Toxic Cables - Impressions and Discussion Thread
Jan 18, 2020 at 11:33 AM Post #10,156 of 10,292

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The Toxic cables is truly back!

I got my Medusa17, GSP4, BW22 and GW8 last week.
The quality are extraordinary. I'd like to share some pictures for you all.

Matt teaser of the new cable coming next month.
Can't wait to see!

Wooooah. I'm glad I ordered the Black and Silver Widows in green! And I'm also glad I didn't splash out on one of the more expensive cables so I can join in on the action for the new one :D
 
Jan 18, 2020 at 12:07 PM Post #10,158 of 10,292

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I was impressed by the BW22V2 for my IEMs and thus decided to order an 8-wire version of the Black Widow for my headphones. After a few weeks wait, they arrived. Yes, they are thick!

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I asked for L/R indicators on my cables and this is what I got, nice work!

I have to say, the communication during the ordering process is a lot better than it was two years ago. The build quality of the cables is more or less the same as before. Can’t wait for what’s next!
 
Jan 21, 2020 at 10:12 PM Post #10,162 of 10,292

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Are those cables flexible and non-microphonic, like Norne S3-C ?

I use the 4-wire for IEMs and just recently got this 8-wire for my headphones. I don't think either cables are microphonic, at least this has never bothered me while using them. I also have a Cardas Clear cable, which is somewhat more microphonic than the BW.

I also have no experience with the Norne S3-C so I can't compare the two. I can however, say that the BW is not as flexible as some of the other IEM cables from PlusSound or Effect Audio. It is by no means a stiff cable where it is hard to store but they are thick, which probably also makes them not as flexible as some of the other cables.
 
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I use the 4-wire for IEMs and just recently got this 8-wire for my headphones. I don't think either cables are microphonic, at least this has never bothered me while using them. I also have a Cardas Clear cable, which is somewhat more microphonic than the BW.

I also have no experience with the Norne S3-C so I can't compare the two. I can however, say that the BW is not as flexible as some of the other IEM cables from PlusSound or Effect Audio. It is by no means a stiff cable where it is hard to store but they are thick, which probably also makes them not as flexible as some of the other cables.

I have the SW22 for IEMs over here for some time now. Indeed thicker and less flexible than the EA cables that I have, but more flexible than the Norne Silvergarde that I had in the past and sold after a few months.
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From memory the Silvergarde had a bit brighter signature than the (slightly smoother) SW22, while both are quite revealing in the end.
Microphonics was also a bitt less on the SW22 although it's almost on a 'non issue level' for me personally. Fantastic build quality as well imo :thumbsup:
 
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Are those cables flexible and non-microphonic, like Norne S3-C ?
Also an owner for the 8 wire version of BW22 here for my HD700. Non-microphonic and to me is flexible enough to move around or store it. Less flexible than EA's 26awg cables (my 4 wire lionheart) but more flexible than my 6 wire Area II which is also a 22 awg wire.
 
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I have the SW22 for IEMs over here for some time now. Indeed thicker and less flexible than the EA cables that I have, but more flexible than the Norne Silvergarde that I had in the past and sold after a few months.

Was your SW22 the V1 or V2 version? Because the V2 version, introduced mid 2017, is very flexible - more flexible than the much thinner SP I had previosly bought.
I wrote a mini-review on the SW22 here: https://www.head-fi.org/f/threads/hifiman-he1000-planar-dynamic-headphone.748334/page-628

(scroll down a bit to get to my post)
 
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So somebody is back to making cables? Good cause I need my cable that they shipped me broken fixed.
 
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What’s this? New Flagship cable from Toxic?
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The “Phoenix”, 22AWG of gold-plated silver goodness. The cable insulation is softer than all the previous Toxic cables I own. New insulation, new internal structure, hence the new cable name.1D4BC561-E5AD-41BF-B819-09C0100CDDA9.jpeg
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I was impressed by the BW22V2 for my IEMs and thus decided to order an 8-wire version of the Black Widow for my headphones. After a few weeks wait, they arrived. Yes, they are thick!

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I asked for L/R indicators on my cables and this is what I got, nice work!

I have to say, the communication during the ordering process is a lot better than it was two years ago. The build quality of the cables is more or less the same as before. Can’t wait for what’s next!
These are so pretty! They must sound Champions League.
 

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