Fiio e5, e7, e11, FiiO RC-SE1 cable. They were all totally unusable to me. I listened to them for a second and knew I had to return them because they were crap. I owned the headphone cables for a month and they were also terrible and I'm glad if I could be rid of them. I'll go into detail since you insist.
Bought Fiio headphone cable to replace stock shure cable because one of my over the ear parts cracked and would look stupid if I wore it.
Got Fiio cable. Earbuds cut out after connecting them. Instead of thinking "wow, this is a piece of crap" I will give them the benefit of the doubt.
Damn, these fiio cables are quite stiff and awkward.
Hmm, I'm wondering why my dac is cutting out. My damn dac keeps cutting out randomly and I have no idea why.
I contact the dac company (HRT Microstreamer). "it's not a problem with our dac, have you checked to see if it might be a problem with the plug on your headphones?''
I had no idea. I thought for certain I had a defective HRT Microstreamer. I look and see.
Fiio connect jack is designed in a retarded way. That is what is causing the dac to cut out.
Buy replacement shure cable instead. No problems.
Basically, fiio is cheap pseudo audiophile crap. It is made to seem very convoluted and complicated but it is total crap. I pitty people who are satisfied with fiio products. I don't have anything against them. I am not trying to tarnish their reputation or cause a vendetta or anything but all the Fiio products I ever used were unbearable and I urge people to look elsewhere for much better quality.
I won't speak for the cables but the E5 and E11 are not up to the quality of their other products. The E5 is a very cheap plasticky product, so don't expect much. The E12 Amp is in another league altogether and blows away the E5 and E11. The E18 is far better than the E7. It appears that you looked at their cheapest electronic products and painted their best products with a broad brush.