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Aftermarket cable for me is ergonomics.  Sound benefit is just gravy.

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Get yerself a nice Moon Black Dragon HD800 cable with a Furutech connector. Drew lets you audition them for week or so, but I bet they won't be going back.

They are a great match for the 800s (fuller tight bass, more overall ease at all frequencies). Drew does great work and I have used his cables for years.

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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

Get yerself a nice Moon Black Dragon HD800 cable with a Furutech connector. Drew lets you audition them for week or so, but I bet they won't be going back.

They are a great match for the 800s (fuller tight bass, more overall ease at all frequencies). Drew does great work and I have used his cables for years.

+1

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I have both the Black Dragon and ALO Salty Pepper on for my HD800 -- both improved the sound. Slight edge to Black Dragon but that one is 4 pin XLR and ALO is 1/4 inch.

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Aftermarket cable for me is ergonomics.  Sound benefit is just gravy.

Diito here, I got my 'Q' French silk for 4pin XLR, lighter more flexible cable, color (I like red), and longer.

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I picked up the Woo WA5 today and am listening to the hd800 on it now with the upgrade tubes and all I can say both the amp and tubes ar eonly 2 hrs in  and I am flabbergasted on how good this sound with the hd800. My wife said this is the best she ever heard my headphones sound and thats a high compliment from her.


Edited by Frank I - 6/14/13 at 6:22pm
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

I picked up the Woo WA5 today and am listening to the hd800 on it now with the upgrade tubes and all I can say both the amp and tubes ar eonly 2 hrs in  and I am flabbergasted on how good this sound with the hd800. My wife said this is the best she ever heard my headpohne swith and thats a high compliment form her.

The wa5 has been something I have watched in the past but the price in the end scared me away. I would love to see some comparisons to other TOTL tube amps like the DNA Stratus or the EC 2A3. 

 

In any case, congrats Frank!. Sorry we could not meet at the DC meet.

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Get yerself a nice Moon Black Dragon HD800 cable with a Furutech connector. Drew lets you audition them for week or so, but I bet they won't be going back.

They are a great match for the 800s (fuller tight bass, more overall ease at all frequencies). Drew does great work and I have used his cables for years.

Originally Posted by philo50 View Post
 

+1

Meaning some of the harshness to the highs will be improved??

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Originally Posted by Cante Ista View Post

The wa5 has been something I have watched in the past but the price in the end scared me away. I would love to see some comparisons to other TOTL tube amps like the DNA Stratus or the EC 2A3. 

 

In any case, congrats Frank!. Sorry we could not meet at the DC meet.

I am sorry i couldn't get there as well. I will do a full review of the WA5 in  the fall and try to compare it to other amps I owned and heard including the Stratus. I have notes on the dna form the week I had it here.  This is the most expensive tube amp I have for headphones and it does a great job with speakers too. The sounds is fantastic and the amp is only a few hours in and will see how it sounds in about 150 hrs.

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Originally Posted by PinkLed View Post

Meaning some of the harshness to the highs will be improved??

Yeah, absolutely, that's exactly what it helps with significantly.

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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

 

Whatever , the hd800 doesn't often  provide a sensation of speed, with genre like metal or psytrance,  either it's a subjective or objective matter.

A bit annoying to hear something that feels "relaxed", while the original intent of music is to provide something that is "in a hurry".

It may be that your system is simply not up to par with the headphones. The HD800's are much faster than any dynamic headphone out there, and there's nothing that can convince me otherwise.

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It may be that your system is simply not up to par with the headphones. The HD800's are much faster than any dynamic headphone out there, and there's nothing that can convince me otherwise.

+1. I listen to tons of electronic music -- all kinds -- and never found HD800 slow. We could hear things differently though, just as well. 

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 The HD800's are much faster than any dynamic headphone out there, and there's nothing that can convince me otherwise.

Off course if you are following a  kind of "cult" with your hd800...

Is there are any objective data  (graph or whatever) that shows it's faster than the sr940 ?

The only thing I'm convinced,  is that the hd800 sound cleaner, and you can see it in the thd+n graph

at innerfidelity.

 

@cante isla

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+1. I listen to tons of electronic music -- all kinds -- and never found HD800 slow.

I'm not saying the hd800 are slow. They are the fastest sennheiser headphone I tried (I also tried hd595, hd25, senn ie7, pmx680). However I've heard "subjectively" faster with the srh940, and a sensation of big speed can be sometimes  gratifying.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 6/15/13 at 4:19am
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@cante isla

I'm not saying the hd800 are slow. They are the fastest sennheiser headphone I tried (I also tried hd595, hd25, senn ie7, pmx680). However I've heard "subjectively" faster with the srh940, and a sensation of big speed can be sometimes  gratifying.

Gotcha! I never heard the Shures, so I dont know. thanks for clarifying. beerchug.gif

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