I've been meaning to post a note about my Silver Widow cables. I ordered my Silver Widows in mid October and they arrived on my doorstep on Christmas Eve (like magic). I have HD650s that I wanted these cables for and couldn't wait. So I spent a good part of my holiday in Audirvana. Thank you to Frank for making such an amazing product. My first impression of the cable was it's excellent build quality. They're beautiful, and Frank included a robust HD650 connection that was far superior to the factory set. It doesn't tangle and it isn't fragile in the least. I love how they look and feel.
Now about the sound: First, this is my perception and has nothing to do with science. So all you physics snipers out there just take a deep breath. My HD650s are reviewed to be somewhat "veiled". Not something that I really noticed--until I got my Silver Widows. I'm not sure exactly how to phrase it, but my Sennheisers just kind of woke up quite a bit with the new cables. I enjoy listening to Diane Birch, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Dead Can Dance, Arctic Monkeys, Panic! At The Disco, Dave Koz, Chris Botti, The Civil Wars, Steve Miller Band, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers among others. I like bass thats punchy, but I'm not a bass head by any means. IMO clarity, detail and sound stage are most satisfying. I love my Silver Widows.