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post #796 of 3371

Plain black or silver, like CIEM cables would've been a lot more acceptable

The blue red and white makes wearers look foolish

 

The point of having such a small housing is for low profile, which the colourful cable completely contradicts

I'm disappointed

post #797 of 3371

on the update he said that they're putting a clear polyurethane cover over the cable. couldn't they just semi-rectify this by putting a dark tinted cover?

post #798 of 3371
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Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post

on the update he said that they're putting a clear polyurethane cover over the cable. couldn't they just semi-rectify this by putting a dark tinted cover?

+1
post #799 of 3371

The new hipster look! Sooo going to blend in the kids crowd with their Beats and Skullcandys

post #800 of 3371

i really hope that like dale says, the clear polyurethane sorta mutes the look of how it looks in the renders. i guess we'll see. if they sound amazing it might not matter though.

post #801 of 3371
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i really hope that like dale says, the clear polyurethane sorta mutes the look of how it looks in the renders. i guess we'll see. if they sound amazing it might not matter though.

 

Looks are secondary. But they still matter, however good the sound may be. Especially in the case of wearable items.

post #802 of 3371
I like it actually but something like black would be a safer choice.
post #803 of 3371
Actually I kind of prefer the new cable look compared to it being all bright garish blue and red
post #804 of 3371
I wouldnt really care if this is an iem to keep at home like sony ex1000 but since this is meant to be taken outside with its low profile and durability, portability and all that, i think looks are very important.
post #805 of 3371
Surprisingly I think the render looks fine. I think you guys are sweating too hard. I have a white Audeo PFE iem with white cable and of course earpods are white. You won't have to worry that you'll be standing out in the crowd; you'll blend in. I doubt the red and blue cross hatch is bold and easy to see from a distance based on other cross hatch patterns I've seen weaved in products. Renders are always more blingy than the real thing. Worst case, run the cable under your shirt. I do that all the time.
post #806 of 3371
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on the update he said that they're putting a clear polyurethane cover over the cable. couldn't they just semi-rectify this by putting a dark tinted cover?

People were suggesting that sort of look since the last update, so presumably that was what he meant when he said a new design would take additional months... Seems simple enough, but I'm no kevlar-wound cable manufacturer, and you sort of get the impression from Dale's updates that dealing with the cable supplier hasn't been the smoothest.

 

That said, I too hope these are more understated than they appear. They're certainly better than the last renders we got, but still look... tacky... And while they may look okay with the grey and silver, and possibly the blue, I think they're going to clash pretty poorly with the rainbow and gold. We'll just have to see, I guess.

post #807 of 3371

Disappointed with the cable colors as well... too much patriotism for me.

 

If you are this guy, the IEMs will look great!

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post #808 of 3371

The last white cabled iem I owned were the standard earphones that came with my ipod photo some decade (plus a few years) ago.  Instead of having the color stripes with the white background, making it look more like candy canes, a more elegant solution would be to have a raised bump on one of housing ends to indicate a left or right channel, and if it must be - leave the cables solid white.

 

Despite being a backer, I think it's clear that the target audience aren't just members in the forum. It's aimed at the masses who shops are Best Buy, Target, Walmart, airport kiosks, and the likes. Smart move, Dale.

post #809 of 3371

I think its going to look a lot more subtle in person.  Renders make everything pop.  Is it preferred? Not really but I give them some credit for doing something different.  A standard IEM black cable would have been a ton easier and Dale could have shipped these out a long time ago but they are working hard to make, what they feel, is a good product. Let them do what they do. Looks are important to me but SQ and Fit are more important. 

 

Dont like changes? Dont do any crowdfunding and dont get any first batch items... this happens to be both.

post #810 of 3371

I actually like the cable a lot, but I might try and change my color now. I originally wanted gold but I think the cable will clash too much for that to work.

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