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post #451 of 972
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Originally Posted by barqy View Post
hi, can the hd595 pads be washed with soap+water?

I don't want the 'pleather' on the back to chip/wear off if i do~!
post #452 of 972
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Originally Posted by ElephantTLK View Post
But i find out that Soloz audio sell/make cable for HD595 (SPC/Cardas). And from picture i cannot see if already have that connectors. I must send them e-mail about that. I replaced cable only once with stock because original was damaged. This time i consider to recable with that Soloz cable. Is it worth it? And wich is better? SPC or Cardas? What is difference beetwen stock and recabled? And what is difference with SPC & Cardas version?
I mailed Jacob at Soloz and here's part of his response taken from multiple mails.

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The advantages of replacing the cable are twofold. first you can choose the length and termination. Do you want a 1/8" or 1/4" plug? Second, the new cable will open your headphones up quite a bit. You'll hear more detail and extended highs and lows.

If the cable changes the sound signature, the SPC will only open the cans up and possibly make them slightly more forward. For example when siting in an auditorium for a concert the new cable might move you up a row or two in perspective. the cable will definitely not make anything worse.

SPC is silver plated copper, Cardas is OFC copper. Overall the Cardas is a much higher quality cable, but also at a much higher cost. The Cardas will offer more dynamic balance and detail while maintaining a more neutral approach and thus preserving the sound signature of your cans more. However, the Cardas cable is thicker and you might have to widen the opening of your headphones slightly. Honestly I would prefer to do the Cardas recable myself as it has been some time since I sold my HD595's so I don't have a pair on hand to fit the thicker cable to.

an upgraded cable for your cans is definitely a worthwhile upgrade in my humble opinion
Hope this helps

Cheers
post #453 of 972
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Originally Posted by Tone Def View Post
I mailed Jacob at Soloz and here's part of his response taken from multiple mails.



Hope this helps

Cheers
Thanks for help. But i already received mail from them. For now i will just keep stock cable.
post #454 of 972
595's are my first hi-end headphones too. I just love them.
post #455 of 972
do the d-jays sound similar at all to the 555/595? how about the se310?
post #456 of 972
I am currently the only (I think I am the only anyway) owner of an HD595 upgrade cable from soloz audio. I worked with him on the design, so it does have the little 2+2 DIP connector on the headphone end of the cable, so it is a drop in replacement, no need to solder. It is certainly a worthwhile upgrade, not only for sound quality but for looks too, no more bent wire.
post #457 of 972
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Originally Posted by colonelkernel8 View Post
I am currently the only (I think I am the only anyway) owner of an HD595 upgrade cable from soloz audio. I worked with him on the design, so it does have the little 2+2 DIP connector on the headphone end of the cable, so it is a drop in replacement, no need to solder. It is certainly a worthwhile upgrade, not only for sound quality but for looks too, no more bent wire.
how about some nice pics?
post #458 of 972
Yeah some pics would be much appreciated.

Which cable did you get? The SPC or Cardas? How difficult was it to attach and if you did attach the Cardas cable, how did you enlarge the earcup hole.

thanks
post #459 of 972
Wow, this is getting more and more interesting by the time being! An upgraded cable replacement for the HD595's would be greatly appreciated.
Also if the connector could change from the big 1/4 plug to the small and dearly 1/8 connectors that MOST of the amps/mp3/cdplayers have would be just perfect. Also for the cable to be lesser than 3 meters would be neat.
Since i usually have the cable rolled and packed

Am i asking too much?
post #460 of 972
i m currently listening to my HD595, and it really was just so-so to me, but was bored and kind of played around with the EQ, and man!!! i love it now!!! its the first time that i really did appreciate this headphones.. i m running it from my laptop to my xin sm4..

for my eq, i followed someones advise to flaten the frequency response of the headphones, and i used headroom's graphs for some kind of reference.. hahaha!! and i know, that this is a lousy job.. anyone know of sites that gives a frequency response with more gradients.>??
post #461 of 972
So, what happened to that mod colonelKernel8 ?
Can you post some pics?
post #462 of 972
I've had my 595's for about a year and I absolutely love 'em.

I've been using M-Audio's Firewire Audiophile as the source, and been thinking that using an amp wouldn't do anything good for me, probably make things just worse? At least there's no lack of volume with the firewire audiophile, sometimes it bugs and I need to reset it, after that it throttles the headphone output to full volume and I need to quickly toss these headphones away from my ears if the music is still playing, it's just so loud that it feels like my eardrums would explode.

I bought the firewire audiophile since the iMac's own integrated soundcard just isn't enough for these headphones.

Oh, and it's capable to produce more power than the headphones can handle. That's a start on to realize how loud it can be at full output from the headphone jack.
post #463 of 972
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and been thinking that using an amp wouldn't do anything good for me, probably make things just worse?
It is night and day difference. I couldn't understand why people say they can't notice the difference, or the benefit is abysmal. HD595 give a lot more juice with proper amplification.
post #464 of 972
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Originally Posted by outmatch View Post
It is night and day difference. I couldn't understand why people say they can't notice the difference, or the benefit is abysmal. HD595 give a lot more juice with proper amplification.
Yea, but obviously the juice part isn't an issue. All the amp would do is to make the sound a bit different, like using an equalizer. And I fear that it would mess up the clarity in the sound which firewire audiophile is able to produce, if it isn't a really expensive one. So what would be the difference with an amp? more bass at lower volumes?
post #465 of 972
Been using them for years, they are good, but I am looking for an upgrade.
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