General Information

Inspired by the mythical creature of flight and strength, Griffin embodies the essence of its namesake, elevating your audio experience to new heights.

Griffin is custom created using a new Silver-plated Copper material that ensures the utmost accuracy in bass and treble reproduction, capturing every subtle nuance and intricate detail with astonishing clarity. A multi-strand geometry is implemented to ensure a fuller-bodied sound is achieved.

Prepare to soar above and beyond ordinary listening experiences. Let Griffin unleash its wings, granting you access to a world where audio perfection reigns supreme. Experience music with the power, grace, and majesty of Griffin by your side.

Technical Specification:

>Selected Premium UP-OCC Silver Plated Copper Litz
>Multi-Sized Stranding
>24 AWG 4 Wires
>EA Ultra Flexi™ Insulation
>ConX® Basic Interchangeable Connector
>TermX™ Ready Interchangeable Plug

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100+ Head-Fier
Effect Audio x HiFiGo Griffin Earphone Cable - Sonic Mastery and Versatility Combined
Pros: Innovative Design: The TermX & ConX Double-Ended Interchangeable Plug System is a revolutionary concept that grants users the ability to tailor the cable to a wide array of audio equipment and devices.
Superior Materials: Crafted with the finest materials, the cable boasts not only exceptional durability but also a commitment to sonic purity.
Sound Enhancement: The Griffin cable elevates the performance of your earphones, enhancing sound clarity, detail, and overall fidelity.
Expansive Soundstage: The cable has a unique talent for expanding the soundstage, delivering an immersive and spatial listening experience.
Comfort and Durability: The cable has been designed with user comfort and wear resistance in mind, ensuring a long-lasting and enjoyable experience.
Cons: Limited Compatibility: While incredibly versatile, the Griffin cable may not be compatible with all audio devices or earphones (with stock connectors). It is advisable to check compatibility to ensure a perfect fit.
Learning Curve: The interchangeable plug system, while innovative, may require some time to master its full potential and grasp the intricacies of its usage (for some).
Cable Length: Some users may prefer a longer cable length for specific applications, such as studio recording or stage performances.
Disclaimer: This review reflects my personal, subjective preferences and is solely based on my own experiences with the product. It's important to note that this review is not influenced by HiFiGo in any way, and I have not received any compensation for it. As always, I highly recommend testing the product yourself before making a purchase decision. I'd like to express my gratitude to HiFiGo for organising this review tour and providing me with the opportunity to share my thoughts on the product.

Product Link: Effect Audio x HiFiGo Griffin Cable


Overview/Prologue: The Effect Audio x HiFiGo Griffin Earphone Cable stands as a testament to the relentless pursuit of uncompromising sound quality and unparalleled versatility. Born from a collaboration between two revered names in the audio industry, this cable introduces the groundbreaking TermX & ConX Double-Ended Interchangeable Plug System. It opens the door to a level of adaptability previously unseen in the realm of audio, promising audiophiles and music aficionados an exceptional listening journey.


Design and Build Quality: The Effect Audio x HiFiGo Griffin Earphone Cable transcends the realm of being just a cable; it's a technological marvel. The TermX & ConX Double-Ended Interchangeable Plug System presents a unique solution that allows users to effortlessly switch between terminations, making it universally compatible with a wide range of audio gear. This versatility becomes especially advantageous for audiophiles who own multiple earphones or headphones, as it eliminates the need for investing in multiple cables.


The build quality of the Griffin cable is nothing short of exceptional. Crafted from premium UP-OCC Silver Plated Copper Litz, the cable employs multi-sized stranding and a 24 AWG 4-wire configuration to ensure not only remarkable durability but also pristine signal transmission. The cable's EA Ultra Flexi™ Insulation adds to its ergonomic and user-friendly design, guaranteeing a comfortable listening experience in a variety of environments.

Sound Quality: The Griffin cable, when paired with high-quality earphones like the SEE Audio Neko and Astell & Kern Odyssey Limited Edition IEMs, transcends the ordinary and takes the listening experience to another realm. With the SEE Audio Neko, the cable excels in enhancing delicacy, balance, and emotional connectivity in the music, delivering an auditory journey that's immersive and rich in detail.


When connected to the Astell & Kern Odyssey Limited Edition IEMs, the cable unleashes the full potential of these remarkable IEMs. It substantially widens the soundstage, creating an expansive, lifelike listening environment. The cable underscores the IEMs' capability to reproduce intricate nuances with unparalleled clarity, delivering an incredibly immersive sound experience.


It is not just a cable; it's a valuable addition to any audiophile's collection, offering a tangible and transformative sonic upgrade.


Conclusion: The Effect Audio x HiFiGo GRIFFIN Earphone Cable represents the pinnacle of innovation and quality in the audio industry. Its unique TermX & ConX Double-Ended Interchangeable Plug System sets a new standard for adaptability, making it an indispensable tool for audiophiles who demand the utmost in sound quality and versatility.


While the premium price tag reflects its unwavering quality, the Griffin cable is a wise investment for those who cherish the finer nuances of music and seek to extract the maximum potential from their audio equipment. It's more than just a cable; it's a conduit to musical perfection, enhancing the sound quality and listening experience in ways that words can hardly capture. The Griffin cable is a bridge between you and your music, a masterpiece of engineering that amplifies the artistry of sound.


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New Head-Fier
Effect Audio x Hifigo Griffin - Quick Review
Pros: ConX
No microphonics
Cons: Not much really
Thanks to Hifigo and Pulkit for organising the review tour of the Effect Audio x Hifigo Griffin cables.
The impressions shared below are mine and there is no compensation whatsoever in exchange of the review.
Effect Audio and the Hifigo collab brings a beautiful cable with some real cool features - Replacable terminations on both end! Read on and find out!
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Effect Audio has a set of very nice looking cables that have been popular on the market. The Griffin retails at $199 on Hifigo (

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The Griffin comes in a nice box and a unique looking carry case, in a nice cardboard box. It also carries a pamplet of other Effect Audio cables.

The cables are a nice silver colored 8core Silver plated Copper cable. There is sufficient heft in the cables and looks like a long lasting one. There is a bright red carbon fibre like material in the strain relief that looks like a jewel.

The cable comes with 2 features - replaceable connectors and ConX connectors on the earphone end. What this means is that the cables can be used with a lot of iems (mmcx/2Pin) and sources (2.5, 3.5, 4.4mm)!
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Sound impressions
The cables perform fairly well, with a balanced sound. In comparison with other SPC cables, these dont seem to boost the bass all that much (keeps it nice and tight) and enhances the treble a touch more.

Do note that this is in comparison with other similar SPC cables and not standalone impressions.

I tried it with a Single DD iem (QDC Dmagic Solo) as I prefer to audition single driver iems when doing cable impressions.
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What I also had on hand to compare is the Effect Audio Cadmus, which has a similar construction and very nearly the same pricepoint. And surprise surprise, or not, the cables performed very similarly.They are priced near identically too.

Overall, a well constructed cable with replaceable connectors that should be offered by most iem makers in the expensive bracket atleast.


New Head-Fier
The perfect cable for your IEM! The Effect Audio X HiFiGo Griffin
Pros: 1. Improves the technical abilities
2. Upper mid range is more pronounced with better clarity
Cons: 1. The cable is prone to memory

Review Of The Hifigo X Effect Audio Griffin



The Effect Audio is a prominent cable manufacturer that creates products of the highest quality. To be honest, their products actually have an impact on the sound, not by changing it but by making it better when used with an IEM. This is based on my personal experience with their entry-level cables, the Eros S, Cadmus, and Ares. After my trial use, I noticed that most IEMs felt more technically enhanced rather than tonally altered. Normally, I don't prefer to review cables because of indifference in beliefs and ideals in many audiophiles, but when it comes to Effect Audio, I'm all for it. As a result, I'll be reviewing the griffin, a new, budget-friendly cable that was created in partnership with Hifigo. But first, let me clear up a few asssumptions.



*Since this unit tour was organised by the beautiful people at HiFiGo, I am grateful to them. And as I've said in all of my evaluations, the same is true for this one: all of the concepts I've expressed below are entirely my own, original ideas that haven't been influenced by anyone else. If interested, go to this link
*I am not associated with the connection, and I receive no financial assistance from anyone.
*For the remainder of the review, I will refer to this cable as “Griffin”.
*I am using different IEMs for better understanding and findings.
*Finally, I will only evaluate the Griffin based on their performance, even though I will explain how it feels and seems physically and aesthetically.


The Griffin is a double-ended interchangeable plug system with four wires of high purity copper that is silver plated for IEM upgrades. The cable is constructed from carefully chosen premium UP-OCC silver-plated copper Litz and is bound with four 24AWG wires. EA ultra flexi insulation is another feature. The IEM connecting point cap and termination cap are blueish grey and have a silver appearance on the cable. A red carbon-textured plate is over the cable Y splitter's black body. The Y splitter, termination end, and IEMs connection end of the cable all bear the brand name and company logos. There is also a chin slider, though it is rarely used in a useful manner. The cable itself appears to be lightweight, but it has a poor memory shape and struggles to maintain its shape. The cable is about 120 cm long and does appear to be high-end. In addition, there is a cable case, a basic ConX set, and a TermX 4.4mm interchangeable end which is included in the package.




I think we can all agree that the subjective nature of this hobby makes it a very difficult situation for an audiophile to handle. Usually, when discussing sources, cables, or eartips, the changes and effects are minimal to nonexistent to most people, but I am aware that there can be changes in sound when using different cables, sources, or eartips. Therefore, as I respect both your opinions and mine, I would appreciate no denigration of my integrity or disparaging remarks about them. Everyone has the right to share their experiences, and ultimately the audience will decide whether or not to believe them. I use the word "alter" in these cases because the exaggeration of my results does not significantly change the tuning or signature of the IEM. I hope everyone will give my request some thought.


The sources used are:

1. Tempotec V6
2. Sony WM1A

The IEMs the cable was used with:

Thieaudio Monarch MKII

Monarch MKII is the foundation from where I start recognising other IEMs. For me the Monarch MKII has the perfect treble, mid range and bass. I may prefer more punchy bass though, but all in all close to what I find in an IEM. The treble is extensive and exceptionally smooth for my taste. The mid range is centric and very expressive and the bass goes deep and rumbles beautifully. The bass feels lacking slam but it is there, but I love the way it is. In my opinion, these are technical monster, as the stage is expansive and realistic with great depth and acting dimensions. The imaging may have been more edgy and sharp but it is enough to sound clean and crisp. The separation is really how distant and distinctive every element should be. The attack and decay resolves at a pace I find natural and real. All in all I find it to sound perfect with superb tonality and excellent technicalities. Monarch MKII still surprises me how both technical and tonal performances blend and compliments each other. A peaceful and relaxed play.


I'll be honest and say that, in terms of revelation and approach, my Eros S does a better job of bringing the details and polishing the notes. The Griffin does sound like a more intimate experience because the vocals move forward and have a good sense of depth and imaging. But in general, I consider the Griffin to be a different pairing cable. However, I would have purchased the Griffin and paired my Monarch MKII if I had been using the stock cable with the Monarch MKII. Although it comes down to personal preference, I would also point out that the termX connection and the lighter, more versatile cable have two additional benefits over the Eros S cable. So, yes, I would choose the Griffin if I wanted my vocals to be more noticeable and a compact pairing.

Thor Mjolnir MKII

Mjolnir is a very bassy set which has a lot of sub bass emphasis. The treble and upper mid range is also very forward in the mix. The upper treble has great extension as well. The bass is very punchy and boomy while acting fast. Mjolnir is a great V-shape sounding IEM with a different approach to explosive bass that has better technicalities, especially in this price range. The stage is great with nice surround stage and depth where the separation of each element sounding distant enough them to procure space to breathe and distinct themselves. The attack and decay of the driver capability is really quick and performs great. The vocals may feel lean and sparkly, the warmth or the fuller experience is something that these lack.


The Mjolnir MKII is an all-in-one DD IEM that can handle anything. I don't like how the IEM sometimes sounds too aggressive and offensive when I connect it to my Eros S cable. However, the Griffin strikes a better balance because the stage is wider and the details aren't as sharp, which would otherwise make the audience tired. The treble and upper mid range had the same feeling of energy, but the clarity and sibilance were improved. Better texture made the bass feel more tactile and even stronger. I believe the cable is contributing to the Mjolnir MKII's appeal to a wider audience outside of the basshead scene.

Thieaudio Hype2

Hype2 is also a bassy set that focuses on the sub bass region, but after testing it out and listening to several tracks, I discovered that it is more well-balanced, with some of the best vocals available that are as natural-sounding and clear as they can be over each note, as well as excellent instrumentation. During my testing, I have never encountered such a capable IEM in this price range or above that competes with high-end IEMs and outperforms them in terms of imaging stereo separation and holographic staging. I firmly believe that this IEM will eventually supersede all others. The mid range sounds organic and well-rounded, the bass sounds substantial and organic even when the emphasis is on the sub bass, and the treble is noticeably better with great extension and a smooth and expressive nature.


The thought that crossed my mind as I was listening to Hype2 on the griffin was that this IEM needs this cable. The Hype2 is not particularly intricate or detailed, but that is also the very core of the IEM's tuning, which makes it sound more natural and smooth. The treble was more expressive with smooth texturing in the notes, but I discovered that the notes were more defied with more sharper expression when I paired it with the Hype2. Without sacrificing anything, the upper mid range felt more revealing in the mix. The bass had good attack frequency and felt a little controlled. The details and resolution, in terms of technical performance, could be better. I believe that the Hype2 is a more useful IEM as a result of the pairing.

SeeAudio Neko

Sincerely speaking, the bright neutral sound of Neko is not what I typically prefer, but I can listen to them for hours on end without getting tired of them. I recently received Neko for review purposes. I adore the seamless transition of energy between higher frequencies and the transparent, unambiguous approach that neither introduces offensive sounds nor a hazy BA timbre. Particularly when the sound leans toward a bright signature, the balance between the tonality and technicalities is better than the rest of the IEMs I have heard. The bass is controlled and produces a soft reproduction to make up for the transparency in response to higher frequencies. The treble is extremely clear and detailed, the midrange is airy and expressive, and the bass is controlled.


Now, the sound immediately felt better in terms of resolution and details when I paired the Neko with the Griffin, especially with the upper mid range. The treble had a smoother, slightly crisper feel. I really don't feel the need to buy a new cable, even though the Cadmus came with the Neko as its stock cable. The only aspect of the Neko that was improved was the stereo separation. It already had a very strong signature. As a result, I consider the Griffin to be an alternative cable to the Neko but not an upgrade.

Tracks Used

Luna Haruna - Overfly
Rokudenashi - The Flame of Love
LMYK - 0 (zero)
Marina Horiuchi - Mizukagami no Sekai
Indila - Love Story
Indila - Tourner dans le vide
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Tom Petty - Free Fallin'
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Blue Oyester Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
Guns 'N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
The Police - Every Breath You Take
Gojira - Amazonia
TV on the radio - Wolf Like Me
Bring Me To The Horizon - Can You Feel My Heart
Bring Me To The Horizon - sTraNgeRs
Avril Lavigne - Dare To Love Me
Travis - Love Will Come Through
Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know
DJ Shadows - Six Days (Remix) [feat. Mos Def]
Lady Gaga - Just Dance
Lil Wayne - Lollipop
Flo Rida - Low
Sebastian Lopez & Flug - Electronic Measures
Federico Mecozzi - Blue (Da Ba Dee)
Wayve - Not Enough
Kai Wachi & TeZATalks - Ghost
NGHTMRE, Zeds Dead & Tori Levett - Shady Intentions
Zeds Dead, DNMO & GG Magree - Save My Grave
Skrillex, Noisia, josh pan & Dylan Brady - Supersonic
Skrillex & Nai Barghouti - Xena
Skrillex, Missy Elliott & Mr. Oizo - RATATA
Kaifi Khalil, Eva B & Wahab Bugti - Kana Yaari
A.R. Rahman, Javed Ali & Mohit Chauhan - Kun Faya Kun



This review will come to a conclusion by saying that the Griffin is a very capable cable with the ability to change the sound without endangering the integrity of the IEM while revealing subtle nuances that were not audible when using the stock cables. The griffin describes what Effect Audio's expensive line can do at a small fraction of the price, so I would definitely recommend it, especially given the price. Other, more affordable Effect Audio cables don't quite perform as well as the griffin.

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