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These are the cables that come with Empire Ears IEM's, are you all shore they are no good? IDK why then a huge company in the name of IEMS would add a crap cable? My cable that came with the legend X works great. I would reconsider and not listen to others on here and try it for yourself. Its 50 bucks, its the cheapest litzs cable you are going to find ATM. Worst case you are only out 50 buck IMO, whats 50 bucks in the name of HIFI.
Wasn't the cable that came with most Empire ears iems a copper cable? Something like ares II?
Yes Sr, but my point is they wouldn't use them if they were terrible.
Thats my thinking anyways.
Effect audio ruined their reputation by making these. They are totally different from all the other cables effect audio makes. For my better iems, I have their Thor silver II and Lionheart cables, which are great. I bought 4 of these for my entry level iems, but these $50 ones suck. These are not what comes with your legend x.
Right, well I just mean how bad could the company be if Empire Ears is using them has a vendor for their cables. I know my cable on my LX is not exactly this cable, its a copper 4 core OCC cable. This is silver plated w/e.
Yes. It is the Ares II with slight changes in the Y-Split for the one that comes with EA iems. Its not bad but I've seen many people upgrade from this.
well Jack from EE has been complaining about the cable as well. Broken barrels and pins
The point here, I think is that effect makes great expensive cables. Their cheap ones? Not so much.
But why pay for great expensive cables when you can get cheaper ones that works just as good or even better?
I’m with you on expensive cabling. I’ve yet to hear a difference between the two
Don't think we're on the same page though. I understand and hear the difference between cheap and expensive cables. But I don't get why people would go for EA when they can get something equally as good for half the price.
The only difference I can hear between the two with my (subjective) ears is an increase in volume. Admittedly, this all depends on the equipment, materials and recording quality involved. Maybe the 'cheap' cables I tested were of the type to which you referred. Who knows? Audio truly is subjective. I just go with what sounds good to me. A good (expensive) cable will not make a crummy source sound better. The corollary isn't true, though: a cheap cable will definitely have a negative impact on the sound.
In answer to your not getting why people would go for Effect Audio at outrageous (to me) prices is the allure of brand name smugness. I think you could show these types of people why a less-expensive but not as well known brand of cable is just as good measurement-wise, but their ears will be closed, so to speak. Some brands are worthy of such devotion, their less-expensive gear benefits from the technology developed for the pricey stuff, but I think EA is trying to dump these inferior cables assuming people will snap them up due to name recognition. Its a shame Drop allows them to do it. That's free enterprise, but we should just try to remember caveat emptor.