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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

Mine was $190 including both adapters. Mini xlr to XLR and mini xlr to TRS. Shipped

 

Where did you order them from? Got a link?

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Where did you order them from? Got a link?

From a headfier called Compicat. He also is on eBay. Shoot him a PM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SENNHEISER-HD600-HD650-HD580-CABLE-5-ft-PURE-COPPER-/250725545256?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3a60683528
Edited by spurxiii - 10/1/13 at 1:08pm
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If you can solder an option is to buy a Neutrik XLR and HD 650 cable and make a balanced cable yourself for about $30. Just throwing that out there…
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If you can solder an option is to buy a Neutrik XLR and HD 650 cable and make a balanced cable yourself for about $30. Just throwing that out there…
I can't solder
post #4505 of 17126
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Yeah, but on the upside, when I recabled my HD800s, I wired the old cable to a pair of Philips Downtowns and PRESTO!!! they now sound exactly like my HD800s.

So for anyone out there who wants a pair of HD800s, but doesn't have the cash, I suggest you buy a used HD800 cable. In fact, I have a second used HD800 cable I can sell you for just a couple hundred dollars. It's a great way to get HD800 quality on the cheap...

I'm laughing so hard right now, you have no idea. biggrin.gif
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Good! I'm glad somebody is. I thought this thread had totally lost all sense of humor... :-)
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Just did some ABing between the HD600s and the HE500s. The HD600s has much more forward and natural sounding mids but the mids are grainer and less smooth than the HE500s. Both using the same source and amp. The HD600s much more comfortable now that I've given the headband an overnight stretch over some books.

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I always found the he500 a really dark headphone.  I dont like the way it treats vocals especially.  sounds like a blanket over the singer.  when I compared the 600 and 500 side by side, I would agree with some of your assessment, but I wouldnt call the mids grainy.  they seemed clearer to me.  Of course this all depends on the amps used as well.  solid state tends to be grainier.  my comparison was with the 500 and the RSA lightning, and the 600 with the bottlehead.

 

I will say though that the sense of soundstage and bass excel with the 500.  I just couldnt get over the lack of finite detail.  I'm a Stax fan, so Im used to hearing that "air".  I like it.

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I always found the he500 a really dark headphone.  I dont like the way it treats vocals especially.  sounds like a blanket over the singer.  when I compared the 600 and 500 side by side, I would agree with some of your assessment, but I wouldnt call the mids grainy.  they seemed clearer to me.  Of course this all depends on the amps used as well.  solid state tends to be grainier.  my comparison was with the 500 and the RSA lightning, and the 600 with the bottlehead.

 

I will say though that the sense of soundstage and bass excel with the 500.  I just couldnt get over the lack of finite detail.  I'm a Stax fan, so Im used to hearing that "air".  I like it.

 

You're right, my comparison was both with an SS amp so maybe that is why it is grainier. Maybe a crack is on the cards

post #4510 of 17126

Hmm, I never found graininess when using the Schiit stack, and the Asgard 2 is decidedly solid-state. Must be because the A2 itself is very smooth sounding with a slight treble roll-off; almost reminds me of my Little Dot MKIII but with better detail retrieval and soundstage.

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I'm using it on my Audio Gd 15.32. It's got a Wolfson so slightly warmish but detailed. I found slight grain even with the HE500 when compared to them via the Topping TP60 speaker taps. So the speaker amp cleared whatever slight grain there was from the Audio Gd. The HD600 had much more graininess than the HE500s on the Audio Gd. My balanced cable with XLR connectors hasn't arrived yet so I can't try them balanced to see if the graininess gets cleaned up like the HE500s on the Topping TP60.
Edited by spurxiii - 10/1/13 at 8:26pm
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I'm using it on my Audio Gd 15.32. It's got a Wolfson so slightly warmish but detailed. I found slight grain even with the HE500 when compared to them via the Topping TP60 speaker taps. So the speaker amp cleared whatever slight grain there was from the Audio Gd. The HD600 had much more graininess than the HE500s on the Audio Gd. My balanced cable with XLR connectors hasn't arrived yet so I can't try them balanced to see if the graininess gets cleaned up like the HE500s on the Topping TP60.

You're making assumptions without any real basis in fact in my opinion. For example assuming a "Wolfson" is warmish or that the speaker amp "cleared up" perceived graininess.

Among a number of other feasable explanations for what you are hearing, I think it may simply be that the 300 ohm Sennheisers require an amp with plenty of voltage swing while the 38 ohm HiFiMans need more current. Different amps for different headphones.
Edited by palmfish - 10/1/13 at 8:42pm
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You're making assumptions without any real basis in fact in my opinion. For example assuming a "Wolfson" is warmish or that the speaker amp "cleared up" perceived graininess.

Among a number of other feasable explanations for what you are hearing, I think it may simply be that the 300 ohm Sennheisers require an amp with plenty of voltage swing while the 38 ohm HiFiMans need more current. Different amps for different headphones.

 

That's my thought as well. Senns need voltage and thus do well with OTL amps, while planars in general need current - something like a Lyr can provide.

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Funny enough - I have the HD600 + the NFB-12 (also dual Wolfson) and a LD MKIV.  I've never noticed grain with the HD600 - on either amp.  Mind you - could be the different music we all listen to, and I guess perceptions of what is grainy and what isn't.

 

Plus I wouldn't say the LD is smoother than the Audio-gd.  Different flavours - but I love both amps with the HD600.

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Yes, grain is such a vague term. Ive never noticed any grain with the HD600 either. Im not sure I even know what grain is. If its something thats not in the recording, then its distortion, and distortion is not something the HD600 is known for.
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