Beat Audio Top of the Line Prima Donna Impressions
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Squeezing out the last drop of sound quality
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I never thought cables upgrades were necessary, until my stock UM cable was broken, was trying to order a replacement and the sales person suggested me to get a pair of Beat Audio Sapphire at a bargain price. I went for it and was surprised that it actually improved the sound quality, this has changed my view on cable upgrade. I later lost my CIEM together with the Sapphire cable, this time I decided to go for the Cronus for my new UM Mage.

Stephen has been a great sales person, any question thrown at him got responded quickly. The cable is delivered fast under perfect condition. It's packaged with an aluminum case, it feels premium.

Build and design:
I love Cronus' simple and classy, low profile look. The first impression of the cable is its high quality elements, Beat Audio designs their cables with durability in thoughts. The plastic covers on the pin and Y-split feel solid and look great, you can even pick the color for your liking. The cable is wrapped with heat-shrink up to the Y-split, it feels sturdy. One drawback is this makes the cable stiffer overall than the stock cable, it annoys me sometimes during my daily activities with CIEM on.

Sound Quality:
The moment I swapped out the stock cable with Cronus, I immediately noticed its louder. On my iBasso DX50, it sound like 5 steps higher volume, that's around 3-4 dB give or take. The overall clarity and speed has been improved, which also affect the separation, and details are easier to be heard. The improvements aren't night and day, but it‘s noticeable, especially in the upper mids and highs region. All these are done without adding colours to the sound.

Value and verdict:
To be honest, I bought Cronus for its look. It goes really well with my black carbon fiber faceplate CIEM. The sound improvement is as I expected, you probably won't need it to enjoy your music but it definitely brings out the full potential of your favourite CIEM. I am happy with it, Cronus is on my everyday CIEM until I lose them again. Touch wood. =)

A Review in Spanish
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Reconozco que hace tiempo, al principio de mi etapa como audiófilo, lo de cables "premium" me parecía un tema muy cuestionable. Con el tiempo he de reconocer que las diferencias pueden llegar a ser realmente importantes. Has la fecha el tema cables para auriculares no se me pasaba por la cabeza ya que hasta hace poco no existían prácticamente auriculares con la posibilidad de cambiar los cables. Ademas por dimensiones y distancias suponía que las diferencias serian menores y mínimas. Pues bien, me equivoque. Otra vez...

Teniendo una pareja de unos de mis auriculares favoritos, los SONY MDR-7550, decidí hacer una prueba y mejorar el cable a ver el resultado. Por desgracia muy pocos fabricantes de cables "premium" para auriculares tienes los conectores de SONY para efectuar ese cable. Los únicos que he podido encontrar son de la casa BEAT AUDIO. Después de una solicitud por mail directa ya que por defecto esta opción no esta disponible, en relativamente poco tiempo ya los tenia en casa. No mas de 7 días.

Mi primera impresion fue la buena calidad del trabajo realizado. Impecable. la segunda es la considerable diferencia que aportan en comparación con los cables de serie. Aunque es muy pronto para hacer una evaluación sobre lo que aportan en materia tonal estos cables lo que si me ha dejado sorprendido es como estos BEAT AUDIO "Bugle" abren la imagen sonora. Sorprendente. Reconozco que no me esperaba esto.

En todo caso, quizás un cable tan importante sea un exceso. Lo importante de esta reflexion es que cualquier "upgrade" de un cabler estándar es probablemente una mejora importante sobre lo que viene con los auriculares. Y visto estas pruebas iniciales parece que el cambio o mejora es bastante más pronunciado que en equipos de música tradicionales.

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Prima Donna with JH Roxanne, and JH Layla

I own 3 cables for my Roxanne and Layla; Prima Donna, DHC cable, Effect Thor cable. So far, I think Prima Donna pairs really well with Roxanne. The soundstage is wider than all the cables, details are all there and very crisp. The high is clear, mid is well pronounced, and bass is tight. You can feel the air in the music. The cable build is just ok in my opinion. It is well built and strong but somehow I feel like they are too hard to adjust them after they get curly. Anyway, you can expect a lot of sound quality improvement from the cable. Lastly, Stephen provided a perfect customer service. He is very responsive to email and willing to help if you have any issue.

I use this cable with Edition 5 unlimited and Edition 8 Julia

I'm not good at English. I write a review with Japanese, my native language. However, I try to write in English.
It is probably incorrect.

I always use Oslo III with Edition 5 unlimited and Edition 8 Julia.
Those socket type is MMCX, but It is stable.
The sound is very good than accessory cable.

If you use Edition 8 the outdoors, you might pay attention to disconnection.

I think it is worth to pay more money for this cable, Oslo III. I'm extremely satisfied with my decision.

Oslo IIIのShureコネクタ(MMCX)を購入しました。イヤホン用の規格ではありますがultrasoneのedition5 unlimitedとedition8で利用できました。取り回しはALOのSXC24等と比較して良いですが、外で使用する場合は断線や折れに注意が必要です。