LOS ANGELES — The Inaugural Los Angeles Audio Show awarded its first “Alfie” honors at a festive banquet on June 3rd, the middle day of the three-day event at LA’s Sheraton Gateway Hotel.

Alfies were awarded in three categories: Best of: Personal Listening, Best of: Speakers, and Best of: Electronics.

  1. Audio Envy

IMG_4413   (Link to Awards Video honoring Audio Envy)

Real Customer testimonies from Axpona and LAAS show! (Some even offered to be contacted:)


You cables are most certainly award winning! Detailed is an understatement and soundstage is HUGE.
Absolutely phenomenal…thanks for all your hard work and dedication.
I’ll be back for more.

They had attended the awards ceremony on Saturday night and the winner in the tech innovation was a younger man, Captain whom I remembered talking to on Saturday. The room vendor were very impressed with him winning and talked to the reviewer who happened upon his table and took a headphone cable to try in his high-end headphone set-up. Upon switching to the Audio Envy cable, he clearly heard a significant increase in sound quality and was excited enough to nominate Mr. Payne for the award. So I rushed up to Payne’s table and bought a replacement set of cables for my system, many are on order to be shipped next week. I was able to bring home and installed a XLR cable pair, replacing a set costing a little over $700, and two stiff power cords. Upon playing a CD, with no warm up, the sound was more detailed and musical. It has only gotten better, with your DAC and Integrated sounding very natural, dynamic, and highly listenable. The cables are quite flexible and reasonably priced (~$200 pair). Here is their website: if you are interested. Thanks for letting me ramble!


My letter to Stereophile.

Audio or Music
There are so many excellent products to chose from within this industry to support our hobby.
And so it seems almost an equal amount of snake oil.
There are so few products that actually out-perform their claims.
I would like to tell you about one such product I was fortunate to find at Axpona.
Audio Envy makes cables that “hi fi ” terms are inadequate to describe.
It’s simply about better music.
I have been a music lover my whole life and my journey has taken me down many roads.
Their products have given my system an added sense of realism that I didn’t think was possible.
I am one happy customer. And in the face of so many products to choose from, I’d suggest that finding some space to inform your readers about them would do a great service to your many readers.

Thank you.
T Trulis

I recently learned about your awesome product at Axpona 2017 in Chicago. I’ve recently incorporated your speaker cables and they are fantastic! I will need additional cables as well!
Thank – Michael S.
I installed the two Power Cords and XLR, replacing Re_ _ _ _ Cables equivalent, including a reference grade XLR with optional Furetech ends costing an extra $200+. Big difference, noticeable increase in resolution, lower noise floor, music flows smoother and it sound louder. Can hear deeper into the music and it’s more natural sounding. Cann’t wait to get the other cables!J. Fong
AE, Nice to meet you at LAAS.
Enjoying your IC’s between TT – tube phono pre & phono pre to integrated tube amp. They have settled in nicely and overall the soundstage width/depth/height & musical detail/clarity have improved.
Need power cords for tube phono pre & tube integrated amp!Alfred C

All the cabling I ordered has been installed and is working flawlessly, including the custom speaker cables for the bi-amped Vandersteen’s. I have a 30 foot run of your XLR cables from my Lynx HILO DA/AD to my Arye preamp (run under the floor and bundled with two shielded CAT6 cables). System is flawless with as best I can tell absolutely no noise pickup at all. With gain on phono preamp, HILO , Arye preamp and amp at max, there is some residual electronic hiss, not no other noice at all, like a 60hz hum. Great job and thanks for taking the time to work with me. Audio Envy XLR balenced cables are used for the entire system, from the Phono Preamp (ChannelD SetaL) to the speakers.

Sandy L.


Good Folks trying something NEW!


As a computer science major & a software engineer by trade I was skeptical of how a “special” speaker cables could really make enough of a difference to justify charging 25 times the price of what I can pick up at RadioShack. However, after hearing Audio Envy’s founder explain how the engineers at Audio Envy take care to manufacture cables that lower the comparative resistance to low capacitance and tailor impedance for each cable they make, regardless of the cables function, be it a speaker cable or line level cables, or whatever, the engineer in me was intrigued. I subsequently bought a pair for my Hi-Res audio system. When I got home I installed them & then played a couple of my favorite songs. Immediately I felt like someone had upgraded my speakers while I was out buying these cables! There was so much more sound there to be heard. The sound was more open & rich with seemingly increased resolution even though I was playing a song that I’d played many times before. I frankly couldn’t believe it. A true organic sound improvement from a cable!?! My previous audio cables were standard 12 gauge RadioShack speaker cables, which, simply put don’t sound correct to me know! I used to think that this degree of audio clarity and richness could only come from upgrading my speakers, or DAC, or AMP but not simply from a cable replacement. Now I know the right cable makes all the difference. And I am now an Audio Envy customer for life!


So glad to hear Ray ordered cables from you. He was sooooo living beneath his audiophile privileges with the pathetic cables he was using. 🙂 … And everything else in his system was so much more impressive. When I showed up at his house to buy a pair of speakers on his craigslist post I set up my own integrated DAC+Amp and ran my own AE cables to his speakers. Then connected up my laptop as the source. The result had him amazed. He said more than once something to the effect of “Wow that sounds better that what we were just listening to with my gear.” with a hint of that’s-not-fair in his voice. Then twice after I purchased his speakers he asked me if I wanted to sell my amp. I told him that though my amp was awesome that my speakers cables had a lot to do with the awesome sound he heard.   And that is how I met Ray and how he because an AE customer. 🙂  Now, back to my cable needs. 🙂
 Your  power cord is so good, it sounds better than cords I’ve had that cost upwards of $2,500.00. I don’t see your cables mentioned on any of the popular audiophile forums. If word got out on Audioasylum, Audiogon, and several others, you couldn’t keep up with the demand. I am totally amazed at the cost to performance ratio.

Magazine Review of Audio Envy NV-10 cable.




“AudioEnvy cables changed my belief in the difference cables make on sound.  I heard a track played through the same system on other high-end cables before I heard the same track on AudioEnvy cables.  That moment sold me.  I now only track with my AudioEnvy XLR and 1/4″ cables both in the studio and on-location.  It brings the sound I record to life.  AudioEnvy captures the truest sound I’ve heard.”


~Seth Schaeffer, Hoptocopter Films, film production company




I’m generally skeptical of claims from cable manufacturers, but one A/B test of Audio Envy cables convinced me of their superiority to normal cables. The sound through the normal cables was a recording; the sound through Audio Envy cables was music.

~Brian Kephart. Recording School grad. & Musician

Greenville College,Recording Workshop. “Maker of KepFX Pedals”




This cable could be compared to a high resolution digital camera.   You have the freedom to take a cutting edge picture of a Ferrier or 57’ Chevy.   You have the creative control to either maintain the production quality or use a filter to create a nostalgic feel.   On the other hand standard issue cables are more like a Polaroid camera, distortions and all, maybe it’s cool sometimes but you’re stuck with it all the time.

      ~Jay Campbell, Video production




The cables are simply awesome – I couldn’t believe the difference in the sound. The only adverse thing is a tad more stiffness,  I realize we have to live w/ that because of the increased copper wiring. My groups truly sounded incredible. Thank you so much – Merry Christmas!!!

       ~Sue Premer, Music Director

Vocal jazz ensemble for

Presidential inauguration




My quest for the perfect bass guitar tone is over.  No single piece of gear has ever delivered this much low frequency definition, growl, and superbly fast punch.   Impressed to say the least I am ready to PLAY AGAIN!

~B. Richards, Bass player




“Captain’s audio cables are amazing. When he first invited me to listen to them, I was pretty skeptical that they would make enough of a difference to be worth the trouble. But when I heard them in action, I was amazed. When he used the typical cables, it sounded good, but when he switched the cables, the sound seemed to leap out of the speaker and fill the room. It still baffles me that cables can make such a dramatic difference in sound quality.” March 27, 2012 Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value

                      ~Jery Payne, legislative lawyer & music lover





I have a set of old kef speakers that I figured were ready for a dirt nap.  Captain of Audio Envy recommended we try the NV-SP1 speaker cables and calibrate the system.  I am extremely pleased with the results and he saved me some coin.

D Michaels, Attorney & Movie fan





From two rooms over I could tell the sound was better.

                                ~Marla, Happy house wife.





Profoundly and ridiculously GOOD!

~Pat A. Home and Car Movie/Music enthusiast.


When I buy an audio product generally my evaluation of weather it’s good or not hinges on its ability to maintain desirable sound characteristics.  Does it compress, shrink and lower the dimensional foot print?   Or does it allow the sound to maintain its phase, harmonics and realism.  If it can accomplish a euphoric quality without disturbing fundamental qualities, it may become a desired recording tool.   Surprising enough the audio cable is rather underestimated in its ability to be exposed to the above. After making countless comparisons  I would not be under exaggerating if I said, the typical audio cable is on par with a crappy plug-in, a so-so preamp,  the el’ cheapo microphone.  Of which seems to catch more concern from today’s consumer.   Give the audio envy cables a try, a new understanding of sound quality awaits you.

~Arc mastering studio



Just to let you know, the sounds are robust and have a full feeling, it is kind of like trying to describe a wine–some words work, but the vocabulary has its limits.  It is quite different; I hear some bass sounds that seem to come out of nowhere, very subtle and interesting. I will keep ‘testing’ and keep you informed.

~Dr. Thomas J, Happy A.E. customer.




I have wasted so much time in my life with gear.  If only I found these cables 20 years ago. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

~ Steven stone, DJ





Eyes watering up with tears.

~Cathy N.  Lady with no former audio passion






Using the term accurate in the cable industry has been so overly misused and abused that I can hardly utter its font.   I could come up with many grand descriptions for AE cables.  Here is the improvements I found: cable strength, low-deformation, tangle resistant, Light weight, anti corrosive copper protection, and very flexible considering the size.   If you happen to notice that all you instruments and voice sound captivating and life like, I’m guessing that is a good thing to.

~Chuck the Audio Nut





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