Low end. Cheap. Generic. Otherwise bang for buck cable thread!
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True. I am thinking about Audiosense T800 paired with Fioo M11 and iBasso DC01 for my mobile.
I would say, subjected to correction by @hakuzen that the pure copper you chose would suit the best.
 
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Would you take, I think, your favorite cable in 4 core version in 80$ budget or would you suggest something else ?
True. I am thinking about Audiosense T800 paired with Fioo M11 and iBasso DC01 for my mobile.
US $82 | UP-OCC COPPER litz structure 4Core Upgraded Copper Cable litz 3.5/2.5/4.4mm Earphone Cable MMCX 2PIN https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/qpbt50p6
I would say, subjected to correction by @hakuzen that the pure copper you chose would suit the best.
I agree. Any up-occ cable containing copper will pair well with that combo.
 
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I'd be interested in the answer to this if you could post the seller's reply here? I did buy this cable and it fits and works on my 0.78mm IEM sockets, but is not quite as tight-fitting as my stock cable, so now I'm wondering if the pins on this NiceHCK cable are in fact 0.75mm...
The seller said it's 0.78 mm. I just placed the order after that and waiting for it to arrive. AliExpress sure does take their time in shipping.
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The seller said it's 0.78 mm. I just placed the order after that and waiting for it to arrive. AliExpress sure does take their time in shipping.
Great, thanks for letting me know. It's a brilliant cable, I'm sure you'll be very happy with it - great conductivity (i.e. low resistance), lightweight, soft and supple. All for $10, incredible value. No need to spend any more than that on an IEM cable - essentially just a short, thin piece of wire.

It has a mature, understated look as well, unlike a lot of the gaudy and brash IEM cables you see, where you're paying sometimes over 10x more for primarily just audio jewellery/bling.
 
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I bought the same but 8 core version for my Blon, I didn't wanted extra weight of 16 cores. You can't go wrong with Nicehck.
When I heard how great Blon is now I figure I should have gone with this one:
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32945688424.html
If you'd gone for the one in that link, at $55 you would have paid almost 7 times more for a cable with worse conductivity (50% higher resistance) than the 8 core one I believe you got (https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32971728152.html). Price often does not correlate with performance. You made the right choice :thumbsup:

The 16 core version does have slightly better conductivity (lower resistance) than your 8 core cable though, and is only 3.6g heavier.
 
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added dd adapter to the list.

12. dd mini angled...........................52.4...39.4...39.4...39.9
......dd mini angled 2.5-4.4...............52.5...44.9...51.8...68.3
the 2.5mm socket is like those used into sources' cases, so expect longer durability (time will tell).
but the conductivity is very poor. the culprit is the flexible gold plated ribbon/pcb used to connect the contacts (thin and not great material probably).
links:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000164103882.html
Hi @hakuzen! What do you think about iBasso CA02 vs this dd DJ44A? iBasso surely is more awkward, but I'm only interested in sound quality.
 
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Hi @hakuzen! What do you think about iBasso CA02 vs this dd DJ44A? iBasso surely is more awkward, but I'm only interested in sound quality.
I haven't tried iBasso CA02.
The adapters I've tried and measured are these: jack adapters (measurements, pics, and links)
There is equivalent 4.4mm male to 2.5mm female model for most of them.
I can't recommend dd adapter because it has too high resistance. Guess iBasso CA02 will be better sound wise, but it's an straight adapter (long result).
 
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Just posting a little update about my ISN Audio S4 cable : I unscrewed both MMCX connectors and I saw that the R (right) side looks like the positive is not really well soldered. I attached a little pic to show you guys, not sure we can see it well (its at upper), but the solder does just barely enter in contact with positive. Strangely and happily, no sonical difference thought between L & R. I will maybe re-solder that properly in the next few days (everything is very accessible and repairable on this cable, so that's nice).

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Just posting a little update about my ISN Audio S4 cable : I unscrewed both MMCX connectors and I saw that the R (right) side looks like the negative (or positive, will check that later) is not really well soldered. I attached a little pic to show you guys, not sure we can see it well (its at upper), but the solder does just barely enter in contact. Strangely, no difference of sound thought. I will maybe re-solder that properly in the next few days (everything is very accessible and repairable on this cable, so that's nice).

Just goes to show, higher price does not necessarily equate to better quality.
 
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Just goes to show, higher price does not necessarily equate to better quality.
I agree... some electro acoustic cables have the L and R to the inside instead of the outside. I didn't expect this from the guy who is usually good with his craftsmanship.
 
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That is craftmanship you dont have to turn around the iem to look wich side it is you can see it from the side how you will actually put it in

And it looks cleaner for the people who see you wear it
 
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That is craftmanship you dont have to turn around the iem to look wich side it is you can see it from the side how you will actually put it in

And it looks cleaner for the people who see you wear it
Yes i thought of that too ... it looks cleaner but not all have the same ... colour coding is the best option IMO. Also there should be consistency if its indeed intentional.
 
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That is craftmanship you dont have to turn around the iem to look wich side it is you can see it from the side how you will actually put it in

And it looks cleaner for the people who see you wear it
i have a few cables from electro i really like how they done it. sound so good.
 
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I agree... some electro acoustic cables have the L and R to the inside instead of the outside. I didn't expect this from the guy who is usually good with his craftsmanship.
all the cables from electro i've measured are 100% consistent about terminations polarity.
positive signal is always inside, in mmcx and 2pins; in the case of 2pins, positive is interior respect the curve of the ear guides, which is the polarity most used by iem.
 
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