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Yamaha EPH-100 IEMs. The guitar in "Collide" sounds muffled or dampened on the GR07. Similar effect in "Under My Bed" by Meiko - the intro sounds much clearer on the Yams. The guitar intro in Michelle Branch's "Breathe" is markedly cleaner on the Yams. And when the vocal lines come in, they again sound sharper on the Yams. So on and so forth for other songs. After adding in my EP-630 into the testing, the GR07 is not as noticeably clearer than the EP-630 as the EPH is. Especially for The Duhk's "The Wagoner's Lad", which I have in .flac, the EPH is by far the sharpest, followed by the GR07, and then finally the EP-630. Did another long A/Bing session today, and the Yams are the clear winner [against the $180 VSonic GR07]. And another excerpt of some of my thoughts of the EPH-100 against a pretty hyped up product, the Sony MH1C: The EPH-100s sound clearer than the MH1Cs.
Only two cons. The second con is barely worth a mention, but it's that the cable is not amazing. HifiMan Electronics RE-400 Waterline High-Performance In-Ear Monitor Headphones (Silver/Black): Electronics.
DAC & Headphone Amp. Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card powered by THX TruStudio Pro. This review is from: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card powered by THX TruStudio Pro Pros: Since New Egg won't let you edit a previous review, I'm leaving another. I can say that after solving the problem this card is FANTASTIC. Running Win 7 Ultimate and the drivers are fine. The software is fine, the sound is fantastic. It's everything I wanted for my 2004 X-fi Music card I've been using on every computer build. You've got real RCA ports to run directly to your speakers.
It's got Optical connectors build into the RCA plugs if you are running TOSLINK. Sound is crisp and clear on my speakers. This card will also work with the X-Fi expansion port so you can have your connectors up front with separate volume controls for mic and headphones. Cons: There was a problem with sound cut out. Other Thoughts: If you want a solid card running on PCIe bus with a proven track record for the chip set, get this card. Very happy with this card. Genelec 8030B Studio Monitors. Brand - Shure® - SE 215 - Comply™ Foam Tips. CARBIDE for IEM [IEM Cable] - $109.00 : HPL Audio, Bringing OCC Wire to the Discerning Audiophile! The difference is not subtle. Spark up your gear with the Carbide line of cables for IEM's!
Undoubtably our signature product at HPL, it is the product based on hours of research into precision materials, tools, and techniques in some of the world's most expensive cables and I wanted to offer that level of quality to the working man. Starting with a quad braid of 24AWG (0.5mm) Ohno Continuous Cast copper sourced at the highest purity science could afford, everything is hand-braided, hand-soldered, and checked for quality multiple times before departing the workbench.
What the increased conductivity of a higher purity, nearly artifact free cable does is mitigate the signal loss from the source and give you quite literally, more of your music back. Not just a cable, Carbide is a high end delivery system for what's important to you. Sheathing: Please Choose: Inline Mic/Volume Control add-on 6-Wire Upgrade.
Audio Cable "Break In" Science or Psychological? Cable Vendor Claim"'Breaking in' a cable has everything to do with the insulation - not the wire itself. The insulation (or dielectric) will absorb energy from the conductor when a current is flowing (i.e. when music is playing). This energy-absorption causes the dielectric's molecules to re-arrange themselves from a random order into a uniform order. When the molecules have been rearranged, the dielectric will absorb less energy & consequently cause less distortion. " - Audioquest Audioholics Response Thus their conclusion is the dielectric , not the wire causes distortion! "Break In" is not a proven audible or measurable phenomenon.
Audioholics Forum Feedback Response Fellow Audioholics.com forum members recently engaged in a discussion about the cable "break in" myth that I felt was invaluable and worth turning into an article. "I think there's more to it than that. When you change to new cables, there may appear to be an audible difference.