VFM game is Lit!
PROS: Value for money, build quality, high quality components, choice of accessories and option to build a cable from scratch.
CONS: Chin Slider not the most effective, comes in simple translucent packet and not in flashy packaging.
I would like to thank EAC for sending me the cables to test and review. I am not affiliated with the company or any of its sellers and write this review with an unbiased opinion regardless of how the review turns out.
AliExpress Store link – Electro Acousti Store
First and foremost, I’d like to state that all content in this article is my personal opinion. I being an Audio Engineer like to rely on the science behind audio and that applies to cables too. I don’t give in to popular beliefs/opinions and try to discern the differences in sound quality by testing and hearing stuff for myself. I measure some cable parameters and try to equate their effects on the sound, but in my experience, it doesn’t always translate clearly. So, I like to think of myself as ‘cable neutral’ while being a cable enthusiast, who likes testing and using cables not to prove or disprove a theory but for the fun, curiosity, experience and love of the hobby. Here, I’m just going to state what I perceive. Your experience might differ from mine and that is absolutely alright and expected. You can take my suggestions if you like, but try the product for yourself to see if it works for you or not.
About the company.
Electro Acousti (EAC) is a cable brand and manufacturer based out of China. They offer a variety of high-quality wire materials, some of which are very cool, rare and uncommon. They manufacture their own accessories like jacks, connectors, Y-splits, terminations, etc. under their own brand called Eagle. You can order from their stock wire combinations and choose the accessories to go along with them or make a completely custom cable from scratch choosing whichever wire you like from the options they have, and have them make it completely as per your specifications. All these customization options along with good craftsmanship and high competitive pricing makes them a very enticing value for money high quality brand.
Wires – They offer a variety of Litz cables ranging from 7N UP-OCC and 7N single crystal Copper to 7N OCC Silver and Au-Ag alloy 1% pure Gold 99% pure Silver. They even have hybrid cable options using strands of different wire materials. A lot of the wires they use are made by Neotech, who is one of the most popular and reputable manufacturers of UP-OCC cables in the world. A lot of the wires are also cryogenically treated by American Cryo Parts too.
As mentioned above, EAC offers various accessories under their own in-house brand called Eagle. Below are the accessories and the options they offer.
Jacks – They are of very high quality and are available in the following options,
- Mini Gold-Plated
- Large Gold-Plated Carbon Fiber
- Large Rhodium-Plated Carbon Fiber
- 3.5mm Pro Four stage
If you have any specific requirement, ping them via chat on AliExpress and they probably can make it happen.
Connectors – EAC offers a variety of connectors like 0.78mm, MMCX, IE8, QDC, Fitear, etc and have multiple options looks wise too like black, classic silver and angled.
Y-Splits – Like their jacks and connectors, they have a lot of options in Y-splits too, ranging from pear, red and black sandalwood to different colors of carbon fiber.