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Anybody else's SF5pros turning a lovely shade of green?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Whilst I was out in the open today with the sun shining down, I noticed the wires on my SF5pros were turning a lovely shade of green where the memory hook is....

I seem to recall this problem with the custom UEs, but don't remember any SF5pro owners having this problem....

Should I contact UE about this? I can't take good photos of it at the moment as my good camera isn't around.
post #2 of 10
Is it the plastic on the cable or the copper wire that turns green?
post #3 of 10
You have clear cables?
It's a known occurrence with any clear cable - oxidisation or the effect of skin oils, not sure -no fault of the cable or UE. Just one of those things using see-through cables...If going aqua bothers you, change the cable to black. Another clear cable may also turn green. Saying that, mine hasn't yet but I suspect it will eventually.
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Its the copper wire thats turning green, not the outside clear coating.

This is why I'm getting worried.
post #5 of 10
AFAIK, purely cosmetic.

Whether it happens also on black cables but you just don't see it, I dunno. But black is the way to go if you don't like the verdigris effect.
post #6 of 10
You dont have to worrie about it. It wont change the sound. I talked to UE about this and they told me that this is oxidization, but it wont affect anything...
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
hmm.

Where would I be able to purchase a black cable for a reasonable price (ie I won't get rapped in shipping costs) ?
post #8 of 10
earphone solutions are where I bought mine

Ultimate Ears Replacement Cables Black for Super.fi Earphones

Now, whether $20.00 U.S plus international shipping is reasonable to you for a cable that's up to you
post #9 of 10
This is purely cosmetic. I've had a pair of Shure E5c's that have been FULLY greened for about 2 years now, without even a hint of sonic deterioration. Its just the way oxidation shows up on the cables. If you were to buy black ones, the wire itself would still turn green, only its being covered up by a black plastic sleeve. No difference.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
hmm, contacted UE customer support, and they said they'll send me out a new cable.
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