I just bought an HDVD 800 to complement my HD 800 and I'm very much enjoying the combo so far, 20 min in and already posting to Head-fi about it
And I have some questions...
I didn't realise the HDVD 800 came without a power cable nor a USB cable, so I'm using what I have available which is currently a standard appliance e.g. computer power lead and an old USB cable that I used to use to connect to my old printer (the cable's probably 10 years old). I'm experienced with amps, dacs, headphones and headphone cables, but not yet so with how USB cables and power cables affect sound quality. Has anyone here found a notable increase in sound quality of the HD 800 / HD 800 by means of upgrading the power cable and USB cable above standard such computer cables?
Additionally, when I listen closely I can hear the treble and overall clarity of my rig clear though somewhat muffled, which could be due to the DAC or the cables (my files are mainly ALAC format btw) - what do you guys think?
Previous questions aside, I'm so far regularly experiencing goosebumps listening to this rig!
Edited by kayandjohn - 8/23/14 at 12:02pm