I have no real point of reference here, other than what few specs are provided for each product. But I'm curious about actual performance and/or any benefit of one cable over the other:
The standard cable that comes with the Mangird Tea IEMs [8-core OCC]
Drop's 2-Pin IEM premium cable [premium 0.3 ohm braided copper]
I purchased the Mangird Tea IEMs first, and to me it looked like it came with a pretty decent cable. Much beefier than any of the other (cheap-o) IEMs that I have used before, even bulkier (with more braids) than what came with my Auclair custom IEMs.
But as I skimmed through some commentary here and there, I was reading that the Mangird cable was 'crap,' or that it was 'cheap and should be replaced.' So with that I decided that I would try the first step with an affordable upgrade to the Drop premium copper cable.
Now that I have received the Drop cable, it would appear to me that the Mangird cable is still more substantial, but I have no idea about how to judge the comparison of materials, which I'm sure is what makes ALL the difference.
So my question is:
Can anyone provide more information about what the specs mean
or how they would compare performance wise?
When I first swapped the cables I thought that I was actually a little less high end through the Drop cable, but it's tough to compare with my untrained ears, and no equipment.