Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
I compared the Carbon to the only other audiophile lightning to usb cord on the market, the Furutech id8-A, as well as the usb cord that came with the iPhone. First off, the stock cord was easily outperformed by the two audiophile cords. The Furutech represented a significant sonic improvement over the stock cord, and the Carbon was even better than the Furutech. The Carbon was more detailed, dynamic, and extended at the frequency extremes than the Furutech. It also had an inviting character that drew me into the music more than the Furutech. I could listen for long periods of time without listener fatigue. The Carbon had a smooth, almost creamy character to it that didn't have the slightest bit of glare or hardness, yet it wasn't overly smooth so as to rob the music of its excitement. It maintained a nice balance of listenability and excitement. It also had greater tonality top to bottom, with slightly more inner detail and nuance. The Carbon, more than the others, allowed me to enjoy the music. Isn't that what it's all about? For me it is, which is why the Carbon was the clear winner. The stock cord isn't bad, it's just that the other two were significantly better, with the Carbon being the best.
Pros: great sound quality