Originally Posted by darenk
Thanks for the quick replies! I just switched to the black cable and I prefer this sound! Initially I thought they should sound the same....guess I was wrong.
I also thought to hear a difference, but I have 4 cables now. 2x blue, 2x black. (One blue has a defect with the mic, that's why.)
Initially, I thought the black one sounds clearer while the blue one has more weight to it. I thought it sounded bassier and a little warmer.
However, I have switched cables like crazy, back and forth, trying to prove myself an audible difference. What happened was, that I always forgot which cable I was using right now. So I thought "yes, this one definitely sounds much nicer, better controlled. Must be black." But it wasn't. So I switched back again and could not make out a difference at all.
So effectively I have done a blind test (with open eyes but not keeping track) and after several days of switching regularly, I am 100% convinced that there is absolutely no difference in sound whatsoever. It is just your mind playing tricks because the cables feel differently. The blue one is thicker because of an additional wire for mic/controls.