Lightning Cables - Official and Custom (welcomed).

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  1. ExpatinJapan
    This is a thread to discuss Lightning cables available on the market.
     
    I myself am interested in cables for use for portable DAC/Amp rigs like the Hifi-M8, Fostex hp_p1, Sony-PH1/2, Go-Dap, Verza, Cypher labs Theorum(has a different end) etc.
    I myself use a Hifi-M8.
     
    Discussion about build quality and different technical aspects and audio quality welcomed.
     
    Pleas NOTE: Differing opinions may occur whether there are any differences in clarity or audio quality coming from various digital cables, I do not wish to turn this thread into a cables make a difference/make no difference war. Thank you.
     
    And with that, onto the cables.
     
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    update.
     
    Venturecraft 7N
    XXX
    Quite even.

    Venturecraft original/black
    XxX
    More emphasis on low and high end.

    Vmoda Tuono
    XXx
    More emphasis on the low end.

    Imho.
     
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    First up the Venture Craft angled lightning to USB-A cable.
    This is a simple design of a USB cable with the official Apple lightning to mini USB adapter shrunk wrapped on, a kludge to be sure but effective none the less.
     
     
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    Venturecraft will also release an updated cleaner version as seen below later the year 2013.
    (The final version will be shorter, the same length as the the 30 pin cable).
     
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    Next we have the V-Moda Tuono
     
    A nice compact cable with a solid build.
     
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    I use the: 
    -V-Moda Tuono for commuting as it has a nice deep low end and present forward vocals.
    -Venturecraft for home and cafe listening as it has slightly better imaging and instrument separation/placement.
     
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    Cables pictured with Centrance Hifi-M8 and ipod touch 5G.
     
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    regards
    expat.
     
     
     
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    Super small line by head-fier thegrobe
     
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  2. krismusic Contributor
    Thanks for starting this. :) I'm after Lighting to 3.5mm.
     
  3. Toxic Cables
    Lightning to 3.5mm are not yet available.
     
    I did make one for myself, but as you can see, the lightning side is a similar size to the older 30 pin connectors.
     
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    I am also in the process of having some custom chrome plated aluminium lightning and USB angled connectors manufactured,
     
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  4. krismusic Contributor
    I was wondering whether I could cut the 30 pin of an Apple cabled adaptor and replace it with my own jack. Do you know if this would work and how I would discover which wires to connect?
     
  5. Toxic Cables
    Won't work.
     
  6. Happy Camper
    Wow. this is yet another product for Toxic? Salute.
     
  7. krismusic Contributor
    I guess that saves me from wasting time trying it! Out of interest why?
     
  8. seeteeyou
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  9. Blurpapa
    same here....any leads so far?
    Thanks!
     
  10. seeteeyou
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  11. krismusic Contributor
    Just received  the Apple wired adaptor. Damn that is one messy solution! I have yet to hear it. Too tired tonight.
     
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  13. aamefford
    Cross post from the HIFI-M8 review thread:

    Any comments contrasting the Vmoda and the MonoPrice lightning cables? I see 1/4" length difference and $10 diference. Any hands on experience with either?
     
  14. ThePrince425
    @Expat, you had mentioned that the vmoda and venturecraft gave slightly different SQ. AFAIK, it would be a pure digital signal extracted from the iphone, so would it possible to be affected by the cable? Don't take me wrongly, am not a skeptic, and I do appreciate how cables affect audio signal transmission (I am from Belden after all haha), just curious on your statement
     
  15. ExpatinJapan
    Yeah, i understand theres meant to be no difference being 1 and 0s, but to my ears there is.
    I had a bad venturecraft (they had about 20 pcs recalled) and so when i went to the shop i really wanted the vmoda to win, but the venturecraft kept coming out on top.
    I bought them both for different purposes and further testing.

    Tried em both again yesterday vmoda then then venturecraft, it was as if a veil lifted when i changed to the venturecraft.

    Imho.
     
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