- Jun 28, 2012
Does Sony have a single-ended cable upgrade? I thought the only Sony-made "upgrade" is the already supplied balanced cable. Apparently I'm wrong... I'd be willing to buy a cable upgrade, assuming it's not "stupidly" priced....guess I need to actually make an effort and find out if there is one. I thought we only have third-party cable makers upon whom to rely, something I really don't want to do.
EDIT: So I found this >>> http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1080981-REG/sony_mucm12sm1_muc_m125m1_high_performance_portable_audio.html
I assume this is a Kimber cable, and not the same thing as the stock cable... The earpiece-side connector is different (it has ridges).
When you say supplied balanced cable, are you referring to the one with an inline-mic?
Sony sells the MUCM12SM1 cable as a official "upgrade cable", the much-talked about KimberKable option discussed here.
The A2, A3 & Z5 all come with a semi-flat oxygen free copper cable that is bi-tone (amaranth red and black) and terminates in a right-angled gold-plated TRS connector. There's a supplied and included (in the carrying pouch for me) additional cable with an inline-microphone that again, terminates in a right-angled gold-plated 3.5mm connector, but with an additional ring for the mic. That's intended for smartphone users presumably.