Eletech Ode To Laura
Drawing experience from “Aeneid” and “Socrates” as well as special configurations like the “Tyrian”, Eletech took the accumulation of R&D and expertise to develop an all new "𝐎𝐝𝐞 𝐓𝐨 𝐋𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐚", building it afresh from ground up, introducing new geometry and shielding method that has yet to be implemented before, resulting in a stunning new-gen Copper flagship.
"𝐎𝐝𝐞 𝐓𝐨 𝐋𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐚" broke through Eletech norms and supersedes Eletech’s cable philosophy, bringing it to a whole new realm of performance with newly developed 9 Core geometry system and first 22AWG configuration to be offered within Eletech’s repertoire.
Housed within the Flagships of Eletech ‘Parnassus’, the "𝐎𝐝𝐞 𝐓𝐨 𝐋𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐚" features a fully maxed, triple bespoke copper configuration in 22awg geometry.
- 𝟐𝟐 𝐀𝐖𝐆, 𝟒 𝐖𝐢𝐫𝐞
- 𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐮𝐦 𝐎𝐂𝐂 𝐂𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐁𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐝
- 𝐐𝐮𝐚𝐝𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧
- 𝟗 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐭𝐳, 𝐊𝐞𝐯𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝
- 𝐎𝐅𝐂 𝐒𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠
- 𝐂𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝
- 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐡 𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐫
- 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐡 𝐂𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐘-𝐒𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬
- 𝐅𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐌𝐚𝐱 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
For context, I also own a First Times and First Times Shielding. The Ode to Laura has exceptional technicalities (soundstage, detail, layering) -- perhaps better than the First Times non-shielded, in that regard (maybe not quite at the level of the First Times shielded? But not far off). But what really sets it apart is the texture and tuning.
This isn't a neutral cable. It does color the sound, but in a very pleasing way. It makes the bass very articulate and impactful (even better than the First Time Shielding). It makes the mids warmer, with a more analog feel. Slightly recessed, but not excessively so. It's got really great air on the top end, in a manner that makes the sound more open and alive, but without causing any harshness or excessive treble energy. It does all of this in a manner that's very coherent. I agree with everything in Tokparkolo's review on Head-Fi (which is a more extensive and articulate review than I'm capable of).
Overall, it adds warmth and musicality. It might not be ideal for a reference-tuned IEM like the Ragnar; it works, and works well, but overall, in that scenario, I'd prefer something that leans a little more neutral. I'd probably also lean more towards the First Times cables for genres that require more neutrality, regardless of IEM. But with a bassier IEM like the Odyssey, and for genres that benefit from the warmth (pop, EDM, hip-hop, trance, etc.) it really is something special and would be my top choice.
Andrew and his team put best effort to provide good service for customer.