Chinese Cables that sound good

Please share your chinese cable purchases that sounded good, and even horror stories of cables that didn't work out.

People get lured into aliexpress and other sites when the see expensive looking cables that appear very similar to well-known audiophile high-priced units, but at a fraction of the cost.


There are lots of chinese cables to choose from:

- Power cables 

- USB cables (separating signal and data)

- Speaker cables

- Interconnects

- HDMI / IIS cables


I've tried a pair of Xansane silver plated copper, braided, speaker cables, to replace generic 12AWG copper that I was using.  The pair cost around $230 CAD.  It appeared to be made well.  However, I didn't notice any difference in the sound of my speakers.  2nd however, I also didn't take notes beforehand or do critical listening...I was just expecting to be blown away somehow but I wasn't.  I will be DIY'ing my future cables (power, interconnects, USB, and maybe speaker) using the DIY Helix cable information found on this site (link to thread).

But for now, I want to see what worked for other people.




Oh C’mon!

No reason to think about us, US citizens, like we are righteous aliens from another planet cause we build our country with forced labor and slavery too. Highest ideals and words hardly works when money talks. When society get richer humanism comes next.


You seem to be stuck on the past  and trying to justify or build upon the wrongs committed rather than the right. This country also fought a civil war to end the practice of slavery. Hundreds of thousands of people died. But instead of seeing the good, you want to persist in looking at the bad.

There are people in this world who DO stand for whats right rather than what they will get from an action. They aren't perfect but they try.  I'm sorry if you don't know anyone like that. And if you don't you should consider the fact that those people are looking at you as a commodity also.

If I have misunderstood your position please clarify



There are people in this world who DO stand for whats right rather than what they will get from an action.

The problem here is bigger than you think and i don’t advocate for people in this world who DO stand for whats wrong. They are wrong but only by our moral principles and at the same time they think that they are right and we’re wrong. We need to educate them rather then sanction or boycott them. Economic measures or confines  won’t  work cause economical-vice they getting proofs that they are right from year to year more and more.  

I refuse to buy a product that is clearly a theft of design and IP.

I for one am not a POSER. 




I have never heard of any tyrant who has been educated away from his tyrannical ways. Have you?. Likewise I have never heard of an population who have complied their way out of tyranny.

I agree that the problem is a big one. But the journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. Also consider that no one can be educated if they don’t want to learn. Then too,education comes in many forms. Many of them are unpleasant. This gives the unwilling learner an incentive to learn.. The idea of incentive seems to have been lost in our modern mindset. But it works very well for many issues