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And many more brands not frequently discussed here. How's YYPro stuff?
They have many great cables plus they have amps, mods and iems.
post #452 of 464

I actually want to see.

 

All copper VS

All Silver VS

All Hybrid VS

All gold/silver VS

All flagship VS.

post #453 of 464
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I actually want to see.

All copper VS
All Silver VS
All Hybrid VS
All gold/silver VS
All flagship VS.
for : best sound stage? Best bass? , best mids? Easiest to use on the go ? Most neutral ?
post #454 of 464

is this normal for my saturn cable from yy pro audio and how will this affect sound

 


Edited by Sound Eq - Today at 2:30 am
post #455 of 464
From what i read from ALO audio staff, no effect on sound.

It's oxidation of copper.
post #456 of 464

 Hello,
Wow.. it's very good discussion going on. Great to see the comparisons and reviews about IEM cable threads. I prefer good quality Cables for my manufacturing process of medical device. And often use different types of cables. Usually use the cables from Peter's Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd which are of great quality and are comfortable to use.

Thank you.

post #457 of 464
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I LOVE cables :D  Just spent two hours in a cable-heaven, testing and taking notes for my upcoming PWA 1960 2wire/4wire review.

 

 

Above, you see AAW W900 with its stock SPC versus PWA No5, TWag v4, EA Thor II+, TWau, PWA 1960 2wire, and PWA 1960 4wire cables.  I know that majority of head-fiers are not fortunate enough to be near @Kozato Music Sanctuary store in SGP where in addition to many high end C/IEMs on display you can also preview all these cables.  So hopefully my upcoming review, once I'm done with a write up, will be able to shed some light how these cables affect/improve the sound of various flagship monitors.  Stay tuned ;)

Twister, please try the PWA 1960 4wires with Zeus-XRA. I'd love to hear how they sound. There's been a big hype in this combo in EE thread.

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Twister, please try the PWA 1960 4wires with Zeus-XRA. I'd love to hear how they sound. There's been a big hype in this combo in EE thread.
I've tried it at music sanctuary, it gives a massive eargasm
post #459 of 464
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I LOVE cables :D  Just spent two hours in a cable-heaven, testing and taking notes for my upcoming PWA 1960 2wire/4wire review.

 

 

Above, you see AAW W900 with its stock SPC versus PWA No5, TWag v4, EA Thor II+, TWau, PWA 1960 2wire, and PWA 1960 4wire cables.  I know that majority of head-fiers are not fortunate enough to be near @Kozato Music Sanctuary store in SGP where in addition to many high end C/IEMs on display you can also preview all these cables.  So hopefully my upcoming review, once I'm done with a write up, will be able to shed some light how these cables affect/improve the sound of various flagship monitors.  Stay tuned ;)

Twister, please try the PWA 1960 4wires with Zeus-XRA. I'd love to hear how they sound. There's been a big hype in this combo in EE thread.

 

I will, multi-cable rounded up with Zeus-XRA and W900.  Btw, as a spoiler, I prefer 2wire 1960 with Zeus-XRA, it gives more body to the sound, while 4wire makes sound a little too revealing for my personal taste.  With W900, I prefer 4wire over 2wire, since it tightens the bass even more, and gives upper frequencies more transparency and better resolution, including even more well controlled sparkle in the treble.  Just because something cost more, doesn't mean it will be better.  It's all about the synergy where the signature of IEM plays a very important role.  Keep in mind, this is my subjective opinion based on my individual preference.

 

And speaking of price, I know that big elephant in the room here is how much these cables cost.  As I was corrected by @Kozato, 1960 cable could be purchased from any PWA distributor, though personally I only see Music Sanctuary being passionate about it and actively promoting it.  Now, when you look at the pricing, you get a bit of a sticker shock.  First of all, MS price is in SGP$ , not USD (that will be less when you convert it).  And second, it's MSRP price, not the actual sale price.  Thus, contact MS to find out the final sale price.

post #460 of 464
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I've tried it at music sanctuary, it gives a massive eargasm

 

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I will, multi-cable rounded up with Zeus-XRA and W900.  Btw, as a spoiler, I prefer 2wire 1960 with Zeus-XRA, it gives more body to the sound, while 4wire makes sound a little too revealing for my personal taste.  With W900, I prefer 4wire over 2wire, since it tightens the bass even more, and gives upper frequencies more transparency and better resolution, including even more well controlled sparkle in the treble.  Just because something cost more, doesn't mean it will be better.  It's all about the synergy where the signature of IEM plays a very important role.  Keep in mind, this is my subjective opinion based on my individual preference.

 

And speaking of price, I know that big elephant in the room here is how much these cables cost.  As I was corrected by @Kozato, 1960 cable could be purchased from any PWA distributor, though personally I only see Music Sanctuary being passionate about it and actively promoting it.  Now, when you look at the pricing, you get a bit of a sticker shock.  First of all, MS price is in SGP$ , not USD (that will be less when you convert it).  And second, it's MSRP price, not the actual sale price.  Thus, contact MS to find out the final sale price.

Any comparison to Effect Audio Mars, or Leonidas?

post #461 of 464
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Any comparison to Effect Audio Mars, or Leonidas?

 

Here: http://www.headfonia.com/review-effect-audio-mars-leonidas/

post #462 of 464
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Here: http://www.headfonia.com/review-effect-audio-mars-leonidas/

I meant Effect Audio Mars, Leonidas comparing to PWA 1960.

post #463 of 464
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Any comparison to Effect Audio Mars, or Leonidas?



Well hi there!

I can indeed confirm that the 1960 4-wire with the Zeus XRA sounds phenomenal. The resolution is off the charts, though I'd suspect a lot of people would prefer the two wire version for many reasons, including the extra body that twister6 describes. 2/4/6/8 wire cables all have their own signatures, so that's something to consider as well. If anyone wants more clarification please ask away.

As for the Leonidas comparison, I currently own one as well. I'd say that the 1960 is a more resolving cable and has a wider/deeper soundstage with better tonality. However the Leonidas has this wonderful organic and punchy sound that pairs well with a lot of music. I personally prefer the 1960 but its mostly up to IEM pairing and music preference.

EDIT: used to own a Mars, but am not very confident in describing the sound anymore
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post #464 of 464
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Well hi there!

I can indeed confirm that the 1960 4-wire with the Zeus XRA sounds phenomenal. The resolution is off the charts, though I'd suspect a lot of people would prefer the two wire version for many reasons, including the extra body that twister6 describes. 2/4/6/8 wire cables all have their own signatures, so that's something to consider as well. If anyone wants more clarification please ask away.

As for the Leonidas comparison, I currently own one as well. I'd say that the 1960 is a more resolving cable and has a wider/deeper soundstage with better tonality. However the Leonidas has this wonderful organic and punchy sound that pairs well with a lot of music. I personally prefer the 1960 but its mostly up to IEM pairing and music preference.

EDIT: used to own a Mars, but am not very confident in describing the sound anymore

Dang didn't know you have 1960, otw I would ask to try at Canjam NYC.

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