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post #2041 of 2421

The treble peaks (~7kHz, ~10kHz) bother you or the vicegrip of the headband?

The headband eventually conforms to you, or vice versa, lol.  Mine bothered me at first.  Not anymore these days.

post #2042 of 2421

Ok, first impressions of the Oyaide cable after approx 30 mins of listening. Please note, these notes are more objective than comparative, as my old cable was a bastardised stock cable which I'd cut, joined, added new connectors etc, and was worn out, so I can't directly compare it to stock, but will go off what I remember. Headphones are approximately 5-6 years old too, so have well and truly burned in. Also, I'm terrible at describing what I hear, I'm no good at the audiophile language.

 

I listened to a variety of stuff from Deadmau5, to Johnny Cash, to Billy Joel, to Bloc Party, Dave Brubeck, and other stuff. Most was 320kb/s MP3 or FLAC, played through a Samsung Galaxy Note II.

 

Overall, the HD25 and HPC-HD25 combo does everything right. Still has the deep, tight punchy bass. High end seems to be more 'tamed' than what I remember from the stock cable, no sibilance or harsh treble. On the Johnny Cash acoustic tracks, his voice is very crisp, and the pick can be heard on the guitar strings.

 

Deadmau5 sounded great, very strong and controlled bass, synths sounded awesome.

 

A worthy upgrade from the ruined cable I was using, possibly a worthy upgrade over the stock standard steel cable, especially for the lovely compact mini-jack. All the connectors appear to be of a very high quality, they don't look like they will break easily. Cable fits perfectly in the stock recess in the headband, length is perfect, and the connectors in the cups fit very snug and positively. 

 

My only slight criticism is the cable does not quite have the same 'rubbery' feel of the stock one, it's very slightly stiff and seems like it could get twisted. It kind of feels like figure 8 cable. It'll probably soften up a bit over time though, so it's not a worry for me. Definitely not something to stop me buying it though.

 

Colours are awesome, gives a nice bit of life to a dull looking pair of cans, if that is of any concern to anyone :D

post #2043 of 2421
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Originally Posted by tooch View Post

Ok, first impressions of the Oyaide cable after approx 30 mins of listening. Please note, these notes are more objective than comparative, as my old cable was a bastardised stock cable which I'd cut, joined, added new connectors etc, and was worn out, so I can't directly compare it to stock, but will go off what I remember. Headphones are approximately 5-6 years old too, so have well and truly burned in. Also, I'm terrible at describing what I hear, I'm no good at the audiophile language.

 

I listened to a variety of stuff from Deadmau5, to Johnny Cash, to Billy Joel, to Bloc Party, Dave Brubeck, and other stuff. Most was 320kb/s MP3 or FLAC, played through a Samsung Galaxy Note II.

 

Overall, the HD25 and HPC-HD25 combo does everything right. Still has the deep, tight punchy bass. High end seems to be more 'tamed' than what I remember from the stock cable, no sibilance or harsh treble. On the Johnny Cash acoustic tracks, his voice is very crisp, and the pick can be heard on the guitar strings.

 

Deadmau5 sounded great, very strong and controlled bass, synths sounded awesome.

 

A worthy upgrade from the ruined cable I was using, possibly a worthy upgrade over the stock standard steel cable, especially for the lovely compact mini-jack. All the connectors appear to be of a very high quality, they don't look like they will break easily. Cable fits perfectly in the stock recess in the headband, length is perfect, and the connectors in the cups fit very snug and positively. 

 

My only slight criticism is the cable does not quite have the same 'rubbery' feel of the stock one, it's very slightly stiff and seems like it could get twisted. It kind of feels like figure 8 cable. It'll probably soften up a bit over time though, so it's not a worry for me. Definitely not something to stop me buying it though.

 

Colours are awesome, gives a nice bit of life to a dull looking pair of cans, if that is of any concern to anyone :D

Thank you for the impressions sir. One thing though,is there any improvement on the soundstage? at least, from what you remember from the stock cable. Thank you! :)

post #2044 of 2421

Hello all,

 

I just bought an aftermarket cable for my HD25 1-II and wanted to show a some pics...

 

 

 

 

http://myworld.ebay.com/hanpanhaji?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

 

It's made by a guy in Los Angeles, and I found his store on ebay. I just got it yesterday, so it's kind of too soon to tell if it makes a major difference or not.  I did notice that there is more information coming through, kind of like the water analogy that's been used in describing audio.

 

 

 

Despite all the complaints on the STOCK cable, I didn't mind it so much, and as "tooch" commented, the stock cable is easy to manage because it wasn't stiff.

post #2045 of 2421

An Amphenol mini instead of a Switchcraft or Oyaide or something for that price?  =\

Well, it resembles my HD448 recable.

post #2046 of 2421

That looks very short.  Is that his 1m version?

 

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Originally Posted by LAmitchell View Post

Hello all,

 

I just bought an aftermarket cable for my HD25 1-II and wanted to show a some pics...

 

 

http://myworld.ebay.com/hanpanhaji?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

 

post #2047 of 2421

Yeah, it's the 1m version.  I'm a boom-op (you know, recording sound on a long pole with a mic attached to the end), so I use my 25's for work (and recreation), and 1m was enough to where I wouldn't have a bunch of slack to worry about.

 

Hey Max, now you've got me wondering about the difference an upgraded plug would make....  is it something I should look into?

 

 


Edited by LAmitchell - 1/14/13 at 5:53pm
post #2048 of 2421

Cleaner, clearer sound and much more durability.  The Amphenol is as delicate as the Neutrik mini.  If you take very good care of your stuff, then you've nothing to worry about, I suppose.

post #2049 of 2421

Ahh. I love these things. I've put about 150 hours on them at home and 300+ on the go, I never get tired of them. Sadly they're on their way to a new owner, hopefully he'll enjoy them as much as I did.

post #2050 of 2421

Just lovin' my Senn Adidas HD 25-1 II which I just got a week ago... Everything just sounds forward in the right sense, if only that narrow soundstage could be remedied without amping and upgrading to the Amperior.  Still clocking some more hours but I think burn-in won't benefit the HD 25-1 that much based on what I've read so I guess the sound wouldn't change much out of the box.

post #2051 of 2421

Are there any sonic differences between using the pleather or velour earpads?

post #2052 of 2421

Hey dm41nman, congrats on the HD's!  

 

For me, the highs tamed quite a bit after a while. They're still HIGH, but they don't hurt for the most part like when I first got them. oh,and I really LIKE my stock cable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For everyone else on this thread:

 

I musta been living under a rock... I just found out today that the Amperiors are supposed to be ALOT better than the HD251-II's.... wow!  got me curious!!!!

 

 


Edited by LAmitchell - 1/17/13 at 4:00am
post #2053 of 2421
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Originally Posted by putente View Post

Are there any sonic differences between using the pleather or velour earpads?

 

Yes.  Some prefer the sound with pleathers, some with velours.  I got rid of my velours so I can't check again what the differences are exactly, but I prefer pleathers.  Also, the velours sacrifice isolation a little bit.

post #2054 of 2421
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

 

Yes.  Some prefer the sound with pleathers, some with velours.  I got rid of my velours so I can't check again what the differences are exactly, but I prefer pleathers.  Also, the velours sacrifice isolation a little bit.

 

I'll second you there Max.

As for any sonic differences I haven't noticed, I'll check it out when I get a chance ;)

post #2055 of 2421
Can get a pair really cheap of a local store now, just wondering how much they clamp compared to some other models that are on ears? Tested quite alot in stores over the past years and some start hurt on the ear quite fast compared to others. have a problem with normal cans that my ear touch the inside so heck whhy not but a on ear instead for a change.
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