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

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  1. assassin10000
    Think this cable is worth snagging for sub $10?

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hig...-2pin-or-Weston-W4R-U16-UE18/32953041901.html

    [​IMG]

    High quality copper (guessing just OFC? Unknown purity)

    Listing says:
    1*Wire core material single crystal copper
    2*Number of cores 0.08 * 19
    3*Sheath material PVC
    4*Maximum wire diameter 2.0 (mm)
    5*Sheath thickness 2.0 (mm)

    Also available as black or bronze.

    I don't need anything fancy. My only sources are my laptop and cellphone. Just got a bad cable with my mmcx earbuds and will be selling my only other mmcx cable with my other pair of earbuds.

    Seems to tick the boxes for me. Angled plug, chin slider and ear guides without memory wire.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019
  2. hakuzen
    it looks ok. single crystal copper is better than simple OFC, but you are right: it's probably OFC.
    0.08mm*19 * 4 cores gives you near 27awg per signal. this will be around 260mΩ.
    decent conductivity, nice looking, angled jack (if you prefer this), budget... good choice
     
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  3. Broquen
    € 31,12 6%OFF | FiiO LC-3.5BS High-Purity Copper-Plated Silver MMCX Earphone Cable 45cm for uBTR/BTR1/BTR3/FH9/F9 pro https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/zQvAYkt

    Just ordered one short cable from FIIO to use with ES100 (wanted balanced one but didn't find it this short and with L-shaped jack) :ksc75smile:

    Edited: Sorry, banned brand.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019
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  5. hakuzen
    this wire looks pretty good. if specs are true, you get near 22awg per core/signal of 7N single crystal copper. around 90mΩ.
    very similar to cable 125 of my list. it won't be very flexible, though.
    it looks same wire than https://www.aliexpress.com/item/252...ated-wire-OD-about-4-5-5-5mm/32947496935.html (at same shop). in this case, they don't specify 7N single crystal copper..

    edit:
    i'd bet it's same wire than: http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=6229
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019
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  6. subwoof3r
    Thank you very much for the analysis, appreciated :)

    I just found another which interests me a lot, could you please tell me what do you think of it? looks amazing for the price, hopefully it is soft and flexible :

    BGVP 5N 8 Core OCC Silver Plating Cable 160 Wire Micro Mono-Filament Single Crystal Copper :
    [​IMG]

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Ori...e-Micro-Mono-Filament-Single/32963562037.html

    Many thanks in advance, and thank you a lot for this thread btw! (very informative)
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
  7. hakuzen
    i don't own this cable, and don't know which wire is using, so i can't help. sorry
     
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  8. Wazari
  9. hakuzen
    first cable is like cable 055 of my list. guess these cables use different wire depending of color, so can't confirm it has same resistance. anyway, not bad, and soft and flexible, but price at amazon is a bit inflated. you can get better and cheaper 16 cores ones at ali or lunashops.

    second cable, oksc, guess it uses this wire: http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=5953 (check last pics at that page). silver plated copper, insulated layer inside, another layer (shielding) outside (usually different color), and some yarn.
    structure showed in pics differs of specified at the bottom of the page; the latter is more plausible. if so, you'd get around 185mΩ per signal. the look is nice and the wooden box is a plus.
     
  10. assassin10000
    Ordered it in black. Once it ships and gets here (after the Chinese new year delay), I'll try and verify the resistance with my DMM.
     
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  11. kingdixon
    Did you try the 3 cables from penon s16,h16 and c16 ? if so which matches better for CA iems you have ?

    also they don't have ear guides, do they rest well and easily on ears, or keeps bumping up?
     
  12. Dsnuts Contributor
    I only have the crystal copper one. Has no guides on it. I did try it on the Andromeda S. didnt like it but I have to go back to it. The cable on open listen is a bit too warm sounding. Overnight use and the sound cleans up. A bit of cable burn in seems to be required on these due to the sheer amount of material used. I tried it on my Andromeda S out of the box actually was way too warm sounding.

    Will go back to it to see how it sounds now. Will report back later tonight. I been using it on my HQ12 and The sound definitiely changes after a few days of use. I am using this cable on my Solaris.

    [​IMG]
    Definitley one of the best cables I have bought recently.
     
  13. superuser1
    Some great recommendations from the Chi-fi thread

     
  14. subwoof3r
    link please :)
    (or at least the full name for the find on ali, if possible)
     
  15. kingdixon
    Ye iam waiting for arrival of this cable, it has been 2 month now i guess will wait for another 2 weeks or something.

    I might get kpe from penon thats why i though i might try one of their cables and tending to s16 more than the others thats why iam asking.

    Well, waiting for more impressions about the c16 one if you have any sessions with it soon.
     
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