I have tried,.and have many different headphone-cables for my headphones at home (10 high quality headphone-cables).
To name a few of them…
• Hifiman HE 1000SE
• Sennheiser HD 800S
• Hifiman Sundara
The Most Important thing,.check with your manufacturer of the headphone cable you choose that…
They have the correct direction of the wires for the best soundquality before they have manufactured the cable.
It’s actually so frighteningly bad,.that most of the people I’ve spoken to who manufacture headphone-cables have no idea that the direction of a cable has an effect on the soundquality…!!
AND,.I have spoken personally with the owners of many highly reputable headphone-cable manufacturers.
TPHC is a headphone-cable that is manufactured in a collaboration between the Swedish and Finnish Hifiman importer.
In this cable,.the direction for the best soundquality is tested before manufacturing…
AND,.you can choose the length you want.
It is also the cheapest of the cables I have bought for my headphones,.And The Best.
I have only bought each manufacturer’s best headphone-cable,.and the above mentioned TPHC headphone-cable is definitely the best for my headphones.
The best headphone cable from TPHC also has Furutech’s best rhodium connectors (see mine in the picture below).
TPHC manufactures two quality levels of their headphone-cable.
The one I mention above,.their best.
And a more basic one,.both are very good.
Lavricables Grand Silver mentioned in the thread,.their best cable.
I have it too,.it is detailed and dynamic in its musical presentation of the music…BUT…
BORING,.there’s something that doesn’t feel right with that cable,even though many praise it on various HeadFi-forums.
After speaking with the owner of Lavricables,.I understand why it plays the way it does.
The owner’s opinion is that the direction of the wires has no significance for the soundquality…
He claimed that he heard no difference in the direction of the wires in his headphone-cables.
I hear directly on that cable the typical parameters that indicate that the direction of the wires is wrong,.OR…
Some of the wires have the right direction,.some have the wrong direction.
It is sad,.that in my opinion the said cable is not built optimally,because otherwise it is a well-built headphone-cable with very good connectors,namely Aeco’s.
Unfortunately,.I can only put in one picture in the post,otherwise I would have put in a picture of the said Lavricables Grand Silver as well.
Note,.all headphone-cables are “burn-in” for the same amount of time (200 hours) before listening comparisons are made.