What's your budget? And which components are you using?
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To give you a little background of who I am, I've been making music for close to 8 years now (mostly as a recording engineer), and I've had the pleasure to try a lot of expensive gear, as well as cables along the years. So I know cables definitely sound different, I don't want to enter this debate because it is already settled in my mind, but as far as digital cables go, I admit I don't have much experience that's why I was hoping some people in the audiophile sphere could chime in and help me.
I'm producing mainly 50s/60s type of music, which are very slow/warm/dense/musical/organic and often in mono and that's why I'm interested in cables that are the opposite of silver and clarity, details etc... I'm searching for density, warmth, big soft sound.
As far as my set-up, I would put those cables between JCF 8 audio converters and my Appolo UAD sound car when I record.
as you are experienced in the field i am sure you are aware that electrical transmission of digital data waveforms are fundamentally different than analog ones, where silver cables often brighten the sound, copper ones add warmth etc etc
here is a potentially useful reference -- https://audiobacon.net/2018/08/11/the-audiophiles-short-list-the-best-digital-coaxial-cables/12/
i personally have had very good experiences with cullen’s digital cables as well as those made with belden cables by blue jeans... very cost effective... i do not hear a difference from much more expensive ones i have tried that were ’highly recommended’ in many forums in my digital front end -- in which i have chosen carefully to minimize jitter and other digital artifacts