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post #4696 of 7320
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Originally Posted by jjsoviet View Post
 

Indeed, a lot of photos make it seem that the HD600's color is very striking when in fact it's a subtler slate blue.

 

All thanks to the increased dynamic range of current digital cameras, or processing. In a room that one might keep darker than usual to minimize stimuli that distract from listening, it can be anywhere from subtle blue to black - the marble effect doesn't really come out unless you're looking at it up close.

post #4697 of 7320
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post

I've got a soldering iron...............wink_face.gif   and I know how to use it.
Looking at the prices, I could quit my day job and make cables.

Then the only thing standing between you and your fortune is your conscience.
post #4698 of 7320
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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post
 

 

All thanks to the increased dynamic range of current digital cameras, or processing. In a room that one might keep darker than usual to minimize stimuli that distract from listening, it can be anywhere from subtle blue to black - the marble effect doesn't really come out unless you're looking at it up close.

 

That's what I did to reduce the color saturation - limiting light entering the room and using exposure time to compensate. I have been pretty successful taking most of my gear shots with that trick, especially when my camera is a simple P&S.

post #4699 of 7320
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Originally Posted by jjsoviet View Post
 

 

That's what I did to reduce the color saturation - limiting light entering the room and using exposure time to compensate. I have been pretty successful taking most of my gear shots with that trick, especially when my camera is a simple P&S.

 

I HDR all my audio gear shots, but I process them differently from outdoor/landscape shots. Audio equipment I tend to "flatten" a bit (but still jumps out), but of course on landscapes etc I tend to bump up the saturation a little bit.

post #4700 of 7320
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post
 

 

Yeah, Sennheiser really needs to upgrade their quality control measures to keep grain out of their cables. That or build a factory further away from those barley and buckwheat farms. 

 

LOL! 

post #4701 of 7320
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Originally Posted by jjsoviet View Post
 

 

Oh how I wish I have the skills and the guts to cauterize my own cable.

 

Honestly, unless you're doing a repair or wiring a cable for an amp that requires balanced cables or split grounds the one that came with the HPs are perfectly fine. I'm an EE and in the day when Electronic Music Synthesizers were analog computers, I used to design and modify them for big shot musicians. IMO unless your HPs came with crappy cables, you're wasting your money. The factors of resistance, capacitance and inductance are not there with significant values that will affect audio frequencies. Wires have no issues with linearity either. I couldn't imagine them having some other magical properties other than самогон that can affect audio frequencies. Although you can try rubbing some zelenka (green) on them - lol.

 

I know that cables can be a contentious issue but the same science that brings us pacemakers, DAPs and HPs are at play here.Though I always say, "If it brings someone joy, who am I to deny them their pleasure?" Considering how expensive they can get, IMO you could get more pleasure spending your money on more or better gear. And I do have a problem taming the urge for more stuff.

post #4702 of 7320
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

 

Honestly, unless you're doing a repair or wiring a cable for an amp that requires balanced cables or split grounds the one that came with the HPs are perfectly fine. I'm an EE and in the day when Electronic Music Synthesizers were analog computers, I used to design and modify them for big shot musicians. IMO unless your HPs came with crappy cables, you're wasting your money. The factors of resistance, capacitance and inductance are not there with significant values that will affect audio frequencies. Wires have no issues with linearity either. I couldn't imagine them having some other magical properties other than самогон that can affect audio frequencies. Although you can try rubbing some zelenka (green) on them - lol.

 

I know that cables can be a contentious issue but the same science that brings us pacemakers, DAPs and HPs are at play here.Though I always say, "If it brings someone joy, who am I to deny them their pleasure?" Considering how expensive they can get, IMO you could get more pleasure spending your money on more or better gear. And I do have a problem taming the urge for more stuff.

 

True that, I myself don't think that expensive cables will make a significant improvement in sound, let alone an audible difference. I just want something shorter and more solidly-built than the flimsy ones that came with the HD600, which leaves me to either DIY my way into reterminating or buying a "cheap" custom cable. Shame that I missed out on a 6-ft custom cable for $50 which is a pretty good price for the craftsmanship put into it, so I'm still lurking for deals at the moment.

post #4703 of 7320

Just wondering if any Australians have bought their headphones from eglobal before? For $257 it's a cheap price and i've been told the site is legit, however it does look ridiculously shady.

 

http://www.eglobaldigitalcameras.com.au/sennheiser-hd600-on-ear-headphones.html?utm_source=getprice&utm_medium=cpc

post #4704 of 7320
I ordered friday if its a sucesss will post here
post #4705 of 7320
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

Yeah, Sennheiser really needs to upgrade their quality control measures to keep grain out of their cables. That or build a factory further away from those barley and buckwheat farms. 

will someone please think of the chenopodium quinoa? frown.gif
post #4706 of 7320
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

will someone please think of the chenopodium quinoa? frown.gif

Sorry, but the chenopodium quinoa is a pseudocereal; not a true grain.
post #4707 of 7320
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Sorry, but the chenopodium quinoa is a pseudocereal; not a true grain.

Take it up with Peru, they're the ones drying it out and making bread with it.
post #4708 of 7320
Trust me, the moment I detect its presence in my headphones, I'll get right on it wink.gif
post #4709 of 7320
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post
 

Yeah, Sennheiser really needs to upgrade their quality control measures to keep grain out of their cables. That or build a factory further away from those barley and buckwheat farms. 

LOL! :D

 

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

I've got a soldering iron...............:wink_face:  and I know how to use it.

Looking at the prices, I could quit my day job and make cables.

I've got a soldering iron, but I don't know how to use it.

What bulk cable is a good match for the HD600?

 

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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post
 

All thanks to the increased dynamic range of current digital cameras, or processing. In a room that one might keep darker than usual to minimize stimuli that distract from listening, it can be anywhere from subtle blue to black - the marble effect doesn't really come out unless you're looking at it up close.

It's got nothing to do with dynamic range. Consumer cameras bump up the colour saturation of your shots so that they look more colourful and impressive, and consumers tend to like that. It's like how they bump up the colour in demos of TVs in stores.

post #4710 of 7320

Seriously though, if you don't think the HD600 has some graininess (along with every other dynamic headphone) just try them next to some Stax.

 

:biggrin: 

 

I noticed grain before I tried the Stax 407 and once I compared them side by side it was obvious that the grain i was hearing was indeed there. It was there in every dynamic headphone I have. The TH-600 I demoed seemed particularly grainy for such a high end 'phone. I'm not saying it didn't sound bloody great because it did. ;)


Edited by devhen - 10/5/13 at 2:38pm
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