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post #17671 of 38362
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post
 

I paid $499 a few weeks back from Crutchfield, but I got a $50 rebate coming in the mail, I had $20 rewards, and I got a free genuine Sennheiser balanced cable.  I think I did ok.

 

Not sure if inflation, but...the same cable I paid like $160 ten years ago (Cardas) now costs almost $300. :rolleyes: 

 

Of course nowadays I'm perfectly fine with stock HD650 cable and have no plans to replace whatsoever.


Edited by madwolfa - 5/29/14 at 6:07pm
post #17672 of 38362
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

Not sure if inflation, but...the same cable I paid like $160 ten years ago (Cardas) now costs almost $300. :rolleyes: 

 

Of course nowadays I'm perfectly fine with stock HD650 cable and have no plans to replace whatsoever.

I have no plans to go balanced, but it's nice to have the cable if I do.  Or, I could always sell it.

 

I'm sure there's some inflation in the cable prices, but demand also drove it up, I'm sure.  Balanced was once only found in studios and professional applications.  Now, it's a popular hobbyist option, so prices will reflect that.

post #17673 of 38362
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

This is probaby the (sustained) happiest part of headfi community...

owning a hd650 WILL extend your LIFE !

+1  It's an audio spiritual experience/revelation, a kind of epiphany on the path to an audiophile nirvana …  :dt880smile: 

post #17674 of 38362

Wow they're down to $409 on Amazon already... huehuehue maybe it's a sign :rolleyes:

 

Wondering how some of my iTunes purchased 256kbps music will fare though.... 

post #17675 of 38362
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Originally Posted by Xeculus View Post
 

Wow they're down to $409 on Amazon already... huehuehue maybe it's a sign :rolleyes:

 

Wondering how some of my iTunes purchased 256kbps music will fare though.... 

 

Ya, just grab it. It's a good price.

post #17676 of 38362
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Originally Posted by Xeculus View Post
 

I just heard the HD598's today and they blew me away. Although my W3's were near their SQ, I think the HD598's were just a little better and I enjoyed them greatly. 

 

Think the HD650 is worth the $300 extra? 

locally it's only $110 difference (grey market, $379 vs $269) so "no brainer" :bigsmile_face:

post #17677 of 38362

Even @ full retail... they are still worth it IMO :D  <3<3 HD650 <3<3

post #17678 of 38362
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post

Not sure if inflation, but...the same cable I paid like $160 ten years ago (Cardas) now costs almost $300. rolleyes.gif  

Of course nowadays I'm perfectly fine with stock HD650 cable and have no plans to replace whatsoever.

Is this because you found no difference in sound with an upgraded cable?

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Originally Posted by Xeculus View Post

Wow they're down to $409 on Amazon already... huehuehue maybe it's a sign rolleyes.gif

Wondering how some of my iTunes purchased 256kbps music will fare though.... 

One of the best qualities of the 650 is that it deals with lower quality files very well. I honestly think that when affordability is taken into account you can't do better than these veterans.
post #17679 of 38362
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huehuehue maybe it's a sign :rolleyes:

Is this real life? A dude from Texas using our Brazilian laugh?
I want to believe.

 

post #17680 of 38362
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

Is this because you found no difference in sound with an upgraded cable?

 

The stock cable on my HD600 was a bit flimsy, I had some cash to burn and wanted to try something fancy, but I didn't hear any difference in sound.

The stock cable on my HD650 is very nice, so I'm not even going to bother.

post #17681 of 38362
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

The stock cable on my HD600 was a bit flimsy, I had some cash to burn and wanted to try something fancy, but I didn't hear any difference in sound.

The stock cable on my HD650 is very nice, so I'm not even going to bother.

 

When I got my HD600, the first thing I did was buy a stock HD650 cable for it.  As you said, it's thicker, but I also liked the hard-wired 1/4" connector.

post #17682 of 38362
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post
 

When I got my HD600, the first thing I did was buy a stock HD650 cable for it.  As you said, it's thicker, but I also liked the hard-wired 1/4" connector.

 

Yeah, but when I got my HD600, there was no HD650. :D

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I bought a Forza Audio Works cable and initially thought I heard an improvement but now I'm not so sure.
post #17684 of 38362
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

Yeah, but when I got my HD600, there was no HD650. :D

 

Wow!! What year did you buy them?

post #17685 of 38362
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

I bought a Forza Audio Works cable and initially thought I heard an improvement but now I'm not so sure.

 

Looks like a nice cable. I'd buy it for a bling alone, but definitely not for a sound improvement.

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