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What amp do you have to drive the 701's?
Either my Heed Canamp or my Pioneer AVR. I am actually trying to sell my Canamp.

I have also added some AD700s modified by tommybwoy to my collection and I hope to add some Grado HF-2s in the near future. I am also planning on recabling my K701s with some Canare.
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Either my Heed Canamp or my Pioneer AVR. I am actually trying to sell my Canamp.

I have also added some AD700s modified by tommybwoy to my collection and I hope to add some Grado HF-2s in the near future. I am also planning on recabling my K701s with some Canare.
k701's deserve better than Canare!
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I'm not a believer in spending more on cable then I actually paid for the phones....
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I'm not a believer in spending more on cable then I actually paid for the phones....
no one says you have to, but do a bit of research and purchase accordingly.
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I have done plenty and many have recommended Canare and Mogami and many have said there is really no difference between the two. I mean ideally I'd like some Black Dragon but I'm not spending $15/ft.

I need a 20ft length too so it's going to be quite expensive for any highly priced cable. I also know Cardas is also highly recommended but at around $7.50/ft that's more then I want to spend as well.

I guess I should say I am primarily recabling to extend the length of the cable not for SQ. My listening position is around 15ft away from my amp. So instead of using an extension I figured I'd just recable and make them the length I want.
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post #7956 of 38126
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....many have said there is really no difference between the two....
Many told me that using anything other than the stock cable is a waste of money, I went and listened to various cables at a HeadFi meet and am now the proud owner of a Cardas cable, don't let what others tell you hinder your listening experience. A cable won't make as much difference as upgrading amp or headphones but does make a positive impact on sound when paired with the correct gear. I listened to a few cables as well as the Cardas such as Blue Dragon and Black Dragon and neither made anywhere near the difference that the Cardas did, and they all cost around the same price.
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A cable is a resistive path, and thus, different cables will have the potential to alter sound in different ways - this does not necessarily mean that more esoteric components will provide a more enjoyable experience (especially given the huge range of driver properties and amplifier output specifications within the headphone world), but it is very hard to say that two cables will 'sound the same' unless they are exactly the same made with the same processes. What is often referred to as 'synergy' is basic circuit theory. With that said, dont be afraid to experiment and find what you enjoy most.
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While I agree that there will probably be a slight difference I just can't see there being a $120 difference. Maybe it's my ears but I really can't even determine any significant difference between my $400 canamp and my $500 3 year old AVR. Even my STX sounds pretty close to my Canamp. I would not say its worth $200 more. The Canamp is widely discussed on head-fi to be one of the better amps to pair with the K701s. They are suppose to have great synergy as a combo.

I guess it just comes down to the fact that I'm not a true audiophile and I just can't pick up the slight differences in quality of sound and even if I could I would not drop the coin required to gain this quality. I'd also rather just buy better phones then to upgrade components on lower grade phones (such as $300 cable and such).
Edited by scutzi128 - 2/19/10 at 7:20am
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While I agree that there will probably be a slight difference I just can't see there being a $120 difference. Maybe it's my ears but I really can't even determine any significant difference between my $400 canamp and my $500 3 year old AVR. Even my STX sounds pretty close to my Canamp I would not say its worth $200 more.

I guess it just comes down to the fact that I'm not a true audiophile and I just can't pick up the slight differences in quality of sound and even if I could I would not drop the coin required to gain this quality. I'd also rather just buy better phones then to upgrade components on lower grade phones (such as $300 cable and such).
You're right, if you don't hear the difference, then don't spend the money. It doesn't make anyone right or wrong, audio is all about personal preference.
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i recabled my HD555 with some silver plated copper from the ebay seller "navyships" and to me it brought more sound out and helped in the higher frequencies. i used a rat-shack 3.5mm plug, wire, and some murder modded sleeving that came out to be ~$50-60.


OP UPDATE i got some ATH-A700 in the other day.
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