The cable is not that bad. It sounds like the default brown KZ cable, a little strict. I find that the upgrade KZ cable ($10?) gives it a little more breadth (as do other multi-wire upgrade cables). The default cable has a slight turn in the plug, which is fine. The QDC plug on most cable that I’ve seen (also on the CCA upgrade cable) have a slightly more severe angle. Those don’t quite work for me, because the turn is too close to the back of my ear (so it fits short). I now use a cable that fits straight and is soft (also a CCA) Very comfy now.