Wait. Let me provide an example. Say you go from a 40 foot cable, to a 5 foot cable. That has to improve the quality, no? So simply reducing the length from 10 feet (or whatever the stock HD800 cable's length is) to 5 feet should help. Plus, if indeed the cardas cables are made of a better material (and I do have a suspicion that the audiophile community is a mark for any con artist wishing to overcharge for stuff that costs $10 to make but any way) then that should add another boost no?
Edit: The problem is I won't be able to do critical listening tests to compare the cables, because it takes too much effort to plug and unplug HD800 cables from the headphone.
Edited by ag8908 - 2/25/14 at 6:33pm