Maybe I am just imagining things, but I think the sound is better than the original ribbon cable. I am an expensive-cable-skeptic but I am happy with this. Plus with the original cable which is quite long I had run over it with my desk chair one too many times!
When I enquired about this cable, primarily out of curiosity, I was told this cable was an improvement over the original ribbon cable in a number of respects. I had my doubts.
And so it arrived and I connected it and it WAS AN IMPROVEMENT in just about every regard, build, quality of materials but most of all sound.
I am person with great curiosity who took the small plunge and am very pleased I did so.
I was, as always given accurate information from about the only shop I have purchased headphones etc. from, privates sales aside.
Excellent product - better sounding and more durable 20 AWG wire braided.
AS most of you know this is an excellent store with great service for headphone stuff.