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Originally Posted by OJNeg View Post
 

I could only see someone calling the HD600 "slow" or "not hi-fi" if they're coming from something like an HD800 or SR009. Those descriptors are best applied in a relative sense of course

 

But even when going back and forth between my HD800/HD600 it's not what I would call a massacre. Sure the HD800 wins in most technical aspects. You could call it more "hi-fi". The HD600 has a certain bloominess/fatness/muddiness in the bass that is readily apparent when you compare it to something cleaner in the bass. And yes soundstage isn't as wide/deep, imaging isn't as realistic. But the HD600 holds its own. You can compare the HD600 to more than a few "high-end" headphones and it'll utterly destroy them.


There's a reason these babies have been on the market for 2 decades and haven't really lost any of its value; it's just that good :)

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I've got a SilverRay cable for my (APS-modded) HD580.  The cable isn't silver-plated copper, but it appears to be a cocktail of sorts.. primarily 7N-grade silver, with a gold-plated copper & a gold/silver alloy.

 

Regardless of ingredients, I like how it sounds (more) with this silver cable than the HD650 cable.  Make no mistake, they sounded fantastic with the HD650 cable, but I felt there was a certain degree of grain to the sound & midbass was a loose & boomy.  With the silver cable, resolution is definitely better (the fuzz/grain vanished), everything sounds cleaner & clearer.. and bass noticeably tightens up.  With the silver cable, the HD580 sounds extremely well balanced, as clear as I've ever heard it.. and maintains that signature 'Senn' smoothness.

 

Note, the changes aren't drastic, night/day.. but they're noticeable, nonetheless (I don't have 'golden ears' either).  I felt the improvements were certainly worth the (excellent) price.  tdock, I think a silver cable will be beneficial to you.

 

Hi Flysweep,

Can you give me the web address for this Silver Ray cables?

 

Thanks,

Mike

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Originally Posted by OJNeg View Post
 You can compare the HD600 to more than a few "high-end" headphones and it'll utterly destroy them.


There's a reason these babies have been on the market for 2 decades and haven't really lost any of its value; it's just that good :)

+1 Midgetguy & +1 OJneg.  The HD600 is the 1st serious set of HPs I bought, way back in 2002 & I had those until a year ago & sold them only because I wanted a new pair which I still have.  Basically I've had the HD600 for 12-13 years & still use them regularly.  Now let's see, in the past 5 years or so I've owned & sold, the HD800 (2x), HD700, HD598, LCD2 rev2, Tesla t1, Grado Rs1i, DT990/600, the AKG K702 (2x), K702 65s, K712, Shure SRH940.  But all through that I've always enjoyed the HD600 more (also have the HD650 for about 5 years now) & still do.  I like to use the boxing metaphor pound for pound they're just about unbeatable.


Edited by Old Groucho - 11/25/14 at 9:27pm
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Hi Flysweep,

Can you give me the web address for this Silver Ray cables?

 

Thanks,

Mike

Wow, that's like a post from 2 years ago. It's made by Chris_himself, but his old site is no longer in use. His new site name is HPL Audio, and the Silver Ray cables no longer exist (at least the name) . I'm not sure which is the equivalent now, but you can ask him directly. 

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Originally Posted by Ophiel View Post
 

Wow, that's like a post from 2 years ago. It's made by Chris_himself, but his old site is no longer in use. His new site name is HPL Audio, and the Silver Ray cables no longer exist (at least the name) . I'm not sure which is the equivalent now, but you can ask him directly. 

Hi Ophiel,

Yes,I just joined the HD600 family,so,I thought I'd start to learn about them ,from the beginning.

Sorry about that,I have a lot of reading to do

Just got my HD600's a week or so ago

 

Tnx,

Mike

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Back in the family for the third time. After two HD580. I've purchased a used HD600 . My HD800 will travel to Colorware during a few days so I need a headphone to replace it. I couldn't thought to a better "downgrade" . Maybe I'll keep it when the HD800 will be back. I consider the HD600 as a reference headphone of the whole market  for both absolute quality and even more for the VFM. :beerchug:

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