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It would depend on your amp and headphone type. I see you have HE-560's and I can tell you the Zoetic cable has improved the distinguished textures of low end and mid bass. As if you can individually pick out the details in the low end with no muddiness whatsoever. 

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Bimmer.. How would you characterize the HE-560's treble with the Zoetic cable (vs the stock cable)? Specifically, how was resolution and transparency through the upper mids and treble?
Edited by FlySweep - 5/9/15 at 8:01pm
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Bimmer.. How would you characterize the HE-560's treble with the Zoetic cable (vs the stock cable)? Specifically, how was resolution and transparency through the upper mids and treble?

FlySweep,

 

I'm not sure where you are located in washington, But I live in bothell area, almost kirkland. You're welcome to check out the Zoetic cable yourself if you would like. I would be happy to demo the cable for you on my NFB-28 2015 edition dac/amp. 

 

but if you're not close by, my best recommendation is that if you get the Zoetic cable, you'll more than likely be more than satisfied with the pure sound and transparency you'd expect from a cable in the price range. I was expecting a lot from this cable before I purchased it. And when I actually received the cable and tested it I was completely satisfied and impressed with the full range and sound stage. I explained to Trevor that my main differences I noticed when comparing this to the stock Single Crystal Copper and Single Crystal Silver HE-560 cable was the following, but first I must say the stock cable is NOT bad, it's fairly good for a stock cable. I personally thought the stock cable has a bit of sibilance and the HE-560's seemed a little harsh on the higher frequencies. The Zoetic cable provides very very detailed textured bass. I would be able to distinguish each tone with ultimate clarity with zero muddiness or bleed into the mids. The high end was completely cleaned up with no more sibilance and harshness that I had heard with the stock cable. Lets just say I'm very happy with this cable and I have another one on order for another pair of headphones. Lastly I will be ordering my fiance a pair of Oppo PM3's with a zoetic cable. I would say that the Zoetic cable is the absolute best resolution of any copper cable out on the market today and is equal to and better than most silver cables as well. The construction of these cable is very unique in comparison to most cables. 

 

I see you have a pair of HE-560's and are likely very familiar with them. I'm curious what Amp/DAC you're using? Is it the GeekOut450??? 

 

I am real interested to know more about the Supra II's you have. I've had those on my radar for a while. My current IEM's I use mostly for critical listening are the Fidue A83's. I'm looking for another universal like it but with more comfort and fitment. 

 

To cut it short, if you are using the stock cable and are serious about getting a new cable for your HE-560's... the Zoetic is an excellent choice that will pair perfectly together. These headphones deserve a cable that can bring out the best in them.  I would be very surprised if you're not impressed with everything the cable has to offer, and the sound resolution/transparency/clarity is commensurate to it's comfort, quality, fit/finish. 

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Hi how would you compare the zoetic cable and the solv x? Would the silver in solv x improve resolution and soundstage?
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Hi how would you compare the zoetic cable and the solv x? Would the silver in solv x improve resolution and soundstage?

If you read back on this thread you will see someone else comment about the zoetic cable sounding just as good as the solv-x.
Persobally I believe it makes a difference what amp and what headphones you pair with to achieve this soundstage and resolution you are looking for. You can't go wrong with either of those cables! I personally prefer the zoetic for some of its extremely unique features that few to no other cable has. The flexibility and lightweight design you will find to be impressive and then you will listen to it and wonder why all your headphones are not wired for norne.
To sum it up, between the cables that Trevor offers, they all are so darn good it's hard to choose. Pick one and you made a good choice! They all are an improvement and you won't regret your purchase.
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If you read back on this thread you will see someone else comment about the zoetic cable sounding just as good as the solv-x.
Persobally I believe it makes a difference what amp and what headphones you pair with to achieve this soundstage and resolution you are looking for. You can't go wrong with either of those cables! I personally prefer the zoetic for some of its extremely unique features that few to no other cable has. The flexibility and lightweight design you will find to be impressive and then you will listen to it and wonder why all your headphones are not wired for norne.
To sum it up, between the cables that Trevor offers, they all are so darn good it's hard to choose. Pick one and you made a good choice! They all are an improvement and you won't regret your purchase.


Just ordered the Zoetic cable for an Audeze EL-8 open - can't wait to hear how the these cans sound with the new cable.  Opted to go with the Zoetic cable rather than the Solv X as the EL-8 has good detail and separation with the stock cable.

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My 2nd Norne cable, the Solv X hybrid designed for the LCD-2 and LCD-3, this is the Fazor version of the LCD-3 via AK100ll balanced>ALO Audio MK3B+

The balanced cable opens up the sound, I would use the analogy of going from a two lane road (conventional) to a 4 lane road (balanced), the cable quality is going from a gravel road to a paved interstate.

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