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post #31 of 37
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Originally Posted by Deverica Wolf View Post

Yeah, so I got my Q in. These is an improvement but it's small. I like what I'm hearing. $200 is nothing...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/533209/lcd-2-and-lcd-3-owners-which-aftermarket-cable-do-you-use/2070#post_8143007


That's what they all say, but then:

 

 

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post #32 of 37

This is by no means comprehensive, but if you want to see some data, nick_charles did some analysis of some cables a while back.  There were some differences, even in the audible frequency range!   (just really really small ones that most probably nobody could hear, as would be expected)

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/405217/my-cable-test-enterprise

 

Certainly in some setups and fringe cases, you could get problems from EMC, ground loops, etc., though generally not for a cable that goes to headphones and back.  In almost all circumstances don't expect any real differences, certainly not to the effect that some people describe.  The cable geometry and construction is more important than the materials too.  As mentioned earlier, if you have a really long and thin cable (higher resistance) and a low impedance load, then the resistance of the wire is non-negligible and that could create an audible problem as well.  Again, that generally won't happen for headphone cables, but that's a very valid concern for hooking up speakers.


Edited by mikeaj - 2/13/12 at 3:08pm
post #33 of 37

 

From his results:

 

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"The maximum difference found between any two cables at any frequency point was 0.029db. The average difference between the best and worst cable across all frequencies was 0.012db. Note that the identity of best and worst cable did differ between frequencies."

 

 

That is not audible. It is actually more than a two full orders of magnitude away from being normally considered audible.


Edited by liamstrain - 2/13/12 at 3:51pm
post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post


That's what they all say, but then:

 

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There is always room for improvement, Mr. Anderson.

 

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post #35 of 37
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post #36 of 37

 

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Originally Posted by Deverica Wolf View Post


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There is always room for improvement, Mr. Anderson.

 

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Appreciated, your tenacity is, Mr. Smith.

 

 

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post #37 of 37
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Originally Posted by EYEdROP View Post

Your mood has more affect on the sound than a cable. Spend your money on better equipment.



Or on pleasing your girlfriend, which will lead to a better mood and better perceived sound quality :)

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