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post #12631 of 19720

i heard the cardas in balanced mode on the hd650  b4 i sold it, awesome...

the sudden gush of a wider soundstage, so tempting to mod my silver cable now..arrrghhhh. 

where is my stock cable, must hv used it to tie my loose window. 

post #12632 of 19720
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

i heard the cardas in balanced mode on the hd650  b4 i sold it, awesome...
the sudden gush of a wider soundstage, so tempting to mod my silver cable now..arrrghhhh. 
where is my stock cable, must hv used it to tie my loose window. 
OMG
post #12633 of 19720
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Originally Posted by muxamed View Post

My point exactly. The stock cable is a perfectly good electric conductor and I would really like to know which electrical property of the cardas cable takes away that supposed "veil". The op first creates a problem in form of some kind of veil in the sound and then recommends an other cable to cure that problem.

You know, funnily enough, whilst I agree with your point about hundred dollar cables being just as good an electrical conductor as the stock cable, I wouldn't say that custom cables are without their merits. For one, many custom cables look absolutely gorgeous in all their braided goodness. You might say aesthetics have nothing to do with music but I disagree. Not only that, they are often made at a much better and reliable quality.

Fitting metaphors might be perhaps food presentation. A cafe might charge you twice as much for an added piece of garnish to the same sandwich and given the combination of the garnish and price lead you to enjoy the same sandwich more. If taste is a multi-sensoral experience, what's to say hearing is not? Or take a designer jacket; it may not provide more warmth than a thrift store jacket, but the designer jacket sure looks a hell of a lot better and is less likely to rip from the seams. Perhaps the best analogy I can provide is that a red sportscar with always be faster than an otherwise identical sportscar of another colour. wink.gif
post #12634 of 19720
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Originally Posted by scolaiw View Post

a red sportscar with always be faster than an otherwise identical sportscar of another colour. wink.gif

huh??

post #12635 of 19720
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

Dang, that's a tough one. All of her albums are enjoyable. I'd say my favorite track is Love is Blindness off the Blue Light till Dawn record. Also her latest Another Country is good start to finish and expertly recorded...part jazz, part blues. On this album there is a track called Almost Twelve. The first 30 seconds is a bass drum solo that hit's hard and is wonderfully textured. The tracks continues with some great sub bass. 

 

It's tough to go wrong with any of her stuff. Most of her albums on can picked up for a mere .75c over at half.com plus shipping. 


Sweet... wow thanks man! Know where I'm grabbing all my CDs from now on.

post #12636 of 19720

No problem. I've bought at least 30 albums from that site. Most come in mint condition. 

post #12637 of 19720

Back to tears topic:

 

[copy from other thread] I gave my technology-ignorant girlfriend try HD650. She said: "They play music so wonderfully", "I'd listen and listen to these, they are very, very good", "these are a lot better than those [fa-003], you may sell those right away" (I had lent moded fa003 to her for some time). I didn't look at her face while she was listening but she texted me later today that she almost cried, too.biggrin.gif These are some serious headphones...

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Originally Posted by eimis View Post

.....I didn't look at her face while she was listening but she texted me later today that she almost cried, too.biggrin.gif These are some serious headphones...

 

 

Maybe she looked up the price?

post #12639 of 19720
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Maybe she looked up the price?

 

I kinda like the humor of this one ;-)

 

@ eimis:

 

They surely are (serious headphones), and you're lucky your girlfriend hears it straightaway.  It's fairly common that ("non head-fier") people don't find the HD650 particularly good, let alone if you tell them the price of these.  The worst thing you could be told being, of course, that they are as expensive as a nice pair of Beats ...

 

So, you've got an audiophile girlfriend, congratulations on both the headphones and her audio tastes :)

post #12640 of 19720
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

No problem. I've bought at least 30 albums from that site. Most come in mint condition. 


Thanks from me too..I just wish I had known about that site a long time ago. I could have saved a ton of money!!

post #12641 of 19720

^^ Welcome. biggrin.gif Malveaux turned me on to this site about a year ago. He's gets some credit. 

post #12642 of 19720
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 Perhaps the best analogy I can provide is that a red sportscar with always be faster than an otherwise identical sportscar of another colour. wink.gif

Not faster than yellow!

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Dam you Matt, why are you telling me about another artist? Just finished spending more cash on music. I blame you for getting me hooked on Melody Gardot. blink.gif

 

So.... what track? biggrin.gif always on the hunt for more good music for the HD 650s. What's your favourite album from Casandra Wilson?

more like why did you tell us about half.com. LOL 

post #12644 of 19720
Would anyone here consider going to grado ps500's from hd650's?

Reason i ask is because I have hd650's (which I really like), have had grados sr80/225i (which I liked except for the highs), and am wondering if anyone would consider the swap as an "upgrade".

I understand they are different sound signatures, but I'm genuinely curious to hear what others think.
post #12645 of 19720
A quality aftermarket cable provides clarity and detail. It really takes the headphones to the next level, IMO. A huge Thanks for the recommendation
Edited by Zuckfun - 6/22/13 at 9:52pm
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