I've used the Furutech FI 25G and I hated them. I was looking to rid my system of some upper midrange brightness/glare and thought the gold would tame this but the plugs clipped the top end, extension and air, gave the sound an opaque quality reducing inner detail, and fattened up the lower midrange and bass which reduced pacing and slam. All in all, I couldn't get them out of my system quick enough (and these were used when I received them so they had plenty of burn-in time). I like the IeGO gold plugs better but find gold to be too syrupy. Perhaps you should try different plugs on your cords. I think the Oyaide 046 are quite nice with excellent detail and probably the best balanced plugs I've heard. Bass is tight as well. My favorite plug is the IeGO 8095 which is rhodium over silver. It's as detailed as any thing I've heard but has the ability to smooth out the top end without loosing any detail or air and it does so without sounding soft either. Their rhodium over copper plug, 8075, is decent but no where near as detailed. The Oyaide 004 is also nice but seemed a bit sharp in my system. YMMV. On the cheap side, the IeGO 8065, silver over copper, is quite good and much more detailed than the Furutech FI 25G. It's certainly not a warm plug but it does bass very well, nice and articulate. Of course you could do much better for power cords as well given the quality of components you have. The Airsine would certainly be a big improvement. Good luck with you system.
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