Just started testing the aux cables of audioquest starting with evergreen,will review after I finish ;
I am using skw aux(3.5mm to 3.5mm -6feet)from a year , nice,solid,good looking & thick well protected cable,nice sound,after trying cheaper cables & mogami gold which didn't lasted a month,I think this is best aux cable for daily use
I work for a home audio video store so I grabbed some audioquest wires a few years back. They work fine for short runs but I ran them from my deck to the back and I had allot of noise. I just don't think there designed for the car environment.
I checked with a audioquest dealer although he knows about aux cables but not about RCA or optical cable in car audio.After doing research, I found out although they are great in home audio they havnt been tested that much in car audio environment to get reliable reviews ,one reason because they are expensive,although there build quality is good,they longer run cable (5m) cost lot of money ,for ex carbon or vodka which comes with proper shielding etc @ 5m comes around 300 for carbon & 600 for vodka for optic cable,although they sound good in high end car audio system(separation of instruments etc etc)but that's a lot of money for a single cable
I've used Audioquest in my cars for 20 years. The only time I've ever had noise was because of poorly routed cables, or a bad solder joint on a ground lead at the RCA connector.
They are definitely capable and appropriate for the car environment. They are not cheap though.
That being said I'm doing an install now with a set of Audioquest RCA cables. This will be the fifth car they have been installed in since they were originally purchased. I've had to replace an RCA end once or twice but the cables still sound amazing. I also use Audioquest Type 2 or Type 4 speaker wire in my personal vehicles. Their speaker wire is also capable and appropriate for mobile installs.
Thanks for the info,yeah I tested out audioquest evergreen aux it did bring little bit of better clarity vs skw but not that much difference but then I tested out Sydney aux (3.5mm to 3.5mm) I got from a friend(going from my s9+ to aux port of my OEM hu),its @ next level(instrument separation, soundstage etc),so good cables does make a difference especially if u have a high end audio setup
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So finally I finished testing with the ultimate audioquest angel ,as the name suggests this cable is angel of sound ,ultimate details ,the highs from this cable can't be beaten by any cable I have tested,it can make your phone like you are listening from $3500 dap so it's the best cable for the highend system
But there is one issue too also the reason why its suggested mostly for home audio & not car audio,the burn in time,as its silver its takes time,if you havnt listen to quality cables,it will sound good specially highs but bit itchy, it need at least 20 hours burn in to sound good,after 50 hours or so it will start shining,for critical listening 100 hrs (some say 500hrs)& one thing more,you have to keep same source,if you switch source,the burn in process starts all over again....
I tried this with Samsung s9+ with 70 hrs burn in then s10+ new the s10+ sounded pretty bad but once I changed back to s9+ it sounded good,so somehow the dbs system in it is able to remember with which device the burn in has occured
I also tested fiio x7 mark 2 which sounded good,which means phone takes more time to burn in & get focused than the daps
I havnt have chance to test the fiio dap later (it was tested when cable had 20 hours of burn in with s9+)the review was with 80 hrs of testing with s9+,one feature worth mentioning here is Dolby atmos of s9+, it really brings out the magic with this cable
Overall I will recommend this cable for high end setup in home audio,for car audio I think Sydney is the best performer/value for mid to high end system,with low burn in time for great music ,with audioquest tower for low budget system
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Did they sound different to Stingers?
Maybe in my head, the highs did not appear to have the harshness at first but if they need burning maybe they changed now, ha ha
Zero noise, in this area, maybe they worked better, I tried very quiet cds or tracks and hear no hiss or any type of noise
And the reason I switched was the thinner single cable and split end to 2 channels at the end, I wished they gave an extra 6" to the individual cables o connect to separate amps or prevent minor stress and bending in tight areas, not that that was an issue with my install but just an observation with the flexibility and length that could be better
My last post was about audioquest angel($1200-$1500 cable), not lower versions,audioquest tower,audioquest evergreen all the way upto audioquest Sydney does not require break ins.
Audioquest Angel . At first use, the sound will be a bit harsh as the solid silver core hasn't fully settled / matured. You will need at least 500 hours of break-in before critical listening. And do not move the cable around or bend it. The sound can change / degrade if you move or bend it. It will need additional several hundred hours of break-in for it to settle again. There is added detail in the background and around the soundstage. Treble region opens up well. It is very accurate. If you have a bad recording, it will sound worse than the cheap cable because it picks up everything (that is exactly what you need). If you have a good recording it will sound the best
Also as I mentioned it's for high end system only($25k-$100k) ,for budget systems it's not worth spending ,a cheaper audioquest tower or audioquest evergreen/skw works fine
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As far I tested the sound didn't change when moving,yeah switching source will,& I never said I own one,I just tested it , the last post was review added from Amazon,& the reviews are for just to share knowledge ,also I never said to buy it unless u have a very expensive system might give it a try...
If you really want some good quality cables, just buy some custom-made blue jeans cable RCAs. They're reasonably priced for what you get.
Remember that these snake oil cable companies (AudioQuest, Monster, etc) practice astroturfing like crazy. Most of those reviews are probably fakes and those that aren't are probably from golden-ears who swear they can hear differences from a $1,500 power cord. Aka they've been duped.
Telco-rated coaxial cable has some of the best interference resistance of any cable and makes fantastic RCA's. This is not a surprise due to the billions of telco investment in developing the science of long-distance signal transmission. And that cable is not very expensive. You don't need expensive RCA cables. Just avoid total junk RCA cables that you get thrown in with a $15 wiring kit from walmart.
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Hell, that was one of the founding principles of this very forum you chose to join here.
Npdang and a small group of folks sought a way to "DIY" rather than buy their way to achieve excellent SQ.
I think success in achieving a realistic goal of having excellent sound quality on a budget (whatever that budget is) requires folks to throw out the pseudoscience and vote with their wallet on what really works, and what gives the biggest improvement for the dollar spent. Or time spent!
When I see a $1500 cable, I expect it to be a massive run. Large, long cables make sense to me with high cost cables. Cables that run across a stage or support a multimedia display at the back or something. In the sizes we'd expect out of a home or more accurately for this forum, a car... I scoff at someone willing to pay that kind of price for a connection.
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Good points,that's why I only own audioquest Sydney cable which I got it around $100 ,I used it with both headphones(3.5mm terminal) & car audio(utopia ), for $100 it's pretty solid cable with unbeatable midbass & lows,for rcas i think stringer 9000 series is pretty good which I have used