Ok, some initial impressions of the FiiO cable, think mochill posted something similar along those lines but i forget and is too lazy to find it.
The FiiO cable seems to add some slight fullness to the overall sound (although i would not say it's added warmth or weight), and when i mean slight it is nothing really mind blowing but you can still pick out the difference. Not just that but it is kinda similar to the V-Moda cable in that it also adds some airiness as well, although it's not as airy as the V-Moda cable. The FiiO seems to sound the most "musical" to me, and by this i mean that it retains almost all the characteristics of the stock cable but adds some slight fullness and airiness which lifts up the soundstage further.
The stock cable is tight, snappy, punchy and the most clean, crisp, and clear sounding therefore many MIGHT have perceived these characteristics as kinda' "lean/ thin" sounding due to it's lack of fullness. The FiiO is therefore literally right in between stock cable and the V-Moda sonically in that if provides that slight fullness the stock one is lacking but is not overly airy like the V-Moda one. They didn't really add more weight, bass impact/ punch and true fullness that i had hoped for, but it still sounds pretty damn sweet and is the most musical/ fun of the three. The stock one is the most true to the sound of these Logans, the FiiO adds some fun factor into the mix, while the V-Moda makes these sound like an semi-open back set of portables due to the softer more airy sound.
Lets see how that el cheapo beats cable i got for $4.70 fit into the scheme of things, should be getting it by the end of the week.
Oh and the FiiO cable is thick, stiff and very rubbery feeling in a cheap kinda' way. LoL They sure as hell don't look like a $30+ cable. Thank god i got them from a trade, it is worth a try if you have some extra cash to burn, but the sound is not THAT significant of a difference to warrant their $30 plus price me thinks. And i still like the sound of the stock cable most........... for now.
edit: actually i might have to take that statement back, the FiiO cable is pretty damn musical. Will keep posted..........
Edited by sfwalcer - 2/11/14 at 11:59pm