Ok so time for a looooong over due post to show my appreciation to Matt and Forza Audioworks and the awesome cables and custom builds he has made for me over the past year. When it comes to customer service, reliability, build quality, communication and pricing, everything said previously in this thread is absolutely true! By far the best customer service I have ever experienced! If you have a question, shoot Mateusz an e-mail and he'll take care of you!
As a disclaimer to this post: I will not be talking about how the cables sound or the different signatures/nuances they provide etc. I'm not experienced enough to comment on these things. I buy cables for ergonomics, functionality and appearance, and for me, FAW excels at these areas (+ all the cables actually work! ) Just FYI. (basically eyecandy!)
For me it all started pretty small when roughly a year ago, I was looking for a small and sleek looking interconnect for my, back then, recently acquired portable rig, an RWAK100+Vorzamp duo (still my go-to portable rig today). I've posted pics of that rig earlier in this thread, but below a side by side comparison between the rig back then and the rig today. As you can see I nowadays use a custom built jumper, made by Matt naturally
Since I got the jumper, my rig has been complete and I have not been infected by upgradeitis (yet!).
At the time of the copper series IC purchase I also bought a Clair IC, mainly because it was/is gorgeous! I didn't actually have any use for it at the time Nowadays I'm using it with my phone and Headstage Arrow 3G when I want to listen to Spotify on the go. Even though the Claire is a thick 8 conductor IC, it's surprisingly flexible (as is all the FAW cables I own might I add).
A couple of single ended adapters. Flexible, durable, beautiful!
A few months ago, I decided I was going to get myself a pair of Audeze's (didn't know it would end up being the 3's at the time) after auditioning them at a hifi-meet here in Stockholm. I decided I was going to run them of a stereo speaker using speaker taps (had at the time fallen in love with and acquired the Elekit 22 hybrid amp and wanted to try it with headphones). As I had promised my wife to be (nowadays my wife) that I would not get a pair of Audeze's before our wedding I decided to Recable my beloved DT770/80's so it could be run balanced off the speaker taps of the Elekit. Naturally, I once again contacted Mateusz and from there it was all smooth sailing. I decided on a Noir Hybrid HPC FAW with dual XLR (Audeze) connectors at the headphone end and dual 3 pin XLR at the amp end. The reason behind this was that when I actually get the Audeze's I could use the same cable for both headphones and the stock Audeze cables would work with the DT770's (which is how I run them today).
Build quality on the DT's is superb and they look gorgeous!
And finally I also got a couple of speaker tap (bananas) to 3 pin XLR female adapters.
All in all, my journey with FAW has been an amazing one! You've not heard the last of me Matt! Thank you!
I'll be back!
Edited by esmBOS - 8/8/14 at 10:08am