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post #61 of 80

I'm looking for a replacement cable for my HD800. I've been quite satisfied with the stock cable, but now I want to move to a balanced setup. Q cable seems to be very popular among Audeze users. I am wondering whether it would be a good match for the HD800, particularly when paired with a tube amp. A lot of good things have been said about Q cable's ergonomics. How about sound quality? 

 

I once tried a Labkable pure copper cable, which did make HD800 sound fuller. However, it made the bass a bit muddier. I ended up preferring the stock cable. I overall care more about bass quality than quantity. I like detailed presentation, tight bass, and am not crazy about "taming the trebles" (partially because my tube amp already does that for me).

 

Any impressions/suggestions? Thank you.


Edited by econparanoia - 1/15/13 at 3:19pm
post #62 of 80

that's a great question for Steve and others running Qs with HD800s

I really like my LCD-3 cable and wonder if it would work with my HD800

Steve makes adapters (Audeze - HD800) that might be a good alternative?

post #63 of 80
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Originally Posted by econparanoia View Post
 

I'm looking for a replacement cable for my HD800. I've been quite satisfied with the stock cable, but now I want to move to a balanced setup. Q cable seems to be very popular among Audeze users. I am wondering whether it would be a good match for the HD800, particularly when paired with a tube amp. A lot of good things have been said about Q cable's ergonomics. How about sound quality? 

 

I once tried a Labkable pure copper cable, which did make HD800 sound fuller. However, it made the bass a bit muddier. I ended up preferring the stock cable. I overall care more about bass quality than quantity. I like detailed presentation, tight bass, and am not crazy about "taming the trebles" (partially because my tube amp already does that for me).

 

Any impressions/suggestions? Thank you.

i have the Q french silk cable , just picked up the hd800 earring  last week.  Get if you'll be happy you did.  Steve is the best and his products are tops.

post #64 of 80
Thank you for the kind words, eantala.

Damn, forgot this thread even existed. biggrin.gif

se
post #65 of 80
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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post

Thank you for the kind words, eantala.

Damn, forgot this thread even existed. biggrin.gif

se

We haven't forgotten you Steve. Enjoying your Q French Silk cable on my LCD-3s for hours every day. smily_headphones1.gif
post #66 of 80

When I got home from working out of town on Friday, my Q-Audio french silk cable was waiting for me:)   I had wanted to order a new cable for the HE-500's ever since I had bought them, which I believe had been over a couple of years now.  I even had the Q-Audio website bookmarked for a couple of years now lol.  

 

Now that I have the cable I must say that I wish I had ordered it sooner.  I could tell as soon as I removed it from its packaging that it was of extremely high quality.  My favourite thing about the cable is that it stays where it is placed and it and doesn't have  a memory effect like the stock silver cable does.

 

As for sound quality I really can't give a fair comparison between the stock cable and the Q as the stock was SE and the Q cable is balanced.  Plus, I haven't listened to the stock cable for over 2 weeks since I work out of town and the new cable was here when I got home.   As for my opinion on the  sq though, running Amarra>M-Dac with balanced cables >Bha-1 with Q audio balanced cable > He-500 the sound is very analog sounding now and still has excellent detail retrieval. I'm pretty sure the setup was a little brighter sounding before, which could be due to going from a silver cable to copper.  I'm also not sure yet if I will get much change in sq as my cables are all fairly new as well as the BHA-1 (still have Lyr but haven't used it since getting new amp).  

 

I am really happy that I no longer have to use that annoying stock silver cable, not that it didn't sound good, it was just very irritating due to the memory effect, half of it would always want to fall on the floor, plus it seemed like it was cheaply made with the harder plastic type outer casing.  

 

I just wanted to post since I am very happy so far with this cable.  Great job Steve, thanks for building a great quality cable, and I would definitely order another headphone cable from you again if I need one:)

post #67 of 80
Thank you for the kind words, Dave (and you too, Jones Bob). Glad you're happy with your cable!

se
post #68 of 80

I just ordered a black french silk cable for my new LCD-Xs; the stock cable sounds OK, but it tends to twist, and it is somewhat microphonic if I'm not completely still.  From what I've heard, the Q-cable should solve both of those problems.  If there's an audible difference, that will be an extra benefit, too.

 

Looking forward to receiving it.

post #69 of 80

Can't wait for my cable to come back from going under the knife with Steve :biggrin:

post #70 of 80
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Can't wait for my cable to come back from going under the knife with Steve biggrin.gif

Under the knife? What knife? I ain't no surgeon. Didn't I tell you? I'm a lumberjack.



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se
post #71 of 80

It's alright, Steve. Sacrifices must be made :tongue:

 

post #72 of 80
HA!

Just what the world needs. Bionic cables.

Hmmm... *trots down to the trademark office* biggrin.gif

se
post #73 of 80
Today's USPS delivery with these magnificent cables on a magnificent headphone........

post #74 of 80
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Can't wait for my cable to come back from going under the knife with Steve biggrin.gif

Hi Jay

What work did you have done? Was this work done to the q audio French silks I just bought from you? Was the work done to the cable you purchased on about 9 Feb?

Cheers

Nathan
post #75 of 80
If it's the same cable, it was originally a 3 meter cable terminated with a 1/4" plug. Saer wanted the cable reduced to about 8 feet, terminated with a 4 pin XLR and the remaining foot or so made into a 4 pin XLR to 1/4" adapter.

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