Liquid Links Cable Discussion Thread
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I am opening up a new discussion thread for the cable brand Liquid Links (LL). @MusicTeck has started to carry LL and they are now offering three of LL’s popular cables: Conti, Martini, and Venom. LL is known for making cables with excellent build and sound quality, yet being affordable.

LL is also the cable provider for the Elysian Acoustic Lab, with Venom being the stock cable for Elysian’s flagship IEM X, and Martini being the stock cable for Elysian’s IEM Annihilator.

I have personally owned LL’s Venom and West Lake (not yet available through Musicteck) cables, and I have been very impressed by them. I hope that more people will get to enjoy LL cables. :)

Link to Musicteck’s webpage.

Link to Twister6’s review of the Venom cable.





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Here are some pics of mine and some other users’ Venom cables, along with various IEM pairings.

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Some pics of the new West Lake cable, not yet available through Musicteck. Should cost around $250.

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All we need is for MT to list Evua and Westlake :)
 
Jul 28, 2022 at 10:48 PM Post #4 of 107

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I added some new pics of the Venom and West Lake cables!
 
Jul 28, 2022 at 11:01 PM Post #5 of 107

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@bluestorm1992

Could you give some comparison between the Venom and West Lake? I can see that you even have two venom for both the X and traillii (I assume)
All these talks about Liquid Links cable is getting me really intrigued haha
 
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Could you give some comparison between the Venom and West Lake? I can see that you even have two venom for both the X and traillii (I assume)
All these talks about Liquid Links cable is getting me really intrigued haha

I think @twister6 is pretty spot on with Venom. It improves the “technical” aspect of the iem and delivers more details. It has a very uncolored and also fast presentation.

On the other hand, West Lake is more musical and I definitely feel that it gives the vocal/midrange a “sweet” kind of presentation. Meanwhile, I don’t notice as much of the the improvement in details as the Venom, although West Lake by itself is definitely NOT a muddy cable.
 
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I think @twister6 is pretty spot on with Venom. It improves the “technical” aspect of the iem and delivers more details. It has a very uncolored and also fast presentation.

On the other hand, West Lake is more musical and I definitely feel that it gives the vocal/midrange a “sweet” kind of presentation. Meanwhile, I don’t notice as much of the the improvement in details as the Venom, although West Lake by itself is definitely NOT a muddy cable.
Thank you for the comparison! Both cables are quite appealing to me atm.
I can see that you also have the new Eletech Ode to Laura cable in your signature :)
Could you also give a brief comparison to the Venom?
 
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Thank you for the comparison! Both cables are quite appealing to me atm.
I can see that you also have the new Eletech Ode to Laura cable in your signature :)
Could you also give a brief comparison to the Venom?
I should be getting it over the weekend, and will report back afterwards. Plan on using it with Traillii. :)
 
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I think @twister6 is pretty spot on with Venom. It improves the “technical” aspect of the iem and delivers more details. It has a very uncolored and also fast presentation.

On the other hand, West Lake is more musical and I definitely feel that it gives the vocal/midrange a “sweet” kind of presentation. Meanwhile, I don’t notice as much of the the improvement in details as the Venom, although West Lake by itself is definitely NOT a muddy cable.

I actually decided to copy my Venom impression from Watercooler thread into a separate review post on Tw6 which you can find here. I get asked so many questions, sometimes it is hard to find a post in a busy thread like Watercooler :)

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Jul 29, 2022 at 3:22 AM Post #10 of 107

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It looks interesting.
Although I would prefer to do without gold or change it to silver. As for the rest - in my opinion, visually it does not go well with visually bright shells.
Still, it's interesting.
 
Jul 29, 2022 at 4:08 AM Post #12 of 107

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I actually decided to copy my Venom impression from Watercooler thread into a separate review post on Tw6 which you can find here. I get asked so many questions, sometimes it is hard to find a post in a busy thread like Watercooler :)

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My Venom arrived and need to pick it up with my Jewel
But still enjoying Mexico ... 😎
 
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I think @tawmizzzz briefly tried this pairing. I will see if I can dig out his impression.

Just tried it briefly now, brings more focus to EVO's mids, pushing them more forward, and just like in other pair ups, improving clarity and resolution. Lower mids sound a bit leaner, more clear. One big and quite noticeable change is expansion of soundstage, a lot wider with Venom.
 
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Thank you for the comparison! Both cables are quite appealing to me atm.
I can see that you also have the new Eletech Ode to Laura cable in your signature :)
Could you also give a brief comparison to the Venom?
I am still in the middle of comparing the two cables (both with Traillii), and my quick impression so far is that these two cables are very different. Venom really goes for the “uncolored” signature and focuses on giving a fast presentation. Laura gives you that typical copper cable flavor (kinda warmish with good texture). Both are very nice in terms of detail retrieval and giving a large stage. Venom seems to be better in the horizontal direction and Laura is more spherical. Neither cable is muddy in any sense, which is a big improvement from Traillii’s stock 1960 cable.
 

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