Showing 1 of 47 conversations about:
View Full Discussion
Could Tripowin, or someone who owns this cable measure its resistance? As that's pretty much the only technical characteristic of a cable that can have any effect on sound (due to channel imbalance or the headphones seeing a higher impedance source+cable combo).
Here's how to measure resistance:
A digital multimeter will do. Just set it to ohms, put one probe on the tip of the 3.5mm jack and the other on the positive pin of the left wire (channel) at the IEM end, record the reading. Then place one probe on the lowest section of the jack (ground), and the other on the other pin at the IEM end and record the reading. Do the same for the right wire (channel) - from the middle section of the jack to the positive pin, and the lowest section of the jack (ground) to the other pin. Thanks
I am blown away at the fact that people have not tested the ohm rating on these cables.
First, resistance is not the only thing that matters, it is just the simplest characteristic of the wire which draws attention to it.
Second, digital multimeters are next to useless in measuring resistance of short pieces of wire. You will be measuring resistance of your probing wires and resistance of probe-to-wire contact more than anything. Only thing multimeter is good for is to show if there is some kind of obvious defect in wiring (bad solder joint etc) increasing resistance to dozens/hundreds of ohms or more.
Now, if one had a couple thousands feet of this wire in a spool, than this task would become realistic. Using specialized equipment and/or 4-wire measuring method helps too. Still meaningless though for estimating wire's effect on sound.