Mogami Gold cable
For anyone who might care, I was wondering if more expensive mic cables might be worth the dough. Your sound's only as good as your weakest link and all that. Read all the arguments about it, decided to just buy some and listen.
Tracked some acoustic guitar and some vox with my normal, generic, middle of the road XLR's and the same parts with Mogami Gold XLRs.
I thought I was perceiving a slight (really slight) difference in tonality, but they were different takes, so it was unscientific. So then I ran Black Keys "Everlasting Light" through both cables, played back the two versions simultaneously and flipped the phase on one and, what do ya know, complete null.
Good. Didn't want to spend that kind of cash on cables anyway. For the cost of a few of those buggers, I can get another decent mic.
Anyway, just thought I'd share.
P.S. Doesn't mean I think Mogami cables are poor quality. They're made well and have a lifetime warranty. They just don't sound better. Or even different, for that matter.