I have received my pair of Claire interconnects after having used the FAW Usb cable. The Usb Twin cable sounds very good for the price and quite better than the Wireworld stuff I have been using before, and lately I am experimenting with affordable analogue cables.
I took a long pair of interconnects (1,5 metres) to use with my Headamp AE-2 and AD2000 transportably in my room, in order to use control the volume without having to stand up from my seat.
These interconnects are very flexible and, since they use 7N copper, I was expecting a good compromise between flexibility and transparency.
They have a laid back sound, and are far from certain copper cables, since there is no addional bass bloom. They lay down the details and soundstage diffusedly, and while they are very smooth and tend to sweeten the highs, they don't make the sound darker. In fact, they are very transparent to detail retrieval. The upper midrange area (about 2kHz and over) is a bit toned down compared to other cables, and with one of my dac's, the Metrum Octave, this produces some lack of solidity in the main harmonics, since the Metrum has a bloom mainly in the lower midrange and has a softer upper end. When I use the Idat, which is very midrange focused thanks to using Blackgates capacitors, the relaxing tonality of the Claire merges better with the DAC's signature, sounding more delicate without obscuring the details, and reducing some harshness and fatigue especially with certain rock music.
The Claire shares the same liquid sound signature of the digital cable, with a detailed, non fatiguing sound and relaxing feeling. They mainly differ in treble rendition, where the albeit they share a common a liquid signature, the former is more laid back and diffused, while the twin USB cable also focuses in producing a higher amount of air and tridimensional separation.
I have also ordered a recable for my Etymotic ER4P, which should be here in a couple of weeks I guess, and I will be reporting back.