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Old 17-01-2012, 02:47 AM   #1
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Do cables make a difference? Discuss.

Lets start a healthy discussion. Who here have used aftermarket cables and found them to be sonically better. Please don't tell me "My friend said this that this that.."

i only want personal experiences.

For myself, i own the Silver Dragon and the TWCU. My iem is the SM3v2.

I found the SD to have a slightly brighter signature, better speed, slightly better detail due to the speed.

The TWCU actually sounded better with the SM3v2. It improves the mids and the lows, better music texture. Not so analytical.

Then again its my perception.

So guys share your experiences and discuss.
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Old 17-01-2012, 03:44 AM   #2
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This is all I'm going to say, fwiw;

The scientific evidence points to cables not making an audible difference in sound. Double blind tests results have shown that telling different cables apart is difficult or even impossible. But even if you can't tell the difference between two cables in a double blind test, how often will you find yourself in such situations?

I have not tried aftermarket cables. LOL.
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Old 17-01-2012, 06:58 AM   #3
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I hv not heard any copper cables but Jaben silver cable increased the presence of highs and the soundstage in se535. Cannot hear the diff made by the silver cable with ie8 except maybe a bit more clarity.
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Old 17-01-2012, 06:58 AM   #4
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I have tried after market cables with my TF10. I have only used the stock cables and Null Audio Lune V2 cables. I have found significant changes in the sound quality. The mids were more prominent with the Lune V2 and the bass was a bit stronger. That's all i remember about it cause I sent my TF10 for reshelling 4 weeks ago and so, kind of forgotten how it sounds like =X.
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Old 17-01-2012, 07:45 AM   #5
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I may not b able to tell which is the twag or silver dragon cable in a blind test, but by doing so, I find myself to leaning towards the silver dragon cable each time.

And my ie8 sounds more wider w the lune mkii cable than stock cable.

Therefore, yes I believe cables affects the sound signature, not sure about giving the cables burn in time.
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Old 17-01-2012, 09:23 AM   #6
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I know this is off topic but I've learnt in school that cable's with a certain wiring material used affects the Q factor. If there's too much/little of it. Noise will occur. Also the longer the wire is the higher the resistance.

How I think it would affect the sound? I don't think it will, at least not to the extent of hearing on a whole new level.
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Old 17-01-2012, 09:47 AM   #7
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I won't say whole new level.

Who here agrees cables are like sugar and spice. It just adds that little bit of detail here and there. Different people different tastes.
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Old 17-01-2012, 12:35 PM   #8
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the only reason when i changed my tf10 (before i sent for shelving) was for the ergonomics. i did not hear any difference upgrading from the tf10 stock to the westone cable.
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Old 17-01-2012, 03:27 PM   #9
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This thread hasn't ended in flames yet?
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Old 17-01-2012, 03:45 PM   #10
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mao mao : cos i haven start posting anything yet
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Old 17-01-2012, 04:36 PM   #11
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I can make cables that has 2 sound, you say leh..
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Old 17-01-2012, 05:32 PM   #12
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This thread hasn't ended in flames yet?
why mao mao want my discussion thread to become war =(
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Old 17-01-2012, 06:31 PM   #13
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I can make cables that has 2 sound, you say leh..
Take up James Randi's offer if you're confident. Instant millionaire. Why hasn't anyone taken up the offer? Srsly.
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Old 17-01-2012, 06:57 PM   #14
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Can tell difference, but for better or for worse is subjective...
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This thread hasn't ended in flames yet?

I am surprised it hasn't yet. Clearly there are people who do not believe in cables at all.
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