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Offline dflee

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Chasing my tail
« on: February 16, 2019, 08:22:46 AM »
I do believe that moving a cord requires some time to settle. So, when it comes to head phone cords do we ever hear what they really sound like? Or do we just try to get a good sounding cord that never gets to settle. Break in is a different story and I have heard a difference.

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Re: Chasing my tail
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2019, 01:54:41 PM »
Interesting post. Donít think Iíve ever seen that question before.....
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Re: Chasing my tail
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2019, 03:54:12 PM »
What is the sound of no wire bending? :-|

Toslink F/O is notorious for sonic aberrations while being moved.
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Re: Chasing my tail
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2019, 10:22:36 PM »
So, when it comes to head phone cords do we ever hear what they really sound like? Or do we just try to get a good sounding cord that never gets to settle.

I've been wondering the same thing. But how would you remedy this? Would a super stiff cable or a headphone suspended on some sort of immovable rack/stand do it? I'm thinking some kind of harness that would lower on your head but that would be very impractical.

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Re: Chasing my tail
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2019, 11:08:23 AM »
  Exactly. However no resolution to issue. I would say one would have to have the wire fixed to a point where there is only movement of a few feet to put on. Then after an hour of listening your good again.
  Besides headphones are a trade off to speakers so other than curiosity to the question does it really matter. YES cables take three days to settle back for some odd reason.


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Re: Chasing my tail
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2019, 01:06:31 PM »
What you need is a surplus electric chair. Leg and arm restraints to hold you in a fixed position, and the nifty head piece can hold the phones and keep the wire from moving. Settling issues resolved.

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Re: Chasing my tail
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2019, 03:56:24 PM »
What you need is a surplus electric chair. Leg and arm restraints to hold you in a fixed position, and the nifty head piece can hold the phones and keep the wire from moving. Settling issues resolved.

Finally, a sensible solution 👏
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Re: Chasing my tail
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2019, 08:17:30 AM »
What you need is a surplus electric chair. Leg and arm restraints to hold you in a fixed position, and the nifty head piece can hold the phones and keep the wire from moving. Settling issues resolved.


   I'm sure Dr Frankenstein has one left over.

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Re: Chasing my tail
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2019, 09:09:50 PM »
What you need is a surplus electric chair. Leg and arm restraints to hold you in a fixed position, and the nifty head piece can hold the phones and keep the wire from moving. Settling issues resolved.

Maybe a guillotine would serve the same purpose. Not as comfortable though.

A pillory would probably work.



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Re: Chasing my tail
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2019, 12:56:55 PM »
ergo... no 'phones for this old man.
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Worn too many over the years and have minor tinnitis due to them and open car windows @ 60mph.
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