Saturday, August 27, 2011
There are all for one of our first supporters, John "Anderoan" of Head-Fi. He's a great guy to talk to and I enjoy the PM's we send back and forth! How come Ted got homemade jam, I want some too man!
Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Anyway I was very sloshed one night off of Stone Brewing's Ruination IPA and I accidently disconnected the solder pad. Usually this is very easy to avoid. One phone call to Grado and the next day my headphones are sent off for repair. Having them upgraded to the SR125i cups and cable too!
I had to pay a very meager sum of money considering that I would just straight up pay for these upgrades myself so kudos to Grado for taking care of one of their biggest fans!
It's odd that even with the newer orthodynamics that are out, you still have the diehard Grado fans who will listen to nothing else! I was originally looking for a DT880, but I ended up liking the SR325is I heard in a store the other day so maybe I'm going to go that route instead haha.
Monday, August 22, 2011
He has a fairly large fanbase compared to mine too!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
|Imagine a vast clone army of these in various configurations..|
|UP-OCC silver attached to some once-ordinary Grado SR-60's|
I could go all out, make a bacon/cheese/avocado omelette with some steak tips right now (omelette skills are crucial to woman courtship at my age), which would not only wake 4 people in my house up from the sound, but from the smell.
Eff it.. I'm just going back to sleep lol.
Friday, August 19, 2011
I'll be honest, I've literally never had a decent explanation other than "it's silver, and it's more conductive" but apparently it's also been a fluke due to how we had been making them too!
|I didn't believe myself that the litz braid displayed here had such a profound effect alongside the silver until now...|
I thought braiding it was just putting more work and love into a cable but alas, sound tells everything!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
|SE535 in Mundorf silver/gold blend for Donzash|
|Westone ES cables for Randy for his Etymotic ER4/S (via adapter)|
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
|UP-OCC gold plated copper YEAH THATS RIGHT (pics don't show, but it's quite gold) Ultimate Ears TF.10 cables for Leonard in Malaysia!|
Thanks for waiting buddy!
|Rayner wanted an Ultimate Ears TF.10 cable, got his friend to jump on 'em who had Shure SE215's! Now I don't know the sonic benefits of silver against the Shures, so hopefully excellent!|
|Mr. Jensen's JH Cable|
|Pandab55 (Derrick) is getting his interconnect game pimped to match those sweet TF.10 cables|
Pics do not do this pair justice (why do they look white)
|Grado cables for Tool462|
AGAIN I have no idea how they turned out white, all my cables are very much silver.
(Please send me pics when this is all done!)
I just want to publicly state that I ship to anybody, anywhere. USPS has a 100% hit rate for me, haven't lost a package, some things have been rerouted, but everybody makes mistakes :D
I'm very flattered that I have support from people around the globe now and I want to do everything to make sure everybody gets their headphone cables in a timely manner! Usually I can ship to most places and get you your stuff within 5-7 days depending on your location from me. Overseas companies have trouble getting me stuff within 2 weeks.
Thanks for the support guys, take care and have a good one.
I'll get to postin' pics soon...
|Shure SE215 cables for Rayner in Singapore!|
(He also has a pair of TF.10 cables going to him)
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
So after starting my blog and the interest that followed it, some people have had to wait a week so far for me to ship their cables out, I've contacted most of you guys out there or informed you guys beforehand but I want to extend a warmhearted thank you to all of you who have been so patient!
I might have a big update for you guys in the coming weeks, thanks for following my blog and liking me on Facebook! Once you guys get me to 25 likes, I can get my custom URL from facebook! Not like facebook is even that important mind you, just another cool milestone.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Recently I have become more fascinated with improving the quality of the sound of the music I listen to. I am now in my early 30's, and the last time I was this interested in audio equipment was 10+ years ago when I was in college and wanted a nice "system" for my truck. Fortunately now, I am a member of the headfi community and have finally come across something that has compelled me to write a review for all of you to read. Take it easy on my amateur review...when it comes to exact details and things of the like, I am no expert.
I have been using a set of triple.fi 10's for two years now. As I became more informed about upgrading cables from reading the boards, I naturally wanted to spend my hard earned money getting better sound from my IEM's. Scouring the boards, I saw that there are a few places that sell cables and it seems as if most of those places are located in China and customer service can be pretty spotty. SO after reading I saw that some members were raving about custom cables made by the user Chris_himself located in my state of CA...I PM'd him and asked him to make me cable for my triples.
My experience with him began on a positive note because he literally responded with a price that was very reasonable compared with the companies in China(he was much cheaper). He asked me lots of detailed questions of what I wanted. Being new to this, I told him to make me something good and I would spend a little extra as long as I liked it. I was SUPER skeptical that silver cord could really make a difference. Boy was I pleasantly surprised that I was wrong. The silver cable he made me not only looks cool, but more importantly it gave new life to my triple.fi's and made my music pop. Every bit of sound was improved. The highs, lows and especially mids. I dont know if this is a by product of upgrading cables, but it seems as if I don't need to turn the volume up on my iphone/ipad/amp anymore. I find myself cutting the volume by 20-30% with the new cables vs. the stock. I absolutely love this upgrade and Chris_himself has satisfied my desire to upgrade my IEM's...for now. I listen to a wide variety of music, but I gauge how much I like the sound using Dave Matthews.
If you are at all curious about upgrading, I strongly recommend using Chris_himself. You can learn from him, as he is very helpful. I can say that if my cables have any problems I have full confidence that he will make it right.
Some specs according to him: (I don't know anything about this stuff, all I care about is what sounds good to me)
28AWG 99.99997% Solid Core Silver in a Litz braid twisted in black and clearPolished Yak bone Y-connect that he makesCyro-parts Carbon fiber gold plated mini-plugCusom hand rolled epoxy connectors with 24k gold plated nickle alloy pins.
Here are some pics.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Originally I never made a headphone cable, we (Ted and I) only did IEM cables because it was what we were good at, it had a very low failure rate, and we could make them look relatively good and/or better than the other people overseas with 2-3 week lead times to the US.
"I'm going to blame you for my smile wrinkles two weeks from now! Took me 45 minutes to disassemble everything, I chose to use the hairdryer rather than the steam method (seems safer) and the sautering took about 15 to carefully do it. To reassemble I just put the two cups together, applied the heat from the hair dryer and SMOOSH, good as new! The best part from all this was when I put the headphones on themselves and listened to some of my music and immediately I noticed the difference in sound and complexity, I'm so tremendously thankful and in debt to you! Thanks for everything!" -Sawyer60
Looks like the Grado and cable pair seems worth the effort!
Friday, August 5, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
He gave me free reign over the creative process so I kind of threw everything I had at it:
28AWG 99.99997% Solid Core Silver in a Litz Braid into Twisted Pairs in Black AND Clear
I hate Calculus. There is a guy who is mouth breathing really hardcore (loud) right next to me right now. Time to compete with my own mouth breathing! I should find other hobbies....
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
IEM Cable for UE/Westone/JHA/Shure/Etymotic**
46" of raw hot 28AWG 6N OCC silver forged from the fires of Mt. Doom. It can only be destroyed in the fires in which it was made. No seriously though, this is pretty tough stuff, I haven't had a breakage yet due to the wire coming apart.
Amboyna Wood y-connect and slider
I haven't connected a plug for this yet so it's up to you guys what you want. I really like the DHC/ZXAC plug and the Cryoparts carbon fiber for a dressier cable, but Neutrik 3.5mm straight or right angle works just fine for me!
I can ship this to US/EU/CA for 65! :)
**Etymotic requires you to buy an adapter to run Westone pins, I don't currently have access to stock Ety pins for now.
Also check out this awesome video I found about a cat.