I was a recent reviewer of the Happa Breeze C cables. I was very impressed by the build quality and sound of these copper cables. I had a few discussions with Jason after I listened to his cables and he asked me if I would be interested in trying a new design for headphone cables. Due to a series of unfortunate circumstances, the timing was perfect for me to need a new set of cables for my Senheiser HD800 headphones. If you know these headphones, they can be very particular about amplification and cables, and can really suck bad if not matched appropriately. After a few times back and forth with Jason, we decided upon gold connectors and copper wiring with his special geometry. This would hopefully tame the harsh high end and keep the special sound-staging that these cans have.
After a couple weeks, my Hapa cables arrived via FedEx. Once opened, you will find the cable encased in a neon green pelican-like container, along with a hydrometer and a keychain LED light. Total overkill, but what most audiophiles would expect. Not sure for the purpose of the hydrometer and light, but its a nice inclusion.
Looking at the cables, you'll notice how the wiring is entwined with ( what i assume is) cotton fibers. The fibers are neon, which I asked for. I wanted the cable to be very visible to keep me aware of it and prevent me from rolling over it with my office chair. Also, there is a bit of stretch in the cable, so if you happen to pull on it too hard it shouldn't pull apart from the connectors, a real big plus!
Initial listening impressions are very favorable, but I will post again after I've had a bit more time to listen to them. Nevertheless, I can already tell that these cables give a very granular and tactile feel to the music that most cables gloss over. Bass is acceptable, but not the star of this show as was to be expected with the gold and copper combo. Very listenable for very long periods of time, which was my goal.
I'm very excited to be one of the first people who I assume will be in line for Jason's headphone cables. Usually in audio I have to discern what function vs. style a product provides. Happily, as I have found, Hapa Audio cables have both style and function in excess, a rare combination.
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