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post #256 of 1355

Have been using my FAW Hybrid Series cable with my FitEar TG!334s and all I can say is WOW! This is my second cable from FAW, the first being a cable for my Sennheiser HD25s, and the quality I remember from the first is improved upon with the second. Great job, Matthew!

post #257 of 1355

Hi,

I received my first FAW cable today and I must say I'm pretty impressed, this is a lot of value for money!!

 

I ordered a FAW Color Series HPC to replace the stock cable on my HE-400 in the office.

 

 

Cable looks, feels and sounds good!!!

 

Next step: FAW Claire XLR interconnects to link my Mjolnir and Gungnir together :D

 

Highly recommended in my book!!!!

post #258 of 1355
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Originally Posted by theThirty3rd View Post

Have been using my FAW Hybrid Series cable with my FitEar TG!334s and all I can say is WOW! This is my second cable from FAW, the first being a cable for my Sennheiser HD25s, and the quality I remember from the first is improved upon with the second. Great job, Matthew!

I have the Hybrid Series cable on order for my Shure SE846. Very much looking forward to receiving it. I bought it mainly because I'm shallow and I like the look of the FORZA gear. Also the memory wire of the stock Shure cable does my head in.
post #259 of 1355

I order my cable from Forza for my SURE SE

I love it 

The build quality is great

The sound is great

The price is great

The communication with Matthew was great

I will surely order more from him

Dan 

post #260 of 1355
yay my item is finally shipped. sooner than expected. can't wait for my usb cable
post #261 of 1355

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FAW Noir MK2 new improved cable under way for my lcd-2's. Now the waiting begins...loong days ahead...

 

When i get the cable i will post some pictures.

post #262 of 1355

Just got my "Copper Series Android LOD Mk2" which is a Micro to Mini USB OTG cable.

In terms of build quality. Just, wow. I'm not worried in the slightest about it coming apart in less than a year or two, and I am far from the most gentle of electronics users. It's very flexible, yet thick and tough. The cable sleeve is nice and soft, yet tough feeling, I don't think it'll start tearing or ripping anytime soon. You can tell a lot of thought and care went into the design and build.

I can't really say much for the sound. For a few reasons. The first being that this is the first time I've been able to use the E07k DAC function with my phone and player. Nor am I even sure that USB cables affect SQ, if they do, well, the rest of my setup isn't quite high quality enough for me to be able to tell.

A cursory scan of the Forza site reveals you can only buy the original Android LOD at the moment. Don't know how long that'll take to resolve. When I ordered mine I got an email sent from Forza (now I don't know if it was Matthew or automated for anyone that purchased the mk1) telling me that there was an updated and improved cable available (the mk2), and asking if I'd like to pay for the upgrade it. I wanted to, and Matt himself responded promptly and answered my questions. The cable took a little under 2 weeks to get here from Poland with the cheapest shipping option.

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Edited by 18scsc - 4/12/14 at 1:57pm
post #263 of 1355
I just ordered a 1.25m HD650 "Color" cable with 6.3mm Neutrik plug. I also bought a 3m extension "Color" cable with 6.3mm Neutrik plug & socket. I ordered them in blue (not sure what kind of blue).

I'm not sure they'll be a sonic upgrade to my stock HD650 cable but they should look better. If it goes well I've got a few other cans to do. I'm also wanting an OTG USB cable for my SGN3 to E18 but I'd like them in an unusual orientation.

I want to see a European company do well in this market, even if only for the lack of import tax for us fellow Europeans. If they sound as good as they look even better.
Edited by Solrighal - 4/12/14 at 5:58pm
post #264 of 1355

Here are some pictures of the Noir Mk2 cable from FAW as promised.

 

What a beautiful cable, very flexible and soft, and with the 1/4 inch gold plug it looks really good.

Matthew replied that i had the choice between the old Noir cable and the new Mk2, and i chose to pay extra for the upgade.

I asked for a picture of the new cable and this is what Matthew wrote about the new Mk2 version.

 

 "They are more flexible, come in Litz geometry, covered by antioxidation layer and what is the most important with even better SQ. They will also feature more robust sleeving"

The example on the picture is the Claire HPC, the new cable is the one at the bottom of the picture. 

Beautiful!

 

I didn had much time to listen yet, but I felt clearly that the bass is deeper and more prominent with the new cable as well as the harsh treble in some recordings have been less annoying, somehow i think the sound is more soft and pleasant in a way, without losing clarity.

I think this is a very good and reasonably priced cable.

 

Excellent job Matthew!

post #265 of 1355

Does anyone know how the FAW Color series compares to the LCD2 stock cables in terms of SQ?

post #266 of 1355
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Originally Posted by PTom View Post

Does anyone know how the FAW Color series compares to the LCD2 stock cables in terms of SQ?

I'd like to know the same as compared to the HD650 stock cable. Anyone?
post #267 of 1355

Ordered a Noir cable for my Hifiman this Thursday and got an email from Matthew a day later regarding the possibility to upgrade to Mk2, which I did. So far very happy with the communications with Forza. I really appreciate being able to support a european cable maker. Now the waiting for the cable.

post #268 of 1355
What's the difference with the MkII?
post #269 of 1355
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

What's the difference with the MkII?

Quoting Matthew:

They are more flexible, come in Litz geometry, covered by antioxidation layer and what is the most important with even better SQ. They will also feature more robust sleeving.

 

 

They also have another option, the Noir Hybrid:

Also the cables wih similar mechanical properties, but in hybrid OCC copper/silver (not SPC!) configuration in semi-Litz geometry will be available. It is a cable especially designed for warm/dark headhones.

post #270 of 1355
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Originally Posted by snejk View Post

Quoting Matthew:
They are more flexible, come in Litz geometry, covered by antioxidation layer and what is the most important with even better SQ. They will also feature more robust sleeving.


They also have another option, the Noir Hybrid:
Also the cables wih similar mechanical properties, but in hybrid OCC copper/silver (not SPC!) configuration in semi-Litz geometry will be available. It is a cable especially designed for warm/dark headhones.

Thanks for the info, very nice to know. Is the Noir Hybrid on the website? I don't see it. What does it do that particularly suits dark headphones?
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