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post #6571 of 11565
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Originally Posted by FeelThaBeat View Post
 

Ok I have a nice little DIY silver cable and it sounds good but compared to the stock cable there's not much of a difference, they sound a bit more clear but that's about it. So I was wanting to know if Cardas cables make much of a difference compared to the stock ones. For $200 I could get other things but if it makes the 600's sound clearer and cleaner I'd be happy to buy one.

 

It wouldn't make $200 difference, but hey, it's your money. I have Cardas myself (I too had some money to burn 10 years ago), but I'd never pay that today.


Edited by madwolfa - 2/19/14 at 10:41pm
post #6572 of 11565
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post

Please get back on-topic. This discusion (has been had many times, and) belongs in the sound-science sub-forum.

Let's get back to discussing the fantastic (and seemingly timeless) HD600!

Sounds good to me. If anyone wants to contribute money to a cable maker, have fun, you have been informed.

post #6573 of 11565

Reminds me of Coconut-Audio.com's slogan "To get the best sound, you should spend at least 95% of your entire system on our cables, 4% on our tweaks, and 1% on electronics"

 

Sadly I make my money on cables (sales job @ electronics store), some of the employees get so caught up in their lies about monster cable that they actually start to believe it themselves.


Edited by TsukiNick - 2/19/14 at 11:01pm
post #6574 of 11565

Sorry, I'd didn't know asking about some cables for my HD600 was such a big deal.

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Thanks allot to all of you for the help on my search for a second pair of headphones. A special thanks goes to Brooko who did a very good analysis between the Beyers DT880 and the Senn HD600. Because all of your help, I will be ordering the HD600s from Amazon very soon. I just sold my trailer home, so as soon as the check clears I will use part of it to buy the phones. 

 

Look at what this addiction is doing to me! ;-)

 

Bob Graham

post #6576 of 11565

HD600's arrived, listening to them,

 

Magical :beyersmile:

 

Now I am Official member of HD600 club :):):) 


Edited by YoYo JoKeR - 2/20/14 at 2:30am
post #6577 of 11565

Welcome!

post #6578 of 11565
There is no need to fret about cables or anything else with the 600's. They sound absolutely superb to me. Stock and straight out of the box. I continue to be amazed that such quality is available for relatively little money. Best audio purchase I ever made. smily_headphones1.gif
post #6579 of 11565
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Originally Posted by r010159 View Post
 

I will be ordering the HD600s from Amazon very soon. 

 

Look at what this addiction is doing to me! ;-)

 

http://www.razordogaudio.com/collections/frontpage/products/sennheiser-hd-600-audiophile-headphones-hd600

Make sure you check back at razor Dog to see if you can use the $100 coupon for your cans when they are back in stock.

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Maybe you can call them and work out ordering it in advance and get that $100 rebate. There has to be a good reason why their sold out, especially when a $100 rebate is offered,

what StanD is talking about is this site.

 

 

http://www.razordogaudio.com  $50 and $100 instant rebates on items over $249!

 

But there is more to the story than this. When you go to the site it tells you the Sennheiser HD 600s are out of stock. Also else where on the site it tells you Sennheiser is excluded from the hundred dollar rebate. But there is a parentheses next to the HD 600s which says ($100). When you call to arrange a preorder and ask if the parentheses means you could get the $100 the man tells you Sennheiser will not let him give the full hundred dollars but for Head-Fi members he will give $80 Sennheiser allows him to do that.

 

 

Consequently I have one on preorder for the preorder price of $319.95.

post #6581 of 11565
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Originally Posted by Keithpgdrb View Post
 

Gotta partially disagree here.

 

changing cables isn't going to fix your headphones if they don't sound good.  I agree.  But saying that cables make no difference just isn't true.  Some cables do indeed change the sound.  now, weather its better or not is up to the listener.

 

I used to be in the "cables are BS" camp as well, until I got a chance to do some back to back comparisons with the cables I mentioned above.  Having said that, i'd never spend big bucks on a boutique cable.  Just something solid, that looks nice, and is made with quality materials at a fair price is a good buy.  But always see if you can return it.  placebo is real as well.


That is why we have double blind tests. Careful testing always, and I mean ALWAYS, shows cables do not affect the sound so long as they are well designed and appropriate to their use. Really long, super thin cables can have a minor audible effect. Pretty much the same goes for amps unless they are actually designed to sound different and that means not flat or more distortion.

 

Tim

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I'm hoping to audition some amps for my 600's soon. I don't know how I am going to be objective during a short listen. Expectation and placebo play such a huge part IMHO.

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Originally Posted by krismusic View Post
 

I'm hoping to audition some amps for my 600's soon. I don't know how I am going to be objective during a short listen. Expectation and placebo play such a huge part IMHO.

 

What do you plan to use with the HD600? I just got myself a WA6 for my own HD600. I really enjoy the overall warmer sound when compared to the Vali. However I still prefer the Vali for several tracks. 

post #6584 of 11565
I'm looking at the Musical Fidelity M1HPAP
Graham Slee Solo and Beyerdynamic A20.
I'm very lucky. I've got £500 to spend.
post #6585 of 11565
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Originally Posted by bbmiller View Post
 

what StanD is talking about is this site.

 

 

http://www.razordogaudio.com  $50 and $100 instant rebates on items over $249!

 

But there is more to the story than this. When you go to the site it tells you the Sennheiser HD 600s are out of stock. Also else where on the site it tells you Sennheiser is excluded from the hundred dollar rebate. But there is a parentheses next to the HD 600s which says ($100). When you call to arrange a preorder and ask if the parentheses means you could get the $100 the man tells you Sennheiser will not let him give the full hundred dollars but for Head-Fi members he will give $80 Sennheiser allows him to do that.

 

 

Consequently I have one on preorder for the preorder price of $319.95.

 

When I bought my HD600's a couple of years ago, Brian (Razordog) was still selling on eBay only (he did not have a website). Brian (and the other main Sennheiser sellers) routinely sold the HD600 for under $300. I bought mine from Amazon.com for $260 - new, retail, authorized seller. Sennheiser subsequently cracked down on this and we are where we are now. A few "creative" resellers have come up with ways to sell them for less, but it's not common. For example, one reseller holds a periodic sale where you can purchase $100 "gift cards" for $75 - no limit.

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