Originally Posted by Capri87
How about the sound quality if u compare this with uber mini?
So I actually don't think that'll be too fair of a comparison as their construction content is actually quite different (and as such the price). I'm actually going to review it below and hopefully it'll shed some light on the differences.
Introduction to Custom Art
Firstly I'd like to thank Peter of Custom Art for offering me this cable to review. I offered to post it back when done but he just said I could keep it, which is truly appreciated.
This cable is the SilverLine of the he Custom Art series of cables. it's a 1x4, 4N Silver (99.9999%) stranded cable. More info about it here :-
The price of this particular one he sent me is 129PLN (which assuming my conversion isn't wrong, it's USD$40.80!!!??). I don't think I've come across any other cable maker that makes almost pure silver at that price level.
The emphasis on the trebles of the Custom Art is noticeable due to the silver cables. They are however, not bright but still there's a slight graininess to the texture. Possibly longer burn in time could smooth out that graininess. The details they provide in the mids and upper are, to my ears, pretty much on par with the other cables I have around the $100 mark (the VentureCraft V7MJ2L, or the other VentureCraft Go-DAP promo cable). The differences between the Custom Art SliverLine over the VentureCraft are the revealing nature of SilverLine over the the other copper or copper/silver based cables. This actually works well for IEMs that are more warm by nature (e.g. the FitEar MH335DW, or TO GO! 334) but could be a tad bright for Ocharaku Kaede's (where those aforementioned copper-based ICs would probably help balance the overall FR).
There is somewhat less emphasis of bass on the SliverLine and that's somewhat to be expected, at least in experiences of different materials for ICs. The VentureCraft copper-based cables do have more warmth to them.
How does the Custom Art SliverLine compare to the Mezzo Soprano & Tralucent Uber Cables? The latter two still have an edge in the finesse and refine nature of the presentation. Whether this is actual resolution, I'm not certain yet but it does feel that the Mezzo Soprano and Tralucent Uber ICs have that fine-grained (photo terminology!!??) smoothness to the texture. In addition, the Mezzo Soprano and the Tralucent Uber ICs have that added staging presence in width and depth, over the Custom Art SilverLine IC. Bear in mind though that (assuming I didn't mess up in my currency conversion, we're talking about comparing $40 to $300-$350 cables).
I think the Custom Art SilverLine is extremely great value for money. As mentioned until now I've not come across a silver cable for such a low price. In terms of performance, if one is after a cable that's somewhat more on the revealing side, the SilverLine can probably compete with the other IC cables around the $100. However, those cables I have around the $300+ are in a league of their own.
For my personal use, I actually think the Custom Art Silverline could be my default cable for the above combination of VentureCraft DD 12V LE, the Analogue Squared Paper TUR-06, & FitEar TO GO! 334. The TUR-06 has a nice bass thump to it, and the TO GO! 334 is a warmish IEM. This silver cable help in improving the FR balance. It's also a longer and flexible cable in comparison to my other ICs which makes it more practical.