Originally Posted by HolyCheese
You had the chance to measure the cable yet?
I'm getting 0.5 ohm with either V-moda cable... Keep in mind the multimeter has a 1.2% margin of error in the 1-400 ohm range so that's well within the margin (and the number jumps a lot if I don't keep the lead tips steady). That being said, I grabbed a couple of 1ft Radio Shack cables and managed to get a measurement closer to 0.0 ohm with either one.
They're 5x shorter and not gold plated. I use one those cables to hook up my M-80 to my Sony MW600 clip-on BT receiver, the other one's a beige one I've had forever which I sometimes use to hook up a phone or iPod to a pair of powered speakers. Can't say I hear anything different over any of them.
The V-moda cables are pretty pliable but still retain the bends a little from when I wrap them up, they've held up pretty well.
Edit: FWIW, I dug up another random cable to measure. It's 6 ft and measured 0.2 ohm, tho the meter was jumping around more than with the others, probably because one of the jacks is pretty oxidized.
Edit #2: To be honest, I'm not sure any measurement of this sort will be all that accurate when taken with a cheap multimeter ($30 Craftsman here, my other one gave up the ghost and the old school analog would be more imprecise, if I could even find batteries for it).
For instance, 20awg wiring should have a resistance of like 0.01 ohm per foot, so any of these cables should be well under the numbers I'm getting with this meter. I think if your Philips cable is really measuring 2 ohm there's something seriously wrong with it.Edited by Impulse - 3/13/13 at 4:48pm