Hifi Reviews - Cables

Review - Chord ShawCan

Chord ShawCan

Review of the Chord ShawCan by Hi-Fi Choice
T he £275 for 1.5 metres Chord ShawCan, a replacement headphone cable, is the subject of this short review by Hi-Fi Choice. It's 5 stars for the ShawCan when used to replace the standard cable supplied with Sennheiser HD600s headphones.



Review - Naim Powerline Lite

Naim Powerline Lite

Naim Powerline Lite is reviewed by Hi-Fi World
N aim's new power cable the Powerline lite is reviewed by Hi-Fi World. The Powerline lite comes as standard with the new Naim Uniti 2017 range but is available to buy separately at £95. Hi-Fi World award the Powerline Lite their full 5 globes with an initial verdict of Recommended upgrade for users of Naim gear. Also makes a good case for itself when used in a non-Naim system.



Review - Chord Shawline

Chord Shawline

5 Star Review - Chord Shawline - Analogue Interconnect By Hi-Fi Choice
A t the Bristol HiFi Show 2016 Chord announced a major restructuring of their cable portfolio. The cables were structured around price points and each new cable represented the best that Chord could create at that price point. Shawline is the best cable that Chord can create at the £200 price point. A one metre pair of Shawline analogue interconnects at not surprisingly £200 is the subject of a review by Hi-Fi Choice. A 5 star review no less. In the "Recommended" review HFC conclude :-



Review - Nordost Purple Flare - Power Cord

Nordost Purple Flare - Power Cord

Review - Nordost Purple Flare - Power Cord By DAR
T he Nordost Purple Flare power cord is reviewed by DAR. DAR starts from the position of how do you improve the Sonos Connect "Brick" player having chosen Sonos over the Auralic Aries mini player for Sonos's more comprehensive music catalogue coverage. Sonos improvement possibilities are a better power cord and an external DAC. Starting with power cord improvements, DAR try the Nordost Purple Flare - Power Cord and conclude :-



Review - Chord Clearway

Chord Clearway

Review - Chord Clearway Speaker Cable By Hi-Fi Choice
T he Chord Clearway speaker cable (an Astronaut's Umbilical cord ?) is reviewed by Hi-Fi Choice. It's 4.5 stars for the £156 for a 3 metre pair Chord clearway and a Recommended award, with a conclusion on the Clearway speaker cable of :-



Review - iFi Gemini USB cable

iFi Gemini USB cable

Review - iFi Gemini USB Cable And iUSB 3.0 - USB Power Supply By Avrev
T he iFi Gemini USB Cable paired with the iUSB 3.0 - USB Power Supply are the subjects for a review by Avrev. The Gemini, as the name suggests uses twin USB cables to carry the signal and power separately to a USB DAC. The iUSB 3.0 is an improved USB power supply from iFi which can split a USB signal from a computer or streamer into pure digital signal and a reconstituted 5 volt power supply - and a lot more ! Avrev enjoy this iFi pairing concluding :-



Review - QED Reference USB Cable

QED Reference USB Cable

Review - QED Reference USB Cable - USB A to Micro B By Head-Fi
T he QED Reference USB Cable £59.99 in this case the USB type A to Micro B is reviewed By Head-Fi. The reviewer uses the cable to connect a MacBook to the recently released Chord Mojo - portable headphone amp and USB DAC. The reviewer asks the key question - is the sound quality better with the QED Reference USB Cable rather than the stock cable that comes supplied with the Mojo :-



Review - Nordost Odin 2

Nordost Odin 2

Review - Nordost Odin II Cable Loom By Hi-Fi Plus
T he Nordost Odin II cable loom is reviewed By Hi-Fi Plus. including a bit of metaphor mixing and Buddhism Hi-Fi Plus come to the highly complementary conclusion :-



Review - Chord C-Line

Chord C-Line

Review - Chord C-Line Interconnect By What Hi-Fi
C hord Company's new C-line analogue interconnect is reviewed by What Hi-Fi. The C-line's review price was £45. The C-line achieves the full 5 stars from the respected reviewer.



Review - Chord Clearway

Chord Clearway

Review Chord Clearway Speaker Cable By What Hi-Fi
T he Clearway Speaker cable from Chord is given the once over in a new review from What Hi-Fi. The Clearway's price at the time of the review was £10 per metre. In summary What Hi-Fi believes that the Clearway merits the full 5 stars.



Review - Audioquest Red River balanced XLR cable

Audioquest Red River balanced XLR cable

Review - Audioquest Red River Balanced XLR Cables by Audio Appraisal
T he Audioquest Red River balanced XLR cables are reviewed by Audio Appraisal. They have a small issue with the fit but it’s a favourable review as they conclude on the Red River balanced XLR cables :-



Review - Nordost Heimdall 2

Nordost Heimdall 2

Review - Nordost Heimdall 2 Cable By PFO
T he Nordost Heimdall 2 cable is reviewed by PFO. They use the Heimdall 2 headphone cable, connected to a pair of Audeze LCD-X headphones as the basis of the review and award the cable A +++, concluding :-



Review - IsoTek EVO3 Sequel

IsoTek EVO3 Sequel

Review - Isotek Evo3 Sequel By Hi-Fi Choice
T he Isotek Evo3 Sequel power cable (£200) is reviewed by Hi-Fi Choice. Its 5 stars and a "Highly Recommended" award for the Isotek Sequel with a conclusion of:-



Review - Sarsen Speaker Cable

Sarsen Speaker Cable

Review - Chord Sarsen Speaker Cable By Hi-Fi Choice
T he Chord Sarsen Speaker Cable, an affordable cable at £8 per metre, is reviewed by Hi-Fi Choice. In their view the Chord Sarsen speaker Cable merits the fill 5 stars and a red Hi-Fi Choice recommended award. (Interestingly What Hi-Fi gave sarsen a rather lowly three stars so a bit of reviewer variation here). Hi-Fi Choice conclude on Sarsen :-



Review - Chord C-Line

Chord C-Line

Review - Chord C-Line Tuned Array Interconnnect Cable By Hi-Fi World
T he Chord C-Line tuned array analogue RCA cable is reviewed by Hi-Fi World. C-Line uses the tuned array techniques found in Chord's more expensive cables but comes in at £45 for 1 Metre, £35 for 0.5 metre. Hi-Fi World are impressed, summing C-Line up as outstanding and awarding it the full 5 globes.



Review - Nordost Valhalla 2

Nordost Valhalla 2

Review - Nordost Valhalla 2 or V2 - Cable loom - by PFO
T he Nordost Valhalla 2 or V2 - Cable loom (that’s the complete combination of the Valhalla interconnects , power cable and speaker cable), is reviewed by PFO. Their conclusion on the Valhalla 2, while acknowledging its expense is :-



Review - CAD USB Cable

CAD USB Cable

Review of the CAD USB Cable by Mono and Stereo
U S reviewer Mono and Stereo take the CAD (Computer Audio Design) USB Cable out for review. The £480 for a standard 1.1 metre length receives a "highest recommendation" award in the conclusion :-



Review - QED XT40 - Speaker Cable

QED XT40 - Speaker Cable

Review of the QED XT40 Speaker Cable by Hi-Fi Choice
T he QED XT40 Speaker Cable is the subject of a short review by Hi-Fi Choice. The XT40 at £10 a metre is very much an entry level cable. Hi-Fi Choice award the QED XT40 Speaker Cable 4 and 1/2 srars out of 5 in their review and a red recommended badge concluding :-



Review - Chord C-Line

Chord C-Line

Review - Chord C-Line Budget High End Tuned Array Cable by ProAudioWebBlog
T he ProAudioWebBlog review the £35 for 0.5 metre or £45 for 1 metre Chord C-Line Analogue RCA Interconnect which offers Chord's Tuned Array Technology from their more expensive cables. All in all the Chord C-Line Interconnect is awarded 4 stars with the conclusion of :-



Review - Chord C-Line

Chord C-Line

Review - Chord C-Line (budget ?!) tuned array cable by Audiophileman
T he tuned array cable was first seen in Chord's top of the range Sarum cable but has now trickled down to their entry level product the £50 ( 1 metre ) Chord C-Line analogue interconnect. Audiophileman reviews the Chord C-Line and awards it 8 out of 10 concluding :-



Review - Chord C-Stream - Ethernet cable

Chord C-Stream - Ethernet cable

Review of the Chord C-Stream Ethernet cable by Hi-Fi Choice
A review by Hi-Fi Choice of the ( £40 for .75 metres ) Chord C-Stream Ethernet cable that sees both 5 stars and a red “Hi-Fi Choice recommended” product awarded. No doubt due in part to their conclusion :-



Review - Chord C-Line

Chord C-Line

Review of the Chord C-Line tuned array cable by Gadgety News
T he £50 Chord C-Line interconnect offers the benefits of Chord's tuned array technology but at the affordable price of £50. The reviewer isn't so sold on this affordability noting that it's £40 more than he would usually spend. In listening tests though he's won over concluding :-



Review - Chord C-Line

Chord C-Line

Video review of the Chord C-Line tuned array cable by Future ShopUK
T he Chord C-Line interconnect caused something of a stir, when first announced, as it offers Chord Company tuned array technology (found in Chord Companies more expensive offerings ) in a £50 cable.



Review - Chord Signature and Indigo Array

Chord Signature and Indigo Array

Review of the latest Chord Chorus, Anthem and Signature Interconnects by HiFi World
A mostly 5 globes out of 5 from HiFi World for the CHORD COMPANY CHORUS REF. the CHORD COMPANY ANTHEM REF. and last but not least the CHORD COMPANY SIGNATURE TUNED ARAY. They come to separate conclusions about all three interconnects so the conclusions are in the first link below :-



Review - QED XT40 - Speaker Cable

QED XT40 - Speaker Cable

Review of the QED XT40 - Speaker Cable by What Hi-Fi
W hat Hi-Fi award the £10 / metre - QED XT40 - Speaker Cable the full five stars with nothing in the against column. THeir conclusion is :-



Review - Chord Company Sarum

Chord Company Sarum

Review of the Chord Sarum tuned array - complete cable loom by HiFi Plus
H iFi plus has already reviewed the Chord Sarum analogue interconnects and digital cables. They extend their Chord Sarum tuned array review by including the speaker cable.



Review - Chord Epic Twin

Chord Epic Twin

Review of the Chord Epic Twin speaker cable by Hi-Fi Choice
A 5 star review of the £44.95 per metre Chord Epic Twin speaker cable by HiFi Choice. They conclude :-



Review - Isotek EVO3 Optimum mains cable

Isotek EVO3 Optimum mains cable

Review of the Isotek EVO3 Optimum mains cable by Hi-Fi Choice
A 5 star review and HiFi Choice recommended award for the £595 for 2 metres - Isotek EVO3 Optimum mains cable by HiFi Choice. They conclude :-



Review - Nordost Valhalla 2

Nordost Valhalla 2

Review of the Nordost Valhalla 2 or V2 - Cable loom - by HiFi Plus
A very favourable review of the (Price is in the review) Nordost Valhalla 2 or V2 - Cable loom by HiFi+. They conclude :-



Review - Chord Signature and Indigo Array

Chord Signature and Indigo Array

Review of the Chord Signature Tuned Array Interconnect by proaudio
A 5 star review of the £765 per metre Chord Signature Tuned Array Interconnect by ProAudio. They conclude :-



Review - QED Reference Audio 40

QED Reference Audio 40

Review of the QED Reference Audio 40/QED Signature Revelation - Cable Loom by HiFi Choice
A 5 star review and group test win in the Review of the QED Reference Audio 40/QED Signature Revelation Cable Loom by Hi-Fi Choice. ( £100 per 1 metre pair for the QED Reference Audio 40 interconnect and £17 per metre for the QED Signature Revelation Speaker Cable ). They conclude :-



Review - Nordost Valhalla 2

Nordost Valhalla 2

Review of the Nordost Valhalla 2 or V2 - Cable loom - by Audiobeat
A very favourable review of the Nordost Valhalla 2 or V2 - Cable loom (interconnects , power cable and speaker cable), from across the pond, by the Audiobeat. They conclude (perhaps tongue in cheek at the end) :-



Review - Chord Company Signature Reference speaker cable

Chord Company Signature Reference speaker cable

Review of the Chord Company Signature Reference speaker cable by Hi-Fi News
A n editor's choice award in the review of the £1200 (3m stereo set) Chord Company Signature Reference speaker cable by Hi-Fi News. They conclude :-



Review - Nordost Heimdall 2

Nordost Heimdall 2

A comparison of the Nordost LS Blue Heaven iKable and Nordost Heimdall 2 iKable by Canada HiFi
T he more expensive Nordost Heimdall 2 iKable wins out against its stable mate from Nordost the Nordost LS Blue Heaven iKable. The conclusion from Canada HiFi is :-



Review - Russ Andrews GQ24

Russ Andrews GQ24

Hifi Choice Gives 5 Stars To The Russ Andrews GQ24 Ipod Cable
N eville Roberts concludes that "this really is a great cable and very much to be recommended". He notes that the use of the iPod docking connector brings clear benefits in terms of sound quality as this bypasses "much of the iPod’s internal circuitry" which "results in a noticeable improvement in sound quality".



Review - Nordost Frey 2

Nordost Frey 2

Review of the Nordost Frey 2 - Speaker Cables, Interconnects and Power Cables by Soundstage
A favourable review, from across the pond, of the entire Nordost Frey 2 cable loom - i.e. Speaker Cables, Interconnects and Power Cables by Soundstage. They conclude :-



Review - Chord Company Sarum

Chord Company Sarum

Review of the Chord Sarum tuned array by HiFi Plus
A very favourable review of the £1,600 per metre Chord Sarum tuned array by HiFi Plus. They conclude :-



Review - QED Reference Audio 40

QED Reference Audio 40

Review of the QED Reference Audio 40 analogue interconnect by What Hi-Fi
A 5 star review of the £85 QED Reference Audio 40 analogue interconnect by What Hi-Fi. They conclude :-



Review - Nordost Heimdall 2

Nordost Heimdall 2

A view and review from Nordost as to whether their cables make a difference in a hifi system
W hether cables make a difference to a hifi system tends to divide the hifi enthusiast into two camps.



Review - Sarsen Speaker Cable

Sarsen Speaker Cable

Review of the Chord Company Sarsen Speaker Cable by What Hi-Fi
A 3 star review of the £8 per metre Chord Company Sarsen Speaker Cable by What Hi-Fi. They conclude :-



Review - iFi Gemini USB cable

iFi Gemini USB cable

Review of the iFi Audio Gemini USB Cable by AdventuresinHifi
A favourable review of the £235 for 1.5 metre iFi Audio Gemini USB Cable from AdventuresInHiFi. This review also uses the iFi Audio iUSB Power and iFi Audio iDAC and is pretty comprehensive. They conclude :-




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