Low end. Cheap. Generic. Otherwise bang for buck cable thread!
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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?
http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=5971

or

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cNwujXOg
cable 132 (first link), cable 130 (2nd link). please check my list, you'll get more info about both. 130 is better (better build, plugs and conductivity)
 
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cable 132 (first link), cable 130 (2nd link). please check my list, you'll get more info about both. 130 is better (better build, plugs and conductivity)
ooo. although same cable, but different...

Ok2... waiting for disc in Aliexpress
 
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Hey guys, last time I checked, this was the cable to buy:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/NICEHCK-MMCX-2Pin-Connector-3-5-2-5-4-4mm-Balanced-8-Core-6N-GC-OCC/32945688424.html
Is there anything else to consider during the upcoming aliexpress sale?

$60 is already pretty pricey imho for cable for my $200 iems (FH5, KPE), but I think I need to try some better cable to ensure it is worth to spend some cash on them.
(I have Ibasso dx120 on the way, so finally I´ll have some respectable portable rig)
 
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I want to get a 2.5mm Balance to 3.5mm adapter. Would this be a good one?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/32857383226.html?spm=a2g0s.13010208.99999999.6.20193c00QgRFre

I think Type 7 "2.5mm Balance Female to 3.5mm Stereo Male" is the one I need.

I plan to get a few Balance cables from the Aliexpress sale, so I'll need the adapter for devices without Balance input.
Amazon might be a place to check for faster delivery.

FiiO L26 is $12 but I don't recall how good it was: https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=FiiO+L26&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

There is another for around $19 that might be better: https://smile.amazon.com/Female-Balanced-Output-Adapter-Weaving/dp/B07G71H2XB/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=FiiO+L26&qid=1553717521&s=gateway&sr=8-2

Either one looks faster and cheaper; the second one might be as good.

Just some options for you. Cheers.
 
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nope. i told you check my list.
pics, comments, and links are inside spoiler sections.
cable 140 is in spoiler part 3 (https://www.head-fi.org/threads/low-end-cheap-generic-otherwise-bang-for-buck-cable-thread.891911/page-39#post-14759512)
Hey guys, last time I checked, this was the cable to buy:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/NICEHCK-MMCX-2Pin-Connector-3-5-2-5-4-4mm-Balanced-8-Core-6N-GC-OCC/32945688424.html
Is there anything else to consider during the upcoming aliexpress sale?

$60 is already pretty pricey imho for cable for my $200 iems (FH5, KPE), but I think I need to try some better cable to ensure it is worth to spend some cash on them.
(I have Ibasso dx120 on the way, so finally I´ll have some respectable portable rig)
did some listening roundup of cables recently. i did notice a difference between those <$40 and cables >$50. not night and day, but if you have some respectable iems, guess you could try one of those "expensive" cables and judge yourself
 
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Amazon might be a place to check for faster delivery.

FiiO L26 is $12 but I don't recall how good it was: https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=FiiO+L26&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

There is another for around $19 that might be better: https://smile.amazon.com/Female-Balanced-Output-Adapter-Weaving/dp/B07G71H2XB/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=FiiO+L26&qid=1553717521&s=gateway&sr=8-2

Either one looks faster and cheaper; the second one might be as good.

Just some options for you. Cheers.
Thanks. I didn't see those before. Some mixed Amazon reviews on the L26, so I'll probably skip that.
 
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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 .

Sounds interesting but you have to ship an old cable to Singapore, so it's another $15 if you ship from the US... not exactly a killer deal unless it's a fantastic cable...
 
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Sounds interesting but you have to ship an old cable to Singapore, so it's another $15 if you ship from the US... not exactly a killer deal unless it's a fantastic cable...
Nope, my local distributor conducting same program, so I ordered via them and shipping cost is only 1$.
 
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Hey guys. I'm thinking of going all the way straight to number (125) in 2.5 balanced. Gotta ask, is the jack repairable/openable? Just in case there is a problem with it.
 
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cable 132 (first link), cable 130 (2nd link). please check my list, you'll get more info about both. 130 is better (better build, plugs and conductivity)
just to report... alrd click... will do impression when it comes.... roger out
 
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Hey guys. I'm thinking of going all the way straight to number (125) in 2.5 balanced. Gotta ask, is the jack repairable/openable? Just in case there is a problem with it.
nope, it looks glued, like most chinese cables lately.. although i've not tried hard. don't know what kind of glue or epoxy they are using; depending of that, maybe some heat could help to unscrew it.
i have to check thoroughly, but iirc the only cables easily unscrewed were some 052
edit: i also ordered a new 125 unit, for measuring purposes; i really love how iems sound with it
just to report... alrd click... will do impression when it comes.... roger out
great! looking forward your impressions when you receive it
 
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Any one has any idea about this one?

HCK Single Crystal Copper Mixed Silver Plated Cable
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bxPi7XLK
Looks a lot like the iBasso it01s cable...
I just bought my most expensive cable ever
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/NICEHCK-High-Quality-8-Core-Single-Crystal-Copper-Silver-Plated-Cable-3-5-2-5-4/32952865240.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.481f4c4dvjSg3u
because the ISN audio H16 is a bit too thick for me. Therefore I am selling the H16 for $40 shipped within the US. it's a 2-pin 2.5mm version. Please PM if interested.
https://penonaudio.com/isn-audio-h16.html
 
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