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post #436 of 9347
Yes Frank, I believe its the one I was thinking about. ( wire Silver Poison / Scorpion Cable ) . Thanks also about the website progress.
post #437 of 9347

Hello Duncan

Thanks for your feedback.

 

And year, the wallet is indeed a bit lighter...... ;)

But I think the HD800 is really worth it.

 

The cable I am looking for should take away some of the treble harshness.

So for example, if I would go for a copper cable, I fear loosing some of the nice detail.

So a silver cable seems (like the Silver Poison) seems like a good choice for the HD800.

 

I will wait for the cable purchase and hope to hear soon back from you with further feedback about the cable :)

 

Cheers, Mikel
 

post #438 of 9347

Mikel,

 

In terms of the treble, as I noted in my initial impressions (which are - at this time, still valid), there is extra treble detail (that was the very first thing I noticed) - However, the cable (any cable) will not take away from a bad recording (Nirvana's Nevermind springs to mind as an album I would love to love but cannot!)...

 

Do you have any particular tracks in mind that you are very familiar with, that I can A/B with an element of authority, rather than very mild analogies that don't really mean much?

post #439 of 9347

There is generally a treble issue which is well known with the HD800 and I dont think any type of cable will fix the issue.  In fact I would expect a silver based cable to exacerbate the problem rather than make it better!

They also need careful matching with amplifier and source too as I know to my own cost mad.gif

 

These might help smile.gif

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/diy-modification-sennheiser-hd-800-anaxilus-mod

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserHD800B.pdf

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/brilliant-sennheiser-hd-800

 

 

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Originally Posted by mikel View Post

Hello Duncan

Thanks for your feedback.

 

And year, the wallet is indeed a bit lighter...... ;)

But I think the HD800 is really worth it.

 

The cable I am looking for should take away some of the treble harshness.

So for example, if I would go for a copper cable, I fear loosing some of the nice detail.

So a silver cable seems (like the Silver Poison) seems like a good choice for the HD800.

 

I will wait for the cable purchase and hope to hear soon back from you with further feedback about the cable :)

 

Cheers, Mikel
 

 

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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

Mikel,

 

In terms of the treble, as I noted in my initial impressions (which are - at this time, still valid), there is extra treble detail (that was the very first thing I noticed) - However, the cable (any cable) will not take away from a bad recording (Nirvana's Nevermind springs to mind as an album I would love to love but cannot!)...

 

Do you have any particular tracks in mind that you are very familiar with, that I can A/B with an element of authority, rather than very mild analogies that don't really mean much?

post #440 of 9347

Regarding the treble what I found so far:

In most good recordings, especially SACD or HDtracks, I do not find much or hardly any harsh treble.

 

One exception maybe: The SACD version of Michael Jacksons Thriller sounds quite bright in general. There the treble is quite a bit on the heavier side. But maybe that is just the way that album was mastered and it's supposed to sound this way.

 

I agree that a cable cannot change the character of the headphone but just slightly smooth out the percepted treble.

 

Maybe I am asking for the impossible?

 

Isn't detail by a good deal created by treble as well? That would mean that a cable providing more detail would in a way also aggravate a potential treble problem.

 

For me when talking about cables, the most interesting information is how a certain cable compares to the stock cable.

 

@ Duncan

I hope I will find some time this evening to find some more examples. However I believe it could well be that all examples I find might be bad recordings in the first place and the HD800 is showing exactly that.

 

Cheers, Mikel

 

Edit:

Ok, here are some tracks that sound almost harsh:

 

Paul Hardcastle - Rainforest
Ayreon - And the Druids turn to Stone
Air- Le Voyage the Penelope
Air - Talisman
Basically the whole album of air is really treble heavy....

Edited by mikel - 9/6/12 at 10:05am
post #441 of 9347

Just got the copper and silver+copper cables yesterday after getting a silver one from toxic cable. Absolutely pleasure dealing with Frank again. Very responsive and indeed helpful! Besides, the cables looks stylish with great finish.

 

Just find out they not only sell cables, don't be fooled by the name of the company, since I just ordered a DX100 DAP with him (so I can escape some tax and long waiting) ! Strongly recommended if you want the top gears in UK!

post #442 of 9347
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Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post

Just got the copper and silver+copper cables yesterday after getting a silver one from toxic cable. Absolutely pleasure dealing with Frank again. Very responsive and indeed helpful! Besides, the cables looks stylish with great finish.

 

Just find out they not only sell cables, don't be fooled by the name of the company, since I just ordered a DX100 DAP with him (so I can escape some tax and long waiting) ! Strongly recommended if you want the top gears in UK!

X2

 

Absolutely. To be frank, we need more suppliers like Frank in the uk, quite frankly.

 

Joking aside, its soooo true! the uk has been crying out for suppliers.

 

Frank you. 

post #443 of 9347

ROFLMAO biggrin.gif

 

Thank you, for all your orders Tupac, very much appreciated.


Edited by Toxic Cables - 9/8/12 at 1:43am
post #444 of 9347
Quote:
Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post

Just got the copper and silver+copper cables yesterday after getting a silver one from toxic cable. Absolutely pleasure dealing with Frank again. Very responsive and indeed helpful! Besides, the cables looks stylish with great finish.

Just find out they not only sell cables, don't be fooled by the name of the company, since I just ordered a DX100 DAP with him (so I can escape some tax and long waiting) ! Strongly recommended if you want the top gears in UK!
How much does the DX cost if bought within Europe?
post #445 of 9347
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How much does the DX cost if bought within Europe?

£599 from toxic cable

post #446 of 9347

I've been waiting until my Silver Poison for my HD800s has burned in completely, but I can say for sure the treble fatigue from the stock is gone. There are certainly other improvements, but I think it's best to wait to be fair. It does seem to keep getting better :)

post #447 of 9347
y6y6u5a3.jpg the "soon my reference 7.1 from Frank will be delivered"-void-on-the-desk...
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post #449 of 9347

i had just ordered an silver poison cable for ie80 from frank. Cant wait to get itsmile.gif.

and thanks frank for the great customer service.

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