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Originally Posted by baritone View Post

About the supplied cable nice surprice by AUdeze 
[...] audeze made  a very good quality cable and will not do any harm to the SQ 
so for those jumping to change the el8 cable do not rush by now

confused.gif No doubts Audeze cables are fine. But, we need balanced cables ASAP.
post #3317 of 6292

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what exactly would balanced cables do to help the EL-8?  I am not trying to start a cable argument but wondering what they would do to help this particular headphone.

post #3318 of 6292
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Originally Posted by Tribbs View Post

confused.gif No doubts Audeze cables are fine. But, we need balanced cables ASAP.

 

No, you don't. :tongue: 

post #3319 of 6292
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Originally Posted by Hunter220 View Post

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what exactly would balanced cables do to help the EL-8? I am not trying to start a cable argument but wondering what they would do to help this particular headphone.
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post

No, you don't. tongue.gif  

To plug it into my balanced headamp with dual XLRs - yes I do tongue.gif

I hate adapters. I usually make my own cables but with the EL-8's proprietary plugs I'm at the mercy of Audeze for now.
Edited by Tribbs - 3/16/15 at 7:55am
post #3320 of 6292
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

No, you don't. :tongue: 

 

lol

post #3321 of 6292

come on guys no one wants to invite the cable monster to this thread!

post #3322 of 6292
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Originally Posted by redogfizbal View Post

come on guys no one wants to invite the cable monster to this thread!
Roflmao lol. Well put, I mostly want to read about the sound signature of these cans. If I can hear them in balanced mode cool, but if not cool too.
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^^ There is no cable monster. Balanced cables will most certainly make a difference if you're amp is balanced. Without them, say on my GS-X Mk2, I'm only using 1/2 of the power and thus only 1/2 of the amp. 

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Originally Posted by redogfizbal View Post

come on guys no one wants to invite the cable monster to this thread!
Roflmao lol. Well put, I mostly want to read about the sound signature of these cans. If I can hear them in balanced mode cool, but if not cool too.

There have been over a dozen request like yours. I make a single completely legitimate request for balanced cables for a "balanced" amp and I'm ridiculed.

Why don't you simply buy a pair instead of adding to the dozens of pleas for a "sound signature" opinion? It was already stated they have an Audeze sound signature - lol.
post #3325 of 6292
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

^^ There is no cable monster. Balanced cables will most certainly make a difference if you're amp is balanced. Without them, say on my GS-X Mk2, I'm only using 1/2 of the power and thus only 1/2 of the amp. 

He's right. Unless we start talking about diamond encrested super-optical platinum-plated, oxidized, "Cost more than most people's cars" cables, than there is no cable monster.

 

There's only three instances where (in my mind) a cable makes any kind of difference:

 

1) It has an unusually high impedance like the fidelio X1's cable.

2) It's balanced.

3) It's broken.

 

That's just me though. The three there are the most universal cases though.

post #3326 of 6292
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Originally Posted by PacoTaco View Post
 

He's right. Unless we start talking about diamond encrested super-optical platinum-plated, oxidized, "Cost more than most people's cars" cables, than there is no cable monster.

 

There's only three instances where (in my mind) a cable makes any kind of difference:

 

1) It has an unusually high impedance like the fidelio X1's cable.

2) It's balanced.

3) It's broken.

 

That's just me though. The three there are the most universal cases though.

 

Why would anyone want balanced cables if their amp wasn't balanced? ;) As mentioned, to run in fully balanced mode, amps like the GS-X, need both balanced inputs and outputs...otherwise, its 50% of the circuitry and 50% of the power.

post #3327 of 6292

Was excited to receive my EL-8 today but the left driver is dead :( There are some significant tears to the inside of the Audeze box so I'm guessing Fedex dropped it from a height. Gutted.

post #3328 of 6292
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Originally Posted by redogfizbal View Post
 

come on guys no one wants to invite the cable monster to this thread!

no go away cable monsta

post #3329 of 6292
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Originally Posted by Hunter220 View Post

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what exactly would balanced cables do to help the EL-8?  I am not trying to start a cable argument but wondering what they would do to help this particular headphone.

Not a dumb question at all...
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/solid-state/137044-balanced-preamp-outputs-why.html
Just dumb comments.
Edited by Tribbs - 3/16/15 at 8:44am
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Tribes thanks for that article, will be interested to read up some more on it.

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