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    Anybody experienced greening IEM cables?

    To me, the numbers makes it seams like a short(negligable resistance) cable no matter what. Compared to the source and load.  Those values are sooooo small, oxidation or not it's not gonna matter compared to source and load.   Quote:  
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    Anybody experienced greening IEM cables?

    I did a check on inductance for a 65cm, 22 guage cable and it is  0.000000984H.  If you think this value would reduce the SQ of the cable, it's your call. Resistance is 0.0351871 ohms, and reactace is 0.006182394ohms  These calculators are all over the net, if you want to look up values...
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    Anybody experienced greening IEM cables?

    The insulating material could be derivative of acetic acid. Acetate is in fact derivative of acetic acid.  I think what 3602 states could make sense, but that does not explain why mine forms much greater green pigmint around the ear hook.   Edit:  It is right under the ear hook where it...
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    Anybody experienced greening IEM cables?

    That does make sense because on my cable, the green area is the strongest around where it touches my skin. And if the skin oil is ph'd around that level, it should be acidic.  That's the part I didn't get when I was wondering how the pigmint was the strongest around the piece that hooks to my...
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    Do Expensive Cables make a difference or is it just Snakeoil.......

    ^Good.  Instead of simply stating that cables make a difference because of resistance or whatever.  You actually investegated the physics, got a real value, and have made a conclusion based on a fact.
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    Anybody experienced greening IEM cables?

    Ok.  With the copper.  Tell me what else is causing the oxidation.  What is the reaction in chemical terms?  So, you are stating that the resultant is not only copper oxide? If not, what else is it?   Quote:  
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    IMOD SSD vs IPOD + AlgoRhythm Solo

    I replaced mine because of speed.  Seek time should be quicker with SSD.  Also, my unit was pretty old, so I was thinking my HDD was going to fail sometime soon.  Relly?  SSD consume more power?  I would think the opposite.   Quote:  
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    Anybody experienced greening IEM cables?

    NM.  I guess if the oxygen is polarized then, it would attract the copper +  more readily.  I think it's matter of which process speeds up the process, which I have stated above.  
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    Do driver in headphone degrade when age?

    Exactly!  That's my experience after trying dozens of IEMs.  When I was a noob, I was like burn-in?  Now, I'm quite sure, it's my perception has changes, adjusting for the new environment.  Just like your vision adjust to the darkness over time.   Quote:  
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    Anybody experienced greening IEM cables?

    ^I thought oxidation was caused by oxygen or maybe water vapors in the air?  So humid atmosphere would speed up the oxidation process.  I would say substance that carry oxygen that can react with the copper.
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    Parts I need to build Buffalo II with attenuator

    Sorry if this has been asked a million times,  I just don't feel like doing the research.     I want to get the cheapest case possible.  I assume I will require a drill to drill holes for audio connection stuff.  I want to use it with IEMs, so I want to get a analog attenuator.  To maximize...
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    Do Expensive Cables make a difference or is it just Snakeoil.......

    ^I care less about what is audible to some Joe Smoe with golden ears.  I'm just curious about if there is evidence that the reflected signal could change the signal that is sent out to the load if there is significant mismatch,thus creating distortions.  Is it apparent and measureable?
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    Do Expensive Cables make a difference or is it just Snakeoil.......

    Question for anybody that can answer this.   If the signal gets reflected back, does it sum with the signal being sent out?  Which would create a type of distortion to the signal being sent out to the headphones from the source.  If this is the case, how significant is the reflected signal...
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