Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable – Review

Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable

Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable

| Silver-Plated | Balanced |



🎧 We are reviewing the Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable.

The Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable is a well-spec’ed cable with extremely affordable price that allows audio enthusiasts on a tight budget to upgrade the mediocre cables included with budget in-ear monitors.

As the name suggests, this cable is a silver plated one with 16-cores and can be bought either with balanced connectors or unbalanced 3.5mm.

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Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable Review

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Design

The Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable comes in single color option, copper.

The copper coloration seen on the cable is not because of a transparent insulation but because of a design finish.

The copper color tends to a more real pure copper gamut than a goldish-copper one; which nearly every one of our editors found much better looking and aesthetically more premium than a goldish tint.

The details through out the cable, such as connector plug section, cable bifurcation and cable strainer, have all a silver finish with a mirror-shiny finish. If the qdc model is chosen, the connectors will be transparent (as usually seen on most qdc connectors)

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Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable
Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable

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Weight

Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable weight in Ounces and Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable weight in grams.

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Size & Dimensions

The Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable size and dimensions are:

  • Cable length: 125mm
  • Cable girth: 4mm
  • Cable girth after bifurcation: 3.5mm
  • Plug length: 51.9mm (4.4mm version)
  • Plug girth (wider section): 9.8mm
  • Plug girth (smaller section): 7.5mm
  • Cable bifurcation section (wider section): 8.8mm
  • Cable bifurcation section (smaller section): 7.1mm

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Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable
Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable

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Compatibility

The Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable compatibility will cover nearly any audio enthusiast’s collection as the cable is offered in 12 different combinations of connectors and plugs.

All the combinations available for the Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable are:

  • 2-pin + 2.5mm balanced
  • 2-pin + 3.5mm
  • 2-pin + 4.4mm balanced
  • MMCX + 2.5mm balanced
  • MMCX + 3.5mm
  • MMCX + 4.4mm balanced
  • qdc + 2.5mm balanced
  • qdc + 3.5mm
  • qdc + 4.4mm balanced
  • TFZ 0.78mm bi-pin + 2.5mm balanced
  • TFZ 0.78mm bi-pin + 3.5mm
  • TFZ 0.78mm bi-pin + 4.4mm balanced

The model that we own and is being reviewed is the qdc version with a 4.4mm balanced plug.

If you are unsure of which model you should get, here you have a brief table with the correct cable model needed according to the earphone that you own, but consider that some brands have different earphone models with different connectors – for example: the KZ ZSX, KZ ZS10 PRO, KZ ZSN PRO, KZ AS16 have qdc connectors but the KZ ZS7, KZ ED16, KZ AS10, KZ ZS10 have 2-pin connectors; the CCA A10 and CCA CA4 have qdc connectors but the CCA C16 and CCA C10 have 2-pin connectors.

As a general rule, if the connectors on your earphone are bi-pin, protrude out of the shell with a male design, then it is qdc. If the connectors are bi-pin, recessed inside the shell with a female design, then it might be compatible with the 2-pin cable version or TFZ 0.78mm bi-pin – Important: if you are not 100% sure of the right connector that you need, ask the seller before buying.

qdc MMCX 2-pin TFZ
KZ* ✅❌ ✅❌
FiiO
CCA* ✅❌
KBEAR* ✅❌ ✅❌
RevoNext* ✅❌
TRN* ✅❌
TFZ* ✅❌
BQEYZ ✅❌
SENFER
TIN HiFi

Tin Audio

Magaosi
BGVP
SHURE
Campfire Audio
LZ
Westone

Table reference:
*= Only some modern models; other models use a different connector
✅= Compatible
❌= Not Compatible
✅❌= Not Recommended – possible fit or partial fit (forced fit may be needed)

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Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable
Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable

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Construction & Build

The Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable offers an outstanding build quality that is unimaginable at the asking price.

The cable is soft and malleable which makes it comfortable when in contact with the skin. Moreover, the build materials make it very good against tangling issues – the difference with tangling problems between bundled cables versus the Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable is night and day and a worry-free experience.

The plugs, cable bifurcation and strainer are all made of metal with a solid construction and a weighty feel that inspires confidence.

All connections through out the cable are reinforced with rubberized, transparent sections to reduce the risks of breaking the cable.

The qdc version has resin connectors while the MMCX and 2-pin versions comes with metal connectors.

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Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable
Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable
Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable
Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable

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Microphonics

Microphonics are one of the reasons why many users opt to upgrade their “low-quality” free bundled cables.

The Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable will not disappoint in this area, providing a much less hearable microphonic effect than the cables included with your earphones from KZ, TRN, CCA, etc.

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Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable
Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable

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Sound

Sound of the Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable remained pure and free of noise or interference. Whether you are a cable-sound believer or not, we perceived no sound modification when using the cable – you can call it “flat” if you want.

Measuring the cable’s effect over the frequency response on earphones, there was no effect nor alteration detected.

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Scores Scores

Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable Scores

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Frequency Response (raw)

Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable Frequency Response Curve

Blue curve= IEM with our reference cable; Green curve= same IEM with Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable

Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable frequency response curve
Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable frequency response curve

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Specifications

Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable Technical Specifications

Type Silver-plated
Length 1.25m
Connectors options MMCX, Bi-pin, QDC, TFZ 2-pin
Plug connectors options 2.5mm, 3.5mm, 4.4mm

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Yinyoo 16-core Silver Plated Balanced Cable

9.6

SCORE

9.6/10


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