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

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  1. maxxevv
    Just curious what multimeter you're using though?

    My own only goes down to 1 decimal place with regards to resistance measurements. A quick check suggests the 3 decimal place ones cost a bomb with the 2 decimal point ones a reasonable US$50 or less. Can't find a 3 decimal place one anywhere even near US$100.

    As for the TRN 8-core, bi-colour cables that are going for US$8+ on Aliexpress now, my quick measurements for both 2.5mm TRRS with MMCX and 2-pin correlates well with your measurements. All 4 pins are in the 0.3~0.4 Ohm range for both cables that I bought.
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  2. hakuzen
    it seems the rule.. somebody told the operators to solder that way.. it makes me laugh.. how to f*** a decent cable..
    i use UNI-T UT61E for most tasks, but for low resistance precision, i use a meter bought for measuring batteries internal resistance and low resistance coils for vaping:
    https://lygte-info.dk/review/InternalResistanceMeterYR1030 UK.html
    https://lygte-info.dk/review/InternalResistanceMeterYR1035 UK.html
    they cost <$50
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  3. Dsnuts Contributor
    I got two cables this year I am looking at. I bought plenty of the cheaper SPC and copper varieties but I am gonna spend a bit on some higher end ones. A pure copper one for my IT04 and a 4 core pure silver in balanced for my future Solaris. Lol. As you all know I can't post them on here but you can guess where I am gonna buy them from.

    The copper one looks just like this cable. Just like it.

    Down to the carbon fiber design on the plugs. Will be $68 on singles day.

    The new silver cable is more spendy vs the cheaper silver ones sold on the site will be $95ish
    This is the one I am considering.

    Good looking cable and I am thinking it is actual silver. Lol.Better be for the price.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2018
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  4. AvijitSingh
    How come no one has mentioned the veclan they allow you to choose everything and several options to from and their cables are not super expensive
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  5. LaughMoreDaily
    It's sad to hear that TRN is ripping us off with their bad quality new cables... I bought 2 and regret it now. Thanks for informing us!
  6. hakuzen
    don't regret of purchasing them. the wire and the plugs (and the look!) are the best under $10 around. far better than old upgrades.
    the slight imbalance due to wrong soldering should be barely noticeable. it's just a pity they don't solder the cores right. it's.. stupid; they don't save anything by doing that. hope they notice this and start doing it ok soon.
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  7. Slater
    Do we know this soldering (mis)configuration in on all of the new TRN cables? Maybe it was just a QC issue on 1 cable.

    Like KZ soldering a driver out of phase. It is only on a small minority of units, not the standard way they KZ does them all.
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  8. hakuzen
    no, it seems to be the regular way all these cables are soldered. i tried 2, one single end and 2.5mm balanced, different colors. you can check my measurements: both are wrong, 1 core for left signal, 3 cores for left ground/right cold.
    @maxxevv also measured 2 units, same result.
    maybe the space for soldering left signal on the jack is small to solder 2 cores, and they decided to solder only one core there, and three where there are more space, just for comfort while soldering.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2018
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  9. Dsnuts Contributor
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  10. Dsnuts Contributor
    Another one for $85

    same site.
  11. artpiggo
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2018
  12. Dsnuts Contributor
    Those cables look nice but unfortunately I have no way of browsing that site or buying from them. Wish that site was more international friendly.
  13. ldo77
    Is it a full copper câble ?
  14. Dsnuts Contributor
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