Yes you can re-terminate the stock cable. If you also get a female XLR you can keep the part you cut off and make a single ended adapter too. I did this and it works well. I haven't tried any aftermarket cables on the D7100 but I feel the long non-remote cable sounds significantly better than the remote cable.
BTW, beware of someone offering to make a custom cable using commodity 3.5mm mono connectors as they likely will not fit securely. I'm not sure where to source connectors that will work.
Originally Posted by ghostchili
I need a set of balance cables for my D7100's. can I reterminate the stock cable (the non remote cable) with a 4 pin XLR and keep the shortened cable for non balanced? Can you use the shorter "apple remote" cable on non apple devices like my Fiio E9K?
Who make the best aftermarket cable for the lowest cost?