Cables

Synergistic Research Atmosphere Series Cables and Grounding Block

July 31, 2015
Synergistic Research Atmosphere Series Cables and Grounding Block

Mike Girardi has posted a review of the Synergistic Research Atmosphere series cables ($3095-$4995) and Grounding Block ($595) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “The SR Atmosphere signal cables excel in all areas as compared to my previous reference and my previous reference was nominated by multiple members of the ST staff as a Most...
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Oyaide Tunami Mid-Level Cable Loom

July 26, 2015
Oyaide Tunami Mid-Level Cable Loom

Marja and Henk have posted a review of the Oyaide Tunami mid-level cable loom (€176-€995) at 6moons. Their conclusions: “Part of the fun was that all cables came from Oyaide’s mid-price range except for the M1E/F1 terminated power cord which nearly hits the €1’000 threshold. This combined with the wide range of cables all...
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Mamba Audio Powerblast Power Cable

July 25, 2015
Mamba Audio Powerblast Power Cable

Christiaan Punter has posted a review of the Mamba Audio Powerblast power cable (€3125) at Hi-Fi Advice. His conclusions: “In fact I would call this a highly natural sounding cable and it made for the most beautiful renditions of human voices, piano and strings ever. It does tend to polarise things though, as for...
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Audioquest Ethernet Cables: Diamond, Vodka and Cinnamon

July 24, 2015
Audioquest Ethernet Cables: Diamond, Vodka and Cinnamon

Scot Hull has posted a review of the Audioquest Diamond ($25/foot), Vodka ($85/foot) and Cinnamon ($235/foot) Ethernet cables. His conclusions: “With all of these improvements, across all of these cable changes, I want to emphasize that the improvements were never egregious. Yes, I believe that sound quality improved. Yes, I felt that the improvements...
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Forza Audio Works Noir Headphone Cable

July 22, 2015
Forza Audio Works Noir Headphone Cable

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Forza Audio Works Noir headphone cable (€209) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Dropping 15% of a headphone’s tag on an aftermarket loom for it is perfectly sensible once one considers the demonstrable improvements our Polish wires make.” You can read the full review here. Note: It is...
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Omega Audio Concepts Pico Extra Interconnects and Digital Cables

July 15, 2015
Omega Audio Concepts Pico Extra Interconnects and Digital Cables

Giuseppe Castelli has posted a review of the Omega Audio Concepts Pico Extra interconnects (€550) and digital cables (€280) at ReMusic. His conclusions: “In the listening test, the Pico Extra have shown a neutral but not dry approach, clean but rich, bodied but peppy. I think that their main feature is the so-called “inter-instrumental...
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WyWires Platinum Series USB and AES/EBU Digital Cables

July 13, 2015
WyWires Platinum Series USB and AES/EBU Digital Cables

Malcolm Gomes has posted a review of the WyWires Platinum Series USB ($899) and AES/EBU ($899) digital cables at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The detailed, weighty and ultra dynamic characteristics of these cables may not be suitable for all genres of music. A good example would be most female vocal acapella where performances are...
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Akiko Audio Powercord HQ

July 8, 2015
Akiko Audio Powercord HQ

Canada Hi-Fi has posted a review of the Akiko Audio Powercord HQ power cord (€149). Their conclusions: “The Akiko Audio Powercord HQ demonstrated its ability to provide a broad and significant increase in performance versus OEM power cords, with all music I listened to. In fact, the more I listened to them, the more...
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Mogami NI-2497 Interconnect and NI-2477 Speaker Cables

July 6, 2015
Mogami NI-2497 Interconnect and NI-2477 Speaker Cables

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Mogami NI-2497 interconnect (€150) and NI-2477 speaker cables (€300) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “When it comes to Mogami cables it is easy to say that they won’t help correct sound of the system. They might help in further enrichment of such sound’s features as vibrancy,...
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Cardas Clear Reflection Interconnects and Speaker Cables

June 27, 2015
Cardas Clear Reflection Interconnects and Speaker Cables

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Cardas Clear Reflection interconnects (£949) and speaker cables (£2599) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Clear Reflection brings with it all those people who love what Golden Reference did, and aren’t quite ‘there’ with Clear yet, but who would want more pace and leading edge detail to their...
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Audiofly AF180 In-Ear Monitors

June 27, 2015
Audiofly AF180 In-Ear Monitors

ljokerl has posted a review of the Audiofly AF180 in-ear monitors ($550) at InnerFidelity. His conclusions: “he AF180 is well-designed, well-tuned, and very well-made. Ergonomic fit, good noise isolation, and replaceable cables are things that we often take for granted with this type of product, but it can be quite a letdown when any...
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Synergistic Research Atmosphere Level 4 Interconnects and Speaker Cables

June 23, 2015
Synergistic Research Atmosphere Level 4 Interconnects and Speaker Cables

Robert S. Youman has posted a review of the Synergistic Research Atmosphere Level 4 interconnects ($2495) and speaker cables ($4995) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “When utilized properly in virtually any system, your ears will verify that something very special is going on. From active shielding to ground plane tuning, I applaud their passion...
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Verastarr Grand Illusion Power Cord

June 18, 2015
Verastarr Grand Illusion Power Cord

Dave Clark has posted a review of the Verastarr Grand Illusion power cord ($2500) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The Grand Illusions are an amazingly good AC cord, letting the music flow through with such an engaging sound. Quiet, dynamic, propulsive, extended… you get it all. But to get it all will cost you....
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AudioQuest Cinnamon Ethernet Cable

June 17, 2015
AudioQuest Cinnamon Ethernet Cable

Aron Garrecht has posted a review of the AudioQuest Cinnamon Ethernet cable ($119) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “While all of the differences I noted — more bass slam, greater revelation of soundstaging nuances, arresting dynamics, seductive fluidity of sound — were individually subtle, they combined to evoke a more natural, organic, and intimate...
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BIS Expression Interconnect

June 5, 2015
BIS Expression Interconnect

Art Dudley has posted a review of the BIS Expression interconnect ($480) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The BIS Expression sounded distinctly different from the other two: a greater distinction than that between the Shindo and Audio Note. Curiously, the BIS was consistently, notably louder, with good drive and momentum. It lacked the timbral and...
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Harmonix X-DC Studio Master Million Maestro Power Cable

June 4, 2015
Harmonix X-DC Studio Master Million Maestro Power Cable

Wojciech has posted a review of the Harmonix X-DC Studio Master Million Maestro power cable (€9000) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Absolutely amazingly wonderful sound…It is one of the most expensive, or maybe even the most expensive power cables in the world. But I have no doubt – it is also the best one.”...
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Kimber Hero Interconnects

May 29, 2015
Kimber Hero Interconnects

Dan Worth has posted a review of the Kimber Hero interconnects (£188) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “So, all in all I was very happy with the way the Kimber Hero integrated into the systems I tested it with and the fact that I felt compelled to try them in another system and with...
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JIB BoaAcoustic Silver Arsenic USB Cable

May 29, 2015
JIB BoaAcoustic Silver Arsenic USB Cable

Dominic Marsh has posted a review of the JIB BoaAcoustic Silver Arsenic USB cable (€600) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “Out of the three cables I tried, the JIB outshone the other two by a fair margin with it’s natural and organic presentation, free from any flaws that might intrude into the musical enjoyment...
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SOtM – iSO-CAT6 LAN Isolation Filter and dCBL-CAT6 LAN/Ethernet Cable

May 29, 2015
SOtM – iSO-CAT6 LAN Isolation Filter and dCBL-CAT6 LAN/Ethernet Cable

Dan Worth has posted a review of the SOtM – iSO-CAT6 LAN Isolation Filter ($350) and /dCBL-CAT6 LAN/Ethernet cable ($350) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “SOtM’s own dCBL-CAT6 cable which accompanied the unit and is sold separately (a short one is included to connect to the source from the filter) also has great attributes...
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Synergistic Research Grounding Block and High Definition Ground Cables

May 26, 2015
Synergistic Research Grounding Block and High Definition Ground Cables

Steven Plaskin has posted a review of the Synergistic Research Grounding Block ($595) and High Definition Ground Cables ($395 each) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “I was not prepared for the major sonic enhancement that these products delivered. The extent of the positive enhancements goes far beyond merely those of a “system tweak”. For those...
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High Fidelity Cables CT-1 Power Cable

May 23, 2015
High Fidelity Cables CT-1 Power Cable

Jack Roberts has posted a review of the High Fidelity Cables CT-1 power cables ($2000) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “Both the High Fidelity Cables CT-1 Power Cables and the Audience Au24 SEs are very good, but I think with most systems though the CT-1 will be the best power cables you can get for...
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Dynamic Design AnnaLyric PC-1 Power Cord

May 21, 2015
Dynamic Design AnnaLyric PC-1 Power Cord

Neil Gader has posted a review of the Dynamic Design AnnaLyric PC-1 power cord ($) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Overall the AnnaLyric is a no-brainer bargain and joins the Shunyata Venom HC as a personal fave. It’s a strong effort that I would place high on my list of worthy upgrades.” You...
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Skogrand SC Beethoven Speaker Cables

May 20, 2015
Skogrand SC Beethoven Speaker Cables

Dave Clark has posted a review of the Skogrand SC Beethoven speaker cables ($22,000) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The signature trait of the Beethoven cable model is its ability to convey musicality, to be silent and let the connected components sing only restricted by their own limitations. To let all other noise be...
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Dynamic Design Heritage Challenger AE15 Digital Power Cord

May 20, 2015
Dynamic Design Heritage Challenger AE15 Digital Power Cord

Robert H. Levi has posted a review of the Dynamic Design Heritage Challenger AE15 Digital power cord ($3500) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The Dynamic Design Heritage Challenger AE15 Digital Power Cord is a unique and exciting design enabling audiophiles to maximize your digital front-end. Its switchable in/out active shielding gave me choices that...
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Nordost Blue Heaven HDMI Cable

May 11, 2015
Nordost Blue Heaven HDMI Cable

Marc Mickelson has posted a review of the Nordost Blue Heaven HDMI cable ($349) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “The Blue Heaven’s video image is clearer and more crisp than that of any of the other cables, while enriching the color saturation and deep blacks for which plasma technology is well known. In...
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