Wondering if anyone out there knows where to get the soft and malleable type of wire that can be used to DIY your own earphone cable? I've tried 30AWG cables off of ebay but they are still too microphonic. Does anyone know where to get cables that manufacturers get their hands on from? I've scoured the whole earth for them but Im still unable to find any...there has to be a supplier for them somewhere right??
Where to get cables to DIY your own headphone/earphone cable replacement?
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Available many places, in the US, I like Markertek.
in the real world, it doesn't matter when it comes to headphones or even speakers. i have headphones using basic speaker wire with pvc insulation and a headphone with teflon. do i have, or better yet notice any difference between them involving microphonics? nope. do they either have issues with it as well? nope. overall it shouldn't matter. get what you prefer or whatever is cheaper.
He means microphonics as in transmitted physical noise from a headphone cable that bumps cloth, or zippers, etc. Some cables are noisier than others - and it can be distracting if you move about (e.g. IEMS on a commute).
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I apologize for being lazy and not finding the exact links for you, but the DIY Cable Gallery thread in the DIY forum has links to everything you ask for. I think most of the materials posts don't start until around page 300.
Thanks. I'll just prop myself up tonight with a nice cup of hot chocolate as I pore through 300 pages of audio literature until the wee hours.