Originally Posted by jant71
@ xz123:How many thousands of people on Head-fi alone have had headphones recabled? How many people bought Westone cables from Jaben? Whether you want better SQ or comfort or microphonics improvement or stiffness what difference does it make. It is up to the person for their own reasons to buy one. BTW, the Awwan cable is regarded to improve all of the above for under $50 shipped. Why not let the OP decide if he wants to try and upgrade the current phone for improvement which may be safer or try something different.
[This rant is about SQ mainly]
How many thousands of people believe in God? Without proof? It's ********, from a rational point of view. It's quite comparable with cables. The mere fact that many people believe in something doesn't mean it's true.
To keep this (probably ages old) discussion short:
If people think their music sounds better with different cables: so be it. But by advertising them as better in this forum )pr elsewhere) the placeblo-like effect is actually created. You want
your cable to sound better - so it does. Of course you want a cable for several hundred $ to sound better than your 10 $ cable.
It would be better to tell "newbies" to "try
different cables for SQ as some people think
of them to improve the SQ". Instead of (as many do, you didn't do it that extremely) claiming
that certain cables do whatever-vodoo, without any proof (except for "I believe" or "I
hear a difference!").
To sum it up: ABX or GTFO.
Anyway, who cares.
Oh, and just so nobody gets me wrong: It's not about the money and me being jealous.
Hope your ears will be happy, whatever you end up doing