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I'm currently listening to FLACs on my computer with the HD 650s through a Magni/Modi stack. Everything is great, except I would have preferred a little better treble clarity. 

 

I'm thinking of upgrading the stock cables to a silver cable. I heard this improves the treble a bit.

 

Any recommendations? So far, the Toxic Silver Poison 6 ft one looks pretty attractive. I heard this has a very long wait time? I'm based in the US. Are there any other cables that wil give me better bang-for-buck? Thanks.

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You can get Moon Audio Silver Dragon
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I used the Moon Audio Silver Dragon on my LCD2 r1.  I found it to do exactly as you looking for.  Was a tough product too, I lugged it everywhere with me and never had any issues with durability.

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Originally Posted by jamesino View Post
 

I'm currently listening to FLACs on my computer with the HD 650s through a Magni/Modi stack. Everything is great, except I would have preferred a little better treble clarity. 

 

I'm thinking of upgrading the stock cables to a silver cable. I heard this improves the treble a bit.

 

Any recommendations? So far, the Toxic Silver Poison 6 ft one looks pretty attractive. I heard this has a very long wait time? I'm based in the US. Are there any other cables that wil give me better bang-for-buck? Thanks.

 

The cable could improve the treble just a bit, and you won't have a day and night change in highs. 

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Audioquest DragonFly pairs pretty well with the HD650, it's surprising but their synergy provides a pleasant sound.

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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

The cable could improve the treble just a bit, and you won't have a day and night change in highs. 

 

that BIT is the MAGIC .... 

a little artisansalt to finish that dish. 

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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

 

that BIT is the MAGIC .... 

a little artisansalt to finish that dish. 

 

That BIT could be a MAGIC, depends to the expectation of the MAGIC. ;) 

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K guys, let's stop it right there. I smell another cable debate here.
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Originally Posted by jamesino View Post
 

I'm currently listening to FLACs on my computer with the HD 650s through a Magni/Modi stack. Everything is great, except I would have preferred a little better treble clarity. 

 

I'm thinking of upgrading the stock cables to a silver cable. I heard this improves the treble a bit.

 

Any recommendations? So far, the Toxic Silver Poison 6 ft one looks pretty attractive. I heard this has a very long wait time? I'm based in the US. Are there any other cables that wil give me better bang-for-buck? Thanks.

 

For the price of a Silver Poison cable you could purchase another headphone to compliment the HD650.

 

Or - if you must sink more funds into your HD650 rig - you could sell the Magni and add what you would've spent on a cable towards a BH Crack.

 

Another option would be to address your source. Offload the Modi and pay the difference for an Uber Bifrost. This will set a good foundation for other upgrades down the path.

 

You'll get more tangible improvements with these options. An overpriced cable for your entry level setup is a waste IMO.


Edited by olor1n - 1/21/14 at 6:46am
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Cable can improve the clarity a bit, but your talking about that last 1%.  I agree with the above, upgrade the amp or dac before playing with cables.  A crack would be a different ball game compared to a Magni, and by far make the biggest difference for $ spent.

 

Having said that i use my HD650 with a Bottlehead S.E.X. via an upgraded cable running balanced with an XLR connector.  The biggest improvement for clarity/treble is to take them off and put my Grados on:popcorn: 

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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesino View Post
 

I'm currently listening to FLACs on my computer with the HD 650s through a Magni/Modi stack. Everything is great, except I would have preferred a little better treble clarity. 

 

I'm thinking of upgrading the stock cables to a silver cable. I heard this improves the treble a bit.

 

Any recommendations? So far, the Toxic Silver Poison 6 ft one looks pretty attractive. I heard this has a very long wait time? I'm based in the US. Are there any other cables that wil give me better bang-for-buck? Thanks.

 

For the price of a Silver Poison cable you could purchase another headphone to compliment the HD650.

 

Or - if you must sink more funds into your HD650 rig - you could sell the Magni and add what you would've spent on a cable towards a BH Crack.

 

Another option would be to address your source. Offload the Modi and pay the difference for an Uber Bifrost. This will set a good foundation for other upgrades down the path.

 

You'll get more tangible improvements with these options. An overpriced cable for your entry level setup is a waste IMO.


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Originally Posted by mcandmar View Post

Cable can improve the clarity a bit, but your talking about that last 1%.  I agree with the above, upgrade the amp or dac before playing with cables.  A crack would be a different ball game compared to a Magni, and by far make the biggest difference for $ spent.

 

Having said that i use my HD650 with a Bottlehead S.E.X. via an upgraded cable running balanced with an XLR connector.  The biggest improvement for clarity/treble is to take them off and put my Grados on:popcorn: 

Completely agree but prefer DacMagic Plus over Bifrost Uber with S.E.X.
post #15357 of 25610
i like the cans. it sounds relaxing and enjoyble
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I got to try HD650s recently.  I find the rumors of them being 'dark' and 'veiled' extremely exaggerated.  Through a Schiit setup (Mjolnir + Gungnir), they were actually pretty bright.

 

I really liked them, and I'm thinking these will be my next step up when I eventually decide to upgrade headphones.


Edited by AnalogSavior - 1/21/14 at 10:07am
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post
 

 

For the price of a Silver Poison cable you could purchase another headphone to compliment the HD650.

 

Or - if you must sink more funds into your HD650 rig - you could sell the Magni and add what you would've spent on a cable towards a BH Crack.

 

Another option would be to address your source. Offload the Modi and pay the difference for an Uber Bifrost. This will set a good foundation for other upgrades down the path.

 

You'll get more tangible improvements with these options. An overpriced cable for your entry level setup is a waste IMO.

 

This. If you want to settle down with the 650, I would urge you to consider the BHC. Just wow...:eek:

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Originally Posted by AnalogSavior View Post
 

I got to try HD650s recently.  I find the rumors of them being 'dark' and 'veiled' extremely exaggerated.  Through a Schiit setup (Mjolnir + Gungnir), they were actually pretty bright.

 

I really liked them, and I'm thinking these will be my next step up when I eventually decide to upgrade headphones.

 

'Bright' is the general sonic quality of Schiit equipment (based on Asgard 2 and Magni + Modi).

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