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Sexy, yes, but at that price I think some truly double-blind comparisons are in order. I can build two or three cables for a connector. If you just won the lottery, OTOH, go for it.
+1 Just picked up a couple of the silver versions from eBay; best price I could find.
I actually regretted it immediately after I heatshrinked it. Not only do I not like the way it looks, it didnt really hold and one side has already come down past the rubber screw connector. Im going to redo it and make it look better, but im still just happy listening to my first DIY cable. I didnt really expect it to make much of a difference, but the more I listen to it the more I realize that it is indeed clearer. Ive had these cans for about 5 years now, so im more than used to how they sound, and the new cable adds more clarity to the upper mid range to highs. The lower end sounds unchanged, but I really dont know how to listen for "clearer" bass so I dont think I would notice really subtle changes. Sorry for rambling, im just pleasantly surprised that the difference is more than just placebo.
Btw, I impulse bought a pair of Klipsch R6s a little while ago after I lost my Westone W4s at the gym (FML), and I kind of regret not ordering a better pair online. Not only are they overly bass heavy and veiled, but the flat cable on these make so much damn noise when I move that I was wondering how hard it would be to recable them. Should I attempt to cut into the rubber and replace the cables at the soldering point, or could I cheat a little and just strip the cable right out of the connector and add a little heatshrink to it to seal it up? I dont think I would be too disappointed if I ruined this pair of IEMs, but it would be nice if I could at least stop the obnoxious cable noise and it couldnt hurt to do a little DIYing to them :p
Here is a pic of the IEMs im working with:
/I hope this is the right thread to ask this question..