Originally Posted by nickif
Another problem of the 335s is the treble, which is rolled off significantly enough to make the whole presentation too laid back even a bit dull. Any recommendations on after market cable to tighten the bass and extent the high? Thanks
A few weeks back, MTTheFirst & myself dabbled around with cables from a few different makers (now that we're starting to see 3rd party cable makers for FitEar). Some of the pure silver OCC cables we tried did have the ability to extend the trebles more, however, to my opinion, not necessarily in a refined way. Maybe it was a lack of burn-in time or just a mismatch of cables-to-IEMs but the highs though extended, sounded somewhat "coarse".
The cables I have (on loan) now are the Tralucent Silver and Silver/Gold and to me the Silver/Gold does control the highs a little better (although not as extended as some of the aforementioned silver OCC, but more so than the FitEar 000 or 001 cables) and a nicer texture to the bass. The price of the Tralucent Silver/Gold though is quite pricey (I'm guessing between the $600-$800 range).
The other brand that caught our eye is the Toxic Cables Virus which although wasn't (to my ears) at the Tralucent Silver/Gold level but quite close for about 1/2 the price. Just like anything else in audio components, law of diminishing returns apply to cables too. MTheFirst now has Toxic Cable's TotL Silver Widow of which I hope to get my hands on in the next few days to compare it against the Tralucent Silver/Gold.
Bear in mind that all this is opening up a can of worms of whether spending so much is "worth it" or not - that's up to each individual. Personally for me, in trying out various cables for the MH335DW, I personally feel there's still potential in this IEM. The only question is how far am I prepared to go (or maybe "spend" would be a better word?) to see what I can squeeze out of the MH335DW.