Originally Posted by jrprana
I received my White Widow cable for HD650 about 2 weeks ago, and my Gungnir/Mjolnir combo a week ago. Previously I am using stock cable with Bifrost/Lyr combo.
Doing comparison between stock and White Widow is impossible since I changed my DAC/Amp at the same time, and besides I sold the Bifrost and Lyr about a week before the Gungnir and Mjolnir arrived.
So, this is a system to system comparison, namely Gungnir/Mojo/White Widow vs. Bifrost/Lyr/stock. And it's also a comparison based on what I remember the Bifrost/Lyr/stock sounded like, instead of direct A/B'ing.
FWIW, I notice that both detail and clarity are much improved.
On complex passages, music can sound congested on BF/Lyr/stock. On Gung/Mojo/White Widow, they remain detailed and effortless.
Soundstage is a bit bigger, but imaging is much improved. Instrument placements are more precise.
Bass is now tighter. Although I'm not sure that there is more bass quantity-wise, the bass quality is improved.
Midbass hump is non-existent.
Mid retains the "deliciousness" that HD650 is famous for.
Treble is more extended, but remains clean, never harsh or sibilant.
Timbre is now more "real" and natural.
I never felt that HD650 is "veiled" before, but the sound is now more transparent, and I can finally understand why some listeners might say that HD650 is "veiled".
The White Widow is a beautiful cable aesthetically, and construction is top notch, as all of you know well of Frank's workmanship. Thank you Frank!