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post #16 of 86
FWIW, here's my X5 ALO dock. The cable is actually slightly less pink & more copper in colour than the image suggests.

post #17 of 86
personally i'd be glad if i got my cable like that; i'm not a fan of braids in the first place, and the slightly looser braiding will make the cable last longer due to less stress placed on the wires.

and it's pretty much the same thing as a fast food commercial; they use makeup artists on their food. no matter what you buy, it won't look the same as the ad. then again, this ain't a burger- it's a pretty hefty chunk of change. you could shoot an email to Ken and see if that's how he's making all of his cables now, and if so, to update the pictures.
post #18 of 86

Reread before you post.

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Originally Posted by Nenso View Post
I agree with you on the perfectness of this but I haven't contacted Ken yet because I don't want it to sound like I am overreacting if this isn't such a huge problem.
Select which course of action indicates overreacting...

choice #1
start a thread on head-fi with the title I kinda feel that ALO scammed me

choice #2
privately contact the fabricator with concerns

A scammer defrauds the customer. It would be suitable to use scam if you never received a cable or if it were made of materials clearly inferior to those depicted.

There is nothing wrong with asking for corroboration on one's evaluation of product quality. The collective wisdom of head-fi affords each of us a great resource. Let's think carefully about our word choice before we write for public consumption.


Disclaimer: I have had no dealings with ALO nor do I know Ken.
post #19 of 86
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post #20 of 86
Take it up with Ken. He'll have you sorted in no time.
post #21 of 86
Thread Starter 
ok I got it, thanks for all your advice and thoughts. hmm Jeff E, thanks I get what you're saying now.
post #22 of 86
Those cables are way overpriced.
post #23 of 86
i'm with Jeff E on this one

making a public post is much more of an inconvenience to the seller than a private email
post #24 of 86
Quote:
I agree with you on the perfectness of this but I haven't contacted Ken yet because I don't want it to sound like I am overreacting if this isn't such a huge problem.
Wow, overreacting by asking a question in private to the seller sounds a lot better than accusing someone of scamming you in a public forum.

This is as bad as leaving negative feedback on ebay before contacting the other party.
post #25 of 86
Thread Starter 
Ok, my choice of words for this topic was not what I first intended to sound like. Could mods change it to 'Sloppy ALO cables, or nitpicking?' I'm sorry.. i guess this is a misleading name.
post #26 of 86
For the money you are paying you deserve a perfect cable. That said, you should take it up with the seller to see if he will recify the situation. If he says no, then perhaps you have grounds to start a negative thread. Right now, I think it is a little premature.

My own opinion on the worth of these cables is irrelevant as you have chosen to pay the ticket price... but you should definately have no complaints for $160. Hell, he should sit you down and pour you a glass of wine while you wait.
post #27 of 86
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Originally Posted by philodox View Post
but you should definately have no complaints for $160. Hell, he should sit you down and pour you a glass of wine while you wait.
Hell for $160 he should just give you the whole bottle .
post #28 of 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by philodox View Post
For the money you are paying you deserve a perfect cable. That said, you should take it up with the seller to see if he will recify the situation. If he says no, then perhaps you have grounds to start a negative thread. Right now, I think it is a little premature.

My own opinion on the worth of these cables is irrelevant as you have chosen to pay the ticket price... but you should definately have no complaints for $160. Hell, he should sit you down and pour you a glass of wine while you wait.
Well we just disrupted the force now... It would have been better if he contacted privately and saved a thread for when that fails, though now if he contacts the maker, then the maker might be influenced by this post.. See? don't screw with time travel?
post #29 of 86

He May Have a Legit Complaint...

depending on how much leeway you are willing give a manufacturer of expensive "audiophile" items between the product advertised and the product shipped.
post #30 of 86
The same thing with my Copper dock, the braids are loose. In the ALO website (before the Copper was discontinued) the braids where tighter looking. Even on some pics of head-fiers in the "Post your Portable rig" thread, but hell it works and I didn't pay $160 for it.
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