I recently acquainted myself with the Canare cables by Roz Works. Very sturdy, braided, OFC and has that nice solid weight to it. 15 cm in length but you can have them shorter or longer depending on your requirements. I wanted it 15 cm for my portable set-up. Anyhow, they look the part – an audiophile DIY outlook but professionally handmade no doubt. Kudos to Alex from Roz Works Solutions.
Okay, there are two models here, the BOS4 – which is thinner and rather flexible. Then there is the BOS5; the thicker counterpart and a lot stronger and weightier one. Both these are well shielded and grounded with silver solder. So by first impression they look very durable and mean (especially the BOS5) – and I am confident they are.
Anyway, the interesting part was, BOS4 & BOS5 produced (or transferred) two distinct sound signals from my audio source to my portable amp/DAC. BOS4 offered tight low ended frequencies. In other words, the bass was robust and controlled with that visceral rumble in a way. Nonetheless, it was the clear signal transition that truly stood out for BOS4.
On the other hand the BOS5 provided crispier mids and highs. My ATH-M50 really thrived with the BOS5. I always placed fair emphasis on percussion (snares) and rhythm section reproductions to my music set up; and in that regard, the BOS5 did a very good job accentuating these sounds over my ATH-M50 (via iBasso D2 Boa+). I plugged the same to the NAD3020 Hybrid amplifier and the sound was even more vivid and precise. Yes, this was obvious since the NAD3020 is in a different league compared to my much much smaller iBasso D2 Boa+. But the fact was, the other subtle or not-so-subtle distinction was because of the BOS5 cable in my opinion.