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post #1 of 4
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Hi everyone,

 

I just wanted to ask a general question about aftermarket cables. I think my next upgrade for my HE400s will be a cable upgrade because i don't like rigidity of the stock cable. Are aftermarket cables just as rigid or are they less? I have never owned or held an aftermarket before so I thought I would ask.

 

A part of me says regardless of the sleeve/braided it will ultimately depend on the total thickness of the coper or silver used but in pictures they look like they would be less rigid. My mind might be playing tricks on me!

 

Anyway, if you guys good chime in with a response that would be great.

 

Thanks to all that respond

 

Jeff

post #2 of 4

Ultimately it depends on what you want to go with. Copper vs silver and the different sleeving options.

 

There's a lot of love for Q who originally came out with the Q cotton "shoelaces". Very light and

extremely comfortable.

 

Further improved by the original silk, which provides further comfort and real elegance.

 

If you're looking for the best ergonomics, Q is the best in the business.

 

 

And to answer your question yes aftermarket cable's offer more flexibility than stock.

 

And I'll pipe in to clarify, I only use aftermarket cable's for improvements to looks and 

ergonomics. 

 

I'll leave the cable sonics to other's. It's up to your ears to perceive a difference, or not.


Edited by paradoxper - 1/18/13 at 4:33pm
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Ultimately it depends on what you want to go with. Copper vs silver and the different sleeving options.

 

There's a lot of love for Q who originally came out with the Q cotton "shoelaces". Very light and

extremely comfortable.

 

Further improved by the original silk, which provides further comfort and real elegance.

 

If you're looking for the best ergonomics, Q is the best in the business.

 

 

And to answer your question yes aftermarket cable's offer more flexibility than stock.

 

And I'll pipe in to clarify, I only use aftermarket cable's for improvements to looks and 

ergonomics. 

 

I'll leave the cable sonics to other's. It's up to your ears to perceive a difference, or not.

 

 

Thanks for the reply. Looks like there are a lot more factors at play here then just cable thickness. i will take a look at Q cables.

post #4 of 4

Get a braided stranded copper cable, the strands will give and the seperate braids will give. Other wise id advise trying to checking out the cable first before buying it.

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