Originally Posted by Greed
So I recently bought a pair of Sennheiser HD 650s and I was wondering what you guys believe is the best aftermarket cable for them? I want something durable, that doesn't easily become tangled, and that doesn't look like crap. Obviously the most important reason why I made this thread is to know what cable will give my HD 650s new life. Whether it be punchier bass or a larger sound stage, I'd like to know your recommendations. Cost is not really an issue, but I don't want to be paying an arm and a leg for them, as I got my HD 650s for 325USD which is a STEAL imo. I'm still quite new to the audiophile world, but can appreciate the subtle differences when modding audio gear. If I am completely off base for believing that a cable replacement will give me better sound than please educate me! Thanks and Happy Holidays!
No, you're not off base, at all. amp, source, and cables... all can do wonders to the final sound reaching your ears. absolute wonders. depends on the product. the trick part is to find the good stuff - and expensive doesn't always guarantee (though usually is) good - it's a mix of research, trial, and luck. websites like this are extremely useful for exchanging information (and empty your wallet), but ultimately one has to try for oneself. my experience is more to do with speaker cables than Headphones, as I've never re-cable a HP for reasons I rather not get into.
the ultimate speaker cables I bought not only are worth every cents I paid for... but it goes beyond cost... I find them to be an essential part to hear what the speakers are really capable of. absolutely essential. I cannot stress that enough. only DEATH can separate me from these cables. it's a fantastic product.
personally, if I was looking for an aftermarket cable, I'd probably get the Toxic's latest Silver Widow litz 25.5AWG (which is likely a knock off of the Piccolino), or maybe the Silver Poison 26AWG, or the Piccolino itself. don't know what Toxic's return policies are, but if it's in your budget, give it try, and if you don't like it, return it.