My babies arrived today #19547. Now the question is what cable (material) are you using:
Copper, Silver, or Copper with Silver Coating?
Edited by preproman - 1/31/13 at 4:28pm
Have you ever thought about using a silver cable?
Nice headphones prep. The glossy version of Max's? I like both.
BTW, just got the TH900 today. Good headphones, but not as good as the HD800s (or HE6s). Nothing surprising. More suited for low-volume listening perhaps.
Help me out with a cable material for the HD800s
Congrats on the TH900s
Copper for a smooth, liquid, forgiving sound. Silver for a high impact, punchy, more up-front, faster sound. My preference is usually silver for its greater accuracy and transparency, but with some harsher or lower-end gear, copper sounds better.
I keep both and just switch between the two, with silver getting the most listening time.
Very good looking, congrats. Here's Maxvla's in black matte for a reference
The Limited editon from Senns was it flat or glossy? Never mind, found the pictures http://www.head-fi.org/g/i/601719/this-is-a-limited-edition-sennheiser-hd-800-in-glossy-black-with-sennheiser-blue-accents-the-custom-coloring-was-applied-by-colorware-but-this-specific-color-scheme-the-sennheiser-blue-in-particular-was-only-available-for-this-very-limited-run/sennheiser/sort/display_order/, seems like mix and match of glossy and flat, imho the best looking option.
I would put in a vote for copper with the HD800s. Silver thins them out too much. They already have enough speed and up-front punch on their own IMO. This from a guy who likes euphonic Mullard tubes with his HD800s. To me the HD800s need that extra bit of help with mid- and low-range fullness. Otherwise the instruments become too isolated...