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Low end. Cheap. Generic. Otherwise bang for buck cable thread!

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  1. facethemusic88
    Lol. Hakuzen is one of the few who actually fills his posts with a tonne of details. Even though I have have been here a short while, he has been immensely helpful in me making some decisions to get audio gear.
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  2. hakuzen
    thanks for the remind, i have that on top of my urgent tasks, but below than publishing a long awaited update of our mobile game (MTB downhill)
  3. Dsnuts Contributor
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  5. Dsnuts Contributor
    So Ibasso has a sale on their higher end CB13 cable for $129. This is from $200 what they retail for. http://www.ibasso.com/
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  6. thejoker13
    Man, I want to buy this immediately! For some reason, my mobile isn't allowing me to add it to my cart though, ughhh.
  7. thejoker13
    I just picked up this cable today. It's about 40.00 off of it's normal asking price, so I couldn't pass it up.
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  8. Dsnuts Contributor
    Ya I am tempted to try the CB13 since I like the CB12 so much. The Stock cable on the IT04.
  9. hakuzen
    so at last, this wire is not pure silver (as advertised in crappy banned shops). it's 7N OCC copper, silver plated.
    so now i don't own any thick pure silver cable to measure and compare with thick pure copper.. i'll have to use some pure silver (i hope) thin cable which is around....

    CB13 wire reminds me this wire, hope they aren't the same..
  10. Dsnuts Contributor
    Decription from Penon

    iBasso CB13 MMCX Balanced Cable

    • Brand: IBASSO
    • Model: CB13
    • Mono Crystal Silver & Mono Crystal Copper
    • Braided Tangle Free Construction
    • Proprietary High Quality Construction
    • Handmade 8-wire braided cable
    • 5N mono crystal silver wire and 6N OCC wire
    • Proprietary high quality dielectric
    • Connector: MMCX
    • 2.5mm gold plated balanced TRRS
  11. hakuzen
    i ended buying it as well, after being cheated twice by the tricky banned seller (never more..), although it is not pure silver cable. thanks.
    btw, i was near to purchase toneking t88k two days ago (25%off, great offer), but waited for yesterday ali coupons and the offer vanished :frowning2: i'll wait for a future good price.
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  12. facethemusic88
    link to the above cable?
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  14. thejoker13
    I also picked this one up. I believe you have it and recommend it?
    I couldn't pass it up because of the prime protection. I'm pissed at the banned store, because I had my 160.00 pure silver cable break after 4 days and they're fighting me over a replacement. I'm hoping I like these 2 new cables, and would love for you to measure your new one whenever you receive it.
    I'm sorry to hear about the T88k, but hopefully you can get it sometime soon.
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  15. hakuzen
    i'm in love with the 7n occ 4 cores cable. dunno if it is 7n occ copper, and it might be placebo, but it's the cable i get when using any high resolution iem and having doubts about other cables. you can be safe it doesn't degrade the sound; its great conductivity is a plus in order to avoid any tonal alteration of multi-BAs due to impedance. it's equivalent to 20awg conductor/signal (around 60mΩ). in the other hand, it's heavy (36g, compared with usual ~25g) and not so flexible than others (63 strands of 0.1mm per core is thick).
    yea, when you order at the banned shop, better pray for not having any issue: you'll be screwed and will waste lot of time and nerves by bargaining with mr. scrooge
    he sent me a 4 cores cable instead of the 8 cores spc (gold painted); then he suggested i keep the wrong cable for same price (or even higher) than retail price; i.e., after his "mistake" he pretended to earn a new sale. at last, i kept the cable (pure silver one, in theory) for a decent price, and asked him to ensure that the next time i order the 8c cable, i'd get the right one. he agreed and.. received again the same cheaper cable instead. he pretended to repeat the trick. i've sent the cable back, and shall never spend a cent there. it isn't worth it to try to save a few bucks, when at the end, you loose way more from your time and peace.

    the cable of niceHck, due to its composition (0.05mm*48*8c), is equivalent to 24awg per signal (2 cores). if plugs and solders are ok, expect around 120mΩ dc resistance.
    i'm anxious to finish my urgent tasks, to mount the rig again and start measuring distortion differences between cables, if any, and real tonal differences when using them with sensitive BAs

    i keep an eye on t88k permanently. the great "offer" was an unintended bug in a new way of offering shop discounts. pity i didn't catch it.. shall probably have to wait for long before seeing that discount.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2018
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