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I received the cable a few days ago for a pair of HiFiMAN headphones and could not be happier. The cable made the sound much cleaner and brought more depth. Shipping was EXTREMELY fast. Realizing I had selected the wrong connection to the headphones I contacted Charleston Cable and they sent a replacement out the next day. I have never had such a wonderful experience with customer service. I will definitely be ordering again and recommending these cables to all my friends.
I purchased Charlestone UP-OCC cable for my Hifiman HE-1000 headphone. A world class headphone can now deliver world class sound with the new cable! I think that this cable is a must in order to achieve the full potential of the HE-1000 headphone.
Just to let you know that I have the Charleston UP-OCC for Hifiman headphone to compare with [NAME OF COMPETING CABLE REMOVED] on listening test. I can't believe that 10 ft Charleston cable (US$3x0) actually outperforms [OTHER CABLE] (US$849 at 10 fts ) at more than half the price , with even better clarity, detail and instrument separation :}, to me the sound performance btw these two is almost night and day difference .... In a blind test setting, all of my friends prefer your cable and mistaken that yours is more expensive, and the jaw dropped when they realize yours is just cost a fraction of [OTHER CABLE] offering. I used to believe that [Other Cable] is more superior until I hear yours. Well done ... :} Charleston, yours is really a great value in term of price and performance.
Charleston Cable Company is by far a fantastic company to deal with. From thorough and prompt communication, to addressing customer questions and requests, to lightning fast delivery of superb quality cables! Truly a pleasure to deal with and the first place to look to for aftermarket headphone and interconnect cables! They also have the only cable on the market that comes with black coating/sleeve for even better looks and durability compared to the clear coat/sleeve alternatives. Sound Quality is fantastic as well - Highly Highly Recommended!
Just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying the cable on the 600s. I really appreciate your willingness to do the upgrade for me. I didn't expect the improvement from the cable to be as great as it is and I am very, very pleased. And the cable looks great, as well. You did a terrific job!
Received the cable yesterday to use with my HifiMAN HE-500 that I received Thursday. When I got the headphone, I only had about an hour to listen to them and quite frankly, I was a bit underwhelmed. Don't get me wrong, pretty good, but not up to my expectations... That was until I got the C3 Cardas cable! Completely transformed the headphones. Now the bass was back, the midrange was as delicate as you can imagine and the highs just perfect. I could hear everything in the recording, but nothing drew unnecessary attention to itself, just absolutely PERFECT!
Again, many thanks for a great transaction and one AMAZING product!
Ordered an AKG Cardas cable, order processed and delivered promptly, Cable quality & construction superb.
Got the cable today and from the first chords the overall improvement in quality was instantly apparent. I started A/B'ing the cables just to make sure there is a real difference and the increase in bass weight is amazing. It makes the old cable sound anemic. The added detail is very noticeable and the separation across and along the depth of the soundstage in much more defined and enjoyable. Thanks a lot. I can't wait to hear what it sounds like in a couple of weeks time.
I received the cable yesterday. Connected the third wire (the one connected to the driver chassis) to the minus connector on the driver. Fantastic cable. You're right about Auric sounding clearer. The Beyer T1's sound like a new headphone efter the cable/damping mod. Marvelous midrange and the bright sound in the treble is gone. I'm very satisfied. In the same league as my modified HD-650 and Sony CD1700.
The cable arrived safely yesterday in under 10 days, which is very quick for a mail shipment to Canada and I am pleased as punch to say the very least. I am running HiFiman HE-5LE’s with an EF5 tube amp and multiple high end analogue and digital sources. Sound quality opened up immediately with this cable and has been getting progressively better with each passing minute. Your build quality is second to none and as a field service engineer and audiophile for over 40 years, I know quality when I see it. This is a no BS cable, (which is very rare these days), at a great price and I whole heartily recommend it to all of my fellow audiophiles. Keep up the great work Charleston Cable, you cannot possibly fail if you continue to produce cables of this quality!
Awesome cable! My Entry level Audeze EL-8 cable came in today and I am impressed at the craftsmanship and quality of the components. I am partial to subtle and straight forward designs... no flashy this or that, and the C3 cable delivers on that. It feels solid and reliable to the touch. Black and white lettering, tastefully simple. Right off the package, the cable sounds 10 times better than Audeze's minimalist supplied cable. C3's connectors work well, which was my biggest fear. During this first listening session, I am already noticing increased detail in the delivery of familiar content. There is a little emphasis on the highs right now, and I suspect this will mellow down as the cables burn in. Overall extremely pleased with my cable. I can only imagine how much better C3's Mid and Audiophile level cables are. For me, it really did not make sense to spend 50-60% of my cans value on cables, but when I upgrade my cans, I am immediately upgrading my cables from C3. Thank you!!
I ordered an Audeze balanced cable from C3 for my Pono Player. These are the cans I travel with. The cable improved the sound so much I could not believe it. The highs became cleaner and more open while the midrange became more defined. At first I thought that the bass was a little thin with these cables but after a few hours of listening I finally figured out that the bass was just deeper and more open-- more musical instead of thumps.
Service has been outstanding. You can not work with nicer people. I needed these cables in a hurry and they even beat my expectations there as well. Buy their cables: they are a bargain and the sound improvement is to die for.
I received the Auric cable today!! I have been listening to it most of the day. Thanks for all your input, I can tell you that it's a fantastic sounding cable! I can't wait until there's a few more hours on it! Thanks again!
Sonically, the UP-OCC out-performs the regular copper with the HE-500 and HE-6 in every department. The strengths and shortcomings of the UP-OCC cable and the Hifiman headphones compensate one another: the HE bass, already pretty tight, is now slightly fuller and more impactful. The center image acquires quite a bit tighter focus--similar to that of the Audeze LCD--while the soundstage, talready a strength of the Hifiman headphones, remains nicely open. The hardness/glare in the midrange/upper-midrange, the biggest shortcoming of the HE-500/HE-6, is nearly all gone, making these cans sound much more relaxed, more musical and less fatiguing.
I received the cable today and immediately replaced the stock Senn cable. All I can say is the HD 600s sound like different phones. The veil is gone. The mids are right there! The bass is much stronger and more well defined. The highs are also brought forward. The difference is so pronounced that it just jumps out at you immedicately. I honestly think that this cable has turned the 600s into near state of the art phones. This is truly primo stuff. It is also quite flexible. The Neutrick and Cardas connectors are beautifully attached. This cable is way less costly than competitor's, but I can't see how they could be much better.
I just received the cable, (WOW talk about fast delivery!! and very reasonable postage cost) and am using it now. Noticed the difference immediately!! Best money I have spent on audio equipment!!