In practice property changes due to wear and tear, e.g. bending of the cable, play a decisive role. Foil and spiral wound screens of lower quality often dislocate in a way that the cores are completely open to distortion. The screening is lessened then. On the other hand, in many applications a high flexibility has to be achieved. In these cases mostly a spiral wound screen is used. Braided screens, due to their better mechanical and tensile strength, are used as overall screens for multicore cables.
The screen of multicores is often tinned which makes further processing considerably easier. Furthermore, we distinguish between separately screened pairs (single screen) and overall screened (overall screen) cables.
So, generally true for delicate applications:
double screening is safer than single screening.
Thanks to the additional jacketing of the cores of microphone cables with conductive plastic, their microphony behaviour can almost be completely reduced. Therefore noise due to bending and moving of the cable can be eliminated.