Sennheiser HD650 - Cardas or Equinox cable?

I'm moving into a condo, so I'm trying cans for those late night listening sessions. If any of you have tried the Senns 650 with either the Cardas or Equinox cable, or ideally compared the two, which one do you prefer and why?

Also what amps complement the Sennheiser HD 650. I would like to keep the amp to $600-800.

Happy Holidays to all!

Hey Ross,

Many a folk prefer the Equinox (or even others) to the Cardas. Take a look at, and search there. A thread similar was just created a couple days ago IIRC.

Good luck,

Todd - chams_uk
I compared the Cardas with Zu Mobius on my 650s. The Zu is great! No glare, natural & relaxed but lots of detail & image specificity. I stopped looking after I got the Zu. (The Zu is a bit stiff, so I would get a meter longer than I needed. It was also a bit tricky to attach; about 15 minutes of work.) The Cardas was too forward. 'never heard the Equinox.
you can't go wrong with the zu mobius. i heard the cardas and didn't like it, the sound was quite unnatural.
Thanks for all your suggestions. After a lot of searching and reading, I chose the Equinox cable and a Singlepower MPX3 SLAM amp. The amp will take about two weeks to be built and get here. I'll post my impressions of the cans and amp after 200+ hours burn-in.

Have a Happy New Year everyone.