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post #3301 of 18090

U forgot the upcoming man of the show..toxic cables..their cables are, according to many, some of the best sounding and assembled cables around..i tried a couple of cables until now...among an alsoexcellent dhc cable..but for the price toxic cables is unmatched until now...but dont take my word on it...check google and or here on headfi..tongue.gif

for me..a good copper cable complements the sound of the he500 (with velour cups!!).. Thats why i have the black widow 22 awg 4 conductor/wire version..hope to get the 8 wire version within 1 month..biggrin.gif


Edited by hifimanrookie - 2/24/13 at 8:08am
post #3302 of 18090

^^ Yes, the Toxic Cables do seem to have a cult following around here. They are danged expensive though iirc. AND...I have not tried them so therefore I don't like to try to sell people on things that I haven't owned. 

post #3303 of 18090
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^^ Yes, the Toxic Cables do seem to have a cult following around here. They are danged expensive though iirc. AND...I have not tried them so therefore I don't like to try to sell people on things that I haven't owned. 

I agree with ur last line..i dont like to advice (selling is a bit to much in my understanding) products that i didnt buy/tried or owe now also..thats only being honest..

what u mean with danged expensive? Their prices are trully competitive. Imho...but ofcourse i respect other opinions.


Edited by hifimanrookie - 2/24/13 at 9:05am
post #3304 of 18090

Are there any decently priced aftermarket cables that fit very well with the HE-500s..the speaker like cable that came with mine is a bit ridiculous -_-. Ideally i'd like to spend about 100-150 on the cable.

post #3305 of 18090
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

I agree with ur last line..i dont like to advice (selling is a bit to much in my understanding) products that i didnt buy/tried or owe now also..thats only being honest..

what u mean with danged expensive? Their prices are trully competitive. Imho...but ofcourse i respect other opinions.

 

Mostly professionally built cables from companies like Norse and Q Cables are around the $200 mark. I thought that Toxic Cables was quite a bit more. No? 

post #3306 of 18090
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Mostly professionally built cables from companies like Norse and Q Cables are around the $200 mark. I thought that Toxic Cables was quite a bit more. No? 

6' cryo OCC for only $118 seems pretty dang cheap, I'm actually really tempted to grab it, haven't seen any other Hifiman cryo OCC cables at anywhere close to that price.

 

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/HiFiMan-HE6-HE500-HE5-LE-HE4-HE300-6ft-Cryo-OCC-Stranded-Pure-Copper-Cable-/110947624754?pt=UK_Computing_Sound_Vision_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item19d4fe6732&_uhb=1#ht_2354wt_1163

post #3307 of 18090
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6' cryo OCC for only $118 seems pretty dang cheap, I'm actually really tempted to grab it, haven't seen any other Hifiman cryo OCC cables at anywhere close to that price.

 

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/HiFiMan-HE6-HE500-HE5-LE-HE4-HE300-6ft-Cryo-OCC-Stranded-Pure-Copper-Cable-/110947624754?pt=UK_Computing_Sound_Vision_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item19d4fe6732&_uhb=1#ht_2354wt_1163


Yes .... those are exactly what I ordered Dec 24, 2012 .... still waiting.... he says they'll be in the next batch he makes .......

post #3308 of 18090
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6' cryo OCC for only $118 seems pretty dang cheap, I'm actually really tempted to grab it, haven't seen any other Hifiman cryo OCC cables at anywhere close to that price.

 

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/HiFiMan-HE6-HE500-HE5-LE-HE4-HE300-6ft-Cryo-OCC-Stranded-Pure-Copper-Cable-/110947624754?pt=UK_Computing_Sound_Vision_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item19d4fe6732&_uhb=1#ht_2354wt_1163

 

That's not bad. I need about 8 feet though. At the least 7ft.

post #3309 of 18090
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Yes .... those are exactly what I ordered Dec 24, 2012 .... still waiting.... he says they'll be in the next batch he makes .......

Hm, is 2+ month wait-time normal with custom cables? I have zero experience with regards to them.

 

 

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That's not bad. I need about 8 feet though. At the least 7ft.

 

I think 8' cable that is the exact same specs is just a few bucks more ($125) if you look through the toxic cable Ebay store.

post #3310 of 18090

I am still breaking my HE-500s in... just over a 100 hours now, and I haven't listened to them since I reported on switching from the leather (pleather) to the velours. I will give another listen and swapping when they get to 150 hours late Monday night or Tuesday morning. 

 

But, remember... it's the whole chain from source to ears... including cables... even power cables... that produce the final sound.

 

I will report back. But, I can say that my friend and fellow 'War Eagle' music nut, MattTCG, has advised me to get the J$ leather pads. Do any of you have these to compare?


Edited by Skooks - 2/24/13 at 11:28am
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Hm, is 2+ month wait-time normal with custom cables? I have zero experience with regards to them.

 

I got mine from Headphone Lounge, Chris_Himself here on head-fi. They made by cable in a matter of 3-4 days and shipped it out using the cheapest method, which took around 10 business days to reach me from USA. Apparently it usually takes a week to make them, but since I put in a order of multiple cables, they got right to it.  

post #3312 of 18090
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I got mine from Headphone Lounge, Chris_Himself here on head-fi. They made by cable in a matter of 3-4 days and shipped it out using the cheapest method, which took around 10 business days to reach me from USA. Apparently it usually takes a week to make them, but since I put in a order of multiple cables, they got right to it.  

Is Chris_himself's copper cable material Cryo-treated or just plain OCC? I heard cryo treatment significantly reduces oxidation of the copper over the lifetimes of the cables.


Edited by jerg - 2/24/13 at 11:31am
post #3313 of 18090
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Is Chris_himself's copper cable material Cryo-treated or just plain OCC? I heard cryo treatment significantly reduces oxidation of the copper over the lifetimes of the cables.

 

I'm not 100% sure about the copper cables as I ended up getting the silver cables. You can message him on head-fi or email him at: chrisshizzel@gmail.com

 

 

Also, in the meanwhile you can browse: http://chrishimselfaudio.blogspot.ca/

 

http://headphonelounge.com/

 

I just emailed him and worked it out from there.

post #3314 of 18090
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Is Chris_himself's copper cable material Cryo-treated or just plain OCC? I heard cryo treatment significantly reduces oxidation of the copper over the lifetimes of the cables.

I don't see why not. Iirc frank said he just chucks his in a freezer over night to cryo treat it. He could have also been joking, he makes a lot of those in his appreciation thread and I only skimmed it.

Edit: for price comparison, Norse's skuld 4 cry treated occ litz 6 floor is 180. So like $40 more if you factor in shipping because Norse ships free to the USA.
Edited by 28980 - 2/24/13 at 11:58am
post #3315 of 18090
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Originally Posted by jono454 View Post

Are there any decently priced aftermarket cables that fit very well with the HE-500s..the speaker like cable that came with mine is a bit ridiculous -_-. Ideally i'd like to spend about 100-150 on the cable.

 

 

Here:

 

http://www.btg-audio.com/

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