B. Forza AudioWorks Hybrid Series IEM (4wire braid – 1.20m)
High purity, 4 strands of 26AWG cryo 7N UPOCC copper + UPOCC silver in semi-Litz geometry and PE insulation.
Viablue 3.5mm straight jack
Look & Feel And Presentation
A 4 braid flexible cable with just like the earlier Clair Hybrid 8 braid. It’s very light and thin. The braid is very tight like the 8 wire braid and this makes the cable a little less flexible to put in your pocket.
Like all the other Forza cables it is good. There’s a nice cable splitter 32cm from the connectors. They have the Forza logo on the heat shrink and you can distinct left from right by looking at the colors, green is right. In contrast to the Effect Audio cable this cable has no heat shrink or memory wire over the ears so the cable does tend to stick out more when wearing it and it does happen it falls off my ear. The cable can be used with recessed and normal sockets like the Effect Audio cable.
Customization & Options
You can choose the Connector, Termination Type and Length.
The 4 braid version we have with the standard termination costs 139€ or $190.
The Forza cable focuses on clarity, musicality and detail. Therefore it matches great with the 1964 V6S as this IEM already has more forward vocals and extended treble. It gives the IEM a more complete sound. Just like with the Effect Audio cable I haven’t used this cable with any other IEM than the 1964 one.
I never was a fan of the stock cable that 1964 Ears supplied and after hearing this perfect match with the Forza cable it hasn’t left its sockets since.
Conclusion Part 3: Replacement Cables For IEMs
To me it is that clear aftermarket cables are the way to go with IEMs. The difference in quality with the stock cables is much bigger than with full sized headphones and I can full recommend trying it yourself.
Like in the previous cables the choice of the aftermarket cable depends on your preference and the IEM used. If you can listen to the different cables before purchasing one. On the other hand they both are all quite a lot better than the stock cable and they will be an improvement anyway.
Conclusion and surprises on the next page!