welcome to the club my friend.. I TOLD U...once ur bitten..
Enjoy ur cable my brother
What balanced amp ur using? Burson? Woo audio? Decware? Or more exotic?
And on what headphone ur using the hybrid?
Can untell us short what improved winthe toxic cable in ur music experience? Be honest..if it was just a little..u can say it..this is no sales pitch..we only need honest opinions of customers on this thread..especially of initial unbelievers like u...u ex-infidel. Hehehehehe
I ask u this as i am already thinking in buying a new cable next year..maybe a 8wire hybrid..or if thats possible a 12 wire version..wow..that would show off franks skills.. Oops..am daydreamin now..well..we will see next year..when my budget is replenished again..as i am deadbroke now..this year was deadly for my poor wallet..i think i could have bought a small car of what i spend on audio this year..lolz..and if my wife knew it i would be homeless now and having a very high pitched voice..lolz..
Soooo... Elaborate about ur first impressions of ur new cable my friend..dont keep anything back... Because of Hearing the honest opinions of us frank can make even better cables..
Pff only a Audio GD 10ES NFB atm [planning on getting a LD MK VI+ in Jaunary actually!] My HE 400 is the balanced Headphone [and I think the Cable will outlive the headphone it self] Although I Must admit frank... I'm at a tough road here... I've got one cable and I plan on owning two hifimans at some point... oh well guess I'll just buy another cable ;3
And I NEVER said cables didn't make a differance... just didn't understand why Frank Charged as much as he does [and know I do]
Let's start with the build, that impressed me very much. I have another Balanced Cable, pure OCC Copper, and well the other cable... [unlike franks] while built well did not have the... attention to Details Frank's Did. The Braid was nice and tight, I really liked the... Heat Shirnk? Added to both ends of the cable. A very clean entry and exit into the each connector. So those little details of the Build I liked!
As far as sound goes, most noticeably the highs where a little smoother and details where retained slighty better. Bass was tighter as well BUT I'm not sure if this is Due to Switching to the Balanced OutPut on my Amp [as going from having a potential of 3w to 6w may have tightened the bass, as I've noticed sound in general is tighter with balance outputs] Either way the biggest notice was the highs! Seeing as I am a treble head I did enjoy the additional air and smoothness they got.
Lolz... It just annoys me this happens all the time here...if ur around this thread as i am and on a certain other thread u will see so now and then certain people try to discredit franks name..i simply dont know why..or its because they miss sales because of franks hard work and dedication that he puts in his cables.. And for prices that makes some 'high end' cable makers very nervous... But am glad u feel same way as i am... Lolz.
Ps..i edited my post a bit to make it a bit more readable..lolz...
Pff editing is for the weak [jk I edit a lot of my posts to keep my rear end in tact] well I too criticized Franks Prices [partially due to not reading the Site as carefully as I needed to] but ofc, comparing his cable to another it was evident why he charged a bit more. And they prices are not that high honestly, still the UP and DOWN of our Economey [and there for the US Exchange Rate to GPB] doesn't help him with international Sales... so honestly, it's hard to compare his prices to US based Cable Companies due to the obvious charges that are incurred with international exchanges. In other words FRANK you need a US Based Operation ;3, find some young CABLE Boy and turn him into a CABLE MAN.
Ehmm that said, the hard work and attention to detail is much appreciated Frank! Just wishing u where based in the States q.q I need to get my W1000x Recabled [as in taken apart ect... ect...] and I'd hate to have to ship it away for any longer than a month q.q