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post #19996 of 20007
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Ah sunday, went to the flea market and gotten myself a Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly on vinyl.

Also the missus got herself a pair of AKG K551 a few months back, influenced by yours truly :wink_face:


The Missus simply steals my headphones.  Truth be told though, I see her reaching for the RS-180s for movies and the Koss Porta Pros for music more than anything else lately....  (She used to only use the Apple earbuds that came with her iPhone 5.  I never told her they were "bad" sounding.  She made the move on her lonesome which just makes me SO proud!)

 

PS.  I thought my DX90 would take explaining...  I noticed that a DX90 and Koss Porta Pros were "silently" added to her Christmas list about a week ago... :biggrin:

post #19997 of 20007

Hey guys.

 

I'm more of a lurker here but felt obligated to let you know Bottlehead is currently selling their Crack + Speedball kit for $299 directly from their website until the 26th... $95 off regular price. Great deal for such an amazing amp.

post #19998 of 20007
In my own humble opinion high end headphones such as HD650/800, Audeze and hifiman would not reach their peak performance until you get appropriate aftermarket cables. Yes it's the cable!
I wasn't a believer until I listen it myself. It solves All problems you have with the sound details and it comes to the point where amping will be a frosting on top instead of "fixing" the bad sound.
I love HD650 first-time I heard it but I was always struggling with the sound being veiled, dark, lack sparkles and air. I went ahead spent so much money on portable amps and now I have 5 and 3 of them are TOTL.
They really did improve the sound by wide margin. But the biggest improvement was when I get the aftermarket cable and... HD650 really shines! It's not a snake oil. The difference is Not Subtle more night and day IMHO.
One more thing, I recently acquired all new AK120II and this player has an excellent synergy with HD650. No external amp needed and you won't believe the sound you hear.

Cheers
post #19999 of 20007
Any link to the cables that you got? I experienced improvements when I changed cables on my Goldring DR150 too.
post #20000 of 20007
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In my own humble opinion high end headphones such as HD650/800, Audeze and hifiman would not reach their peak performance until you get appropriate aftermarket cables. Yes it's the cable!
I wasn't a believer until I listen it myself. It solves All problems you have with the sound details and it comes to the point where amping will be a frosting on top instead of "fixing" the bad sound.
I love HD650 first-time I heard it but I was always struggling with the sound being veiled, dark, lack sparkles and air. I went ahead spent so much money on portable amps and now I have 5 and 3 of them are TOTL.
They really did improve the sound by wide margin. But the biggest improvement was when I get the aftermarket cable and... HD650 really shines! It's not a snake oil. The difference is Not Subtle more night and day IMHO.
One more thing, I recently acquired all new AK120II and this player has an excellent synergy with HD650. No external amp needed and you won't believe the sound you hear.

Cheers

Okay Skyfall,

 

You've yet to steer me wrong, so I'll bite.  :biggrin:

 

What were the aftermarket cables you found the improvements with?  and if possible, a link would be AWESOME.

In truth, I can't even imagine them sounding better than they do right now with the iFi iDSD Micro and ASGARD 2, but I'm happy to be proven-wrong!

 

Ken N.

post #20001 of 20007
Skyfall... there was a separate thread on headphone cables, and most of the posts stated, with scientific testing that cable upgrades offer no improvement to sound quality. Regardless, I upgraded cables on my HD650, and appreciate the resulting sound quality. A cable upgrade also adds an aesthetic personalized touch that also shows respect and honor to the HD650s
post #20002 of 20007
Moon audio Blue Dragon V3 is great cable for HD650
post #20003 of 20007
post #20004 of 20007
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I recommend cables from this guy:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-Sennheiser-Headphone-Cable-HD600-HD650-Furutech-1-4-Or-Canare-3-5mm-Cardas-/121398384245

 

They're also 10% off now. 

 

 

What is the material used in the wires?  Perhaps I'm missing it.

 

They do look well constructed.

 

HS

post #20005 of 20007
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What is the material used in the wires?  Perhaps I'm missing it.

 

Normally he's using Canare Quad (or mini Quad) cable. Furutech plug is a bomb and craftmanship level is top notch.

 

I have an LCD-2 version and love it. Can't beat the price too.


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post #20006 of 20007
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Normally he's using Canare Quad (or mini Quad) cable. Furutech plug is a bomb and craftmanship level is top notch.

 

I have an LCD-2 version and love it. Can't beat the price too.

 

The Canare Quad isn't too shabby...nice find.  Thanks.

 

HS

post #20007 of 20007

good to see so little struggle with "better cables" in this thread of hd650lovers.

 

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and about that USB cable... i better keep my mouth shut. :P
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