Originally Posted by Lukalop
Would it be wise to say that JH and many others use inferior connectors. I noticed westone and shure do not use two pin either.
The connectors are becoming less standardized as there are many types coming out for different manufacturers. I believe all custom iems makers traditionally used the same connectors and now Roxanne has it's own type, shure started detachable that are different from Roxanne. Also, Fitear's connectors are different from traditional CIEM connectors, there is a notch on the pin to keep the connector in place also the thickness of each pin are different regarding the polarity. Also univerals, AT started having detachables and has it's own type I believe. Shure also. Not sure about Westone, UE, and 1964 though, if they are changing their connectors, I thought they haven't changed, but started having recessed sockets.
In regards to inferior, it's possible one type may not be as durable as another. My 1964 connector which is the traditional type, one of the sockets started widening over time, and the iem would fall out from time to time. Also, recessed sockets would be better for traditional two pin types as the pins will not easily snap off as the not recessed.
Also, you got to think about the strength the cables can withstand. My 334 got cought on a door knob and force of my body motion stripped the 3.5mm connector off. The Shure 846 cable is covered of Kevlar and from the feel of it, it should take on a lot more force than the hand made 334 cables.
Regarding the Westone and Shure, even if it does not appear to use two pins, it's probably using a connector conceptually the same as coaxial. Ground on one ring and signal on another. I personally think connectors look durable.
Edited by SilverEars - 4/20/14 at 9:32am