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Hi All

I am looking for a mini xlr to 3.5 that is about 3M max. now as i am very new all to this I need a little advice please.
I am looking at buying this and wondering if it is any good in quality?

Also as I am using the on-board sound card from my motherboard, what is the longest length of cable I can run with out having performance/quality degrading?

I was going to ask if van damme cables are any good but if AKG are using them, it has to be alright.

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post #31012 of 38373
I know that Van Damme cables are a popular pro cable but that's it.
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@WhiteWulfe , I see you mentioned piano and classical music. I've been listening to a lot of Ludovico Einaudi's music since I discovered it end of last year. Someone suggested I try Craig Armstrong for contemporary piano music. Any artists or composers you'd recommend smile.gif ?

I also came across a new piano and strings piece this week that I was really impressed by on the headphones and sounds very good yet when i tried playing it on the speaker setup it sounded terrible (like the sound and keys jumped between speakers with almost no middle stage) and then less bad on a car stereo. Its the first time i've heard a track that only sounded good on headphones before making me think it was only mixed and mastered for headphone listening.
   
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Hello everyone.

I've finally received my new gears - a Schiit Gungnir, a STAX SRM-323S and a STAX SR-009. Just wanted to share the good news with you guys.

Surprisingly, the audio quality jump from my DT990/O2+ODAC combo feels underwhelming after the initial few minutes of listening.

But as was with my previous setup, I suppose it will take way more than just a few minutes to notice the difference.

Thanks to everyone, and especially to friend'scatdied, for helping me with selecting the gears. I really appreciate everyone's cooperation and hospitality.
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post #31016 of 38373
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Originally Posted by ahnafakeef View Post

Hello everyone.

I've finally received my new gears - a Schiit Gungnir, a STAX SRM-323S and a STAX SR-009. Just wanted to share the good news with you guys.

Surprisingly, the audio quality jump from my DT990/O2+ODAC combo feels underwhelming after the initial few minutes of listening.

But as was with my previous setup, I suppose it will take way more than just a few minutes to notice the difference.

Thanks to everyone, and especially to friend'scatdied, for helping me with selecting the gears. I really appreciate everyone's cooperation and hospitality.

Another one joins the Stax mafia. I'll be there soon. Glad you like it!
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post #31017 of 38373
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Originally Posted by ahnafakeef View Post

Hello everyone.

I've finally received my new gears - a Schiit Gungnir, a STAX SRM-323S and a STAX SR-009. Just wanted to share the good news with you guys.

Surprisingly, the audio quality jump from my DT990/O2+ODAC combo feels underwhelming after the initial few minutes of listening.

But as was with my previous setup, I suppose it will take way more than just a few minutes to notice the difference.

Thanks to everyone, and especially to friend'scatdied, for helping me with selecting the gears. I really appreciate everyone's cooperation and hospitality.
I guess the law of diminished returns is real.
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I guess the law of diminished returns is real.

And everyone having different ears is real. You also really can't accurately judge headphones/speakers without extended analytical listening. This is something I noticed when owning three headphones and comparing them. One needs to really own the product for some time to know all of its sound characteristics, and to make good comparisons.
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Another one joins the Stax mafia. I'll be there soon. Glad you like it!
I've thought about it but I don't like the idea of needing the ES amp. The amp required for e-stats can't be used for anything but, right?
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I've thought about it but I don't like the idea of needing the ES amp. The amp required for e-stats can't be used for anything but, right?

Yeah pretty much, although many have a loop output so that you can at least have some use for it in your audio chain other than listening to electrostatic headphones.
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