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Are those 1/4" male to 3.5mm female adapters bundled with ZXR compatible with any 3.5mm cable like that one included in the bundle, or even then a, e.g., Monoprice 665?

I ask for that because those adapters have a screw to plug itself onto 3.5mm plug from the ACM.

So are they?

usually the jacket on 3.5 plugs are small enough to fit in the screwlock, some occasions they aren't, you just have to test your plugs yourself to see.


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For me the difference is there, 100% volume vs 100% ACM there's something empowering coming from it I just don't know what...or how to explain it D:

I guess the card has a sneaky little power line via the audio cables, possibly the middle contact on the mic cable (used with some microphones that require phantom power), and the ACM has a post-amp as a booster, Id have to look at a dismantled ACM to be sure though...

 

No it's just a potentiometers for the output, the rest is just an extension cable. Many said, it degrades the sound quality and in most case it would be the quality of the cable shielding and the potentiometers quality as well.



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For sciences...

I am unable to open the last part, but it is just a potentiometer:

 

 

 

 

 



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that's the red version, same as I have, did a test myself and there was no difference with or without it.

the black version on the ZxR however I am unsure of, which is the one in question, @LunaP you sure you tested using only the headphone output on the card...?


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that's the red version, same as I have, did a test myself and there was no difference with or without it.

the black version on the ZxR however I am unsure of, which is the one in question, @LunaP you sure you tested using only the headphone output on the card...?

Hm? I'm using the headphone output of the ACM lol. Haven't tested on the card directly

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As long as its 3.5mm it should fit. I had a couple sitting around and tested it too, feels cooler to use the bigger input vs the lil one lol tongue.gif


Just pulled the trigger on some t90's rolleyes.gif oh boyyy here we go.

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usually the jacket on 3.5 plugs are small enough to fit in the screwlock, some occasions they aren't, you just have to test your plugs yourself to see.

So those what I'd use would be the plug of ModMic and that of bundled stereo 3.5mm male to stereo RCA male cable with the ZXR.

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Hm? I'm using the headphone output of the ACM lol. Haven't tested on the card directly

You totally didnt do what i said then

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I plugged in my 250ohm DT990s directly into my ZXR's headphone port and noticed no difference in sound quality or degradation compared to having it plugged into the ACM. But thats just me so maybe i just don't have the "Audiophile ears" to tell the difference.
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I plugged in my 250ohm DT990s directly into my ZRX's headphone port and noticed no difference in sound quality or degradation compared to having it plugged into the ACM. But thats just me so maybe i just don't have the "Audiophile ears" to tell the difference.

it would be very very light, likely only noticeable with 600OHM or similar headphones, which need good power and would likely be "bottlenecked" by the extra components in the ACM.


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You totally didnt do what i said then

I did its completely different, maxing it on the ACM however blows out the mids from what its sounding like.


Anywhoo been running my T90's w/ the ZxR the past couple days and my god does it sound amazing. I feel like it pairs quiet well so far but sure I can unlock it further. A huge step up from the 880 pros.

Even more glad I got this card now!

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