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post #10366 of 18022
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post


Superior build quality and improved aesthetics are probably the main reasons people spend significant sums of money on peripherals like headphone cables, but I listened to the stock HE-500 cable tonight and to my ears there is definitely an argument for improved SQ with some aftermarket cables. I swear my Charleston cable adds a real weight to the bass. I'm almost positive I'm not imagining it...and I'm not just saying that because it's up for sale :-)

What characteristic of the Charleston cable does this and how?

post #10367 of 18022
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Originally Posted by Textfeud View Post

Cables have to be black tongue.gif  
Yeah I'm weird. 
Ur not weird..okay not about the cable color that is..hehehehe as inho i think a cable..especially if its thick..has to be black (nylon sleeving)..its so much more classy if u on top of that have silvercolored connectors..or as in my case..dual 3pin xlr connectors with real carbon fibre hulls and silver pins...u cant imagine how sexy that looks wink.gif
post #10368 of 18022
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post


Superior build quality and improved aesthetics are probably the main reasons people spend significant sums of money on peripherals like headphone cables, but I listened to the stock HE-500 cable tonight and to my ears there is definitely an argument for improved SQ with some aftermarket cables. I swear my Charleston cable adds a real weight to the bass. I'm almost positive I'm not imagining it...and I'm not just saying that because it's up for sale :-)

Wanna do a blind ABX bet?  If you loose, you give me your upgraded cable.  If I loose, I pay you $ for your cable cost.

Mind is a powerful thing.  Test yourself.  Ask a friend to help.  You will bust your own myth in no time.  Unless you are one of those human with super hearing,  let's leave it as that...:D

post #10369 of 18022
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

Wanna do a blind ABX bet?  If you loose, you give me your upgraded cable.  If I loose, I pay you $ for your cable cost.

Mind is a powerful thing.  Test yourself.  Ask a friend to help.  You will bust your own myth in no time.  Unless you are one of those human with super hearing,  let's leave it as that...:D

More like an overactive imagination :D Comparitive auditory memory is a tricky thing, it's lasts a short time and that's when our feelings begin to take over and direct our imagination. So what will you do with your new cable? :wink_face:

post #10370 of 18022
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

Wanna do a blind ABX bet?  If you loose, you give me your upgraded cable.  If I loose, I pay you $ for your cable cost.
Mind is a powerful thing.  Test yourself.  Ask a friend to help.  You will bust your own myth in no time.  Unless you are one of those human with super hearing,  let's leave it as that...biggrin.gif
Superhearing? Mmmmmmm do i hear my name calling? oops..never mind...damn that was close...i was almost getting myself my red and blue earwarmers on..but there are no phonebooths anywhere to be found here to change into superhearo..so that could cause a little bit of problem biggrin.gif

But serioussly..i dont know if my hearing is better then the regular person here on headfi.... But i did hear differences on 5 cables i had at the same time..it was all on same rig (modified 337)and on same headphone (he500)...
Its not a day and night difference i must admit..but i heard it. Or my mind must be biassed to one cable more then the others...without telling me..the basterd!!! tongue.gif

2 were from hifiman itself, 2 were from toxic and 1 from double helix..
I wont go into differences in SQ..as thats beside the point...i believe that If ur rig is good enough u can hear it.. Or ur hearing must be damaged in some way... And many people have lesser hearing without even knowing it i understood from a friend who is a eardoctor ( dont know the english name for those specialists).. And it starts with the highest and lowest octaves i understand...

For the record..i do have my doubts about digital cables..as hdmi, coax (spdif) and usb cables...and how they can improve soundquality..but have to little experience with that to talk about that.
Edited by hifimanrookie - 12/29/13 at 5:27pm
post #10371 of 18022
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


Superhearing? Mmmmmmm do i hear my name calling? oops..never mind...damn that was close...i was almost getting myself my red and blue earwarmers on..but there are no phonebooths anywhere to be found here to change into superhearo..so that could cause a little bit of problem biggrin.gif

I think that's one of those aftermarket cables with Kryptonite plated Copper. Trust me, you don't want any part of it.:blink:

post #10372 of 18022

^ you all are too funny today.  :beerchug:

post #10373 of 18022
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post

I think that's one of those aftermarket cables with Kryptonite plated Copper. Trust me, you don't want any part of it.blink.gif
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Guys..have fun..am goin to bed..2:31am..time to let my mind fantasize in my sleep about my new to come amp and headphone..its hard being ampless and phoneless now my beloved tankbuilt mmx300 has a cable problem also..it needs to be repaired/recabled redface.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 12/29/13 at 5:36pm
post #10374 of 18022
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

^ you all are too funny today.  :beerchug:

Hey, I got you. You're just looking to pick up a quick buck by turning over that cable in a For Sale Post. :wink_face: 

 

Be careful when turning up the dial on that Emotiva mini-X.


Edited by StanD - 12/29/13 at 5:34pm
post #10375 of 18022

Lol you guys are silly :tongue:

post #10376 of 18022
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Originally Posted by Textfeud View Post
 

Do you only have the Hifiman HE-500 or do you have to amp other headphones too? Also what do you dislike about a tube amp?

Summers are hot here and my room doesn't have A/C so a tube amp would making things too hot. 

post #10377 of 18022
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Originally Posted by raxx View Post

Summers are hot here and my room doesn't have A/C so a tube amp would making things too hot. 
I heard about people having a fan(s) blowing over the tube amp(s) in india. am sure it gets there extremely hot. wink.gif
post #10378 of 18022

I have fans blowing all the time too when it's get too hot. :biggrin:

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I'd rather have my fans giving me applause. I could use a few thousand groupies.:evil:

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I'd rather have my fans giving me applause. I could use a few thousand groupies.evil_smiley.gif
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