(Anecdote alert): Why are more and more manufacturers dropping memory wire from their IEM cables? Simple. Their bosses wear glasses. They feel the pain. And, being bosses, they know what they want. What do they want? Ear liberty. Spectacle autonomy.
With a better selection of earphones and connection types than ever before, it’s a good time to be a four-eyed audiophile.
Linum’s cables are the thinnest, comfiest things on the planet. But they’re problematic in certain situations. Even light earphones can drag them around. If you don’t keep an eye out, they and your favourite earphone will end up in your Guinness.
When I hit up an all-day headphone event where it is my stand-up, sit-down duty to stand up and sit down, plug and unplug, and race from booth to booth all day long, secure dangleage is more important than stealthage. And every single PlusSound cable gives me secure dangleage. True, their thickest cables are fire-hose-esque bastards, poking out equally as strangely from a parka as they do from a t-shirt. Only those badboys are as fiddly to use as the thing that came with early-production Campfire Audio's Jupiters. But at the earphone end, you won’t find a single PlusSound cable with memory wire ruining the autonomy/liberty thing. And most of them are comfy to Hell and back.
Permanently attached to my Ultrasone IQ is this copper-looking thing, a cable whose name I’ve forgotten, but whose utility I’ll never get over. It gets on fabulously with glasses of any thickness, material, or slant. It takes a beating and keeps on ticking. It is up there, at the top of this post getting on fabulously with my Dad's glasses with which my wife isn't getting fabulously on.
PlusSound: thanks for listening.
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