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What's the difference between the two? Is it just the convenience of one over the other or does it affect sound quality?

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As far as I've ever heard it's just a convenience that some people prefer. I do not believe the coil has any appreciable effect on the electrical signal.

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    Just remember a coiled cable is longer than it appears. – Ian C. Jan 15 '11 at 20:32
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    @neilfein Why is that? Length? – Warrior Bob Jan 17 '11 at 12:32
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    @Warrior Bob - Correct. (On the other hand, coiled guitar cables do kinda look cool.) – neilfein Jan 17 '11 at 15:02
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    Some people say that the swirling action as the signal passes through the coiled cable enhances the Tone, in much the same way that swirling a glass of wine allows the bouquet to develop. – Bill Gribble Jan 21 '11 at 15:10
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    Oh wait, sorry, I thought this was audioPHILE.stackexchange.com :) – Bill Gribble Jan 21 '11 at 15:12

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