- Jan 27, 2013
Did you blind test them, having someone put two of the same pair of headphones with the different cables on your head randomly? Was the lesser comparison cable provided by Nordost?
I've researched this topic extensively, and came up with anything that has the twisted pairs correctly done, and decent shielding (any $10-15 cable) cannot be improved upon.
I went to Audio Perfection (only audiophile store in MN) and tested cables myself. Tried cryo frozen cables, (analogue only) different types of digital cables (optical and USB) and I couldn't hear any difference between anything they had versus my Amazon Basics cables (USB/Toslink/RCA).
I looked up the "Heimdall 2 USB" cable on Google, is it really selling for $500? That kinda makes me want to vomit. I'm only posting this for any ill advised consumer eating up the endless rhetoric on these forums. Maybe I can save somebody $480.
Note, this was done using analogue cables, which have a much greater tendency for interference, then digital cables (like USB).
lol we already had that terrible cable monster discussion & I totally agree with your assessment from my personal experiences & research into the subject as well.
however, the people who believe & post about cables here have already made up there mind, so no point in having this thread devolve into another cable debate. how ppl want to spend/waste their money is their own business.