DIY from Redco Audio or eBay using Belden, Canare, Mogami, Nakamichi, Rean, Neutrik, et al. Also, from time to time, I'll forget my love of DIY in order to support Blue Jeans Cable or Cables for Less--I love their no-nonsense approaches to high-quality cabling. And when I'm really in a pinch, I'll buy KabelDirekt for their good quality and low cost (I like that they provide a warranty card with a phone number for any questions!).
hospital-grade 14AWG power cord & Tripp Lite ISOBAR4ULTRA
PC stereo set-up for my mom: $10 USB noise filter in 'Altoids Smalls' tin -> M-Audio Micro DAC -> Blue Jeans Cable MSA-1 -> SMSL SA-36A Pro -> JVC SP-VSDT8 (hyper aramid fiber oblique-cone speakers)
Sinatra's Songs for Swingin' Lovers & Watertown, Ray Charles' and Betty Carter's rendition of 'Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye', John Lennon's 'Imagine' @ the 2012 Olympics (London Children's Choir), 'Waka Waka' by Shakira, Radiohead, Biggie Smalls, ODB, Joni Mitchell's Blue, The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, The Beatles' Rubber Soul & Sgt Pepper, Chuck Berry's live performances, The Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Beethoven's 9th conducted by Furtwängler in Berlin (1942), Chopin, Shostakovich, The Smiths, Johnny Cash Live at Folsom Prison, Diana Krall's The Look of Love, Michael Jackson, Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, Zedd, Sia, Nirvana Unplugged in NY, Kathleen Edwards' cover of Nirvana's 'All Apologies' @ Bush Hall in London, and so much more...
iPhone 6s, Orient Symphony II mechanical watch, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, vintage c-mount lenses (Elgeet, Bell & Howell, Lytar, Angenieux), Glidecam XR-2000 steadicam, Intel CPUs and SSDs, Swiftech H-240X cpu water cooler, IBM Model M keyboard, Zowie EC1 mouse, vintage Swingline stapler
PC -> AudioQuest DragonFly 1.0 -> DIY Canare 3.5mm-to-RCAs IC -> fully-modded Bottlehead Crack + Speedball -> AKG K240 Sextett MP or K501 ver 1
"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness." - Bertrand Russell