In this review we take an in depth look at 64 Audio’s all new Premium Silver Cable. It retails for $499 USD.
Disclaimer: 64 Audio provided the Premium Silver Cable at no cost. Headfonia and 64 Audio are not affiliated. The Premium Silver Cable remains 64 Audio’s sole property and can be asked back at any time. Many thanks for the opportunity and generosity.
About 64 Audio
We have done many articles on 64 Audio in the past years, and I am sure most of our readers aren’t new to the company. But here’s a little background info for everyone who has never heard about 64 Audio before.
64 Audio is an American brand of universal and custom fit In Ear Monitors seated in Vancouver, Washington. They have been previously known as 1964 Ears before they rebranded themselves to 64 Audio. The company was started by Vitaliy Belonozkho, who is also their chief sound engineer.
Back in 2010 the company was started after Vitaliy was building a monitor for his wife. Now, nine years later, they are one of the driving forces in the field. 64 Audio is one of the brands that continuously pushes the envelope for technologies. They have brought many inventions to the market. With their tia drivers they have introduced a completely new balanced armature driver, of which you can think as a hat-less design where the membranes radiate freely.
64 has also introduced apex modules, which stands for Air Pressure Exchange, these help your eardrums handle the pressure built up by conventional, fully closed CIEMs. Think of it as a secondary eardrum, placed in the audio path before it reaches your human eardrum. Apex relieves pressure and thus makes it easier for your ears to handle the audio waves.
Aside from these two inventions, 64 Audio has also released LID – Linear Impedance Design. This flattens the impedance curve of the monitor, making it more resistant to varying output impedances of many sources. Since 64 Audio is a pro-focussed brand, it only makes sense that they release a monitor that works well with high impedance pro-gear as well as low impedance audiophile electronics.
Many professional musicians use 64 Audio custom IEMs on stage. You can find performers like Beyonce, John Mayer, Bon Jovi and many others on their artist roster.
We checked out quite a few of their products here on Headfonia in the past. If you want to check them out, you can do that right here:
About Premium Silver Cable
The Premium Silver Cable is 64 Audio’s first endeavor into the aftermarket cable segment. If you know the standard cable that comes with 64 Audio’s universal and custom In Ears, you’ll immediately see that this one is a whole lot more luxurious. Starting with the transparent insulation which uncovers the silver plating of the cable, it already looks much more high end than the black or white cable they offer.
The new premium cable uses 26 AWG sized silver-plated copper and silver alloy wires. It uses a total of 49 individual strands in seven bundles. The inner bundle of seven strands are silver alloy while the outer bundles use the aforementioned silver-plated copper.
The insulation of the Premium Silver Cable is ultra-soft PVC based. Most aftermarket cable manufacturers use PVC as their insulation material, while it offers good aesthetics with its transparent looks, it also is one of the softest and most pliable materials you can use. The downside of PVC is, that it stiffens over time. The insulation can break and the cable can become stiff around the contact area of your skin. If you have oily skin, this can potentially boost this process.
The cable can be configured to different terminations. You get a selection of 3.5mm single ended, and 2.5mm as well as 4.4mm balanced. There are no options for MMCX connectors for obvious reasons.
The new Premium Silver Cable is available now from 64 Audio or through one of their many retailers around the world. It sells for $ 499 US.
When I received my Premium Silver Cable sample it didn’t arrive in a retail box, but rather a standard FedEx envelope. For that reason I can’t comment on that part.
The review continues on page two!