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post #3316 of 9356

First off I will say that Im not 100% keen on the stock HD600 cable.

Im not sure of its sonic capabilities as I dont have the 600's.

However my MDR-SA5000's were recabled with the HD600 stock cable by the previous owner...

I find the build not so great compaired to lets say the stock HD25 cable. Not the best made stock cable in my eyes.

 

Reasons for re cabling can be varied, 

 

For me, Im changing my HD25 to a White Widow because I want/need a balanced output, And I love the workmanship and quality of

Franks cables.

I also am one of the crowd that DOES notice a difference in sound. As my IE8 Silver Poison has shown me. Its made a huge difference over the 

stock IE8 cable in the sense that the IE8's now sound less muddy/boomy, The bass is tighter and more controlled and the highs are crisper with better detail without

being too bright.

 

As for my Beyer Hybrids Im making, The stock DT531 cable is ***** so I want something that will withstand a fare amount of punishment and look damn sexy at the same time.

The Sony MDR-SA5000's will be redone as obviously Ive stated I dislike the HD600 cable.

 

Hope this helps a little?! :)

post #3317 of 9356

Be sure to check in on the thread tomorrow everyone. 

post #3318 of 9356

Will do Boss beyersmile.png

post #3319 of 9356
Stock HD600 cable is pretty poor but the HD25 cable is a joke, it is like a cheap toy. Cable and connectors look like they belong to a child's faux headphone. Correct me if I am wrong but I think the standard HD25 cable is made of steel, not exactly boutique.

I believe any Toxic Cable will be a huge SQ improvement on either phone. Aesthetics of course are another plus, Franks cables are a work of art....
post #3320 of 9356

Thanks for the replies guys they've helped, I'm still on side recable but I'll probably try and get my hands on one at the meet to try.

post #3321 of 9356
If you like your HD600 warmer, maybe you should go for the copper cable. It's the cheapest one and costs something like £100 shipped.
post #3322 of 9356

I have the HD600 and the HD580, and I think the HD650 cable is a big improvement on the stock cable, under $20 new, it is pure copper, and heavier gauge wire.  The Sennheisers are known to have a warm sound signature!  Hope this helps......you can also search the HD600 thread as there are comparisons of many different cables there!

post #3323 of 9356
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Originally Posted by Toxic Cables View Post

Be sure to check in on the thread tomorrow everyone. 
A pic of my new, in the making, cable??? biggrin.gif
post #3324 of 9356
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Originally Posted by jonojace View Post

Is the same true for the HD600?

'Apparently' the stock cable on the HD600 is pretty trash but now I'm not sure about upgrading.
As frank advised..go to the meet and try a copper cable from toxic..but..maybe a hybrid is better soundwise for ur hd600...especially if u wanna upgrade to hd650 or even hd700 or hd800...i had a cable who went through he300/400 and now he500...and two amps..so investing in a good cable can be good!! ..i just recently i changed to toxic cables....and never looked back

and am now waiting for my second cable..but only because i want something special for my new to receive next amp...the guy who will be making it is the equivalant of frank but then for amps..both are crazy..but also both are addicts for perfection and both are excellent master craftsmen in their own speciality... wink.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 4/19/13 at 5:22pm
post #3325 of 9356

 

 

 

Toxic Cables is again proud to announce, another new cable design previously not seen.

Our new "VIRUS" line of headphone and IEM cables.

 

(c)2003 Animation Factory - www.animfactory.com

The "VIRUS" is the first ever, true hybrid cable, using both OCC Cryo treated stranded Silver and Copper within the same wire.

We released the first ever stranded Silver/Gold cable, with the Poison, we then done it again with the first ever Litz Silver cable and here we are again, with the first ever "True Hybrid" cable.

 

The VIRUS is our first cable, to have "Triple" Cryo treatment

 

We will be offering the VIRUS in 2 different gauges, first the 26AWG, the 26AWG VIRUS is my most flexible 26AWG Litz type 2 wire, more so then the White Widow and the 25.5AWG Silver Widow.

 

Second, will be a 22AWG version, which is currently still in production, we had the 22AWG made in a limited amount, as i feel the 26 is better value and sounds nearly identical.

 

Audez'e Virus cable

 

 

  

 

CIEM Virus cable

 

 

  

 

Final pricing below (intro over)

 

6ft Headphone cables £195  (

8ft Headphone cables £220

add £20 for HD800

(Headphone cables come as standard with Furutech 1/4" jack) Usually £15 extra with my other cables.

All other terminations also available, most at no extra cost.

 

22AWG Headphone cables

 

6ft £360

8ft £420

 

All IEM Cables £195 48"

(IEM cables come as standard with 1/8" Gold plated Oyaide)

All other terminations available, most at no extra cost.

 

We have some very nice Carbon Fibre ones now available, no extra cost.

 


Edited by Toxic Cables - 5/11/13 at 8:49am
post #3326 of 9356
Wow frank..am impressed! One more one of a kind cable... When ru again making a summary ( or ask someone) of all ur present cables as even i am now all blurry..and u didnt even post the 8 wire versions of ur black and silver widows biggrin.gif
post #3327 of 9356
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Originally Posted by Toxic Cables View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

Toxic Cables is again proud to announce, another new cable design previously not seen.

Our new "VIRUS" line of headphone and IEM cables.

 

(c)2003 Animation Factory - www.animfactory.com

The "VIRUS" is the first ever, true hybrid cable, using both OCC Cryo treated stranded Silver and Copper within the same wire.

We released the first ever stranded Silver/Gold cable, with the Poison, we then done it again with the first ever Litz Silver cable and here we are again, with the first ever "True Hybrid" cable.

 

We will be offering the VIRUS in 2 different gauges, first the 26AWG, the 26AWG VIRUS is my most flexible 26AWG Litz type 2 wire, more so then the White Widow and the 25.5AWG Silver Widow.

 

Second, will be a 22AWG version, which is currently still in production, we had the 22AWG made in a limited amount, as i feel the 26 is better value and sounds nearly identical.

 

Audez'e Virus cable

 

 

  

 

CIEM Virus cable

 

 

  

 

Special introductory pricing

Valid till 27th April 2013

 

6ft Headphone cables £175

8ft Headphone cables £195

add £20 for HD800

(Headphone cables come as standard with Furutech 1/4" jack) Usually £15 extra with my other cables.

All other terminations also available, most at no extra cost.

 

All IEM Cables £175

(IEM cables come as standard with 1/8" Gold plated Oyaide)

All other terminations available, most at no extra cost.

 

We have some very nice Carbon Fibre ones now available, no extra cost.

 

 

 

Looks great. And Frank, does 8 wires or 4 wires make a difference to the sound if the materials are the same?


Edited by lin0003 - 6/16/13 at 1:31am
post #3328 of 9356

They look great Frank.

post #3329 of 9356

They look the mutt's nuts Frank!! biggrin.gif

post #3330 of 9356
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Originally Posted by AManAnd88Keys View Post

 

Overkill ? biggrin.gif It surely does look nice.

 

No such thing as overkill! LOL. But yeh they do look special! Can't wait to see the finished product :)
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