FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable – Review

FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D cable

FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable

| 224 Wires | Balanced | Monocrystalline Pure Silver |



🎧 We are reviewing the FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable – FiiO’s latest flagship cable.

First of all, we find important to clear up one part of the name of this product to explain our readers some of the FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D specs.

Yo might see many numbers through out the naming chosen for the FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable; this is referring to 3 different models from this same cable according to the plug type. In fact, each different model is named:

  • FiiO LC-2.5D – 2.5mm model
  • FiiO LC-3.5D – 3.5mm model
  • FiiO LC-4.4D – 4.4mm model

The model reviewed by our team is the FiiO LC-4.4D (4.4mm balanced)

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FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable Review

Tests & Scores


D

Design

The FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable offers an industrial-feel design thanks to the combination metal pieces and white/silver colored cable insulation.

The plug has an L-shaped form factor – a type of jack preferred by most DAP/DAC users. The detail that emphasizes it’s industrial design is this L-shaped plug, that is fully constructed in heavy-duty metal – the plug itself is nearly the same that we have seen while reviewing the FiiO FH7.

The cable has a helix, braided design with 4-strands and a transparent insulation, allowing the inner silver wires to be seen at bare sight.

The cable end near the earpieces connectors has a hook/loop design to better adapt to the contours of the outer ears.

The cable has no additional color options besides the one that you can see in the photos in this review.

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FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D cable connector
FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D cable connector

W

Weight

FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable weight in Ounces and FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable weight in grams.

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Size & Dimensions

The FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable size and dimensions are:

  • Cable length: 1200mm
  • Jack girth (narrower part): 8.4mm
  • Jack girth (wider part): 9.2mm
  • Bifurcation girth: 7.1mm
  • Cable girth: 4mm (1mm per strand)
  • Cable girth after bifurcation: 2mm (1mm per strand)
  • Plug length (before L curve): 34mm
  • MMCX Connector length: 15.2mm
  • Cable tightener: 7.1mm

Dimensions correspond to the 4.4mm balanced version (FiiO LC-4.4D)

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FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D cable bifurcation
FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D cable bifurcation

FC

Compatibility

The FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable has MMCX connectors on the earpiece side and 3 different kind of connections on the jack end, being the options:

  • MMCX + 2.5mm Balanced
  • MMCX + 3.5mm
  • MMCX + 4.4mm balanced

Having MMCX connectors the FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable uses one of the most popular connections on the market, being compatible with:

Unfortunately, if you are an owner of an earphone with other connector’s types (such as bi-pin 0.75mm, 2-pin 0.78mm, IE80, etc.) you will not be able to use the FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable.

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FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D cable MMCX connectors
FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D cable MMCX connectors

CB

Construction & Build

The FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable has excellent build thanks to the soft & flexible construction materials and metal details.

The headphone plug-cable is reinforced with a dedicated, polymer end, while the cable bifurcation, cable tightener and plug itself are fully made of heavy-duty metal.

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FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D cable reinforcement
FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D cable reinforcement

M

Microphonics

The FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable premium features include a medical grade PVC cable insulation.

This build material used for the FiiO cable showed excellent results regarding microphonics, with nearly-zero transmission of friction and bumping noises.

The build and microphonics are other of the features of the FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D cable that reminds us to the cable of the FiiO FH7 (flagship penta-driver earphone from FiiO)

In comparison to OEM cables the FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable provides a gigantic upgrade in the microphonics department.

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FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D cable
FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D cable

S

Sound

The FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D features premium monocrystalline pure silver cable with a higher purity than 925 jewelry cable and 8 Litz wires – this ensures better conductivity and lower audio signal loss than standard pure silver cables and silver-plated copper cables.

Indeed, the FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable showed clean sound, no hiss and no coloration – part of these pristine performance is thanks to an specific braided and insulation wire design that improves electrical isolation from each wire.

This makes the FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D a cable that preserves the authenticity of your high-end headphone’s sound signature.

Moreover, the cable showed no degradation on sound quality and a perfect unadulterated flat frequency response through out our measurements.

With it’s balanced-end connection, the FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable enables users to make us and benefit from audio devices that offer balanced output connectors, such as the:

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Frequency Response (raw)

FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable Frequency Response Curve

FiiO LC-2.5D-3.5D-4.4D cable frequency response curve - with FiiO FH7 vs stock cable
FiiO LC-2.5D-3.5D-4.4D cable frequency response curve – with FiiO FH7 vs stock cable

Green= FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D with FiiO FH7; Red= FiiO FH7 with stock cable

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Specifications

FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable Technical Specifications

Type Microcrystalline silver
Length 1.20m
Connectors options MMCX
Plug connectors options 2.5mm, 3.5mm, 4.4mm

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Scores Scores

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FiiO LC-2.5D/3.5D/4.4D High Purity Sterling Silver Litz Cable

9.6

SCORE

9.6/10



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