Do headphone cables make a difference?
One off asked
"realise this is off the point but do the same things apply to headphone cables as speaker cables
also can you change headphone cables for better ones"
The answer is that there is a thriving aftermarket headphone cable scene with some ridculous prices being charged -
Whether any of them are worth it, I don't and will almost certainly never know, unless I get a loan of one to try.
What I can say is that the 1 m cable for the Goldring NS1000 is too short. Goldring have their cable made by QED and I do understand why they do not do an option to buy a longer one. I bought a £3 Sony extension to add another 1 m and there has been a slight veiling of the sound, but you really have to listen for it. I may get the Grado extension cable at about £25.
Many headphone cables are detachable, but that is more to allow easy replacement if damaged. One of the problems is that with mini jacks, mini XLR etc and has the headphone got one or two cables there are so many combinations it gets a bit silly. At least with speaker cables, banana, bare wire and spades will all fit onto the vast majority of speakers.