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

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  1. perfecious
    Not a huge fan of adapters that have cables, so for me, I would take this one instead. Looks like it's not "repairable" though, which would not be good if there is a problem. That's the only con I can think of.

    - - -

    BTW, has anybody tried that cable?


    I love the looks! I'm trying to decide which one to get. I really want the "sound" of the (130) though...
  2. earplug
    Thanks. I'm not sure what I should be looking at, so any advice like this is appreciated.
  3. battosai
    I have this one and it works perfectly. Plus you can pick the type you want:
    hellodigi M3F2 2.5mm Female to 3.5mm Male Headphones Conversion Cable—Audio Adapter,Converter Cable Balance Headphones Cable Gold Plated (Copper-Silver) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07KSR13CS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_mjTMCbRZMMBQ2
  4. hakuzen
    DC resistance of 3.5mmTRS male to 2.5mmTRRS balanced female adapters

    adapters with wire are comfortable, but add some resistivity and their quality depends of wire quality (together with plugs and solders quality).

    short adapters (minimal or no wire) offer less resistance and you only depend of plug and solders quality. in the other hand, they stress 3.5mm socket harder. guess angled adapters will mitigate some of that stress compared to straight ones.

    DC resistivity measurements (L+,R+,L-,R-, in mΩ):
    (05) chinese eidolic styled straight:.............6..8..4..8
    (10) alo audio (styled?) A32(G) straight:.....8..10..15..8
    (15) eidolic angled:.....................................10/10..9/9..2/1..3/3
    (20) okcsc angled:.......................12/13/12/14/12/12..17/14/12/14/13/14..10/12/11/12/9/12..11/13/13/14/15/21
    (25) astrotec AT-P01 angled:.....................15..15..2..4
    (50) FiiO BL35 cable:.................................13..12..16..-

    05. chinese eidolic styled straight:.............6..8..4..8
    love these plugs, but straight
    ad05_chi_eid_straight_01.jpg ad05_chi_eid_straight_02.jpg

    10. alo audio (styled?) A32(G) straight:.....8..10..15..8
    ad10_alo_audio_a32_straight_01.jpg ad10_alo_audio_a32_straight_02.jpg

    15. eidolic angled:.....................................10/10..9/9..2/1..3/3
    most expensive

    . okcsc angled:.........12/13/12/14/12/12..17/14/12/14/13/14..10/12/11/12/9/12..11/13/13/14/15/21
    cheapest, but nice built.

    25. astrotec AT-P01 angled:.....................15..15..2..4

    50. FiiO BL35 cable.................................13..12..16.4..-
    trs ground signal goes to trrs L-, but not to trrs R-, which is floating. no problem.
    links (many sellers):
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2019
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  5. superuser1
    I was also going to suggest the Fiio adapter as i have a few and they work very well for me.
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  6. battosai
    Awesome job as usual Hakuzen.
    I think you mentioned that you are from Spain but do you still live there? Do you never sleep??
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  7. hakuzen
    thanks. i live in madrid, yes. i sleep when i get sleepy. it depends of the day. but love night silence to make audio measurements. madrid is a very noisy city
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  8. superuser1
    The veiled Isabel in the Prado is the most mesmerising sculpture i have ever seen.. I was living at Lavapiés :)
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  9. hakuzen
    it's cable 115 in my list. pity i didn't add it to my recent ab round up.. (i'll might try it now, because i'm measuring some cables -fr/distortion differences, if any-)
    look is stunning. white version is the most shiny white cable in my collection (iirc it can be found a bit cheaper than grey version). not very flexible, though
    lavapiés! probably my fav neighborhood in madrid.. the most multi-ethnic multi-cultural one, so the richest and most vanguard (art and soul speaking)
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  10. earplug
    Thanks for all of the advice, everyone. I was clueless before, so this helps me out a lot.

    I'll try the Amazon one first. Hope it works out for me.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2019
  11. hakuzen
    well, i've been comparing cable 115 to the rest, because forgot to do it the other day.
    unfortunately, i wouldn't pass a blind test on any of the cables >$50 tonight.. differences are so subtle, if any..
    being nitpicking, i think i prefer 130 to 115, because lows seem to be slightly better preserved; maybe 115 is a touch brighter.
    about cables below $30 of my list, they sound well enough for normal iems. there is a difference with >$50 segment, though. like if they were less rounded. however, difference is not that big compared to tip rolling + depth insertion.
    so choose whatever you like most at 3.28, remembering to keep healthy proportion between iem and cable prices :wink:

    edit: again, no differences found in frequency response nor distortion measurements. but there are differences when we listen.. the measurement rig of our brain is far more complex than any pro rig we use..
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2019
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  12. subwoof3r
    Yup, got it, and it sounds amazing to me, here is my full review I made for it :)
    My only cons is that it lack a bit of flexibility.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2019
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  13. fokta
    Been a while have not come here..

    so tomorrow will be big disc in ali express, right ?
    still looking eyes for that 130 cable... need in 4.4... I dont like use adapter, really make coloring in sound wise...

    anyway, if adapter is required... go to known brand like Fiio, iBasso... to prevent regrets,,,, have OCKS etc already bad connection in if used often...

    is this 130 cable?


    Last edited: Mar 27, 2019
  14. perfecious
    Thanks guys. I don't know how I missed the cable in the list. :ksc75smile: So, not as good as 130 when it comes to resistance... Aghh... But I like the looks so much... Anyway, I have a few more days to decide.

    BTW, uhm... I've prepared a small "detail" tester "clip" of a track called "Motion of Stars" by Vangelis (It's cut from the full track at 1:38 to ~3:02). I use it for treble detail evaluation, great for cable testing (with myCCA C16 + a silver cable, It's much clearer than with the stock crap cable, and I can hear every single one), so if you guys have the time, I would really appreciate it if you check it out, and tell me if you can hear the small... harp - like crystalline thingies that are mixed troughout (on the clip, they are from 0:00 to 0:20, repeating each second and a half). They repeat at equal intervals, but with variable loudness. There are two places where they are almost inaudible, but are perfect for cable evaluation (the better the cable, the more you will be able to hear at the quietest points). Would really love to know with which cable between 115 and 130 these micro details sound the best. I've left some low-end on that clip of the track (and some of the cool crystalline stereo panning - for imaging purposes), so you can use it to evaluate that as well. I know it's kind of a "personal request", so, it's OK if you don't have the time. I will make a decision blindly (I believe the 130 would be better, just because of the resistance, but... dammit I like the 115's looks so much... Would be a killer combo with the Kanas Pro).

    Thanks again. :)
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  15. Palash
    No it's not Generic but bang for the buck for sure. Participated in Effect Audio trade in program and got it for 50$ exchanging a very old cable that came with a IEM. Yet to test it .

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