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post #31 of 63
If I get some HD800s, Peter's cables will follow very shortly afterwards. He just made some for my HD650s and the difference, even with my untrained ears, is very noticeable. A massive improvement in detail and bass.

Loving those xhadow XLRs too
post #32 of 63
Yes those Xhadow are really nice. Those are my first pair all the other XLR connectors in my other balanced headphones are Vampire Wire cryo treated that are very good for the price but not even close to the looks and quality of build of the Xhadow and they are not an upcharge in the Complement.
post #33 of 63
Can I make a request of some of you folks looking to get the Complement or similar cables? Please use the Oyaide plugs. I have been dying to see those on a cable It will be a long time until I can even think about using them. Thanks!
post #34 of 63
Yeah I want to get my grubby mitts on some of those Oyaides...but they're pricy as they come in a set of 4, so it'd have to include a 1/4" to female XLR adapter...
post #35 of 63
Look what I got today ...













Double Helix Complement copper for HD800.

Don't ask me for the sound, cable are not supposed to make any difference! ;-)

Seriously, I am waiting parts for my B22 balanced project ...
and I am waiting parts for my balanced DAC too ...
post #36 of 63
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Look what I got today ...

Don't ask me for the sound, cable are not supposed to make any difference! ;-) ...
Are you trying to start a WWIII ;-)

I enjoy my balanced SAA Voice very much.
post #37 of 63
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Are you trying to start a WWIII ;-)

I enjoy my balanced SAA Voice very much.
For the record, a certain chief designer for SAA, won't mention any names has purchased wire from DHC.

BTW, Congrats Pompon! I'm sure you'll love it as much as the rest of us.
post #38 of 63
Hi, I am just hunting for a balanced cable for Senn HD 800 (feeded from Phoenix). Unfortunately, I have no chance to audition my candidates myself, so I can only read as many information as possible... I want a neutral cable (without coloration).

At first I was looking for Apuresound v3, but then I found DHC Complement and Clone that some people here consider to be better than apuresound v3. Complement is quite expensive – I do not want to spend USD800 (or much more with customs) for a cable (but who knows ). I have almost decided to buy Clone, even if it is pure copper that is not exactly what I wanted at the beginning.

But today I have found this cable:
ELITE Sennheiser HD600 HD650 HD800 6-ft premium cable - eBay (item 120456186368 end time Apr-02-10 16:17:45 PDT)
It states 24awg 7N UP-OCC pure, stranded silver wires and the price is not very high. I am tempted do try it, but I cant find more information about the cable or the producer. Has someone tried this cable? Any experience with the cable or the producer?

Thanks!
post #39 of 63
That would be head-fi's own Lil' Knight.
post #40 of 63
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Originally Posted by seaice View Post
It states 24awg 7N UP-OCC pure, stranded silver wires and the price is not very high. I am tempted do try it, but I cant find more information about the cable or the producer. Has someone tried this cable? Any experience with the cable or the producer?
Thanks!
Look interesting ... you should try it ... If it's better than the stock cable, you not making a mistake at this price.
post #41 of 63
thanks to both of you!

So, about the "Fleur Deux" cable on ebay: According to the seller the cable should be dead neutral. I have just ordered one with Furutech 601 XLRs. It will be my first balanced cable and I hope the last (for a long time at least). I will try to compare it with the HD800 stock cable (in SE config.) in several months.

scootermafia: I have checked his profile here and he has same photos on flickr as the seller on ebay, so you are right.
post #42 of 63
I hope you actually receive your cable.
post #43 of 63
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Originally Posted by seaice View Post
...but then I found DHC Complement and Clone that some people here consider to be better than apuresound v3. Complement is quite expensive – I do not want to spend USD800 (or much more with customs) for a cable (but who knows ). I have almost decided to buy Clone, even if it is pure copper that is not exactly what I wanted at the beginning...
I'm in a similar situation: Actually I have planned to buy a silver cable, but I've ended up ordering a copper «Clone», which now should be in production or already on the way to me. Unfortunately I will use it single-ended, so I can't report my findings here...
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post #44 of 63
IPodPJ: Do not scare me His ebay feedback is very good and I didnt find anything against him here, so I hope I will get my cable quite soon. He states 7-10 days for the production on the ebay.
post #45 of 63
FWIW--Thuan (lil knight) has always been straight up with me; he orders stuff from time to time...

Peace,

Lee
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