Originally Posted by music_man
that's strange. viablue is pretty good. I say if something makes a huge difference it is not in your mind. like the rel sub cable I just built increased the output 3db at the same settings.
Yeah. I'm a believer in some cables sound tiers better than others... I've even hosted some double-blind tests with people that know nothing about audio stuff. I've chalked it up to cable geometry over cable specifics (litz braid vs french vs twist sound different even with the same wire). I've never ever considered the connector being a cause for SQ, and technically speaking...it shouldn't.
I've dumped a lot of money into my sound stuff, and I guess this is a lesson learned- price doesn't equal SQ. I realize that this thread seemed like I'm a T6 hater, but I'm not. I've had a few PM from some members asking about the details of the problem, and the only thing I can seemingly chalk it up to is the left channel soldier post is about the diameter of the cable I use. I've only used the 3.5mm T6, so I'm sure I wouldn't be complaining about the same thing on the 1/4" version.
To better illustrate the difference that the T6 makes, it reminds me A LOT of the sound signature you'll get from a connector not fully being seated in the jack, or if you have a severe bottleneck in the soldier job. That extremely thin sound is what I experienced. Viablues are sexy though, and I can't deny that, so I'm kind of sad about this.