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Have UE changed their cables recently?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
The reason I ask is that the clear cable on my 5s broke yesterday (bought 2 years ago) -the left channel only plays intermittently-, so I ordered a new one and it arrived today.

Anyway, the new cable is thicker and seems to use silver whereas my old cable was very thin and was copper coloured.

I did a quick compare and the new one seems to give more detail, but isn't as warm as my old cable. Of course, this could simply be because I expect silver to exhibit that sort of sound signature and may all be in my head

Anyway, this may well explain why I haven't been using my TF 10s much - I prefer a warm sound. I can't wait to try the old cable on the 10s.

So, anyone know if the original cable was copper, and if a replacement can be bought?
post #2 of 6
Perhaps they realized that the copper will get oxidized too easily so they coated them with a layer of silver?
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Could be, although there was no sign of it on mine. I've just found out that they did indeed change the cable. Something about their drivers having problems with the thin cables (?).

It'd be interesting to see whether anyone else thinks the sound signature changed because of it. Maybe it is just a case of me needing to get used to it....
post #4 of 6
Hmm, my SF5 cables were oxidizing, and UE said they'd send me out new cables.

I wonder if I'll get this "upgraded" cable from them...
post #5 of 6
not necessarily silver right. could be tinned copper. don't get so excited
post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by ixeo View Post
not necessarily silver right. could be tinned copper. don't get so excited
True, hence me asking whether anyone else had noticed a difference in the sound
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