Of the many balanced headphone cables for HD800 and T1, are there any favorites when paired with GSX?
I noticed that the Cardas Clear was not mentioned. I know that has a reputation for smoothing out the treble on the HD800 but not sure that effect is an advantage with GSX.
Not so easy to try out a bunch of cables...
Even tough with the T1 since it is hardwired. Comments on both HD800 and T1 balanced cables with GSX appreciated.
I've had experience with two different balanced cables for my HD800s -- Cardas Clear and Stefan Audioart Endorphin. My source is a Resonessence Invicta DAC through its own HP amp, which is itself an excellent and very neutral amp. I liked both cables -- they both sounded great with the HD800s but in the long run, I ended up preferring the Endorphins. It's difficult to say exactly why but I felt that the Endorphins sounded more like real music, with overall slightly better micro-resolution and imaging. I don't think you could go wrong with either, and possibly one of them might actually sound a little better with the GSXII. Both are approximately in the same range price wise. Incidentally I would definitely go balanced with the HD800s -- there is a real improvement that is not subtle, in my opinion.