Originally Posted by abrmecom
I'll post an update as soon as I've had a chAnce to listen to them. Very happy with the speed.
Looking forward to it!
Originally Posted by Vitor Teixeira
In percentage, how much of an improvement do you think the Whiplash v2 TWag make with the Miracle?
I know it's subjective, but does it really worth that kind of money?
I won't tell people what is worth it and what isn't but just share my experiences. I was thinking of giving a subjective % but decided I don't think it will be very helpful as my number could be way off for someone else, so I will just share my experiences. Also, I am working on my own scoring system for the gear I am reviewing but am a ways off from my final numbers, therefore the numbers can change.
And I don't have a Miracle so I can't answer the question directly but can give you my experience with cables. My results with the TWag have been mixed, but there have been fairly consistent changes, but the amount of change depends on the custom IEM I have paired the TWag with. The changes include increased clarity, better dynamics, improved imaging, and overall smoother sound with a slight shift in tonal balance to a more airy, brighter sound. I will be writing a cable summary in the near future and haven't spent too much time with cables past my listening to the TWag and Beat Audio cables with the LS8 (which I decided to save for the cable writeup) and of course the cables for the TS842.
However, I did loan it to another member that owns the Miracle and he described it with the Miracle somewhat like I heard it with the LS8. With the LS8, the TWag cable showed a slight improvement of clarity/dynamics, but the LS8 is already extremely clear with excellent dynamics to start with. At the same time it changed the presentation due to the changes in imaging, which I thought sounded a little worse than the stock cable, so all in all I didn't care for the combo because of the change in presentation. I will be spending more time with the combo as I spent only 10-15 minutes A/Bing with the stock cable and about 5 minutes listening to it.
The TWag does help my EM3 Pro enough for me to think it is worth the cost with that custom IEM for my situation, but the presentation of the EM3 Pro is thicker and not as detailed as the LS8 with a different soundstage shape (much more 3D than the LS8). With the EM3 pro it improves the overall presentation by increasing the definition of everything within the space, improving instrument separation, clarity, dynamics, and imaging and with some sources such as the Clip+ the improvement is readily apparent after listening for a few minutes or A/Bing. What I mean by the apparent improvement after a few minutes is that when the EM3 Pro is paired with the Clip+ when using the stock cable I think the sound is too thick and veiled and not all that great sounding (the Clip+ is a darker player IMO), but with the TWag the improvements mentioned above as well as a brighter sound make the EM3 Pro much more enjoyable.
With a lower end custom IEM such as the Kozee X3, which is very dynamic but has a grain in the mids/treble isn't improved, and my guess is the dynamics are already very good and the grain prevents improvements. However, the TS842, which has a slight edge (different than grain) was improved with the Effect Studio Athena cable (different pin compatibility, but still silver wire) due to the smoothing/easing of the edge. If I were to rank the improvements, it the EM3 Pro with the TWag would be the largest followed by the Athena with the TS842 and then everything else I have tested so far would fall in a gray area of little, if any improvement. Of course, your experiences may differ with different sources, music, custom IEMs, and listening situations.