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now we are talking. i just got the new michael buble cd "crazy love". i now hear what everyone else has said about the hd800!
|Bublé didn't want "Crazy Love" to sound overproduced and slick, so he opted for recording many of the tracks with a live band, sometimes deliberately leaving the door open during recording sessions to allow natural sounds to creep in: "We mixed it differently where you capture the air in the room and you get great presence. It actually feels like you're sitting there in the room. It's not overly compressed or messed with."|
Sometimes, yes. I can't listen to Metal with the stock cable, and some very sibilant recordings (Diana Krall, Eva Cassidy Live, Kathleen Edwards) will sound more sibilant with the stock cable than the Warren Audio double helix or Locus-Design Hyperion Cable. But, with the right amp and music, the HD800 is very good with the stock cable.
I haven't been able to compare my new Hyperion cable to the W-A cable yet, but it's a definite improvement to the stock or 1st generation W-A cable. If I had to guess, I would say it's just as good as the second generation W-A cable which was a cross between the double-helix and the Intercept series (different braiding and insulations). The L-D cable is good enough that I haven't felt the need to switch back to the W-A cable when using the HD800 with my SE amps (since I'm currently evaluating a Luxman P-1u which is 1/4"only and the W-A cable needs to use a SE adapter).
I agree with HA - sometimes, yes. The pair I had did sometimes seem to be a little brighter than I felt was strictly neutral.