- Mar 7, 2007
That will be one of my questions - a <1Ω version, please! And maybe a slightly longer version too. Cable nirvana would be <1Ω, 64 inches/160cm in lenght and with the anti-tangle tech. Maybe even a DIY-friendly, un-terminated version as I don't think it will be feasible for them to carry every single obscure termination used by head-fi'ers. I really like the 6-pin Hirrose (Ibasso balanced) connector, others swear by the Kobiconn (RSA and others), the unbalanced are mostly set with 3.5mm TRS but some like 6.35mm better and then you have the crowd with balanced desktop amps craving 2x3 pin XLR or 1x4 pin XLR.
I too would be happy if the cables were thicker.
Don't get me wrong, I really like my bax the way they are, but my CIEM's are slightly mid recessed already, so combined with the bax I'm left with a VERY SLIGHT feeling of dissatisfaction with mid's.
Despite this there's no way I'm going back to any of the other cables I've tried, the bax is just too quiet (physically), and comfortable.
The cable is so thin though that I think it could be a bit thicker and still be super comfy.
Even if Estron made a version that doubled the amount of cables used so that there was two from the monitor to the the y split, and then a quad braid from the y-split to the plug.
I too prefer an angled plug and was considering re-terminating my cable, but your mention of the difficulties puts me off trying this a little.
Can you please describe which aspect of the re-termination presented the difficulty?
I've read that the removal of insulation on some very fine cables can be problematic, is that the difficult bit?
A friend described a technique which he claimed worked well for this, but I've never tried this myself.
Take an old soldering iron bit, and a piece of aspirin headache tablet.
Place the cable which you want to strip on top of the aspirin, and press the hot iron down on both.
Apparently the plastic melts and is dissolved by the aspirin which also melts under the iron.
BE WARNED THOUGH; the fumes produced may contain small amounts of CYANIDE so good ventilation is VITAL.
Also be sure to use an old bit for the iron, as this technique will ruin it for soldering.