Just wanted to post second day observations for breaking in my XV Ultra.
- Top end is still a bit hot, but not as much and seems more controlled.
- More detail and even delicate and quiet detail is available.
- Bass has is more present and I am actually hearing more and deeper bass on songs that I know because of the cable.
- The organic whole presentation of music such as tone and timber seem right to me. I hear a fullness and richness that goes beyond the XV 2, so from my mind there is a definate improvement.
Thus far I am very happy with this cable and think it is very good in and of itself and for the price is a very good value. Probably have another day to break in. I've read it takes about 4 days to break in fully. I have mine hooked up to my Wadia i170 and leave my iPod in and playing all of the time on shuffle so I'm thinking it would only take me two days before everything settles down.