Originally Posted by sickofforumnames /img/forum/go_quote.gif The cable on my Super.fi 5 pro's are turning green, starting from the earphone connectors. I presume it is oxidation, but will it affect the sound in time or is it normal? Or am I the only one?
1.) Yes, it is oxidation
2.) No, it shouldn't affect the sound
3.) It shouldn't be THAT normal, depending on how old the cable is
Originally Posted by wuwhere /img/forum/go_quote.gif Oxidation is like a coating of resistance. Since we are dealing with small voltages, it will have some effect electrically. If I were you, I would clean it off.
I think he is referring to the wire inside the cable.
The problem might be that the silver (or another metal?) on the cable was electroplated on and is very thin, unlike high quality wire which has the silver placed by extrusion.