FiiO Balanced Headphone cable : Does the business for me – depends though doesn’t it?

Be careful when purchasing, i mistakenly didn’t realise that the cable has a 2. 5mm so i had to buy an adapter(fiio do a matching one) the cable seems of high quality if a little on the flimsy side, will see how it holds up. Definetely a very nice looking cable and fit my shure se215s no problem. Would likely have given 5 stars if there was a clasp to tighten the cable around my neck.

Didn’t expect it will work on my xelento but actually it functioned properly. Improvement in sound can be felt instantly.

Long enough, well made, and probably robust enough. They provide a clear, separated sound experience, that i guess is why the soundscape is wide and immersive. I’ve compared using shure se535s from a fiio x5 and a fiio x7 with and without them for various music genres and while there’s less centre weight that seems to undermine some heavy rock songs, you get used to it, and are delightfully distracted by hearing instruments or parts that were hither to missed. So they will not change your world, but for those who explore and experience music rather than just listen to it, i recommend them.

Bought for use with an ultrasone headphone but unfortunately, the mmcx connectors aren’t compatible. Item seems reasonably well made though.

Does what it should, so far so good and audio quality is noticeably better than the shure original cable.

There is (to me) a detectable improvement in sound using the balanced output from the fii0 am3a amp module with a fiio q5 using this cable to drive fiio fh5 earphones compared to the same setup using the single-ended output and stock cable (more controlled treble, leading also to a teeny extension of the soundstage – that bit might be illusion (who knows), the better control of treble isn’t). So, for me, this was worth £30, but i can’t honestly attribute it to the cable. The cable let me use a feature of my headphone amp that i couldn’t use without a balanced cable.

  • A balanced delight
  • Does the business for me – depends though doesn’t it?
  • so far so good and audio quality is noticeably better than the Shure

FiiO Balanced Headphone cable with MMCX connectors

The FiiO RC-MMCXB is a balanced, 2.5mm, 4-pole headphone cable. With its separate left and right channel wires and signal transfer, the cable enables balanced operation for your earphones. When connected to a balanced headphone amp or DAC, this cable can greatly enhance channel separation as well as markedly increase the signal to noise ratio. This results in a wider sound stage and more controlled, textured bass – perfect for balanced output enthusiasts. The RC-MMCXB adopts PVR for the seath and 6N oxygen-free silver-plated copper as the conductor. 19 strands of silver-plated copper wires (each with a diameter less than 0.06mm) make up each of the 4 separate cables, which are all woven into one audio cable with separate wires for the left and right channels. These premium choices of materials ensure the RC_MMCXB is a high quality cable that is highly elastic, tough against scrapes, and resistant to aging.

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  • A balanced delight
  • Does the business for me – depends though doesn’t it?
  • so far so good and audio quality is noticeably better than the Shure

FiiO Balanced Headphone cable with MMCX connectors

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  • 2.5mm balanced to MMCX earphone cable