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Is Canare L-4E5C cable good for custom headphone cables?

MadMan

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Pretty simple per title. This cable is marketed as microphone cable, do its properties make it good for custom headphone cables too?
 

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It's pretty good. I used a 1/8" extension cable made with L-4E5C for several years. Just measured the signal to ground capacitance on it and it was half that of stock HD650 cable.

It could be more supple, but there are stock cables which are worse.
 
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I see. Does anyone have recommendations for DIY headphone cables? I don't mind fancy or exotic stuff, weirdly with signal cables I have had some rather non-objective experiences.
 

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I see. Does anyone have recommendations for DIY headphone cables? I don't mind fancy or exotic stuff, weirdly with signal cables I have had some rather non-objective experiences.

What are you looking for in a cable? Better aesthetics? Better ergonomics? Or something else?
 

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I've used Canare L-2B2AT for small cables. 3.2mm diameter. You could probably use some cable braid to give it a funky appearance to your liking.

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