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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

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Sorry..but almost all premium brands offer color options in nylon or silk sleeving..and all are light and if they are really well constructed also non-microphic..if i have to pay for a cable over 150usd i demand nothing less.. If notthen they are not premium in my eyes..but as some know..i am very demanding.. And i hope u wont get that discount..as that would look like ur biassed because of that biggrin.gif

And i think my ipad loves u..as it copied ur post three times in my post..lolz

 

No apology necessary ;)  I've bought exactly two custom cables... one about 10x the cost of the other.  I'm always happy to learn :smile:  Just trying to offer the man options.  We're all biased, just look at your own statement! ;)  No, I don't expect a discount.  It seems at least half of this crazy hobby is word of mouth, and I'm not paying lip service to any vendor.  In the end, caveat emptor, and if you don't take the time to research and learn as much as you can, well, some lessons can be expensive.  I've had my share (thankfully not any in this particular hobby).

 

re: your iPad...

It does!!  I'm the ghost of Steve Jobs, and I control ALL my Li'l Gizmos!

bwa.haha.haha.

:evil: 

post #9842 of 18011
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Originally Posted by roadcykler View Post

If it's knitted by Argentinian children, using only the finest Angora wool, you'll get the best sound. 
If those children are left handed and their names begin with a vowel and they work only by candlelight between 8:12pm and 10:38pm during the winter solstice...



You'll get the best sound.
post #9843 of 18011
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post


If those children are left handed and their names begin with a vowel and they work only by candlelight between 8:12pm and 10:38pm during the winter solstice...



You'll get the best sound.

...dyed red in virgin blood too :evil:

post #9844 of 18011
I had DHC sleeve my stock cable and cut to 6ft very happy
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Noted, thanks.

 

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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

First of all..the standard are not silver cable..but silver plated copper and in my opinion not of a very good quality..sound and qualitywise.... Toxic cables is fir sure an upgrade in both sound and esthetics and quality....

Ur a treble man? Well...and u want silver cable? Be carefull with that...a silvercable (any brand) can get to bright if ur rig is already in the bright side..sometimes getting a good copper cable (like a black widow) could be a better choice..silver is not always better.... It all depends also on the rest of ur rig and ur headphone... A good copper cable doesnt need to be dark sounding..the balanced dual mono xlr black widow i own sounds very neutral to my ears...voices sound real..in my rig silver could be to bright.... Eventhough my coppercable is more expensive...

Its all about balance (tubes etc.) in ur rig!

Good luck!
post #9846 of 18011
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Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

I had DHC sleeve my stock cable and cut to 6ft very happy

 

What did they charge for that service, if you don't mind me asking?

post #9847 of 18011
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Originally Posted by shinn View Post
 

I hope that the HE-500s have better soundstage and treble than the cramped LCD-2.

 

Look forward into your further impressions!

To me/my ears/my preferences, it does.

post #9848 of 18011
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

To me/my ears/my preferences, it does.

I agree. Especially after pad and grill mods.

post #9849 of 18011

HE-500 definitely has better treble presence and extension than LCD-2. It's more airy, though not the most airy of the headphones.

post #9850 of 18011

I'm joining the He500 Club very soon.  I have the HP coming from Razordog next week.  Also the Lyr + Bifrost Uber coming from schiit next week too.  

post #9851 of 18011

Are there any genres on the HE-500 you feel disappointed about? I'm thinking Electronic music right now. Maybe if I rolled different tubes it would be better.

post #9852 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Alexnova View Post
 

Are there any genres on the HE-500 you feel disappointed about? I'm thinking Electronic music right now. Maybe if I rolled different tubes it would be better.

Yeah, I find EDM and classical are lacking on the HE-500.

post #9853 of 18011
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Yeah, I find EDM and classical are lacking on the HE-500.

classical, I agree 80%.

EDM, I disagree.  YMMV.

post #9854 of 18011
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

classical, I agree 80%.

EDM, I disagree.  YMMV.


Same here haha. It seems just about perfect for EDM. Classical, I feel like it might lack the soundstaging/airiness needed.

post #9855 of 18011
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

classical, I agree 80%.

EDM, I disagree.  YMMV.

 

 

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Same here haha. It seems just about perfect for EDM. Classical, I feel like it might lack the soundstaging/airiness needed.

Well, I only say this for EDM because the HE-6 bass has me spoiled lol. The TH-900 is great for EDM too (bass!), but that slight shrillness up top and slight scoop on female vocals killed it for me.  My ears would fatigue way too early on with TH-900.

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