Upgraded from evergreen, from Sangean fm tuner into qinpu headphone amp. Greater transparency,clarity and deeper soundstage.
Pros: Available in different termination options, comparable to the limber PBJ
Cons: Less 3 dimensional than Kimber cables at this price point.
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First of all, let me say they are well built (to a fault) and sound great. However, Portability at this length (1m) is not good. The cable is so well made and so well shielded that it is too stiff for me to use during a flight. It is too well made :) if you are going to be stationary and need something short for your home audio system this cable will be just fine, but i wouldn't recommend it for use during travel.
Pros: Quality clarity
Cons: Too stiff Not for portable use.
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Most audiophiles appreciate the importance of using quality cables as the backbone of any good, high end system. Since my purchase of the AQ DragonFly and installation of Pure Music Player from Channel D for use on my Mac, running a high end Bose 5.1 surround sound system, I reasoned that the same principals should apply, of course. After all, why use a cheap, thin 3.5MM cable to connect from a premium DAC like DF to the speaker system? It made sense to upgrade to a quality cable given everything I know about cables. This particular cable has delivered a nice upside surprise. I was expecting a slight bump of 5% or so. In fact, I'd say the benefit from tis Big Sur cable is upwards of 10%. Clearly delivers, deeper, better defined bass and a slightly better soundstage. In a word, less interference and the ability to carry signal better with less distortion/interference. Sure, expensive, but well worth the money.
Pros: Top quality construction, great performance , great packaging, good looking and ample length.
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I bought the Golden Gate cable and was not impressed. The "BIG SUR" cable was a different story!! From the first note out of my truck radio/ipod was an eye opener, what a great sound, each note was a happy joy. Spend the extra money for this cable, you will be pleased and happy you did. With the free shipping from Crutchfield I paid only $20.00 more for this cable, than the "Other" place for the "Golden Gate". Thanks Crutchfield. Johnny W.
Pros: Great sound, great cable, good value.
Cons: Cable is stiff.
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My first Audioquest cable and I'm impressed. Got a 0.6m mini-to-mini to connect my phone to the aux input of my car. Was previously using a panic-buy cable from a retail store that I have always regretted. The Big Sur is a step up. First, the jacks are chunky and have a secure fit the first time, and the sheathing is flexible but tough, so it's rugged enough for constant plugging/unplugging, moving around, which I do a lot. The sound is very neutral; no part of the audio band is over-hyped. Music just sounds balanced and detailed. I really wonder what the more expensive Victoria might sound like, but I think I've hit the sweet spot before diminishing returns.
Pros: - Well constructed - Sounds very detailed and neutral
Cons: - For the normal user, it's still rather expensive -- more than most would spend on the device itself! But I love my music. You pay, you get.
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