I should add to the above that after receiving the silver/gold hybrid cable and with the Triad L3 going out on its first trip. I went to a Sony Style shop as I had wanted to try how the L3 will do driving a pair of Cans, as the last time I was there, the Cowon X7 could out push the MDR ZX1000 to an acceptable level even at full volume. The Sony shop is closest to me to at least try a pair of half decent headphones .
The Triad had no trouble and it was too loud at 12 o'clock, having said that the ZX is a 24ohm(?!) headphone.
But more interestingly, the W4 sounded much better in every aspect than the ZX 1000 even in the bass!!! I really do not know that much about full headphones but had the impression that it was in the bass that the difference was most noticeable?