I purchased a pair of Senn HD800 headphones two weeks ago to replace my AKG Q701 and HD650. My ears told me that HD800 is really a wonderful pair of CANs that the music reproduction is very much superior than my HD650 and AKG Q701. I am totally satisfied with this flagship headphones though they are really pricey !!
Previously I was using Oyaide PCOCC-A cables (cable manufactured by Furukawa) for my HD650 as well as for my Q701. They had proved to be much better than the supplied stock cables for the two CANs. A question then came to my mind as to whether Oyaide cables could provide similar good performance to my HD800 ? Unfortunately after searching the web I found that Oyaide does not manufacture headphone cables for HD800.
Under this circumstance what I did was replacing the 2 connectors of the HD650's Oyaide headphone cables with 2 HD800 connectors. The photo showed the result of my little DIY work.
On the very initial listening this new cable outperformed the stock cable of HD800 by a big margin without a detailed testing. To confirm what I had listened I put the new cable into A/B test with the stock cable using different albums. My verdict is that in comparing the two cables the stock cable is a little bid dull and muddy. The Oyaide cable totally opens up the music. The bass is tighter, the HF is more extended but without brightness feeling. The mid range is more sweet and I can feel the emotion of the artists. More importantly is on the space, the openness and on clarity of different instruments which are all better than the stock cable in every aspects.
I am extremely satisfied with the new headphone cable which I have been using since its modification. I think this must be the very first Oyaide PCOCC-A cable being used in HD800.
I am waiting for feedback from folks who have also trial out Oyaide PCOCC-A cables on their HD800.
Edited by inter voice - 7/14/12 at 2:37pm