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Upgrade IEM Cable choices

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Hi All,


I am looking at purchasing some upgrade cable for my westone 4r. So far i have found the following, all from ebay:

Taiwan ALO 5N OCC Upgrade Cable for Westone 4R W4R um3x RC ES3 Custom – 59.99 USD

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Taiwan-ALO-5N-OCC-upgrade-cable-for-Westone-4R-W4R-um3x-RC-ES3-Custom-/261228143613?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cd26923fd



6N OFHC Silver Plated Westone UM2 W3RX W4R Upgrade Cable – 57.99 USD

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/6N-OFHC-Silver-Plated-Westone-UM2-W3RC-W4R-CM-Upgrade-Cable-/221319773955?pt=US_MP3_Player_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3387afbf03



7N OCC Upgrade Cable Westone UM2 UM3RX W4R – 111.99 USD

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/7N-OCC-Upgrade-Cable-Westone-UM2-UM3RX-W4R-/221327717857?pt=US_MP3_Player_Cables_Adapters&hash=item338828f5e1



Zee's Music Baldur MKIII upgrade cable for Westone 4R UM3XRC W4R ES3 -140 USD
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Zees-Music-Baldur-MKIII-upgrade-cable-for-Westone-4R-UM3XRC-W4R-ES3-/261278803236?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cd56e2524
Zee's Music Dark Lord (Telfon) upgrade cable for Westone 4R W4R um3x RC CM ES3 -38.99 USD
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Zees-Music-Dark-Lord-Telfon-upgrade-cable-for-Westone-4R-W4R-um3x-RC-CM-ES3-/251389015155?pt=US_Music_Mixed_Lots_Other_Formats&hash=item3a87f3f473

Does anyone have any idea which would offer good price / performance upgrade from stock?


I am in Australia just anyone is wondering... locally the cables are pretty expensive and very few selection.


Thank you
post #2 of 9

I ordered the FiiO cable for my Shure SE425, will post impressions as soon I get them.

post #3 of 9
yes please, I'd love to know which one is sounds good to your Westone W4R ?

so far I'm inclined towards this one:
6N OFHC Silver Plated Westone UM2 W3RC W4R CM Upgrade Cable
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/6N-OFHC-Silver-Plated-Westone-UM2-W3RC-W4R-CM-Upgrade-Cable-/221319773955
post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by BaTou069 View Post
 

I ordered the FiiO cable for my Shure SE425, will post impressions as soon I get them.


I have this cable for my SR535's.  Nice quality, and a bit more flexible than the Shure OTB cable.  Also, I found the over the ear part to be more comfortable.  As for changes/improvements in the sound quality...not to my ears.

post #5 of 9
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I have this cable for my SR535's.  Nice quality, and a bit more flexible than the Shure OTB cable.  Also, I found the over the ear part to be more comfortable.  As for changes/improvements in the sound quality...not to my ears.

Have to agree, although I didn't switched back to old cable to A/B the difference in SQ, so I'm not sure. 

Still, I prefer the FiiO cable over the stock.

 

Much easier to un-tingle and looks better.

Same microphonics though

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by BaTou069 View Post
 

Have to agree, although I didn't switched back to old cable to A/B the difference in SQ, so I'm not sure. 

Still, I prefer the FiiO cable over the stock.

 

Much easier to un-tingle and looks better.

Same microphonics though


I know everyone hears differently, and that this whole cable upgrade to improve SQ is a touchy subject, but I A/B'd the Fiio and Shure OTB cables...couldn't hear any difference at all.  I am a believer in the notion that if you spend $200 on a cable, you WILL hear an improvement.

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post


I know everyone hears differently, and that this whole cable upgrade to improve SQ is a touchy subject, but I A/B'd the Fiio and Shure OTB cables...couldn't hear any difference at all.  I am a believer in the notion that if you spend $200 on a cable, you WILL hear an improvement.

Whoa.. which $200+ cable is that ? pure silver ?
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Whoa.. which $200+ cable is that ? pure silver ?


The prices are all over the map from about $30 (Fiio silver plated copper for Shure SE535) to $250 to $300 (silver).  If you look around you will easily find copper headphone cable at $100+.  Crazy.  If you want some serious amusement, check out the prices on the custom made LOD cables.

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Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post


The prices are all over the map from about $30 (Fiio silver plated copper for Shure SE535) to $250 to $300 (silver).  If you look around you will easily find copper headphone cable at $100+.  Crazy.  If you want some serious amusement, check out the prices on the custom made LOD cables.

yes, you're right man, they are all expensive (Silver plated copper and silver cable) ;-/
the price different is so expensive, hopefully the sonic or audio difference is also big difference :-)
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