Ok so I have had enough time with the Snotora cable Limdongfi sent. Thanks to limdongfi!
When I first installed this cable I immediately noticed a difference to the Furutech GT2. Everything cleaned up which I was excited about, but the more I listened the more I realized I was missing out on something.
The Snotora cable is clinical sounding. bass is noticeably recessed, and there is a spike in the treble. If I had to pick a headphone that reminded me of this cable, it would be the K701.
Bass guitar on a lot of tracks seems to disappear or become hard to track in the mix. I can hear the initial pluck of a bass, but nothing much after that. there's a lack of decay, and not enough body to the instrument. I hear the same thing when an acoustic guitar is strummed. Cymbals also have a tendency to sound too bright and at times unnatural.
On the other hand I think the GT2 has a bit of bloat going on when compared to the Snotora, and doesn't have as much detail retrieval. Both aren't perfect cables.
Who would have thought a usb cable would make this much difference?