Low end. Cheap. Generic. Otherwise bang for buck cable thread!
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I was recently very surprised by the difference a signal cable magic power, power cable made with my toppings TP60 amplifier. Now looking to upgrade some more power cords in my system and read a little bit about iron lung jellyfish cables that seemed to be popular a while ago. As I was browsing monoprice, I found these power cables that look pretty much identical to the iron lung jelly fish:

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=33669

Of course, that is just based off of looks and doesn't really mean much, but I'm curious if anybody has tried these? If not, I'm about to place an order for a few and will post my impressions compared to the signal cable magic power! I'll use one of them to power my Little dot II+ amplifier and another to power my subwoofer.
 
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my H16 supposed to be receive on 28 Feb. but since nobody at Home, it was unsuccessful... now have to wait...

there's go my dream weekend of trying new Cable...
 
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It`s the same cable as that 052 copper looking has?
i'd bet all in. they match the color and external width of versions of cable 052. can't ensure it 100%, though, because i haven't purchased the wire
 
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i'd bet all in. they match the color and external width of versions of cable 052. can't ensure it 100%, though, because i haven't purchased the wire
Ok, thanks for information. Will probably buy that cable in longer length and use it for full-size cans also. But to be honest, that ready-made cable looks really nice.
 
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My ISN Audio H8 and S8 arrived today. Just awesome.
How are you finding these cables? I am interested in either the H16 or S16. How is the softness / microphonics and sound of these cables?
 
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How are you finding these cables? I am interested in either the H16 or S16. How is the softness / microphonics and sound of these cables?
Don't know about the H16 or S16 but my S8 and H8 is very good. Much more cleaner sound with S8. H8 improved the treble area of few of my iems. No microphonics , medium soft. Not too soft.

 
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wo ho... it arrived.. H16 2.5mm
must break in it first..
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first impression

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its damn Thick. Compare to SLitz

Below with adapter mmcx to 2 pin
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used with my TFZ King
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and with my Polaris
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will do full impression soon.
for now.... negative part is that MMCX is thick, can't put with Solaris, so I don't force it, afraid to break it
 
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isn audio C16, from penon, has just arrived.
added to my list. cable 150.

dc resistance (mΩ) and total weight: 78..83..73..86..[52.9g] (great conductivity, not so great weight).
structure: 0.08mm*19(27awg,OD:1mm)*16c [4c/signal:21.3AWG]. total OD:~6.5mm.
it's like 2 cables in 1. double width, weight, and conductivity. soft, reasonably flexible for its width (it doesn't get tangled, but it's not as flexible as thinner cables). no microphonics
no ear guides, simple heat shrink plastic as strain reliefs (it could be better, but given the rigidity of the cable, there is low risk of break due to tangling). metallic matte splitter, polished chin slider (it looks like hard plastic).
clean sound.
i'm not burn-in believer, but some stuff, like this cable, seem to need some time (from 5 to 20 minutes) to break.
i'll might try S16.

i've made some A/B with cables 150 (copper), 125 (copper), 130 (spc), 052 (spc,golden), 053 (copper,brown); great conductivity all of them. xduoo x20 balanced output, last stock firmware, magaosi k5, FLAC 24bits 88.2kHz daft punk "random access memories" album.
difficult to find differences, they are very subtle. i wouldn't pass a blind test surely.
cleanest sound is cable 125 (the best sounding to me, from bass to treble), but difference is minimum, and probably due to brain money bias.
it might be brain bias, but i get very slightly more sub-bass rumble and bolder bass with copper wires, while some upper-mids and treble details are slightly better heard with plated copper wires.
i'd say cheap cable 053 is good enough if you seek for copper wire, and your iem resolution is not top-notch. more expensive cables can be justified if you have very clean and resolving gear, and don't mind to spend in order to get an small improvement.
for example, i do notice difference of cleanliness between 125 and 053 when using the above mentioned gear.
 
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I actually got cables 053 and 130 from nicehck, and i have to say those cables are awesome, the sound and the quality they are very nice and soft.

The brown 053 looks and feels damn nice.

The 053 2pin, i think is 0.78 with a notch, i used it with kanas pro, one side went in easily but the right side was a bit stubborn , so used some force with it and it works fine, i think the problem is not with the cable since the right side was already stubborn with some other 0.78 cables.

Iam only wishing for right angle 4.4 from these cables and it would just be a dream come true !

Too bad the shipment was missing one mmcx 053 and was refunded for.

Please guys keep us posted of any good aliexpress sales on the way, i need to grab some of these with the outstanding price close to 11.11 prices
 
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got 16 cables 053 (brown) at 11.11 for $11 each. hope similar prices will come at chinese spring sales..
my best deal was accepting last cable 052 (golden) instead of copper color (out of stock) for $19, at hotfi. pity he seems to be retired now, and other sellers are sending cable with different wire. its quality is very near to cable 130, while very thin and light.
best cables from my list are in my cart permanently, to check their price
 
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wo ho... it arrived.. H16 2.5mm
must break in it first..


first impression



its damn Thick. Compare to SLitz

Below with adapter mmcx to 2 pin



used with my TFZ King


and with my Polaris



will do full impression soon.
for now.... negative part is that MMCX is thick, can't put with Solaris, so I don't force it, afraid to break it
hmm... I do testing with my polaris, compare H16 with Slitz, with Flac song.

Polaris is V shaped, good amount of bass(boomy, puncy and rumble) , quite recess Mid, with detail High (but not sparking like Andro).

With SLitz, SS get wider, High add a bit spark, Mid still recess but got detail, and Bass add more punch, but Separation between low and mid a bit blur.

With H16. Warm Cable (again), Bass and sub bass (rumble) get detail and tight, bass punch lesser, Mid go foward (I like this), High become smooth and fast (felt like no spark at all). Separation get more air since the low freq get thighter. But I felt the SS Narrow....

My thoughts of the cable, H16 is consider warm for me, not as strong Warm as Abnormal.
If you like bass and sub bass detail, this may be the right cable for you.
Can make mid foward for some V shaped IEM, but not to the level flat or all rounder....
High is become smooth and fast. Detail still there.

Some consideration :
SS become narrowed, Cable is damn Thick, MMCX conncector also quite thick, hard to plug in.
it ways to smooth the spark...
its have some weight. .

in the end, for the price, its a keeper
Should go for S16, because I don't need a warm balanced cable
 
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The C16 is such a seriously good cable so far! It is so flexible considering how thick it is. No microphonics. This is one of the best purchases I have made in my 5 years of headphonedom. $50 WELL spent. Seriously good.

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

MMCX connectors are nicer than anticipated. The ground side is split and spread to give an even better connection/grip than others I have used before.

My DMM is auto auto ranging and wasn't very accurate. Measured anywhere from .1-.3/4 ohm (100 - 3/400 milli ohm) depending on how contacts were touched to the connectors.

Cable itself is nice; soft, flexible and little to no microphonics. It is smaller/thinner than I expected. The ear guides are a bit longer than most and reach about an inch below my ears. Surprisingly no heating and reshaping of them (for me, ymmv) was necessary like others have needed.
 
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Hi, can anyone suggest a good cable under $15 for DT6 (MMCX) and C10 (0.75mm). Thanks in advance.
 
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