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Cheapest but good cables….
Thanks for all of this guys, a lot to consider!  
Cheapest but good cables….
Thanks for that Celtic!  
Cheapest but good cables….
System is Benchmark AHB2 with Benchmark DAC3 preamp. I have Totem 1 bookshelf speakers but may use Paradigm S2V2 after comparing. Dont have the luxury of testing out different cables - I moved to Brazil and am bringing components here bit by bit.... 
Cables from amp to preamp or longer speaker cables…
I’ve also read that the subwoofer cable is not important at all and a cheap one gets the job done  
Cables from amp to preamp or longer speaker cables…
Apparently it’s important to use quality speaker cables - I was a bit skeptical about this and thought it was all sales BS until I read a thread on the “cables” forum where everybody was in agreement that quality speaker cables are very important…... 
Cables from amp to preamp or longer speaker cables…
Hi Erik, the amp I’ll just walk to turn it off, the preamp I can just reach over from the sofa or use the remote. Still ugly thick cables from the amp to the preamp is something I guess I’ll be stuck with. im completely clueless with cables - can... 
Cheapest but good cables….
Oh, and I’m looking for flexible cables that will lay kind of flat under a carpet. I had an old Naim preamp that could only be used with Naim cables and these were like trying to lay plastic water pipes - stiff and looping - I want to avoid that.  
Cables from amp to preamp or longer speaker cables…
Thanks so far guys - I’ll have to check my Benchmark amp and preamp to see what kind of connections are on there as I’m sure I have some balanced cables laying around.  
Headphones vs speakers….
All in all I’ll be needing the system and headphones - the headphones for when I’m out and the system when I’m home. I understand these will be different experiences. Since my system isn’t properly set up yet I’m simply curious as to what to expec... 
Headphones vs speakers….
Just to add in case anybody chimes in on cans and portable amp - the most important thing for me is a wide soundstage but I sacrifice this by using closed back because of the bass - can I find both? Not sure how much an amp affects this, but I lik... 
Headphones vs speakers….
Re my headphones - too many to mention, all quality, some cheap but great for my sound preference, “good” bass. My cheap DT770s at $130 gets me 95% of the way of my favorites right now but at over $2000 with a good cable - Fostex TH 900 (for bass)... 
Headphones vs speakers….
Thanks guys, wow, a lot to read here! I thought I was done with my quest for great headphone and headphone amp combo but….   I should have mentioned my Benchmark amp and preamp will be used in a small room as I’m now in an apartment. I used to ... 
Difference between connecting five pin or RCA to CD player…
Thanks spacialking. Maybe it’s my ears, maybe it’s my room or whatever but in the past I’ve bought expensive cables, interconnects etc and honestly I’ve not noticed a difference and I started believing this whole cable thing could be a bit of a pl... 
Trying to hook up Totem 1 Bookshelf’s …..
Thanks for that decooney that’s what I was expecting based on another reply here. However, my new listening room sounds horrible as it’s barely treated yet and honestly it would be impossible to hear the difference until I’ve taken care of treatin... 
Headphones vs speakers….
Agree with all that mlisstl im still in the addictive phase with headphones and I have one final pair to test out - the Audeze LCD 2 planners. After that I’m finished exploring and experimenting more.  Agree on recordings, in fact on a nice syste...