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muirtone
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Sep 9, 2018
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They are wonderful, but you have to get the fit right to get great bass. I purchase third party ear tips and they are great. I would like to know about where to get replacement cable to be safe. Does anyone have recommendations?
Sep 9, 2018
Fatfox
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Sep 17, 2018
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D4FCPTZ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Own this, $46. Try if you want to have some good quality MMCX cables with reasonable price (but far not the best). Really hard to find the "real" best quality ones in NA (also those are unnecessary). In other words, some are "fake", low quality but with some nice-looking descriptions.
Many IEMs are compatible with MMCX cables. You can try balanced cable and use it with different IEM units, from some JVC series to Shure. Some cables may not suitable for other IEMs. (I own HA-FX850 and TF10, both good but totally different sounds. Sharing cables between them is not a good choice.)
The original 5N OFC silver plated cable is good enough for a ~$50 IEM . I won't suggest you to purchase something with price lower than $20. The one I have (but not in use , $25) obviously had some issue with its conductor purity, causing remarkable sound distortion (or, kind of "blur"). In addition, if you want to have cables with $100+, only buy from authentic source (not suggesting those Amazon 3rd party sellers, not 100% sure).
BTW, I have never seen any 5N OFC cables (99.995% purity oxygen-free copper, ~3.3 ft in length, 4 cores) with price lower than ~$30. So, switching the original cable may result in downgrading, unless you really hate the original sound signature. Some ohno continuous casting (OCC) cables may be better, but I don't think they worth in low price IEMs.
Pls remind me if I made some mistakes about this.
Sep 17, 2018
Fatfox
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Sep 17, 2018
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The cable is using ~6N (99.9997% purity copper, UP-OCC), 4-core copper + 4-core silver plated copper each side (total 16 cores). Copper made by Neotech in Taiwan. Not familiar with the manufacture, maybe a small workshop in China.
Important: Do not be fooled by "Silver Copper Hybrid" in the description. Actually it means the silver plated copper portion. Those small workshops are always playing on words.
One quick correction, OCC doesn't means there is only ONE single crystal in each core. That's why some of the cables have good prices and some with $150+. I mean, those REAL single crystal cables are not worth buying, not all cables made by OCC manufacturing.
Sep 17, 2018
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