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post #61 of 68
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Originally posted by Iron_Dreamer
Well rest assured that if it sounds good, they should start flying off your shelves at the speed of sound Heck this cable might drag down the prices across the field, if it sounds as good. No more $200 Senn cables, perhaps even fewtch would buy one of these
As a matter of fact, I'm considering doing so!
post #62 of 68
I just ordered one. And people wonder why I'm not so active on head-fi anymore? Sheesh, I just drop in one day and suddenly I'm dropping $60 on a cable on impulse, even though I've hardly been listening to music. This place is dangerous!
post #63 of 68
Fewtch,

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Originally posted by fewtch
I just ordered one. And people wonder why I'm not so active on head-fi anymore? Sheesh, I just drop in one day and suddenly I'm dropping $60 on a cable on impulse, even though I've hardly been listening to music. This place is dangerous!
Hehe. This place is dangerous indeed! I didn't buy mine on impulse. I did so very reluctantly actually, fearful that I would spend U$ 65 bucks (paypal fee included) only to regret it later for not noticing a difference. Was I wrong! Dude, the Sennheiser stock cable sucks! Sure those cans sound great even with the stock cable, but that's a miracle in its own right. Let us know your impressions on the Oehlbach as soon as you get it. Considering your setup you should notice a difference immediately. I did. It was like... "The bass, OMG the bass!" Other improvements are more subtle, but are surely there.

Cheers,
Alex
post #64 of 68
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Originally posted by Alex Altorfer
Fewtch,

Hehe. This place is dangerous indeed! I didn't buy mine on impulse. I did so very reluctantly actually, fearful that I would spend U$ 65 bucks (paypal fee included) only to regret it later for not noticing a difference. Was I wrong! Dude, the Sennheiser stock cable sucks!

Well, I finally get to find out for myself. I almost hope you're wrong about the stock cable, cuz then I won't feel so good about listening to my HD-580 (need a miniplug for that, so I probably won't be getting another Oehlbach).
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Sure those cans sound great even with the stock cable, but that's a miracle in its own right. Let us know your impressions on the Oehlbach as soon as you get it.

Will do, and I'm gonna be brutally honest about it too. I'm more of a cable *disbeliever* than anything else, so we'll see if this changes my mind. If not, at least it's not a very big deal at $55... and I'll have a more durable cable. Too many reports of the stock cable eventually shorting out near the earpieces.
post #65 of 68
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Originally posted by fewtch

Will do, and I'm gonna be brutally honest about it too. I'm more of a cable *disbeliever* than anything else, so we'll see if this changes my mind. If not, at least it's not a very big deal at $55... and I'll have a more durable cable. Too many reports of the stock cable eventually shorting out near the earpieces.
Perhaps if you go in expecting the cable to not improve the sound it will be a bit of a self-fufilling prophecy? But then again that could cut the other way...
post #66 of 68
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Originally posted by Iron_Dreamer
Perhaps if you go in expecting the cable to not improve the sound it will be a bit of a self-fufilling prophecy? But then again that could cut the other way...
It would be easy enough to test this by listening using both cables (one plug from each cable in each earpiece, and connected by a splitter at the amp). Playing something in mono with this setup should be very revealing of differences in the cables (everything but soundstage, anyway).

The final step in this test would be to put the headphones on backwards (left earcup at right ear & vice-versa). A few swaps, and if it sounds exactly the same both ways then the cables are sonically identical.
post #67 of 68
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Originally posted by fewtch
And people wonder why I'm not so active on head-fi anymore? Sheesh, I just drop in one day and suddenly I'm dropping $60 on a cable on impulse, even though I've hardly been listening to music. This place is dangerous!
I was thinking in opening a thread to ask for you, I was worried about you...LOL...
post #68 of 68
I got mine a few weeks ago with a new HD600. From my previous experience with the Clou Blue/HD580 I can say with certainty: What veil? The Oehlbach cable is really great, a very well priced upgrade.
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