One of the most overlooked components in the signal path is the humble 3.5mm TRS (Tip Ring Sleeve) connector. While most manufacturers would use a standard cheap 3.5mm plug, the terms cheap and standard simply do not apply to our products. We experimented with dozens of aftermarket plugs and realized that we couldn’t use any of them for one reason or another. We had to design a new plug that was sonically and ergonomically superior to the rest. In the end we choose carbon fiber as the ideal material for our connector due to the following benefits;

  • Sonically superior due to its resonance characteristic as compared to alloys
  • Non-magnetic, does not produce eddy currents
  • Durability, will not oxidize or corrode
  • Light weight

We had to get the size just right so that it would be minimally intrusive when used directly out of smart devices and when used on increasingly popular portable amplifiers. At the same time, it had to be big enough to accommodate the specialized cables that we wanted to use and had to provide for a comfortable grip because it is one of the most frequent contact points that you will have with your earphones.

Another often overlooked feature on our plug is the offset that is integrated onto our connector. This offset is for the convenience of our customers with fairly thick smart phone cases. We experimented on hundreds of cases and on most of the popular Digital Audio Players on the market before arriving at this simple solution. It is in the simplest matters that we take for granted in everyday use. But such matters cannot be viewed lightly during the design process because it can easily translate into an abhorrence or nuisance when using the product.


The Awesome Plug was introduced to allow for a multitude of configurations on the plug end for use on various types of players. Developed to future proof your cables, Awesome Plug is available in 2.5mm TRRS, 3.5mm TRS, and in future, other types of plug endings. The 90-degree nature of the plug keeps it minimally intrusive when used directly out of smart devices.