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Custom Art – Copper Two

CustomArt is better known these days as an innovator in the world of custom-fit IEMs, especially with regard to silicone-based CIEMs. CustomArt’s silicone CIEMs have all be critically-acclaimed by customers and reviewers around the world.

The Harmony 8, the first silicone-molded eight driver custom in-ear monitor in the world, has made an especially big splash amongst CIEM enthusiasts. Thus, Piotr Granicki, also from Poland (like his friend Matiz), is now more concentrated on the CIEM side of the CustomArt business. So unfortunately, because of the demand of his customs, Piotr is no longer offering the Copper Two cable.

However, perhaps with time, the cable will make a reappearance. Nevertheless, Mr. T covered the Copper Two last year in a review (Link).

CustomArt Copper Two attached to semi-custom IEMs
CustomArt Copper Two attached to semi-custom IEMs

shotgunshane’s Thoughts

This is certainly the most flexible and softest cable I’ve used; somehow more flexible than a Westone EPIC cable!  I’m unsure of the gauge or wire count but it simple joy to handle. The Y-split looks to be simple heat shrink and there is no neck cinch.  The plug is medium sized barrel with stress relief and right angle pins connectors are used.  No memory help is needed; the soft and flexible cable stays behind your ear quite easily. Sound was in line with the other copper cables, having a slightly softer edge than SPC and silver.  Add a neck cinch and this could be my favorite cable to date; easily my new benchmark in flexibility, besting my current Whiplash Audio V2 cable.

Evaluation Categories

  • Cable Flexibility – Excellent
  • Cable Texture (smooth, matte, rough) – Matte (nylon)
  • Y-split durability – Average
  • Neck Cinch – None
  • Pin Connectors – Good
  • Plug Options – Very Good
  • Braid Style – Unknown (sleeved)
Polish connection. Copper Two (right), and FAW (left).
Polish connection. Copper Two (right), and FAW (left).

DigitalFreak’s Thoughts

A very soft, subtle, and flexible cable. Although I wouldn’t say it’s as flexible as say the Lear C2 the Copper Two isn’t too far behind in flexibility. Because of its suppleness and flexibility, fit behind the ears was excellent and no memory help was needed. Because the fit was so superb I found myself forgetting it was there. If the Copper Two only had a neck cinch, which it didn’t, this cable would have been an awesome cable. The lack of a neck cinch only served to lower my final grading of it. The Y split is fashioned from simple heat shrink and did its job quite well albeit I couldn’t help but wish it was fashioned of better more grander materials. Overall, with a few tweaks this could be quite a nice cable.

Evaluation Categories

  • Cable Flexibility – Excellent
  • Cable Texture (smooth, matte, rough) – Black Nylon
  • Y-split durability – Average
  • Neck Cinch –  Terrible
  • Pin Connectors – Good
  • Plug Options – Excellent
  • Braid Style – Unknown

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