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Upgrade Cable for Sennheiser HD800?

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Hi,

I just auditioned some HD800s with some stock cables and some Cardas Clear cables in my home this week (library loaners). I did feel like I heard an improvement with my rig (Grace Design m903 using the 1/4" HF jack) in terms of bass response, airiness of the sound stage and smoothing out the high frequency. These are $536 cables. I mostly listen to jazz, blues, rock and classical music.

I am convinced that cables can enhance their performance over stock cables. I just don't know which ones to consider. So I could just buy the Cardas Clear cables OR  I could consider some other aftermarket options from ALO Audio, Cardas, Double Helix, Moon Audio, Norse Audio, Stefan Audio Art, or Toxic Cables for example. Given my DAC/Amp, musical tastes and the HD800s what aftermarket cables should I consider along with the Cardas Clear?

Thanks,

Bob
post #2 of 7

If you're looking for transparency, make sure to check out Q cables
 

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If you're looking for transparency, make sure to check out Q cables

 

I just tried the Q Cable website

http://www.q-audio.com/

They seem to only make offerings for Audeze and Hifiman. I see no offerings for Sennheisers.
post #4 of 7

You just have to PM Steve or send him an email. He'll bang them out for you.

 

I'd also suggest the plain Cardas cable. Both are fairly priced.

 

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I just tried the Q Cable website
http://www.q-audio.com/
They seem to only make offerings for Audeze and Hifiman. I see no offerings for Sennheisers.
post #5 of 7
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Based on some Headfi searching these companies all seem to make HD800 aftermarket cables. I have heard only one; Cardas Clear and thought that it was an improvement over stock cables. I am curious about alternatives being a novice in these waters.

ALO Audio
http://www.aloaudio.com/

Bellatone Audio
http://www.bellatoneaudio.com/

Cardas Audio
http://cardas.com/main.php

Double Helix Cables
http://www.doublehelixcables.com/store/

Moon Audio
http://www.moon-audio.com/audio-cables/moon-audio-headphone-cables.html

Norse Audio
http://www.norseaudio.com/

Q-Audio
http://www.q-audio.com/

Stefan Audio Art
http://stefanaudioart.com/

Toxic Cables
http://toxic-cables.co.uk/
post #6 of 7
Thanks good info there.
post #7 of 7

Hi iim7V7IM7,

 

 

What do you think about the Sennheiser HD800 and Grace Design M903 combo?

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