No longer need 16' speaker cable pair- options?


So- when I bought my speaker cables a few years ago, Analysis Plus Mesh Oval 9's, the way my system was set up, I needed a 16' pair. My set up is entirely different now, and I don't need more than a 10' run. As I see it, I have 3 options: 1- do nothing; 2- have my cables re-terminated by AP into a 10' pair and a spare 6' pair; 3- Sell my Oval 9's and look for an entirely new cable.

I do like the AP 9's- it's a full and warm cable. Really checks off all the right boxes for me and in the time I've owned them, never been disappointed by their performance. My amp is a Pass X250.8 and the speakers are Revel Studio 2.

Your thoughts? Thanks!
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10' sound different than 16' same brand?

they sounded great for a few years? no way would I shorten them. a 6ft pair of speaker cables for what? future change, you might want longer than 10ft. again. you might experiment/find a more forward position you like and need a few more feet to get forward.

If you really think it would make a difference, which I seriously doubt, I would research and try a new pair of 12 foot from ___, keeping those 16', send the new ones back if I couldn't hear anything I liked better.

I suspect you have covid cabin fever, spend that money on new music!
If you like the cable, I would leave it alone and route the excess cable appropriately.  It's not that much excess.  IMO, a reterminated 6' pair of cables would not have much value, especially if you deduct the cost of retermination.  If you needed a 6" pair for another system, that's a different story.  
I don’t exactly need a 6’ pair for a 2nd system right now but it might well come in handy in the not too distant future. The cost of re-termination is about 40% of what a new 6’ pair would run- 
Its doubtful you will hear any improvement from the shorter length. So the question is how much is the better looking shorter length worth it to you? Some place like the Cable Co will probably take your longer cable on trade and sell you the shorter one for next to nothing net. The other way, re-terminate, you spend a couple hundred to get to the same place but with an extra 6 ft cable worth maybe... a couple hundred. That's if you can sell the shorter cable. 

The only way I see it worth re-terminating is Option Four: have them cut the 6 ft wires, don't terminate, and use them to replace some of the internal speaker wires. Probably not something you'll be into, especially with those hard to work on speakers. But I've done this before and its almost guaranteed to be a bigger improvement than any of your other options.
Leave it alone.  Nothing to be gained, and who knows, some time in the future you might need longer ones again.

+1 twoleftears, a nice coil looks good, and some risers doesn't hurt a thing, adds an artistic flare to the look.... Culture.... Yes... Cable Art...

The NEW thing of the future "Cable Art by so and so!!!" yup!!!

Regards
Move your speakers closer together, have AP make to 8 ft pair and bi-wire.
Actually, Dweller, that’s a fascination idea as I’ve considered moving my amp to a spot between the speakers and if  I did that, making a bi-wire pair makes tons of sense. Thank you!! 
That is a good idea...

Regards
I'm in the same situation.  I'm just using my 15 foot speaker cables with the excess laid out in a zigzag pattern behind the speakers.  I have always heard that you don't want to coil speaker wire as it can add inductance.
Hadn't ever thought of that, Chuck; of course, makes perfect sense--there's almost a 4ft run in my floor standing speakers from the connectors to the drivers, and I am sure there is room for improvement. Thank you.
Zavato, you can find plenty to read about on why the shortest length possible of speaker cable is the best option.  A longer signal connecting cable is a better choice than a longer speaker cable.  As dweller mentioned, if your speakers are capable of bi-wire connectivity, and if you are able to centrally locate your amp between your speakers (and thus using a longer signal connecting cable), then with 16' you have sufficient length to make a double bi-wire configuration of 2, 8' pairs.  That would be the best option for utilizing and repurposing what you presently have and creating a superior solution of connectivity.  I recommend having Analysis Plus do the re-terminations so you know it was properly done by those who know their products best.  The result should put a smile on your face every time you listen to your system.
Enjoy the music.