I'd love to try a similar test with my AKG stock and ALO SXC Cryo cables. I have two concerns however:
- a cable connector that becomes worn or worse, damaged by repeated switching of cables.
- my headphone remaining in the same position while switching cables.
- genuine volume equalization
- my personal realization that subtle differences are best appreciated after listening for prolonged periods to one signature and then switching to the other. Switching back and forth makes the difference very difficult to appreciate. Even after the initially appreciated difference, playing with both signatures to further characterise the difference leads to that loss of discernment. A very funny thing. In fact, when this happens I have to make the decision whether or not one signature is in fact better in that I do prefer it or if it's just different in a subtle way. I do wonder about the long term worth of such differences.