Originally Posted by ev13wt
Originally Posted by kyuuketsuki
Question is... have you tried different cables? I thought the same until I switched from Silver/Copper cable to Pure Silver. There was a difference in sound, rather noticeable too.
And you verified this how? Did you cable only one side of the headphones and listened to a mono track? (That is my headphone mod verification method. Mostly the balance will be off for instance switching out dampening material or changing pads, allowing one to clearly hear the differences)
With cable sound, I don't believe it. I know, I know, I have tin ears etc. But, for me, it all falls into perception and placebo effect. BUT - I have a couple of aftermaket cables and did ysome myself with paracord. It ´looks and feels awesome. A very real difference in cables is cable microphinics. But that is a mechanical thing, not electrical.
I tried 4 different cables... That's how. Stock silver/copper, moon audio silver/copper, pure silver, silver/gold (the most expensive costing $1500)
Stock was already good. The moon audio didn't really add anything other than lack of memory wire which made it more comfortable. Also slightly (and I mean this in the strictest sense) louder. That might have been placebo. The gold actually match up well to the iems I was listening to. And after hearing the price I kind of laughed. The silver cable had the best positive effect. And of the people that tried the various cables, including Dale of Aurisonics (we were demoing his ASG-2 against 1+2) agreed that the silver had the best effect on the ASG-2 to the point where he left it on. Several others had similar impressions.
The difference was pretty noticeable. whether or not you trust my ears or not is up to you, but they haven't steered me wrong yet. And my ears are far from golden.