Looks like your cable problem is solved, good deal. I was about to recommend Wywires Red for a good cable in your price range. I've now gone from Alex' Red to Platinum cables, for both LCD and HD800, but the Red is a great starting point... Give Alex a call, y'all, regarding any cabling questions. He will likely answer the phone himself. http://www.wywires.com/headphone-cables/ Cheers, RCB ps. I am not affiliated with Wywires, just a very satisfied customer. Feel free to PM me with questions or comments.