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post #331 of 556
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Originally Posted by Hailin View Post

Has anyone tried the Fiio replacement cable and the ebay cable listed in this thread?

 

The Fiio cable is expensive IMO. Don't know if it will make that much of a difference on a not-so-audiophile-headphone. :/

post #332 of 556

This headphone can throw down with the SRH840, M50, HD380, and DT770, so yes the Oyaide FiiO cable is worth a try.  Not that I would bother with it anyway.  =p

The right channel cable going through the headband would bottleneck the sound on the right side, resulting in the left channel sounding noticeably better than the right.


Edited by Mad Max - 4/6/14 at 9:26pm
post #333 of 556

I think I will eventually order the momentum cable. 

I have to eventually order new HM5 pads that is why I thought about the Fiio cable because it is 35 bucks right now. I wanted the angled NVX100 pads but I am not paying that massive shipping cost. (shipping is almost the same amount as the pads.) 
 

I wish the MadDog Alpha pads fit because it becomes a more interesting headphone with them. The mids get pushed right up. Having to hold them on though sucks. Back to the HM5 pads. I just don't like the fit of the stock pads.

post #334 of 556

Can someone please measure the opening top to bottom?  Wondering if my 67mm ears will fit.

post #335 of 556
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Originally Posted by Quaresma View Post
 

I just ordered the 3rd party HD598 ugprade cable. Will post my thoughts when it arrives. (China to Europe, could take a while...sigh:/ )

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Replacement-Audio-upgrade-Cable-For-Sennheiser-HD598-HD558-HD518-Headphone-/261255113290?pt=US_MP3_Player_Cables_Adapters&var=&hash=item3cd404aa4a

Hi,

Did you receive & try the new cable yet?

Thanks!

post #336 of 556
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Originally Posted by huckfinn View Post
 

Hi,

Did you receive & try the new cable yet?

Thanks!

I Just received the cable 30 minutes ago. Pretty fast from Hong Kong to Europe actually...in a few days :)

 

Well, the cable is SO much better than the stock cable. No more distortion due to built-in volume control. The 2.5mm end on the headphone fits perfectly! Finally the CAL2 feels solid. Ive always hated the stock cable.

 

I don't believe in "cable magic", and also don't think they make a HUGE difference in sound quality, but this cable actually DOES deliver better sound, because it's a "clean" cable without volume control.

 

I would recommend everyone to try the HD598 cable or maybe the Momentum cable.

post #337 of 556

Thanks a lot!

post #338 of 556

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-5m-New-Silver-Plated-upgrade-Cable-for-Sennheiser-HD598-HD558-HD518-Headphone/221411795238?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D333002%26algo%3DRIC.CAT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20887%26meid%3D6071230199801089350%26pid%3D100009%26prg%3D9311%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D321373299479

 

just saw this silver plated wire.. might give the sound a better bite :P

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Originally Posted by Quaresma View Post
 

I Just received the cable 30 minutes ago. Pretty fast from Hong Kong to Europe actually...in a few days :)

 

Well, the cable is SO much better than the stock cable. No more distortion due to built-in volume control. The 2.5mm end on the headphone fits perfectly! Finally the CAL2 feels solid. Ive always hated the stock cable.

 

I don't believe in "cable magic", and also don't think they make a HUGE difference in sound quality, but this cable actually DOES deliver better sound, because it's a "clean" cable without volume control.

 

I would recommend everyone to try the HD598 cable or maybe the Momentum cable.

 

i checked with the seller, it is a copper cable. 

 

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Edited by Lorspeaker - 4/8/14 at 10:36pm
post #339 of 556

...so what do you think would be the difference between a copper & a silver plated one (if any....)?

post #340 of 556

barely able to snap a pair of beyerJmoneypads on ... the flanges are just clipping onto 1mm on two or 3sides.

BUT the sound leaves me no doubt we have a pair of good clear drivers inside those cups.

and the bass can be very firm n slamming. 

Took it out.

 

Tried the Alphapads on ...its almost impossible to fit the extra wide flanges of the pads onto the thinwidth plastic holding ring..

so i gave up. :P

 

Put back the original pads...

one day i will try to mod the innercups :P

post #341 of 556

Received the CAL!2 just over a day ago.

Straight out of the box sound was nice & luscious...

They have been burning-in now since then: I'll see what happens.

Still undecided between CAL2 and MOE, but MOE (even though more "crispy") are certainly much much less confortable.

 

In my quest for a portable replacement for my former Denon ah-d2000 I think I'm getting closer.

I've tried the: Denon dn700 DJ, AKG 545, Beyers dt1350, v-Moda but none of them got close......

post #342 of 556
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-5m-New-Silver-Plated-upgrade-Cable-for-Sennheiser-HD598-HD558-HD518-Headphone/221411795238?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D333002%26algo%3DRIC.CAT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20887%26meid%3D6071230199801089350%26pid%3D100009%26prg%3D9311%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D321373299479

 

just saw this silver plated wire.. might give the sound a better bite :P

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I got the silver plated one a few weeks ago with my purchase of CAL2. I'm no cable guy but from the stock cable the SQ is noticeably better for me. The silver plated cables are very stiff. It's slowly getting easier to bend but that's a fair warning. If anything, I would go for the black copper wires.

post #343 of 556

indie....u bot the same cable from the link..?  u mean the sound from the silverplatedcopper  is too bright for u? 

 

there is another one that looks like this... which one did u buy?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-3Pole-3-5mm-to-2-5mm-Mini-Stereo-Male-Gold-Jack-Plug-Audio-Headphone-Cable-/221405131428?pt=US_Cell_Phone_PDA_Cables_Adapters&var=&hash=item338cc632a4

 

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post #344 of 556
does anyone own a ruler? looking for the cushion opening top to bottom I
n mm. Anyone?
post #345 of 556

There are big differences with the first CAL?? If so what?

I have the first CAL...


Edited by andreamang - 4/9/14 at 11:52pm
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