- Jan 31, 2013
This is how I view it as well. Some people might get more enjoyment out of the hobby knowing everything in their setup is top of the line. If they have the money to blow, then there's nothing wrong with that.
I think that it's more of a concern to the people that are newer to the hobby. They often wonder if that they can spend like $50-$100 for an aftermarket cable to get the most out of their cans. That's the people I would recommend stick with stock, because the difference, if you're even able to hear one, will not be night and day.
I agree. Cables slightly alter the tonality of the headphone. What's more important though is the conductor that is being used in the cable. A well shielded and isolated cable should pick up no excess noise and shouldn't sound any different than another well built cable.The type of conductor used and the thickness/# of strands AWG of the cable seem to matter the most in my experience to tonally shaping the sound signature of a headphone.