Editor’s Note: The Forza AudioWorks Copper Series IEM cable is to be included as part of our upcoming multi-cable roundup, featuring an array of cables from ALO Audio, BTG-Audio, CustomArt, Moon Audio, Null Audio, plusSound Audio, Rhapsodio, and more. The roundup will feature full impressions on the build, ergonomics, and sonics of the FAW Copper Series IEM cable, along with all the other cables. This level is only a short preview, as Mr. T came off very impressed with the high level of build, the definite aesthetic direction, and personable customer service of Forza AudioWorks. Continue reading “Forza AudioWorks’ Copper Series IEM Cable”
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Although initially designed for mobile use with iDevices, the second-generation Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Solo (CLAS) DAC, the -db, can now also be used with a PC/Mac just like an external sound card. Because of its portable size and added computer support, I wanted to make it the centerpiece of the latest iteration of my portable rig. Continue reading “Upping The Ante: The CLAS-db/ALO Rx MK3-B Mobile Rig”
The FitEar TO GO! 334 has been my favorite IEM for quite some time. Continue reading “BTG-Audio’s Starlight Cable for FitEar”
A while ago, I bought some DIY cabling from Los Angeles-based plusSound Audio and loved the immediacy of their customer service. Being a native Angelino, I also wanted to support SoCal businesses as well, so I decided to check out their Exo series cable. Continue reading “plusSound Audio Exo Cable: Hollywood Boutique”
I don’t know much about Poland; the only things I knew were antiquated truisms — that it was the gateway to the eastern bloc and that it had a relative abundance of kielbasa. Other than that, I was pretty much clueless.
However, ever since joining head-fi, I found out that Poland had a much higher presence of audio resources than I could’ve ever imagined, and an audiophile community just as passionate as any. Quite a few regular members are from Poland, including Piotr “Peter” Granicki. Continue reading “CustomArt’s “Copper Two” 8-Braid Cable | Pride of Warsaw”
A while ago, I bought a Sunrise CIEM cable from BTG-Audio. It sported no exotica, didn’t license anything from Ohno, and didn’t make any claims of enhancing the sound quality of a portable system, but yet it remains to this day one of the most impressive cables I own, especially when we consider that it’s essentially a cable made by one single person (well, with the help of a few machines). BTG-Audio is headed by one Brian Goto, a young fellow out of Northern California with an assiduous disposition and a forthcoming nature. He began the business providing re-cabling and modding services for headphone and IEM users; his willingness to perform what others are reluctant to do is what makes his brand stand out. BTG-Audio has also continued to innovate, by bringing out the only aftermarket FitEar cable (other than ALO Audio’s pricey SXC cable and FitEar’s own 00 cable) under $100, also with a sturdy overmold and two wire materials (copper and silver-plated copper), due this March. I’ve already put in a pre-order. Continue reading “BTG-Audio’s Sunrise Custom IEM Cable | Austere Professional”