People, reading, writing, science, cinema, music, hi-fi, DIY projects, building and overclocking computers, cooking, calisthenics, jumping rope, hiking, basketball, pool, video games, Bananagrams, hypermiling, staring at watch movements, coffee, on and on...
• various DIY ICs using Belden/Mogami/Canare cables and Neutrik/Rean/Canare connectors
• Blue Jeans Cable 6' MSA-1 3.5mm-to-3.5mm
That's it really, those two options above. I don't hear revelations in dressed-up pseudoscience cables; I basically just appreciate well-constructed cables that are serviceable, and companies that are honest about what their product does and actually respect what science means and is. For that, I'm proud that Blue Jeans Cable is local to me here in the PNW. Also, I love supporting Redco Audio--they're also a smaller company based in Stratford, Connecticut that offers affordable, quality bulk cables and connectors (Belden, Canare, Mogami, Rean, Neutrik, et al.) for the DIYer. They'll also custom-make the cables you need if DIY's not your thing. Two great options that are relatively affordable, durable, and completely serviceable.
hospital-grade 14AWG power cord & Tripp Lite ISOBAR4ULTRA
WISH LIST: Tripp Lite ISOBAR8ULTRA
Other Audio Equipment:
Speaker set-up: Micromega MyAmp -> Monitor Audio BR1 & Energy ESW-CS8 sub
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' Revolver (2009 remaster, mono), Chuck Berry's live performances, The Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Beethoven's 9th conducted by Furtwängler in Berlin (1942), Chopin, Shostakovich, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, The Smiths, Johnny Cash Live at Folsom Prison, Diana Krall's The Look of Love, Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, Zedd, Post Malone, 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 (Kern, Elgeet, Bell & Howell, Lytar, Angenieux, et al.), Glidecam XR-2000 steadicam, Intel CPUs and SSDs, Noctua NH-U12A cpu cooler, IBM Model M keyboard, Zowie EC1 mouse, vintage Swingline stapler
PC -> AudioQuest DragonFly 1.0 -> DIY Canare RCA IC -> fully-modded Bottlehead Crack + Speedball -> AKG K240 Sextett MP
"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness." - Bertrand Russell