General Information

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From the Manufacturer:

• Carefully handmade cable consists of 4 cores of awg20 multistrand litz cryo treated 6N purity silver wire.
• Soldered with Mundorf Supreme Silver 9.5% audio solder.
• Graphene groups are placed in the center of wire in order to make vocals more precise and open.
• Silver cores are twisted multiple times in groups which make the wire look very special.
• Woven Litz construction is ideal to deliver RFI and EMI rejection and provides low capacitance.
• 6N silver transmits electrical signals faster and with less distortion than ordinary OFC wires.
• ‘Skin effect’ is noticeably reduced via separately enameled litz silver cores.
• Please note – silk sleeving is available till the Y split.

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Reviewer at hxosplus
Grand purity
Pros: + Ultimate transparency
+ Class leading resolution and refinement
+ Timbre realism
+ Very holographic
+ Enhanced imaging
+ Extracts dynamics and low end impact
+ Doesn't add brightens
+ Supreme build quality
+ Without microphonic noise
+ Available for all headphones on the market
+ Can also be made as speakers, interconnect and power cable
Cons: - Requires matching with top class sound system
- Sonic improvements are subtle
- Highly revealing nature might have opposite results than expected
- This is not some kind of an equalizer
This is a summary of the full Lavricables Grand review which is available in


Executive summary

The Grand is Lavricables top of the line cable. A premium awg-20 multi-strand litz cable with some of the best components available on the market made from 6n purity silver and Mundorf 10% silver solder.

A beautiful and well made cable which is very soft, it never gets tangled and it doesn't induce any microphonic noise. Someone could buy the Grand only for the great looks and the excellent build quality which are miles ahead than most stock cables.

The Grand is going to enhance all the sonic qualities of a high-end headphone system, given that you have one, or else you shouldn't bother and better seek the entry level Lavricables cables. The Grand cable is not some kind of a passive equalizer and please remember that all sound improvements are really audible but in a subtle manner. The Grand is not going to transform your system into something else but rather help extract every last bit of it's character and performance , something not necessarily positive if it is not up to the task.

A highly revealing cable with ultimate transparency that greatly improves resolution and refinement, extracts every last bit of detail but in a polite manner without inducing brightness, harshness or artificiality. The Grand is so absent from the chain that greatly improves the dynamics of the system by passing all the information without holding back nothing. It improves timbre realism and musicality while it engraves the holographic relief of the soundtage.

The Lavricables Grand is an upgrade cable that will help your already well matched headphone system to reach the summit of its capabilities.
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Lavricables Grand Silver Custom Cable for HiFiMan HE1000 Stealth Edition
Pros: More detailed and dynamic sounding than HiFiMan's Stock Cable. Luxurious in materials used, looks, feel and build quality.
Cons: The cost v performance dilemma
Lavricables Grand Series
The great cable debate
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This is all about a custom cable. Before we start, there is a great deal of debate on this subject, and I won't be shying away from that. The elephant in the room is the custom cable that replaces the freely supplied stock cable that came with your already expensive headphones. The one function of the custom cable is to improve the sound quality of your headphones. There are a huge variety of opinions out there as to whether the cable alone can make any difference to the sound quality of a headphone, no matter how expensive it is. Hitherto, the most I have spent on a cable, of any description, is perhaps £40, and that was to get a certain type of balanced cable that I didn't already have. This means that I am by no means an instant convert to the principle of a cable making any real difference to the sound of a headphone, which means that Lavricables, having sent me their statement product for my latest review, have no guarantees that I'm going to be enthusiastic about this particular product. That being said, I keep an open mind, I will give anything (within reason) a try, and I know that many of you out there have already taken the plunge and have shiny stuff hanging from your headphones.

For this review, I have plugged the cable into the HE1000 v2 Stealth Edition, a rich sounding favourite, retailing at £2000 in all good stockists. Lavricables were especially interested in my thoughts on these with the HE1000 although of course they'll work with any headphones that have 3.5mm sockets, and aren't the fixed cable variety.

About Lavricables
The company, Lavricables, are from Latvia. They make some very fine looking cables and they believe in the purity of silver stranded cables to improve your stock options. The cable, depending on your options chosen, will range from €469 to €969. I will be reviewing a 4 pin XLR terminated 2 metre cable, I also had a XLR to 4.4 balanced adapter fitted, to try the cable out on several amps. If you like what you see, I am sure that such a cable with adapter could easily be arranged.

About Burn in
The concept of burn in has been around since I have been involved in HiFi. Many companies recommend a period of time in which their particular audio products, ranging from speakers to cables, are given a gentle dose of music over a considerable period of time before their product settles down and performs at it's best. In similar fashion, when buying a new car, the advise was to not put the car above a certain amount of revs for the first 1000 miles or so. I had a replacement engine that I managed to break by not following the guidance as per rpm and readjusting after a certain mileage. Undoubtedly, a car engine is a finely tuned device and will generate huge amounts of heat while in use, and has many parts which must all work together perfectly. Could the same thing apply to a mere cable? I've made you think now, haven't I? The cable I received came with a 150 hours burn in procedure.This will cost an additional fee should you choose that option. The burn in procedure rather stole my thunder of attempting to answer the question "does burning in make any difference?" I could have done a before and after test recording, as is my usual way of things, but due to my Latvian friends wanting to guarantee that I received the cable at what they think is the optimal, this particular controversy can be avoided for this review. Look on that as a positive. I am able to devote more time to the more important aspects of Lavri's Grand Series, which is, is it any good? It's that simple, and yet, that complicated too!

I am a reviewer, and am more than happy to offer you my subjective opinion on any product that comes my way. To explain what I mean by the word subjective, this is an opinion based on no science. It is essentially a "feeling" for the item, and it is based on several hours of listening between the review item and a similar product. In this case, it was easy, all I had to do was unplug 1 set of cables and replace them with another, over and over again, to several songs , in several genres of music, from Classical to Pop, as my tastes are diverse, and I am no longer interested in what is regarded as "cool". I just like what I like. Of course, as a reviewer, my opinion will be deemed extremely important by both yourselves and Lavricables. However, I am happy to tell you that, not only do I get the opportunity to rate these cables. You do too! Yes - it's true. I have 2 recordings for you. They are recorded in lossless format. They are recordings of the stock HiFiMan cable and the custom Lavricable. They have been recorded using a set of binaural in ear headphones, the Sennheiser Ambeo. The Ambeo has been placed at the entrance to my ear canals. The Ambeo is then plugged into an ipad. The ipad is duly prepped for an audio recording. I have then placed the HiFiMan HE1000 Stealth Edition Headphones
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carefully onto my head, so as not to disturb the in ear mics. I press play to start the music, I press record on the iPad, and 7 minutes later, a binaural field recording of Peter Gabriel's SACD version of "Come Talk to Me" from the Album "Us" is ready to put into Dropbox. I repeat the same process using a different cable and recording 2 is done. Only the cables are different, the volume is not moved, the track is recorded in it's entirety, I am using the same head(mine) and the same equipment, in this case, a World Class R2R Dac, the Lampizator DAC4 which famously uses valves for the output stage, and a World Class Speaker/Headphone Amplifier, a McNeish Designs, which runs in pure class A and uses a no compromise separate power supply.
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I have enclosed the 2 recordings for you to download, at no cost, with no ads or subscriptions etc. You will find them very strange sounding through speakers, as they have been recorded using headphones. This is therefore a headphones only moment. Before you read my opinion, take a listen:
The Stock Cable

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Have as many listens as you wish. Provided you use headphones, you should have a convincing experience. I'm hoping your brain will feed you yet more visual cues which will convince you that this is very close to demoing the cables yourself, in a shop, or a show, albeit without the pressure of having to make an instant decision as to whether there is any difference between the cables and, if there is, which cable is better, and, if so, how much better....

The results are in
I am, of course, anxious to hear your opinions, but I am equally sure you want my expert(!) take on this. Look; when push comes to shove, and in all seriousness, the Lavricables are an upgrade to the Stock Cable. I have used a headphone, costing around £2000, a DAC originally retailing at £5500, a headphone amplifier worth probably more than the DAC4 and a DSD track to highlight said differences. Arguably, such equipment is typical of the kind of clients that use custom cables, so I make no excuses for using such high end kit.

My impressions, for this field test are that the Grand Master adds more detail, a faster bass response and a cleaner sound when compared to the Stock Cables. I say this not knowing what you, my assistant reviewers, make of the experience. As is often the case in field tests like this, when I first put on the Lavricables, having listened to the Stock cables beforeheand, the differences grabbed me fairly immediately. I have deliberately used the word "fairly" in this context, because, honestly, I get the feeling of whether I prefer the sound before I can describe why I feel that way. Are you the same? Of course, detailed back to back listening over a course of time can alter those initial impressions, and I take great care and time over trying to keep a open mind, constantly looking for differences in vocal clarity, bass depth, overall balance of sound, the type of signature being produced, how close the instrumentation is to my ears, any harsh peaks. I can only do this by listening over and over again and giving my brain the task of picking up these differences without pressure. Only then am I prepared to reveal what I think to the World!
This was my impression for the top set up I have, and I used the Lavricable as was, without the supplied adapter. I next set myself the task of trying a cheaper DacAmp. The results on said Amp were a different story. Read on as to why......

Using the HiFiMan EF400
Did not give the results I was expecting. I am aware that there can sometimes be interference when using high grade silver cable, but I was not expecting it to be so noticeable with the EF400. The EF400 has 2 gain and 2 sample settings. High gain is not needed for the HE1000. I used it, of course I did! The interference was heavily amplified, and there was none with the stock cable. In low gain mode, the NOS setting caused twice the level of white noise as compared to the Over Sampling switch. Once the music was in full swing, the effect of the cable was less noticeable, but in the quiestest moments the white noise still clung on. Therefore, if you seek the Grand Master as an upgrade and you wish to use it on the EF400 in conjunction with your HE1000, I could not recommend this as an upgrade. The EF400 seems to prefer OFC cables and simply doesn't have the stomach to be able to digest the purity of a Lavricable.

My next test was on SMSL's Dac and Amp range, thus giving me the chance to check out the adapter.

Using the SMSL DO/HO100 Combo
What a delicious combo! I was relieved that, on first switching on, there was no white noise apparent. Nothing. strange... But good. The cables where still well ahead of the stock, even on such a humble setup. That wasn't quite what I was expecting. I moved the DO100(which is the DAC part of this little stack system) and the sound cut out completely on my Macbook. I then plugged it back in. No output. I unplugged, switched off, plugged back in and switched on. There was that white noise again! Hang on...have I made a horrible mistake? Is this the same cable I was using for the EF400? If so, would swapping the USB cable for a different one achieve different results? I may well be needing to eat a huge slice of humble pie at this rate....

With profuse apologies to the EF400.....
Replacing the cable eliminated the white noise interference problem. Instantly, immediately and totally. It was all about the cable! It just wasn't the Lavricable, or the EF400 not being able to take a silver cable, it was just a cheap usb cable that was on it's way out. Cables DO make a difference! Who'd have thought? The EF400, swinging away quite happily now, shows the SMSL stack a clean pair of heels and NOS is once more my weapon of choice on this R2R DacAmp.

The question I set myself before I started on this review was : "is there a difference between the audible sound quality of this cable over the stock one, and, if so, is the difference worth the money?" That is the problem that lies at the heart of the great cable debate. Can I hear the difference and should I be spending lots of money on a cable when I can upgrade the headphone instead? The answer I have arrived at is, yes, there is a difference between the Grand Master series and the HiFiMan stock. The cable is an upgrade. This particular upgrade will cost somewhere in the region of £600. Let us have a think about this and do some rough sums and see where that leads us. The HE1000v2 Stealth retails at £2000. The custom upgrade here will make them £2600. Is there an upgrade path to the HE1000 at that price point? I would say the next clear upgrade for the HE1000 lies with the HE1000SE. This retails at £3500. Maybe there is something in this, when one comes in at this market level..... Would £600 spent anywhere else in the chain improve the sound quality to the level the Lavricables give out? I'm assuming that anyone with the HE1000 has a decent source and headphone amplifier. If not, perhaps replacing an ageing source with something like the HiFiMan EF400 would probably make a better investment. However, if the average Lavricables customer base are already happy with their source and amp and want to squeeze that last % from the HE1000, without taking a risk and breaking the bank with ever more expensive headphones, notwithstanding the hassle of selling the beloved HE1000s for much less than their worth, then one can see how this custom cable rabbit hole might be worth falling into. Have I changed your mind?
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Reviewer at Ear Fidelity
Lavricables Grand
Pros: Pure Silver
Great build quality
Comfortable, soft and flexible
The XLR plug is chunky and just fantastic
Great looks
Technical, airy, detailed and firm sounding
The definition of the term "Upgrade Cable"
Never harsh or bright
Actually a very good value
Cons: Not really a con, but the unboxing experience is basic, had to be mentioned

Introduction to the review of Lavricables Grand​


Lavricables is a Latvian company specializing in silver cables that has been already present at Ear Fidelity. Michał reviewed their master line and found it quite compelling.
The guys at Lavricables reached out to us asking if we’d like to review their products, and after a quick and very pleasant chat, I decided to give it a go. We’ve chosen the Lavricables Grand series to go with my HiFiMAN Susvara, as there are no better headphones in the world to test cables with.
The Susvara is known for its incredible technical performance, which further helps in evaluating every single change to the sound of your setup. With that, let’s get right into it.

Packaging, Build Quality and Comfort


The Lavricables Grand series comes in rather a standard packaging which contains a soft carrying pouch and the cable itself. No fancy accessories, wooden boxes, etc, which is something that I like to see in a product in this price range. Lavricables focuses on very high-quality cables without asking crazy prices, and this leaves no room for fancy packaging.

Nonetheless, it’s a cable, you don’t actually need anything more. I know that there are companies that do offer luxurious unboxing experiences with their cables, but the difference in price also plays a role there. With Lavricables, you’re just getting what you’re paying for – Nothing more, nothing less.
As for the build quality, I’m happy to report that the reviewed Lavricables Grand is a very high-quality cable that is exceptionally built and very good-looking at the same time. While it won’t steal anyone’s heart with its sublime and unique design (or lack of it actually), there’s absolutely nothing to complain about. The 3.5mm jack plugs that go into your headphones are of good quality, and they surely look quite pleasing. The splitter in my review unit is a carbon-infused one, which pairs well with the jack connectors, and it’s not too heavy and bulky. Thanks to that, the splitter area will not be problematic when it comes to comfort, but more on that later.


Lastly, the 4-pin XLR connector is from a company called Aeco. This is actually my first time handling products from Aeco, and I’m actually blown away. The XLR plug is heavy, very robust, and well-finished, which gives you confidence when handling it. It’s also quite a great-looking plug, and I don’t see any valid point to go for a very expensive Furutech over this one.

Apart from the metal hardware, the cable is made of 6n purity awg20 Cryo treated multistrand litz pure silver conductor. Yes, it’s quite a mouthful. What’s important though is that it’s a very, very high-quality material for an audio cable, the best from the best if you’ll ask some people on the web.

Overall, the actual build quality of the reviewed Lavricables Grand is quite exceptional, and having in mind the quality of the conductor together with great metal hardware, I’m actually very pleased by the asking price. Without even starting the sound paragraph of the review I can tell you that so far, this is priced more than fairly.
Let’s talk about comfort now. The Lavricables Grand is a very comfortable cable that gives me absolutely no issues when using it. While it’s definitely not the lightest and thinnest cable that I’ve ever used, it’s very soft and doesn’t hold the shape too much, so even after some time spent in your drawer it won’t get weirdly bent. There’s nothing really left to be said, it’s a comfortable cable that is just a joy to use.

Sound of the Lavricables Grand​


Let’s get into the most important thing now, which is the sound. As I already said in the introduction, I’ve chosen a cable to go with my HiFiMAN Susvara, as this headphone will let me pinpoint even the slightest change in tonality or in the audio quality itself.
When compared to the stock HiFiMAN cable, the Lavricables Grand definitely feels infinitely more premium, both to the eyes and to the touch. I don’t think there’s a single person on the earth that is a fan of HiFiMAN’s stock cables, so it doesn’t really come as a surprise, but still – had to be mentioned.
When it comes to the sound though, the difference is even more prominent. The Grand just pushes the Susvara into a completely different league when compared to the stock cable, let me explain…

Of course, after receiving the cable, I gave it around 100h of burn-in time. Whether you believe in this or not, as a reviewer, it is my duty to run this process to ensure proper performance. Lavricables actually offers a burn-in service on their cables when you’re ordering one, so this is something I couldn’t have skipped.
After that 100h period, I plugged the reviewed Lavricables Grand into my main testing setup, with is: XIAudio K-DAC-> Feliks Envy -> HiFiMAN Susvara. This is a very high-end setup that doesn’t have any major weaknesses on its own, but still, it gained a lot when I swapped the stock cable for the Grand.


The biggest difference I’ve noticed is in the speed and firmness of the sound. The Lavricables Grand pushes the sound to be more technically impressive, fast, snappy, and tactile. Long gone is the feeling of slight smoothness to the bass or lack of the ultimate control of the treble. The overall sound gets more nuanced, but more prominent and firm at the same time. For me, this is what a good-quality, the pure silver cable should sound like – uncolored, yet technically great.
Both detail retrieval and resolution experienced a boost that is easy to hear, yet it doesn’t have any side effects. It’s not like you get better detail in exchange for making the sound brighter or leaner. This is what cheap, low-quality silver sounds like, and we surely ain’t talking about one in this review.
Also, the soundstage gets more precise and spacious because of those changes, as the overall texture and airiness are both elevated. No, it definitely won’t make your headphones into soundstage beasts, but it might just get you a boost that is easily to spot, while not overdoing anything.

Luckily, the reviewed Lavricable Grand cable doesn’t really alter the overall tonality of your setup, which is something that the Envy + Susvara combination definitely doesn’t need. I’m still getting that insane richness and smoothness to the vocals, but now with a slight touch of refinement and technicalities.
Another important aspect of this cable is its treble performance. Pure silver cables have that common misconception about treble. A lot of people see silver cables as cables that boost treble response, resulting in a bright and analytical sound, which is very far from the truth. Yes, cheap silver do often sound like this, but we’re not talking about cheap silver here. The reviewed Lavricables Grand doesn’t add any unneccessary brightness or sharpness to the sound, which helps with pairing it with a lot of different headphones on the market. You don’t have to worry that it’ll get too hot.
To summarize — the Lavricables Grand is something that I would definitely call a high-end cable. It is meant to slightly upgrade the sound of your setup, rather than changing it, and this is exactly what this cable does. No side effects, no weird tonality changes, and no problems in the treble area. I can easily recommend this cable to anyone that is looking for an “upgrade” cable, as the performance of the Lavricables Grand cable is a definition of that meaning.


Cross Lambda Apollo GB

Let’s compare the Lavricables Grand to the (probably) most expensive headphones cable in the world, the Cross Lambda Apollo GB.
First things first, the build quality is actually a thing where the Grand comes victorious, and while it could sound absolutely ridiculous having the price difference in mind, it’s just a truth. It’s softer, it doesn’t hold the shape as much, and it’s just a more comfortable, more premium-feeling cable of the two.
When it comes to the sound though, there’s just something about the Apollo GB which makes it the best cable that I’ve ever tried. Yes, I know that it’s easy to say as it’s the most expensive, but I definitely know that price often doesn’t mean a thing. However, the Apollo is even more detailed, and offers even better resolution, while sounding incredibly romantic and rich at the same time. The Grand is a pure silver cable, while the Apollo GB is a combination of 7N-HPPPOCC Palladium Plated Pure Copper, 7N-HPSPOCC Silver Plated Pure Copper, and 7N-HPOCC Pure Copper. This ensures that the Apollo GB actually has a “sound”, but it’s just something that really works wonders.

And yes, these cables are vastly different. The price difference is actually huge, and they perform in a different ways. The Grand is definitely altering the sound less, which might be highly desirable by many. The Lavricables Grand is DEFINITELY a better deal here, you can’t even argue with that. While not AS good as the Apollo GB, you can buy a lifetime supply of the Grand for the price of one Apollo, let that sink in.



The reviewed Lavricables Grand is a fantastic choice if you’re in the market for a high-end cable to pair your high-end headphones with. Its build quality is exceptional, it’s comfortable and pleasant to use and to look at, and most importantly – it sounds like a good silver cable should sound like.

Fast, snappy, and detailed but definitely not thin or bright sounding. This is an “upgrade” cable, and it definitely delivers on that promise. I’m happy to recommend the Grand to anyone who is looking for a cable that will upgrade their setup, rather than change the overall sound signature. The Grand will be constantly plugged into my Susvara and it ain’t moving anywhere anytime soon.


Big thanks to Lavricables for providing the Grand for this review. I wasn’t paid or asked to say anything good or bad about this product, all of the above is just my personal, unbiased opinion.
many thanks for your efforts and time!



New Head-Fier
Good review thanks. But does a balanced cable make a difference per se? Doesn’t it depend on the topology and quality of the amp? Most amps give a power boost when driven balanced. Some amps are very capable single ended though and will give you a stellar performance. I do believe cables matter and I will try the Grand for sure.