I wish companies would stop making products that have such glaring and obvious weaknesses which are so easily solved! I mean, if the improvements were so good, indeed worth the cost of entire headphones in-themselves, they could just swing their vastly higher purchasing power and scales of economy, labour cost, R&D, precision machining and tooling, and offer headphones with the best cables already as 'upgraded' models, or their own after-market upgrades.
Are you telling me that they've not thought about this?
Are you telling me it's more efficient for countless "little men" operations to do this that have to charge so much just to make it viable, than for the likes of Sennheiser, who could implement these improvements in such scales as to ameliorate the cost of entry by massively cutting these "viability" costs, thus lowering the barrier to entry thus increasing sales/aftermarket sales whilst maintaining profit margins.
I mean if all these super expensive tweaks amounted to jack, they'd do it.
I think this is an excellent point.
The voodoo cable companies would have us believe that the Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, AKG and so on have spent a huge amount of time and effort developing their headphones, but then, amazingly, they go terribly wrong with the cable...
The difference between the headphone manufacturers and the voodoo cable companies is that the headphone manufacturers really do research and I suspect have found that actually the regular copper cables are actually a very good design.
The voodoo cable companies just invent some terrible pseudo scientific crap and call that "research" and ask a massive price.