Can you post a link to where you got the cable?
@rhythmdevils , I kept coming across references to his cables here. I liked Kevin's approach a lot and reached out to him. He loves SBAF http://yourfinalsystem.com/index.php/products/yfs-cables-interconnects
The difference between stock and this cable is quite pronounced. It's still early days with it, but it certainly brings weight to the HD800S s. Also, more back to front layering.
I got a YSF super-30-copper-litz with a headphone I bought used. Couldn't find much info about the specific cable. The actual wires are "silver" coloured, so I wondered if it was SPC. There doesn't seem to be visible insulation separating the polarities, so I wonder if the "Litz" is taking care of that.
I don't use it much as I find it rather stiff. My notes say: "definitely sounds edgier than my Norne Cu DIY 8-wire cable."
Copper litz is good for the HD800 while retaining some edge. The stock with the silver plated copper is super strident sounding.
@gixxerwimp . This cable is super flexible. I like it much better than the stock cable. It is definitely rounder/more full sounding. I am going to reorganize some things around the HD800S s as I'm super digging them. BHA-1 inbound.
@gixxerwimp - tried looking under the hood on the BAL jack, but it''s all heatshrink-wrapped. I'm going to try a few DIY cables in the fall as well: Neotek OCC, and a crazy Deulund Tinned Copper cable. I also have some pure silver I thought to try, but I'm not sure that would be a good mix with the HD800S s.
I haven't used the stock cable since very soon after getting the HD800 so have no recollection of how it sounds. A phat Cu cable compliments the face tweeter IMO.
Just pulled it out for another look, it's above the Y-split that I find a bit stiff (I think he used heatshrink). The "dual-track" cable in webbing is fairly flexible. Inside the XLR is covered, it was the inside the REAN TRS connectors that I saw "bare wires" from both polarities. It was converted from 2.5 to 3.5mm for me, and wires are now covered with heatshrink.
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