This one was only £85. I had already burnt the phones in for around 150 hours so this is simply that extra small gain a cable may provide. Silver may reduce the bass even more but Frank could tell you more. There is still a slight scoop in the vocals area on some recordings but not as much as before. Im using Ipod Classic 6g 2nd Rev.into a Fiio E11 and only Aplle Lossless files by the way. Equaliser is set to OFF. Pity as I dont use other Idevices so cant make use of Accudio on my Ipod.
I may have to pull the trigger on a custo-cable, if only for use with my iPods (loathe the built-in EQ presets). I am assuming the cable isn't notched, so dual use with my HD 598 would be possible yes?