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Which LOD cable for my amp?

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
I've searched for reasonably priced LOD cables.And now i'm down to 3 very well priced high quality LOD ipod to amp minis.One with silver wires one with copper wires and the other with a combination of both which i think would the best.Which one do you think is the best value an why?#1.Ultra Copper LOD #2.Qables Performance Line LOD Cable #3Microshar.com4.http://www.head-direct.com/product_detail.php?p=10 5.http://www.aloaudio.com/store/index....roducts_id=120 I added a coulple more good valued LOD cables!
post #2 of 29
I have the Qables - it works fine. I'm not a big magic cable guy, so as long as it makes the connection between the LOD and a mini plug, it works for me.

*edit*

I should probably point out that when I bought the Qables, it was one of the cheapest reasonable quality commercial LOD I could find. If I could have gotten one of the cheaper ones that are now available, I probably would have done it.
post #3 of 29
How about this?

Head-Direct.com | YUIN

It's what I recently got and it works great.
post #4 of 29
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by RickB View Post
How about this?

Head-Direct.com | YUIN

It's what I recently got and it works great.
Looks nice.They use both siver and copper.
post #5 of 29
I'm happy with the iBasso CB01 for the price.

iBasso

Oops! Just realized you're looking for LOD. Then you would need this as well to use the CB01:

http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=33
post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by Signal2Noise View Post
I'm happy with the iBasso CB01 for the price.

iBasso
that's not an LOD cable
post #7 of 29
I use the LOD and cable from iBasso and they work fine.

Steven.
post #8 of 29
any would work pretty much the same, the price/gain ratio is not worth it for higher end cables
post #9 of 29
i agree with zerius, dont put a ton of money onto LOD's and cables. most ppl who actually DO hear a difference in sound quality, is a small or somewhat of a difference. i dont think anyone really hears a very big day and night difference with more expensive cables. maybe like 1 or 2 rare people? some ppl dont hear a difference at all and others its a small difference, but that leads to what zerius said, the price/gain ratio is not worth it for higher end cables.
post #10 of 29
I would've gone with whatever was cheapest, but I ended up getting a custom one DIY'd by forum member qusp, because I was curious about it.

I'm sure I couldn't possibly tell a difference, but I'm happy with it. Try not to pay more for a cable than you do the iPod/amp/your headphones though.
post #11 of 29
ALO Bling Bling...not to pricey yet still awesome.
post #12 of 29
Thread Starter 
I was told to go with a silver wired cable for my ALO Mini^3 by the previous owner.He has tried a few different cables and said that the silver helps enhance the dynamics,highs and bass as opposed to copper.Then he said that it didn't matter if it was silver or copper with his Preditor.And i do agree on not spending too much on a cable.So the silver LOD Qable is a great value and that's the one i ordered.
post #13 of 29
If I were to pick from those, I would use the Head Direct one. It looks to be the most durable and sturdy out of those (besides the Quables but you might have trouble bending that).
Although from my opinion, all of them will sound the same. A lot of people say that cables don't matter or that they all "sound the same" but I have to disagree. There is a big difference between a standard copper (examples in this thread), and a 4 strand copper/gold LOD.

I personally think that it is all about what kind of music you are listening to, how good the SQ of the music is, and what kind of equipment that is being used (amp and headphones).
post #14 of 29
PM "Lil' Knight", high quality LOD.
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by RickB View Post
How about this?

Head-Direct.com | YUIN

It's what I recently got and it works great.
ZY is the most popular hand-made HiFi cable in China. The guy named Zhang, Yang. His cables always use high quality meterial and well solided. I bought some ICs and a pair of HD650 upgrade cable, bang on bucks. Most of his cables are sale online. Here are some products of him at Taobao, like a chinese ebay.:
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