Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread
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I just got the regular molecule...I was just hoping it would tame the high end just a tad, but mostly just being easier to work with than the stock cable.
 
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Anything will easier to work with than the stock cable.  A brick would be better.  A straight piece of unbendable copper.  Anything.  A copper tube from your water heater to your bath tub would be better!  The stock cable is actually frustrating.  Funny, in it's frustration.  But not really all that funny.
 
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Anything will easier to work with than the stock cable.  A brick would be better.  A straight piece of unbendable copper.  Anything.  A copper tube from your water heater to your bath tub would be better!  The stock cable is actually frustrating.  Funny, in it's frustration.  But not really all that funny.
I will put together my portable rig in the coming days as holiday availability allows me to. It is Note 3->HRT MicroStreamer->FiiO E12->Cardas right angle 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter->HD700.
Being that the note 3 is so big that when most people ask about it, I tell them it's my new laptop, you would think it'd have the footprint to conceal all this gadgetry behind it. Well, it does, until olé Senny's cable gets plugged in.
Pictures to follow.
 
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Anything will easier to work with than the stock cable.  A brick would be better.  A straight piece of unbendable copper.  Anything.  A copper tube from your water heater to your bath tub would be better!  The stock cable is actually frustrating.  Funny, in it's frustration.  But not really all that funny.

Sennheiser didn't make this cable for portable use. It seems like a very high quality cable, IMHO. It is silver plated wire that was especially designed for performance....I would think twice about downgrading.
 
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I'm not saying Senn doesn't know what they're doing, but this is some pretty piss-poor wire...
 

 
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  Anything will easier to work with than the stock cable.  A brick would be better.  A straight piece of unbendable copper.  Anything.  A copper tube from your water heater to your bath tub would be better!  The stock cable is actually frustrating.  Funny, in it's frustration.  But not really all that funny.
 
I agree, the stock cable sucks. Funny they mention in the product sheet you should let it hang to get it straight. Well I hung it from the peg for 2 days and it´s still as bendy as before. Maybe i´ll try to iron it. 

 
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  Anything will easier to work with than the stock cable.  A brick would be better.  A straight piece of unbendable copper.  Anything.  A copper tube from your water heater to your bath tub would be better!  The stock cable is actually frustrating.  Funny, in it's frustration.  But not really all that funny.
 
I agree, the stock cable sucks. Funny they mention in the product sheet you should let it hang to get it straight. Well I hung it from the peg for 2 days and it´s still as bendy as before. 
 
You can secure the plug, and use a hair dryer or heat gun (be careful with the heat), keep it moving.....just heat moving back and forth, while applying pressure with your free hand.  That should help straighten the memory in the cable, keep pressure on the cable until cool!
 
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I build cables, braided, bare wire etc.....it works pretty well!  Just helps take the memory of wire/cable!
 
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Sennheiser didn't make this cable for portable use. It seems like a very high quality cable, IMHO. It is silver plated wire that was especially designed for performance....I would think twice about downgrading.
 
If you lay it flat and never move, then sure, it's fine.
 
It acts like a 650 cable in a thick un manageable sheath that twists up on itself because it wants to frustrate you.
 
I've been known to be a bit weird with how my cables lay, so maybe it's just me...
 
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Has anyone owned the Ortofon EQ5? These have gotta be the best bang of the buck iems. They sound amazing next to my HD700s, and that's saying something.
 
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I think my HD700s are defective -__-.
 
There's annoying static that keeps occurring on the left side. Tried switching the plugs but same issue occurs.
 
I'm using the Schiit Lyr as my amp and my HE-500s don't have any static so I don't think it's my amp.
 
Has this ever occurred with anyone else?
 
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  I think my HD700s are defective -__-.
 
There's annoying static that keeps occurring on the left side. Tried switching the plugs but same issue occurs.
 
I'm using the Schiit Lyr as my amp and my HE-500s don't have any static so I don't think it's my amp.
 
Has this ever occurred with anyone else?

I am curious if you hear this buzzing when you have it plugged directly into a source and NOT to the amp.
 
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I have this hooked it from computer-->Bifrost-->Lyr-->headphone.
 
Neither the Bifrost or my computer has a 1/4 input. 
 
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  I have this hooked it from computer-->Bifrost-->Lyr-->headphone.
 
Neither the Bifrost or my computer has a 1/4 input. 
Okay.  If you could find a 1/8 adapter for the male 1/4 plug perhaps you can plug directly into a MP3 player or telephone and take a listen.  If you then have no static when bypassing then it might be the amp. 
 
I have heard that just a handful of Sennheiser HD700s or HD800s headphones per thousand made need to go in for repair, outside of the cords, so I hope you do not have that issue, even if your headphones are in the warranty period.  Are you using the stock cords? 
 
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