interesting opinion, thanks! Fortunately or unfortunately, but most of the stock cables could not reveal full potential of headphones. Cheap materials/ plugs are used in stock cables to gain more margin for companies. Aftermarket cables could afford premium materials/ geometry/ connectors which could provide better overall performance. Moreover it's a known fact same as that silver sounds open and neutral while silver plated copper could be bright and boring sometimes. Diana is a great set of headphones and there is no doubts here. We are pleased that it sounds even better with silver than with the stock cable. Of course, there might be better cables available on the market, however price/ performance ration should be taken into consideration here. Also it would be wise to assess cables by their sound/ built quality/ etc, not just by pics. Otherwise it won't be valuable opinion.