Here are a couple cables I made for my HE-560s (color coordination is fun!
) and Fidelio X2s. One thing I'm proud of is the idea to use a band of red heat shrink to mark the right channel, rather than all red. I might redo this one, as it looks better higher up on the connector (using my other HiFiMAN cable for comparison)... or not. The cable for the X2s is a simple 3-strand braid using Mogami W2799, 95 lbs. paracord, and Switchcraft and Neutrik plugs. Much better than the stock cable.
I've been really inspired by a lot of the paracord braided cables in this thread
recently, so thanks for sharing everyone! Finally got around to clothing my
naked HGA solid core braid with paracord and I'm really happy with the results.
It eliminated the microphonics and just made the whole thing so much easier
to handle and use. I added a ViaBlue large mini plug to the project and blacked
out the screens.
I am a complete novice at soldering so please... shield your eyes from whats
behind those screens hahah! Quit lookin!
Question! What the hell kind of soldering irons do ya'll use? That viablue mini
plug was SO SMALL! I've just got a basic one from the hardware store and it
seems like the wrong tool for that job.