Definitely been a while since I posted here. Since I last did, I've been through the stock cables on the TF10s, and I'm kind of glad those are shot. The wire was interesting at first, but they tangled like nobody's business. And they were so thin, I didn't think they'd last long anyway. About the only thing I do miss is the shallow right-angle plug. That was nice. I like to slip my phone in my pocket in such a way that allows me to pull it out facing right side up, so it was perfect for that.
After the stock cable gave out about 3.5 months after taking them out of the box, I decided to try Fiio's cheap RC-UE1 (or whatever it is...if I rotate the plug to look at it now I'll lose my left channel). This was against my better judgement. I thought maybe it would be just better to get the better cable right out of the box. I read all the reports of them giving out, and generally wasn't very confident. But for like $28 shipped from Amazon, how could I go wrong? I waste more than that on stupider stuff right? Wrong. They started cutting about a week ago or so, after about 2.5 months at the most. Yesterday, they were really bad but they mostly worked. Today, holy hell. To even get the left ear to work requires...more work than I'm willing to do at this point. At this point I'm regretting not getting the Chris_Himself cables before, and saving myself the $30 on the "cheap" option. At this point I'd warn anyone reading this if you're considering the Fiio, just don't. Scrimp, save, steal, whatever you have to do to afford something better. Or even buy another stock cable. Just don't get these if you want more than 2 months of gentle use out of them.
Annnnyway.....order the silver plated copper, and I'm excited. But I'm just wondering, am I going to notice anything? Fiio sounded almost imperceptibly warmer, maybe its in my head. Who knows. But I've heard the SPC should offer improvements across the board, obviously mostly noticeable in the highs. Is this accurate? It seems to make sense. My TF10s are stock besides a nice red pair of medium Complys, so I'm excited to see what they do. Also, because I'm a poor college student, I don't have an amp, and I'm struggling to purchase another Fiio product. So hopefully just right out of the box I get a nice improvement from the new cabe. Anybody else been through this scenario? Sorry for the book...too much caffeine today..,,
Kind of ironic that the issues with your Fiio are the exact same as mine, left side started going out. Its my 2nd Fiio and my last.