I think Nimzerz was expressing that you're not going to get sonic improvements just microphonics, visual and comfort improvements. I wouldn't classify microphonics with the conductor but instead to a bad choice in insulator or sleeving. I wonder which rocket scientist at Hifiman chose the sleeving for the stock silver cable? I wonder if this person actually uses the cans.
FYI: I find that most of the microphonics occurs on the section of wire between the split and the cans.