Soldered a new jack onto a cable and it now sounds darker than before. Why? in Repairs and Technical Posted 15 hours ago 17 minutes ago, paul_5 said: Good job it’s not a curly lead, could you imagine one of those into a 90 degree jack?!? It just slows the signal down. Since people stopped using coily cables, computers now add latency to make up for the less congested cables.