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post #39961 of 40038 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 06:08 PM
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Hmm, where does one get these glass fiber optical cables? Or are these glass fiber cables the thin ones?
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Hmm, where does one get these glass fiber optical cables? Or are these glass fiber cables the thin ones?
I'd also like to know where to find the glass optical cables. I doubt my AmazonBasics optical cable is glass fiber.

https://www.amazon.com/SKW-Optical-D...gateway&sr=8-8

that one is probably glass, its a thick monster. gorgeous too... but I am not about to drop $40 on a cable for a $99 DAC aka my Modi 3.

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Got my new X2s and they're great, really like them ... except they're not very comfortable. Clamping force way too stronk.

Been putting them on a tissue box to try and "stretch" them but doesn't seem to be doing much. Only did it for a few hours though, guess I leave them for a couple days or just put up with it.

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Got my new X2s and they're great, really like them ... except they're not very comfortable. Clamping force way too stronk.

Been putting them on a tissue box to try and "stretch" them but doesn't seem to be doing much. Only did it for a few hours though, guess I leave them for a couple days or just put up with it.
I think you simply might not be accustomed to the clamping force a lot of the mid and high end pairs have.

For comparison, my headphones have exactly twice the clamping force of your SHP9500's, as per RTINGS' measurements. You shouldn't overly stretch them, IMO. They're designed that way for a reason.

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I'd also like to know where to find the glass optical cables. I doubt my AmazonBasics optical cable is glass fiber.

https://www.amazon.com/SKW-Optical-D...gateway&sr=8-8

that one is probably glass, its a thick monster. gorgeous too... but I am not about to drop $40 on a cable for a $99 DAC aka my Modi 3.
That's insane. I was also looking at the Audioquest cables. They too are quite costly.
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that one is probably glass, its a thick monster. gorgeous too... but I am not about to drop $40 on a cable for a $99 DAC aka my Modi 3.
The gold plating on the plastic parts of the connector makes me think this cable is all show and no go.
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The gold plating on the plastic parts of the connector makes me think this cable is all show and no go.
I was curious in reading up on this, which was interesting but it definitely looks like snake oil.


https://www.head-fi.org/threads/plas...r.88084/page-3
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I am sticking with USB 3.1 for right now, going to pass on Optical

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I was curious in reading up on this, which was interesting but it definitely looks like snake oil.


https://www.head-fi.org/threads/plas...r.88084/page-3
The audiophile market is full of snake oil. I think it's because what we perceive aurally can be very subjective. It's easy to sell the idea of "better" when what you hear is very much influenced by what you expect.

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I compared modi with the cheap toslink vs usb . If it was a blind test i wouldn't be able to tell which is which. While i definitely can tell the difference between mp3s and lossless . Maybe you need a much higher quality setup for the bad toslink to start beeing a bottleneck ? idk

i will repeat the test with the audioquest one as soon as i get it. I dont have any expectations tho.

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The audiophile market is full of snake oil. I think it's because what we perceive aurally can be very subjective. It's easy to sell the idea of "better" when what you hear is very much influenced by what you expect.
Heh! True.

It was the same effect when I read mostly everyone jumping on and praising the Creative AE-5 sound card. How mostly everyone was saying how clear the differences were etc over recent cards. Yet I got suckered into from all the forums to purchase it to see. Then found out there was hardly any improvements over an Auzentech X-Fi Prelude that was from 2007 paired with an S.M.S.L Pro II amp and AKG K702.

Yet all I ever read from the majority how old cards are junk and obsolete with no improvements or were no better than onboard sound.


I still see other people on some well known forums that they would slander you for questioning them on their AE-5 32-384bit vs 44.1-16bit when all they do is play games.
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