Yeah the price is the only issue with the cable but it definitely proves that a cable can make a difference for sure.
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11/6/09 at 11:28am
Any lower priced upgrades available for JH13 cables? I'd love to upgrade over the stock cables, but daaaaamn...
It would be wrong for me to say that its greedy to charge so much...there are plenty of things we buy on a regular basis which cost absolutely nothing to make (soda, clothing, most electronics, etc.)...but trying to justify this by the contents of the cable and R&D is pretty ludicrous. The parts cost is pretty low...and R&D on cables is also very low compared to most any other product available. People are free to charge what they like. Just... geez. People in this hobby accepting these prices are why there are companies getting away with it.
I have a feeling that most people will be pairing cables like this with less than stellar sources, just like in home audio where many hobbyists buy expensive cables but have poorly/incorrectly treated rooms with bad in-room bass response. $800 dollars worth of mods could do an awful lot for your system and probably make more impact. I do hope people will consider other options.
After looking over options, I've realized you can use the best parts quality available and build a nice cable for around $50...these things should take no time to build, as well. If I had experience soldering I'd do it....the price from Whiplash Audio isn't too bad, honestly (compared to alternatives) and comes with the good stuff. Now debating between a new cable or upgrading my DAP...hmm...
I don't think I can justify this buy.... would love to demo it, but the cable would be as much as jh16's..... which is crazy to me.