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Poll : Flat Cable Vs Round Cable! Please submit your answer

Poll Results: What kind of IEM cable do you prefer? Flat or the conventional one?

 
  • 17% (7)
    Flat Cable
  • 82% (33)
    Conventional type of cable (Round type)
40 Total Votes  
post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

I am always curious what kind of cable do head-fier prefer?

 

Me myself prefer the round type (Conventional) type of cable, it is often light and less microphonic issues, what you guys think?

post #2 of 16

Round, without question. Never have I had a round cabled IEM and thought "You know what this needs? A Flat cable." while I've thought the reverse more times than I can count.

post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 

Agreed! Especially when I am taking them out for a jog, pretty painful.
 

post #4 of 16
Flat cables are the stupidest thing ever done to IEMs without a doubt
post #5 of 16

Flats are less messy....less tangly. beerchug.gif

post #6 of 16

Flats are annoying if youre moving alot, round isnt annoying at all, unless a horrible pvc jacket is used.
 

post #7 of 16
One thing. For iems, you cannot use a flat cable to put it over your ears. But I kind of like flat cables too.
post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

One thing. For iems, you cannot use a flat cable to put it over your ears. But I kind of like flat cables too.

 

Yes you can, I do it all the time :p  Just make sure the cable doesn't twist going over your ears.  It'll actually just slack straight down if you do it properly :p  Now, obviously, there is a set thickness where the cable will go over the ears.  I have yet to run into an IEM with flat cables that I couldn't loop over my ears though (thickest I used was a pair of Scosche IEM856).


Edited by tinyman392 - 3/30/13 at 10:59pm
post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

Yes you can, I do it all the time tongue.gif  Just make sure the cable doesn't twist going over your ears.  It'll actually just slack straight down if you do it properly tongue.gif  Now, obviously, there is a set thickness where the cable will go over the ears.  I have yet to run into an IEM with flat cables that I couldn't loop over my ears though (thickest I used was a pair of Scosche IEM856).
One of my Iem, X20 from EXS(it is Korean), has rather thick flat cable that is hard and annoying to loop aroind my ears. It is possible, but it is hard and uncomfortable.
post #10 of 16

Flat cable isn't as durable as the rounded one. My TDK BA200's extension cable went dead a few months ago. Luckily it was only the extension one and it's easy to replace it. I also have problems with mouses with flat cable. I have replaced my ******* Logitech mouse 3 times within a year due to cable failure.

post #11 of 16

Flat cable is not comfortable to wear over ears

post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 

Seems like most of the users preferred the round cable..

post #13 of 16

The only reason I can think of using a flat cable is because it tangles less, but other than that, way easier with the usual cable. 

post #14 of 16

i prefer the usual round, but i actually kinda like the BA200's flat cable, it does tangle less while still being able to be put around the ears,

post #15 of 16
I like dual round cable parallel stick together.
Edited by wkkm007 - 8/8/13 at 3:31am
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