Quick question from a noob:
I'm making a custom cable for my HE-500s using Mogami W2799. I made a 6-footer, left the outer sheath in place and fed it through some paracord for the section below the Y split. Now I'm planning to make a longer one and will discard the outer sheath and copper shield. I've got a nice custom cable I had made (soon for sale! ;-) that seems to have braided wires inside the sleeve (below the split). I love the weight and suppleness, thus my plan.
My question is, what are the benefits, if any, of braiding the four wires vs. leaving them nicely twisted, as they are? I've sacrificed a couple feet in order to practice braiding and check the fit into the paracord, and that gave rise to the question. The only benefit that comes to mind is that the braid won't come unraveled as the twist might, but does that matter.
Thanks for any replies, and in general for all the great lessons I've learned from this thread.