The Effect Audio Thor Silver ii+ IEM cable is a wonderful aftermarket IEM cable that brings something unique to the table.
Overall I would describe it as fairly linear, although it does seem to emphasize the lows and the highs as many silver cables are bound to do although it is not excessive in this regard, though the usual silver essence of sonic signature is present to a degree the mids are also pleasantly reproduced.
With an IEM such as the CA Vega with prominent lows the bass is more emphasized.
I found the CA Andromeda sonics to be nicely balanced with the cable.
The Thor Silver ii+ was also a nice match with the CA Dorado on a par with the stock Litz.
Vocals are accurately reproduced, very clear, yet not sharp or offensive.
The Thor Silver ii has a great deep bass rumble that isn`t murky or bloated, the bass is reproduced nice and fast, with a full rumble.
The overall instrument separation is distinct and clear, the sound stage is wide on all axis.
I like how it combines a certain crispness, yet also is able to be smooth overall without ever seeming to be dark. It has a certain warmth to it, but not in the traditional explanation that audiophiles would describe as warm - where it often refers to murky, which the Thor ii+ with its overall clarity never veers towards.
The Thor ii+ is built well, it is durable and beautiful to look at. The weave is exquisitely done and is thicker than say the stock cable of the Campfire Audio ALo Audio Litz, it is quite lightweight and fairly supple for its larger gauge of cable width.
I am able to listen with the Thor ii+ for extended periods of time without listening fatigue.
The fit is very comfortable over my ears. Most of my cables have a memory wire, the Thor ii+ does not and I have found the difference to be a softer experience overall as it sits on my ears.
The output volume from the iBasso DX200 balanced port (6Vrms) is double that of the single end (3Vrms). Whereas the Opus#1 balanced port is 2.3Vrms.
This was noticeable in overall dynamics, sense of fullness, sound stage and user experience.
The earphones along with the Thor ii+ cable certainly enjoyed the extra juice.
To get the best experience out of an aftermarket cable it is preferable of course to have a high performing set of earphones and a dap to match.
The result is that the rig with as a whole will scale up accordingly.
That is to be expected.
With a lower end dap, mid fi earphones and a high end aftermarket cable the difference in user satisfaction is worlds apart from a high end dap combined with totl earphones.
Effect Audio Thor ii+, Cable hammer of the Gods.