LOL I get stupid impressions like this too and I believe you. I actually used an ALO SXC cable on my Q701 and it made everything sound too distant as if the soundstage was too huge. What? How?! Stock cable for me.
I have one of those DHC cables for my HD-650 but I had it made from someone on here in exchange for a used headphone. I still use stock for some reason. Actually I use an HD-600 cable on my HD-650, but there is not much of a difference.
I actually believe the HD-600 cable is better (lower capacitance too), but I won't go there.
When I got rid of my HRT MSII and switched to an ODAC/Modi I instantly couldn't hear an ounce of difference between cables unless it was high capacitance wire.
If I cared about cables now I would make an HD-650 cable with ALO SXC (bulk DIY) or any silver plated copper. Whatever is cheapest. $250 for a 1" Ipod LOD cable makes me sick. Must be hard to run a cable company and stay alive..or not. I wouldn't know.
I think the only reason I hear a difference is because of the cables capacitance rating and a combination of all my gear and the headphones.
I still wish someone would try to make an HD-650 cable with Monoprice Cat 6
Best cable I ever bought was a Cardas 6' mini to mini cable for $30. Worth every penny! I also like Monoprice and Mogami W2893.
FYI for anyone that cares, I never heard more than a 2-3% difference with any cable. Biggest change was when I recabled my 598 with Mogami.
Honestly, I'm still getting used to the changes, so I will report back in a couple more days with the cable. This is my first aftermarket cable, and I really am surprised. No wonder, since the HD650 cable is horrendous(have you seen the inside wire?! Enamel covered sh*t!)