Audio Art and Cabledyne are the ones I use. Headphones are Oppo PM-1.
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If you haven't already done so, before investing in a relatively expensive cable I would make a point of assessing how the sonics of the XLR outputs of the preamp compare to those of the fixed RCA outputs you are probably now using. It seems very conceivable that the sonics of the preamp's fixed RCA outputs could be preferable to the sonics of its apparently volume-controlled XLR (and RCA) outputs.
If you don't already have any XLR cables available to try, you might consider purchasing a pair of relatively inexpensive Mogami Gold Studios to try. And who knows, you might find their performance in your system to be just as good as a $500 cable.
Good luck. Regards,
XLR connections will only make a difference if your electronics are specifically designed for them. Most companies put XLR connections on as an means for the piece to have an ultra high end aura. In order for the piece to really be balanced, it needs a totally separate circuit for the + and - halves of the waveform. This makes the piece much more expensive than one that is only single ended...even with XLR plugs.