But realistically, we aren't talking about that particular IEM but rather the cable that came with it and from what I understand it was upgraded from the original one that was probably sourced from the company that can't named. Since the cord is completely new, won't that be fair game to discuss as long as we don't talk about the IEM itself? As for the cable, I hear what you are saying and I completely agree to a point. In fact, the day after I ordered those IEMs (after reading the reviews about the new cable being better but still not great and that's why I got the updated model over the previous one), I ordered what I thought was a decent cable for the price (considering the low price I paid for the IEM, a decent price for the cable was under $10). So, using information what I can find online (and a first few pages of the cheap cable thread on Head-fi), I ordered the TRN 8-core cable. And yes, I realize now after actually finishing reading all 129 pages that the TRN 8 core cable has some massive issues in terms of actually connecting cores - and thanks for your contributions to the thread so that everyone knows what's going on! Well, that cable is still in transit, and I just have the OE cables to use until the TRN cable arrives or until I order another cable. On a related note, it would be interesting to see if this TRN cable has the same issues as the previous ones. Besides, I also want to see if RevoNext is actually responsive their customers or not and how they will handle issues. And this is a good test for it as it's a basic question about a defective product they supplied. I also want an OKAY back-up cable to use just in case the replacement cable breaks so I don't expect to actually put it through a lot of us.