Originally Posted by Lenni
What prompted my sort of acrimonious sorry-ass comment (wrong way to get a message across) is that your whole experience regarding cables most likely amounts to one pair of re-cabled headphones; it wasn’t what you expected to hear (which is pretty common with cables), and here you are in what seems to me some kind of mission in telling the whole world about cable reality. not good enough.
This whole debate about cable placebo and what not, I’m sure is usually from people who has not much experience with cables, or system that would be almost impossible to hear anything. Otherwise I don’t get how a difference could not be heard. For example, I receive a pair of interconnects last week. I was really hoping to hear an improvement since they weren’t cheap, but it wasn’t the case. So according to this placebo effect, if I’m not mistaken, I should have liked the cables because... whatever, but I didn’t. Reversed placebo???
"At the end of day it doesn’t matter what you think". what I meant by that is if you use poor made cables or coat hangers in your system, I couldn't care less. what I care is that I use the right cables for my system. I can easily tell two different cables I'm familiar with apart on my system. I don’t need any scientific measurement machine to show me they make a difference or not; I’ve the best machine there is: the brain, and the ear.
If anybody wants to do a DBT on my system, with my cables, my music, I’ll take bet up to £1k (cash) per test. If you’re up for it PM me.
 anyway my apologies
You are hardly sincere. What you've said here is that your ears and brain are more reliable than FR measurement devices and other equipment. This is of course a) ignorant and b) laughable - to use your own terms. Did you actually bother watching the presentation on audiological memory and the placebo effect? (which is by the way, far more complex than always influencing a positive outcome - explaining the latest cable you heard no difference with).
Regarding my 'experience' with cables, I already outlined this in a post above, explaining I'd tested four + hd650 stock cables just for one of my headphones. If it helps, when I recabled my hd25s with the 600 stock cable, moving from the steel to OFC conductor, there was, you guessed it, still no difference, although this change is the only one I didn't ABX due to the original cable requiring the 'phones to be dismantled. I have also used Russ Andrews, Clearer Audio, custom ebay power cords, van den Hul and custom eichmann bullet RCA interconnects amongst countless studiospares and monoprice alternatives. Ultimately I kept the ones which were the best value for money (mainly keeping in mind shielding and aesthetics) and sold on or returned others.
Insulting my hearing or system will get you nowhere. An argument from incredulity is no argument at all. My audiologist assures me I have perfect hearing, but I'm not sure you care much for anything based in science or reality...
What's most phenomenally frustrating yet ironic about your posts is that you have admitted yourself to having no experience with recabling headphones, yet act as if you know all about it. This topic is about the HD600: could you please enlighten us all as to your experience with this headphone, seeing as subjective 'experience' is all you seem to be ranting about?
Edited by Draca - 6/5/10 at 11:01am