HALLO to HEAD-FI,
Which I am reading since a long time, but this is my first response due to buying a Forza Claire Hybrid Cable for my AKG 812.
Maybe some words to my equipment I am listening with. Source is a PC with JRiver and JPlay witch is feeding an AYRE QB 9 DSD. From there the signal goes either to a modified STAX SRM007, either to a HIGH-AMP Hybrid or , for dynamic headphones to a CAVALLI Liquid Fire. My headphones are Stax SR007, HD 800 and the AKG812.
I didn't buy the Forza because I was inconntened with the sound of the AKG. Just wanted a shorter cable and a nicer connector. I like its direct, clear "studiosound".
So what did I get and what changed: First, service was perfect, thanks Mathew. The cable arrived in time in a nice package and looks valuable. Heavy Furutech connector.
And the sound? Music gets warmer, rounder and more body. In the beginning I was scared of missing details, but no, everything is still there. After a while I changed back to the original cable and I understand now, that some people find the AKGs sound too bright.
This cable will stay! Certainly worth the money!
Thanks to Forza
And enjoy the music
P.s.: excuse my English, writing from Vienna/Austria