Review: InEar StageDiver Series
Nov 19, 2018 at 8:59 AM Post #318 of 340

Jazza517

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Is there any sonic differences between the wood version and the normal one?
And is the sub-bass rolled off on SD5?
I had a chat with their team during canjam Shanghai, there is no sonic difference between the normal housing and wood housing, the construction is the same.
 
Nov 19, 2018 at 12:51 PM Post #319 of 340

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Jazza517 is wright.
There is no sound difference between classic and wood.
Sub-bas is ok...unlike Prophile 8.
You can read about it here: https://headfonics.com/2018/07/inear-stagediver-5-review/2/
By the way...InEar Prophile 8 sounds amazing.
SD-5 is better to buy in wood version because acryl is a bit fragile.
 
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I'm new to this brand (and back looking at IEMs after several years). Can someone give me the rundown of the Prophile 8 and the SD5s? Where in the US would you recommend buying them from if I wanted to try them?
 
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Currently waiting on delivery of the SD5. Any recommendations for a bang for buck cable (assuming the stock one is as poor as I keep reading)?
 
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Currently waiting on delivery of the SD5. Any recommendations for a bang for buck cable (assuming the stock one is as poor as I keep reading)?
I'm interested as well.
 
Jan 17, 2020 at 4:24 PM Post #328 of 340

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@leaky74 @Rodmunch

If you're on a budget, I'd say it's definitely worth browsing AliExpress these days. I have found and bought some upgrade OEM cables that are used rebranded as stock by better known brands and sold for twice the price. Also worth recommending are some Chi-Fi IEMs. The TinHiFi P1 has an excellent SPC cable with the lowest impedance I have yet measured. It's with MMCX connections by default but I am pretty sure you can find it with 2-Pin also.

The reason you'd want to upgrade from the default cable is because it has noticeable crosstalk. I mentioned this while reviewing the SD5 a while back and when it is clearly audible, it is severe enough to hurt soundstage and layering.
 
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@leaky74 @Rodmunch

If you're on a budget, I'd say it's definitely worth browsing AliExpress these days. I have found and bought some upgrade OEM cables that are used rebranded as stock by better known brands and sold for twice the price. Also worth recommending are some Chi-Fi IEMs. The TinHiFi P1 has an excellent SPC cable with the lowest impedance I have yet measured. It's with MMCX connections by default but I am pretty sure you can find it with 2-Pin also.

The reason you'd want to upgrade from the default cable is because it has noticeable crosstalk. I mentioned this while reviewing the SD5 a while back and when it is clearly audible, it is severe enough to hurt soundstage and layering.

Thanks; have been having a look through the bang for buck cable thread and Aliexpress but was curious if anyone had found anything that has particularly good synergy with the SD5?
 

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