise or interference. When I used the vmoda boom pro mic, all of that diminished to almost not hearing any of it

You are absolutely correct. I just tried the vmoda cable on my 9500 and all that hiss is all gone. 

post #244 of 1201

Wow, anyone else noticing this hissing noise from the cable?  Also, doesn't look like it comes with a 1/8-> 1/4 adapter?

 

I'm about to jump on it on massdrop and recommend it to a friend, but hard to recommend this to my friend who will use it bone stock. 

post #245 of 1201
Doesn't a hissing sound have more to do with the source? Maybe the V Moda cable doesn't cause hissing because of the mic. Idk, just thinking out loud
post #246 of 1201

To be honest, I drive them using little dot i+. I recently upgraded the opamp on it and started noticing the hissing sound right away. Over time, it settled down significantly (reduced interference from my other equipment) but it never completely went away until I just tried the new vmoda cables. So in reality, it does have something to do with the source but due to the fact that these 9500s are so sensitive that you end up noticing the slightest of the noise in the signal. 

post #247 of 1201

Interesting.  So these don't come with any 1/8" to 1/4" adapter?  Does any old adapter fit?  I think I have a spare or two. 

post #248 of 1201

Now cheaper on Amazon than MassDrop: $59.99 and no shipping charge and no waiting.

 

Oddly, none of the 15 Amazon owner reviews heard the cables hiss, nor did I.

 

Mine did come with the 1/4" adapter. 


Edited by Ggroch - 4/13/15 at 6:13pm
post #249 of 1201

Weird, all the prices show 69.99, even though new says 59.99. 

post #250 of 1201
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Originally Posted by EternalShadow View Post
 

Weird, all the prices show 69.99, even though new says 59.99. 

Sadly I think the $59.99 seller (who was not Amazon) must have run out since my post (they had 4).  

 

Still, for me MassDrop is showing $59.99 plus $7 shipping...so the $70 with free ship Amazon prices are not far off. 

post #251 of 1201
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Originally Posted by Ggroch View Post
 

Sadly I think the $59.99 seller (who was not Amazon) must have run out since my post (they had 4).  

 

Still, for me MassDrop is showing $59.99 plus $7 shipping...so the $70 with free ship Amazon prices are not far off. 

And if you have Amazon Prime, you're just about guaranteed to get them in two days! Regardless of the hissing issue, I'm pretty sure I'll be getting myself a pair of these once I get my refund check from summer school in a couple months. Can't wait!

post #252 of 1201

Hi, my 9500s left hinge band (if i'm correct) is almost loose, how can i fix it? Thank you :)

 

post #253 of 1201
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Originally Posted by Ggroch View Post
 

Now cheaper on Amazon than MassDrop: $59.99 and no shipping charge and no waiting.

 

Oddly, none of the 15 Amazon owner reviews heard the cables hiss, nor did I.

 

Mine did come with the 1/4" adapter. 

The hiss sound definitely has nothing to do with these headphones. It just happens to be that these are so damn sensitive that a minor static or noise in the background in your source due to any electrical interference (or cheap component) is going to be picked up them. For $50, $60, $65, these are damn good. I just got my Philips X1 today and gave them a brief listen and guess what, they are not as clear as SHP9500. The mids and highs are so much better and cleaner on 9500s than X1s. They are a fantastic value at this price (provided you also go ahead and apply the felt and ring mods). I am listening to them right now while my brand new X1 is wrapped new in a box :-)

post #254 of 1201
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Originally Posted by lesp4ul View Post
 

Hi, my 9500s left hinge band (if i'm correct) is almost loose, how can i fix it? Thank you :)

 

I have this problem as well. I have not found a solution to it other than wearing them. Wearing them will somehow tighten  the headband and wont losen up while wearing it. If it still loosens up alot, you should return them, if you are still within the return period.

post #255 of 1201

For people in the UK they're available on Amazon UK at the same great price:

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-SHP9500-00/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

 

I'm really fighting hard to resist them at that price.....................................

 

I did demo these back in January and was pretty impressed with them but the price was much higher at that time so I decided not to get them and went with the X2 instead. At current prices though they're certainly among the best value for money one could get on an open headphone.

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