4. The stock cable is the same cable you can buy for about $15 on ebay and is stiff, its not the wisest choice for a cable styling that will be plugged into an amplifier some distance away. Open the stock cable up and tell me I'm wrong. It was a poor cable all around, at least Hifiman realized and cared enough to almost IMMEDIATELY change it out for a really great cable. As we all know , we want to pay $500-900 for a headphone that comes with a garden hose for a cable, right? lol
Wait..can you clear this up for me..they use a Canare cable and the only thing that's wrong with it is that it's too stiff? Canare is considerd a very high quality wire and just as good as this fancy pants $10/foot wire. Now, I'm not a fan of Canare for most headphones, but it's still good. I like canare for the brighter headphones and hate it with the HD-600/650.
If any company used Canare or Mogami on a headphone, I'd be happy. Give me that over generic stock wire anyday.
What brand of wire does Hifiman use now? I know it was Canare in the past or do they still use it?
IMO everyone should use Mogami