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[Apollo] IEM Upgrade Cable by Effect Audio Reviews

ClieOS

Good build quality + excellent ergonomics, well worth the price.

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Pros: Value, Comfort, good fit and finish.

Cons: None

Build Quality: For something hand built, the overall build quality is quite good. Of course, it isn’t nearly as perfect as something from a plastic molding machine but it is far ahead from the early days of DIY cable with ugly and stiff heat shrink. The actual cable itself is surprisingly slim and flexible, almost looks fragile in a way but thankfully it is quite strong in the hand. The transparent sleeve showcases the rather delicate braiding of 8 silver plated 5N OFC wires. Yet because of the slimness of the individual wires, the whole cable is still extremely soft and thin. The pins termination as well as the Y-splitter section are all pre-molded plastic parts glued together to cover...
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average_joe

The Apollo is an ergonomic dream; thin, light, flexible, tangle resistant, all resulting in excellent performance.

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Pros: Ergonomics, fit & finish, value

Cons: Other similarly priced cables can offer better SQ improvements, although not with the same great ergonomics.

From my multi-custom IEM cable review thread.   Effect Studio [Apollo] Advanced upgrade Cable for UE/Shure ($88)         Effect Studio packaging; Y-split, plug, and shell connectors; free form; with old Effect Studio Crystal cable   I reviewed two Effect Studio cables previously, and while they looked amazing in photos and great in person, they didn’t score high primarily due to ergonomics.  Effect Studio revamped their lineup and contacted me to see if I was interested in trying their new cables.  The Apollo cable I received has connectors that fit Shure, Sensaphonics, and the Ultimate Ears UE900, among others.  The...
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