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Have a good night,  9:30 AM here, looking forward to a busy sunday but think I'll lay of the headphones now and give my motorcycle a trashing for a couple of hours before I'm off to brunch.

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I guarantee this is what Hifimanrookie actually wants to say:

 

 

 

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thats hilarious!! good one!! yep..maybe i wanna say that..hehehe

Aw c'mon, we know that you're a classy guy and don't talk smack,

:deadhorse:

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Have a good night,  9:30 AM here, looking forward to a busy sunday but think I'll lay of the headphones now and give my motorcycle a trashing for a couple of hours before I'm off to brunch.

Have a nice cold Lassi and a big serving of Ras Malai.

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I stand by my theory that cables won't affect sound on orthos. Not significant enough for the FLAT response of orthos. As for dynamics, I'd somewhat believe it, but still don't think it warrants the price most people pay. Maybe copper vs silver is OK (as they'd be similar cost) but not paying the premium for GOLD INFUSED or LITZ etc


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No feedback on a ortho either where there is feedback on dynamics. Why I think you see such horrible cables on orthos and nicer cables on dynamics stock wise. Anyone ever cut open the t50rp cable on the mad dog. Three almost microscopic strands of copper and many people have said the headphone sounds great. For aesthetics an ergonomics I can see why someone would pay $100 maybe $200 for 10ft. plus lengths for a cable. Anymore is just unreasonable imo. Btg is reasonably priced imo.

I wonder how miserably the 3 microscopic strands of copper would measure on an Ohm Meter. A higher resistance might mean a small loss of volume or possibly damping if the numbers work out, but if the cable is tainted with large amounts of capacitance then there will be trouble. I agree on the aspects of aesthetics, ergonmonics, build quality or length having a reasonable influence on price. Unless the cable is a inexcusable POS, there should be no issues with sound. Lamp cord would work, except that it's ugly, not very flexible and probably microphonic. Then again the stock HE-500 cable sounds fine, other than a nasty case of microphonics and stiffness.

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Figured you were too excited to think or type straight ;)

 

Excellent!

Will you hurry up with that cable! I want t know if it solves the microphoncs and stiffness of that damned stock cable. Then I can order the same wire.;)

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Will you hurry up with that cable! I want t know if it solves the microphoncs and stiffness of that damned stock cable. Then I can order the same wire.;)

 

Guarantee it solves the stiffness problem, and my paracord is sweet (black with flecks of blue that seem to spiral around).  Even my wife was admiring it.  Type 1 cord was just too small for two wires above the Y split, so I used the same as below the split.  Looks better anyway, as it matches.  I had no desire to twist or braid separate wires, though it does look nice in modulor's pix.

 

You could make it really supple below the Y split by removing the outer sheath, but I don't think it's necessary.

 

Damn well better solve the microphonics.

 

I think I need to rustle up some 1mm solder.  All I've got is some rather thick schiit I bought at Radio $hack ages ago.  The connectors are all really small.  If, after sizing it all up tomorrow, what I've got looks too big, I'll hit the local hardware store, and failing that, Home Despot.

 

I'm wondering if the stock cable in paracord would help with the microphonics.  I want to redo my half-assed first attempt.


Lord, for a second I thought you meant you wanted me to make you a cable ;)

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I would put gooooood money that on any setup, with any headphone, with cables that all looked the same, that noone could reliably tell specific ones apart with a blind test. It's just simply not happening, it's just the physics of cables, they either work or they suck, that's about it. HiFi, I understand you are saying people with really nice gear think cables matter, but those people all have loads of discretionary income and will always buy the latest and greatest and most expensive anything and swear up and down it's clearly superior to whatever it was before. I have an aftermarket cable because I like the guys at DHC and they make good products, but I will not tell anyone that they are going to hear a sonic difference. Every single time we plug in our gear and play a song we are going to hear it differently, we focus on different parts of the track, maybe one time you were distracted by something, maybe there was some background noise, maybe you felt there was a difference, and hey, just because it's placebo, doesn't mean it doesn't work

 

So, cables may make a sonic difference c able to cable, but I can assure you the cable isn't the one responsible ;)

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I bet we could all tell which cable is the stock HE-500 cable.  Just tap it.  Eyes not needed ;)

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Seems like I sparked another debate about cables.  Haha.

 

Can someone suggest a DAC and an amp for the HE-500 for around $600?  I've been trying to find a Lyr and a Bifrost USB used for around that price but I can't seem to find anything.

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Seems like I sparked another debate about cables.  Haha.

 

Can someone suggest a DAC and an amp for the HE-500 for around $600?  I've been trying to find a Lyr and a Bifrost USB used for around that price but I can't seem to find anything.

Audio GD compass 2?

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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

Guarantee it solves the stiffness problem, and my paracord is sweet (black with flecks of blue that seem to spiral around).  Even my wife was admiring it.  Type 1 cord was just too small for two wires above the Y split, so I used the same as below the split.  Looks better anyway, as it matches.  I had no desire to twist or braid separate wires, though it does look nice in modulor's pix.

 

You could make it really supple below the Y split by removing the outer sheath, but I don't think it's necessary.

 

Damn well better solve the microphonics.

 

I think I need to rustle up some 1mm solder.  All I've got is some rather thick schiit I bought at Radio $hack ages ago.  The connectors are all really small.  If, after sizing it all up tomorrow, what I've got looks too big, I'll hit the local hardware store, and failing that, Home Despot.

 

I'm wondering if the stock cable in paracord would help with the microphonics.  I want to redo my half-assed first attempt.


Lord, for a second I thought you meant you wanted me to make you a cable ;)

You're referring to the Mogami wire, W2799? It's good to know that the flexibility issue is resolved, next the PITA microphonics. I can make my own cable, your experience will be a valuable asset, I'm a lazy ass.

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Originally Posted by Aelrikom View Post
 

Seems like I sparked another debate about cables.  Haha.

 

Can someone suggest a DAC and an amp for the HE-500 for around $600?  I've been trying to find a Lyr and a Bifrost USB used for around that price but I can't seem to find anything.

If you are not interested in rolling tubes and like the SS sound, switch the amp for an Asgard 2.

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You're referring to the Mogami wire, W2799? It's good to know that the flexibility issue is resolved, next the PITA microphonics. I can make my own cable, your experience will be a valuable asset, I'm a lazy ass.

 

Yep, that wire.  Some Type 3 (550) paracord will fit nicely.  A portion of a ballpoint pen tube and some heat shrink at the Y split will make it look nice.  It's a tight fit, but I managed to get the tube over the the paracord on the two Y cables with a bit of trickery.

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Originally Posted by Aelrikom View Post

Seems like I sparked another debate about cables.  Haha.

Can someone suggest a DAC and an amp for the HE-500 for around $600?  I've been trying to find a Lyr and a Bifrost USB used for around that price but I can't seem to find anything.

So I actually started a poll tonight about exactly this in the Source Component Section... Curious to see what people have to say. I also have the HE-500.
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