Pros: audio improvement, choice in termination, choices in wire material, choice in sleeve colors, affordable compared to other suppliers
Cons: Its limited to 4 strand wire due to how the cable travels in the headband. But Brian has offered a mod option if someone really wants 8 strand wire.
disclaimer - This review is based on an upgraded cable to 4 strand SPC wire, plus balanced termination (the base is copper wire and 1/8" termination)
I'm a bit embarrassed at how much I've spent on this hobby. But I guess I've at least found some "perspective". As most Head-Fiers, I look more and more for ways to squeeze more performance out of my equipment. So I decided I should try improving the cables, on my favorite headphones. I decided to begin with my beloved HD25ii Adidas Edition portables, and I looked to Brian at BTG Audio.
On BTG's web store you see the base model "Midnight" cables. But with Brian's assistance, based on my needs, we upgraded the cable's wire type and termination. All I can say is, this might have been the smartest purchase I've made, in this hobby. I have had a large increase of instrument separation, and a modest improvement in soundstage. Bass is more precise and less muffled. And treble has more sparkle. I always loved the HD25s for their ability to be very forgiving with recordings of lower quality, and I don't feel any of that ability was lost (I was concerned a bit about loosing that benefit). I also saw wonderful improvements using this upgrade direct from the source, when I was mostly expecting to see the improvement just in multi component stacks.
I have zero issues recommending this product, and I have already. While receiving wonder feedback from those who went with my suggestion.
My evaluation sources:
iPod Touch 4th -> CLAS db -> Rx Mk3 B -> HD25
iPod Touch 4th -> HD25
Macbook Pro -> HD25