Sound, build, ergonomics.
We offer cables that offer both excellent build and sound. If you are looking for a cable with good ergonomics and build, our Elemental or Air cables will satisfy your needs. We recommend the Air cables as it is the sweet spot between build quality and ergonomics. If you are unable to afford our cables, we have free headphone cables that are well built available on our Gratis page.
However, if you are seeking to enhance or fine tune your audio experience beyond ergonomics and build, our entire range of cables are perfectly designed for that. We have cables from warm to bright tonalities with different characteristics. The right sounding cable will depend on your preference and equipment.
You can get a deeper insight into each collection by viewing our ratings under the product descriptions to better understand the qualities each cable has to offer.
Balanced or single ended?
Whether you prefer balanced or single ended, it is the quality of the equipment that maters the most. A good sounding single ended setup can easily surpass a balanced one. Although a balanced setup provides lower noise floor(except headphone amplifiers), the differences are negligible in most situations. We have heard bigger differences in cables than the difference between single ended and balanced in a controlled setup.
Therefore, our philosophy leans towards sticking with the configuration of your equipment which you enjoy the most. We do however encourage a balanced setup if possible as most higher end equipment are geared towards balanced connections.
How much difference could a cable make?
Well, it depends on a few factors from the quality of your equipment, source, length of cable, to what you pay attention to when listening. The differences can be as subtle as adjusting the tracking force on your turntable to as obvious as upgrading a new amplifier.
Best cable length for your setup.
As a general guide, we often recommend a 3 metre cable for most living room setups. 1.5 to 2 metres for desktop setups. 1.25 metres for portable applications.
We offer custom lengths should you need a cable longer than 3 metres or require a cable of a specific length.
Balanced cable for headphones.
For headphones, we provide 3 options for a balanced headphone connection, 2.5mm, 4.4mm, and 4-Pin XLR.
If you have a portable digital audio player(DAP), we generally recommend a 4.4mm connection. 2.5mm if your device does not support 4.4mm.
If you have a balanced headphone amplifier, you can either go with 4.4mm or 4-Pin XLR depending on your preference. 4-Pin XLR is preferable if you are looking for a reliable connection and 4.4mm if you seek convenience or portability.