Cables and Accessories
“ The product was provided to me free of charge for the review purpose in exchange for my honest opinion. The review was originally posted on my blog, and now I would like to share it with all my readers on Head-fi. Manufacturer website: Effect Audio, for sale on Music Sanctuary. *click on pictures to expand. Preamble. Aftermarket premium...” --twister6
“INTRODUCTION: A couple of months back, I had a chance to compare a few IEM upgrade cables and, I realized a good upgrade cable could unlock the real potential of an IEM. Even before I ordered my Empire Ears Zeus Custom IEM, I was sure I wanted an upgrade cable to go with it. After all, I had read that Zeus scales higher with a good cable. After some research I decided to buy a cable...” --EagleWings
“OVERVIEW The Effect Studio Thor Silver IEM Upgrade cable is the new flagship made from quad-braided pure UPOCC silver that has been cryo treated and put together with Cardas silver solder. The cable has a high-end look and feel, with a good thickness that has a relatively loose braid that won’t unravel below the hard plastic Y-Split and twisted above. A custom-made cable...” --average_joe
“ 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...” --ClieOS
“Introductions – I’m not going to lie, my first impression of custom cables always comes down to their aesthetic; bespoke cables are just so visually pleasing, especially EffectAudio’s latest cables which include their custom CF connectors. Humans are inherently drawn to the elaborate, lustrous myriads of silver, gold and copper, and these cables seem almost like jewellery compared to the...” --ryanjsoo
“JH5 + Effect Audio Ares Cable Physical aspects It is a cable with higher copper purity than is commonly used in normal cables. It is made up of cryo treated UPOCC Pure Copper. The base core used in UPOCC is 7N purity. Face you already realize that is a better made out in all parties. The 3.5mm connector that goes to the player is more robust and has a much...” --Vitor Valeri
“Introduction: The Effect Audio is a Singapore brand that is known with famous aftermarket cables. They offer Ares and Thor series headphone/IEM cables as well as Piccolino Ultimate and Eros Reference units. In addition, there is the Mars cable from Premium series and finally the Leonidas from Heritage class. In the accessory section of the Effect Audio website, there is a rich product...” --MikePortnoy
“ (Player: Cowon Plenue D ; Earphone: JH5) Before I start, I must say that this was not the beginning of my experience with the brand cables. I own the Ares cable also (first model) and make some comparisons between him and Thor Copper. When I received the cable already realized that there was an evolution in the finish of the materials. The P2 connector and the cable...” --Vitor Valeri
What is Piccolino? Piccolino is derived from the Crystal Cable product line, which is built with the highest quality conductors and insulators. The conducting material is high purity silver, filled with gold, and Teflon is used as an insulator. Its noise rejection and power-handling attributes are exceptional. Piccolino implements a flexible core design that makes it ideal for portable hi-fi...
Thor is designed and build by Effect Audio. It is made of Pure OCC Silver with Cryo Treatment, like other Silver cable, Thor produces extreme smooth sounding, super wide stage and crystal clear kids, moreover the Cryo treatment makes Thor deeper in bass and smoother in treble. As the flagship product of Effect Audio, we are adhering our perfectionism of workmanship, but also the high-end...