Hi There, Thought I'd chime in a bit on this. The non-Balanced Truth also uses four runs of the same cable. The TRRS or Balanced uses the same four runs of cable. Yes it's true we could have saved substantial costs when we designed the original Truth wiring but for various reasons, both technical and otherwise, we did not want to scrimp on that cost. So FYI, there is no difference in the number of cables used in both the Balanced and Non-Balanced Truth Editions. Best,D.