Yes, it is true!
"Nay, say it isn't so" the masses cry!
"Oh, the humanity!"
Yes, sir, it is the ugly truth of it.
The horror... Yes, that is a fact. There are also lots of fiddly little wires that are soldered together inside the cups. The signal takes a long and convoluted path from the mini XLR to the cup that is on the other side...