Plussound is one of the longest-standing US-based custom cable makers. They’ve expressed interest in expanding their product range with a debut into IEMs a few years back. Continuing this trend, Plussound has just launched a custom leather case solution design specifically for IEMs with plenty of room to accommodate thick custom cables too. As most cable makers are already familiar with boutique materials and hand fabrication, this has become a popular avenue for these companies to expand their product range. As always, Plussound provides some unique twists that set their products apart from the norm and a great sense of quality that has always underpinned the brand.
The Plussound Leather Storage Case is available for $99.99 USD. You can read all about it and treat yourself to one here!
Where many companies are moving towards larger, multi-compartment storage, Plussound keep it simple. Their case has a soft genuine leather exterior with debossed PS logo and a thick metal zipper. While the zipper action is a little rough out of the box, it did loosen up after a few days and both contribute to a quality, hard-wearing feel. The leather itself has a soft feel and consistent grain with no imperfections.
Being genuine, it will wear well and develop a nice patina over time. It also has a rigid skeleton that gives it a solid form and additional impact resistance. In addition, the quality of the stitching is impressive too, being even and consistent with no fraying, feeling well-assembled top to bottom. Chris generously sent over this unit in grey though brown and black are also available and the zipper colour changes to reflect the colour of the leather.
It is internally lined with soft velvet to prevent scratches. A small fabric pocket on the lid offers storage for slim items and adapters. Below is the inlet for the earphones themselves. It has two L-shaped holders for the earpieces alongside an integrated cable winder. Keeping each earpiece separated is ideal for metal shells especially as it prevents them from scratching each other.
As aforementioned, there is ample room for even thicker 8-wire or fabric sheathed cables unlike many factory IEM cases. In addition, the entire IEM organiser can be removed leaving a much larger space. This is suitable for DAPs or 2-3 IEMs and cables – of course, you won’t be able to benefit from the cable winder and IEM holders in this configuration.
IEM cases are not something new to the industry nor is it a hard-found offering in the modern day with quite a few brands trying their hand. I do appreciate how each approaches with their own ideas, and the Plussound case is one of the most premium options to date. The hard-skeleton leather construction gives the case a very high-quality feel and promises better wearing properties over time. It is protective and not exceedingly bulky for portable use. Inside, the velvet-lined interior is non-scratch and protective as promised. The addition of a removable cable winder suitable for thick aftermarket cables makes this a sensible choice for fans of custom IEM cables not exclusively including Plussound’s own. With pockets for extra accessories on top, Plussound’s Leather Case is a fine option for those wanting the most premium selection of materials available in a variety of colours.
The Leather Storage Case is available from Plussound (international) for $99.99 USD at the time of writing. I am not affiliated with Plussound and receive no earnings from purchases through this link.