You're right that the cables are somewhat stiff and a bit heavier than some, but I do like how they sound and I like Drew at Moon as well. I have not tried the Black Dragons as Drew recommends the Silvers to help the high end of the LCD's.
Also regarding the ergonomics of the SD V3's, if I wasn't using such an ergonomically challenging headphone the cables might bother me a bit, but with a pound of LCD-3's on my head its not like I'm moving around much anyway!
Yeah, I kind of thought that too actually, if you are committed to wearing a boat anchor on your head does it matter if the chain is a little lighter?
I kid, the ergonomics aren't that bad, at least they don't seem that bad until I put on my Alpha Dogs...