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post #1486 of 9334
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Nah, HFM has SPC cables before, those are the stiff ones packaged with HE500. These are supposedly quite different.

 

In the Hifiman press release, these cables are "Newly-designed cable of Crystalline metal featuring Oxygen-free copper and Oxygen-free silver" whatever that means.

 

In the DIY cable thread someone asked about a plusSounds wire:

 

http://www.plussoundaudio.com/diy/wires.html

 

It's the next to last on that page and ain't cheap.  Their version is cryo-treated, so maybe it's different from HFM's, but the plusSounds is clearly differentiated from the SPC they offer.  Too rich for my blood, but it is a curious construction.

post #1487 of 9334
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I don't normally speculate on what Hifiman calls silver/copper hybrid, but cost would dictate it isn't pure silver, more likely silver plated copper, lower cost!

Nah, HFM has SPC cables before, those are the stiff ones packaged with HE500. These are supposedly quite different.

 

In the Hifiman press release, these cables are "Newly-designed cable of Crystalline metal featuring Oxygen-free copper and Oxygen-free silver" whatever that means.

 

OFC, oxygen free copper, oxygen free silver, lower purity copper and silver, lower cost than OCC (OCC, continuous cast as pure copper or silver as you can get)!


Edited by cute - 4/26/14 at 10:28am
post #1488 of 9334
OFC is perfectly fine as long as the cable is flexible.
The difference in purity is like 0.something%

I just want them to release it already!
post #1489 of 9334
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

OFC is perfectly fine as long as the cable is flexible.
The difference in purity is like 0.something%

I just want them to release it already!

 

Call it personal preference, won't argue any cable on headfi!

post #1490 of 9334

HE560 and HD598, any comparison? I have the HD598 and the HE400. If the HE560 is an amalgamation of those two headphones, I can sell those to help pay for it. Any advice would be well appreciated.

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HE560 and HD598, any comparison? I have the HD598 and the HE400. If the HE560 is an amalgamation of those two headphones, I can sell those to help pay for it. Any advice would be well appreciated.

It's more like an amalgamation between HD600 and HE____ planar, not as forward as HD598, nor as warm as HD650.

post #1492 of 9334

I thought that the cable remained unchanged from the previous generation??

post #1493 of 9334
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I thought that the cable remained unchanged from the previous generation??

The connectors remain the same. Cable itself however is new.
post #1494 of 9334
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The connectors remain the same. Cable itself however is new.

 

Okay, then I'd like to see a picture...up close. 

post #1495 of 9334
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Okay, then I'd like to see a picture...up close. 

The design will be finalized with the retail version.
The version that reviewers got with the review sample is more of a prototype in terms of designed, not finalized.
post #1496 of 9334

Ah, thanks for clarifying. I'll be patient and wait for the release of the retail version to be released. 

post #1497 of 9334
You're welcome wink.gif
So will I. In fact, I've been expecting them to be with me by now frown.gif
post #1498 of 9334
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I tried to compare between the sound of the new silver/copper hybrid cable, and the pure copper cable I have before, but couldn't discern any marked difference. I guess my ears aren't acute enough to judge cables.
Don't sell Ur self short.
Everyone can hear the difference I herd.
In your case I would assume the materials were optimal and you herd true reproduction wich naturally would be equal.
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post

In the DIY cable thread someone asked about a plusSounds wire:

http://www.plussoundaudio.com/diy/wires.html

It's the next to last on that page and ain't cheap.  Their version is cryo-treated, so maybe it's different from HFM's, but the plusSounds is clearly differentiated from the SPC they offer.  Too rich for my blood, but it is a curious construction.
Woohoo good stuff here, thanks for link!
post #1499 of 9334
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

I tried to compare between the sound of the new silver/copper hybrid cable, and the pure copper cable I have before, but couldn't discern any marked difference. I guess my ears aren't acute enough to judge cables.

+1.  Thx for being honest.

post #1500 of 9334
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post


Don't sell Ur self short.
Everyone can hear the difference I herd.
In your case I would assume the materials were optimal and you herd true reproduction wich naturally would be equal.
Woohoo good stuff here, thanks for link!

He wasn't selling himself short.  He was being honest and not let imagination influence his hearing.  You can hear it doesn't mean everyone can.

I happen to fall into the camp who doesn't believe in cable magic for HP.

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