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post #946 of 949
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Can you recommend some cables from eBay, or what kind of material (silver, copper, anything) would you suggest for the HD5x8?

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Can you recommend some cables from eBay, or what kind of material (silver, copper, anything) would you suggest for the HD5x8?


Copper presents a warmer sound with fuller body, silver often makes for a brighter more airy sound. However I can't recommend any custom cable as the cost will likely be more than you paid for your headphones, usually a lot more. In the event that you are unable to hear a difference in sound quality (as others have argued there is no change) you are out a lot of money for a cable that can only be used with the HD5X8 headphones. If you are going to spend money on a upgraded cable, you may as well save and by an HD700 or a better amp/dac.

 

That said, you want something that is of high quality but don't spend more than $30. Replacement Audio upgrade Cable For Sennheiser HD595 HD598 HD558 HD518 Headphone  is a popular choice. It is good quality, perfect length, and to my ears does improve the sound.

 

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post #948 of 949

lol, i ordered the same cable for my hd518, hope it helps with the smearing and lack of air i'm hearing (veiled). 

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lol, i ordered the same cable for my hd518, hope it helps with the smearing and lack of air i'm hearing (veiled). 

 

smearing is prominent if i use a neutral source.

 

if i use a warm bassy source, smearing is pretty much gone. i think 518 is supposed to sound bassy at its best.

 

also i tried 558, its same as 518 without smearing, a little refined and touch more air. maybe you will like it better.

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