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

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  1. battosai
    Wrong, higher awg means thinner diameter. As for what it does to the resistance, I'll let the physicists talk...
     
  2. Kenneth Galang
    *not a physicist, just google cus this question intrigued me as well*

    The greater the awg, the thinner the wire.

    The thinner the wire, the more resistance there is

    In a perfect setting you'd want a pure conductor with zero resistance, or an extremely short wire approaching zero length

    For practical reasons, however, thinner wire, almost always in litz, is used for personal audio since it is flexible.

    Awg is really taken in account when working with larger speaker setups. With longer wires increasing impedance, a speaker can experience power loss if a high awg, high resistance cable is used. Therefore, thicker gauge (and thicker in general) cables are used in those cases

    For a 1.5m iem cable, awg doesnt matter as much as the metal being used, the purity of that metal, if any treatment or insulation has been added to it, and (according to some) the geometry of the weave.

    If I'm wrong lemme know please :)
     
  3. Cevisi
    Ok why does america have these strange systems ?
     
  4. rr12267
    The reason for this confusion is that the gauge represents the number of drawings/stretching that wire has undergone in the manufacturing process. With each drawing/stretching the wire gets a little thinner and longer. Thus the higher the gauge the thinner the wire. Hope this clears things up a bit.
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2019
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  5. rurika
    For HD800 ... I would recommended for copper cables. Don't think that they have HD800 connectors. They might have it but you need to ask them.
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000227749190.html This cable should suit HD800 most.
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1000007909452.html The other one. Both of them are great cable.

    For the TAX from Ali ... it starts have tax when they change the law. I think around middle of this year because on Feb still no taxes.
    Even buy items on EBAY (from oversea like Japan) still have tax.
     
  6. Devangel

    Thank for the advice and thanks again Hakuzen for explaining !


    Some people have already told me that silver can make the HD800 more harsh but i'm curious, don't worry about the connectors because i removed them(and i hate them, the wire from the connector to the speakers are way worse in fact). So i "hard wired" the cable :dt880smile:.
     
  7. muths66
    you can try 175 or 198
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2019
  8. Devangel
    I guess i am going to make my own cable after all because i already have a furutech 4pin xlr, so this wire > https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33008255130.html for copper(up-occ, cryo, litz..) or this > https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33006890732.html(silver, cryo, litz) or the last one > https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33046978735.html( up-occ i guess ?.. 99% silver and 1% gold, Au-Ag, litz, cryo ?).
    I suspect silver will reduce the bass of my HD800 even if i get better resolution, tough choice.
     
  9. rurika
    My suggestion is try the different wire material than norne audio wire that you have. If you already have copper wire .. so try the last one.

    Not a fan of silver cable unless pair it with dark headphone.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2019
  10. hakuzen
    if you are going to try silver wire, the 3rd one is my recommendation; it's not litz. but bass is very tight with it, together with enhanced treble, the result is bright.
    so i'd mix it with copper, or would choose only copper. 1st link is litz enameled, so you'll have to remove it from the exposed parts before soldering. if you don't want to mess with that, you can rather try these frozen up-occ copper no litz wires:
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1000007394876.html (26awg, thicker -better-)
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1000007925933.html (28awg)
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1000007925932.html (28awg, smoked sleeve)
     
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  11. Devangel
    So if i want a good sound i need to buy the last one but because the result will be bright(it's no like the HD800 was already bright ahahah) i need a copper one too, never tried mixing two wires, interesting :beyersmile:. Litz is not a problem, the norne audio wire is litz, cryo too. For example before these wires i tried the one forza audio is selling(https://forzaaudioworks.com/en/product.php?id_product=22) but the high were so recessed, the bass was bloated..
     
  12. hakuzen
    good info about that FAW wire..
     
  13. Palash
    My ISN Audio C4 just arrived, look and feel very good. Sound impression coming soon. :)
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  14. facethemusic88
    Anyone got a cable made of 6 cores? It is 4 or 8 that is being spoken about. Is that a middle ground between both?
     
  15. youngmanoldboy
    i want to find a cable for my ns-audio ns5. it uses 2 pin 0.78mm connector and the port is recessed. what's the keyword for this?
    It's kinda hard to search because in ali most uses flush plug, not recessed.
     
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