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Cardas headphone cable at CES

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See the bottom of this page, from the SoundStage coverage of CES.
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Re: Cardas headphone cable at CES

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Originally posted by rkw
See the bottom of this page, from the SoundStage coverage of CES.

rkw,

Thanks for the link to info on (and a photo of) the new Cardas headphone cable (I put a link on the Head-Fi front page). Back in autumn of 2001, Colleen Cardas mentioned to me that they intended to release a Sennheiser HD-600 replacement cable, but, of course, I couldn't say anything about it. I'm glad it's public now, as this may be one of the headphone-specific products I've been most looking forward to for quite some time (the HD-600's are among my very favorite headphones -- so much so that I have two pairs).

Expect to see a review of this product on Head-Fi down the road. Also, my review of their Neutral Reference interconnects and Twinlink powercord should be completed very soon.
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Roger Kanno wears a pair of Sennheiser HD-600 headphones that are equipped with the new Cardas $150 replacement cord. Besides Cardas cabling, the cord features a proprietary headphone plug that is said to eliminate crosstalk problems inherent in the standard plug's design.
http://www.shows.soundstagelive.com/...splaces3.shtml


Someone needs to review this against the stock and Chou's!
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Since Stefan's Audio Art has a couple of Senn 580/600 replacement cables as well, someone needs to get their hands on these three brands and publish a comparitive review...that said, I wouldn't bet against Cardas.
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I don't know about the rest of you, but I am very excited that the big name audiophile companies are starting to get into the headphone business. 1st E.A.R now Cardas, very cool indeed.
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This is great news!
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wasifazim said...

Since Stefan's Audio Art has a couple of Senn 580/600 replacement cables as well, someone needs to get their hands on these three brands and publish a comparitive review...that said, I wouldn't bet against Cardas.
Agreed, somebody needs to do this.
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finally, a little respect. I like the idea of a cardas cable. Besides WBT, they make the best plugs.
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I do have the Stefan Audio Art cable--the Equinox--for the HD600.
It's been burning in for about 52 hours and James S. at Stefan's enclosed an instruction to hold off critical listening for 72 hours, but I have to post some impressions. This cable looks a lot like the picture on the Cardas in the appearance of its architecture (color different). The most dramatic improvement is to the bass--deeper and tighter--the transients are quicker, a little more 'air', slightly wider soundstage and a little more treble. It is incredible how the snare drum sounds now...so much attack. It should be noted that these observations are vis a vis the standard cable. Also, I have not heard the Clous or, obviously, the Cardas.

My setup:

Sonic Frontiers SFT-1 CD transport with Elco HPC-10 power cord --> Elco DC-32 digital cable--> Monarchy DIP Mark 2--> Elco DC-32--> North Star model 192 DAC with Elco HPC-10 power cord--> Elco GI-999R gold interconnects--> Corda HA-1 headphone amo--> Sennheiser HD 600 with Equinox cable--> my ears
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That's usually case when going from medicore thin cables to thick high quality cables. First improvement: bass. I think maybe it has to do with bandwidth? Low frequencies use up more throughput?
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msjjr-

I have been checking AudioArt's website regularly to see when the Equinox for HD600 will be ready. I guess they haven't yet updated their site as you have already received yours but the page says "coming soon". You must be one of the first. Congrats. I suppose I should have just called them to get the lowdown...

I like the fact that you can custom order for length and techflex color.
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I've just ordered the Cardas cable for my 600s. Review and comparison with the Clou Red will be forthcoming after it arrives.

Ross
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That's usually case when going from medicore thin cables to thick high quality cables. First improvement: bass. I think maybe it has to do with bandwidth? Low frequencies use up more throughput?
I think it has more to do with better current delivery which in turns translate into better bass response.
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I've just ordered the Cardas cable for my 600s. Review and comparison with the Clou Red will be forthcoming after it arrives.
Ross, where did you order it?
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Awesome, this should be an interesting review!
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