One more recommendation for the Audio Envy cables. I have compared them with Clear Day cables and they sound very good. The price is close to entry level, but the performance is excellent.
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Capacitance is only an issue with phono cables or extremely long interconnect runs. Almost all normal length interconnect cables have adequate specs and will not roll off the highs in the audio spectrum one iota due to capacitance. You are just quoting the sales pitch.The whole low capacitance thing is a con.
With phono cables it is not necessarily getting the lowest capacitance, but the RIGHT capacitance and resistance loading for your cartridge that is the key issue. For really long interconnect runs, say >5m you are way better off going balanced, but if you are not able to, low capacitance is the way to go. Shielding also becomes very important.
Blue Jeans may have high perceived quality, but I‘m afraid that‘s where it ends. I bought a 3m pair to replace my 2m 20yr old DIY pair made from good quality off the reel stock from my local high end audio store because they were no longer long enough for my purposes. The drop off in audio quality was immediately obvious. Dynamics were squashed, and clarity went down two notches. I REALLY wanted to like them and waited ages for them to break in. In the end I just rearranged my equipment back the way it was so I could use my old cables.
I have since moved on up the food chain but still remember the experience clearly.
If you would like to hear their limitations very easily, (I know it‘s unfair but it serves a purpose) put them up against something like a Cardas Golden Reference or a top of the line Nordost. You will get a handle on their sonic signature immediately.
However, you don‘t need to go anywhere near that price point to get clearly audible improvements.