Cables

Nordost Valhalla 2 Reference Interconnect, Speaker Cable, and Power Cord

August 31, 2015
Nordost Valhalla 2 Reference Interconnect, Speaker Cable, and Power Cord

Jacob Heilbrunn has posted a review of the Nordost Valhalla 2 Reference interconnect ($7599), speaker cable ($11,849), and power cable ($4999) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “It delivers the whole package: speed, detail, resolution, and musicality. There are other cables that will provide a fuller presentation, others still that will sound zippier, and...
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Antipodes Audio ‘Reference’ Interconnects and Speaker Cables

August 29, 2015
Antipodes Audio ‘Reference’ Interconnects and Speaker Cables

Anthony Kershaw has posted a review of the Antipodes Audio ‘Reference’ interconnects ($2500) and speaker cable ($2500) at Audiophilia. His conclusions: “His cables are nothing short of remarkable in their musicality and refinement. Superb bass and wonderful ability to portray accurate dynamics. Like all his products I’ve heard and reviewed, Jenkins’ Reference Cables are...
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Shunyata Triton and Typhon Power Conditioners and Sigma Power Cables

August 28, 2015
Shunyata Triton and Typhon Power Conditioners and Sigma Power Cables

Michael Lavorgna has posted a review of the Shunyata Triton V2 ($6995) and Typhon ($5995) power conditioners and Sigma power cables ($2495-$3495) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “Every component used to build these devices was scrutinized for their contribution to the overall design’s sonic result. I have no doubts that those of you with the...
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Clarus Cable Crimson USB and Kimber Kable KS 2436 USB Cables

August 26, 2015
Clarus Cable Crimson USB and Kimber Kable KS 2436 USB Cables

Neil Gader has posted a review of the Clarus Cable Crimson USB ($250) and Kimber Kable KS 2436 ($1195) USB cables. His conclusions: “The Clarus is the sweetspot, sure to please the majority of users. The Kimber is a different kettles of fish. This is an ultra-premium wires designed for first-class DACs and well-informed...
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Purist Audio Design Luminist Revision Dominus and 25th Anniversary Cables

August 21, 2015
Purist Audio Design Luminist Revision Dominus and 25th Anniversary Cables

Scot Hull has posted a review of the Purist Audio Design Luminist Revision Dominus and 25th Anniversary cables at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “These audio cables from Purist Audio Design are not only a fascinating case study in engineering, I think they sound fantastic. Will they be right for you or for your system?...
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Nordost Introduces the QLine Groundwire

August 19, 2015
Nordost Introduces the QLine Groundwire

Nordost is proud to introduce the newest addition to the QRT range of power products: the QLINE Ground Wire. Nordost’s QLINE is the most effective method to achieve a solid secondary ground for your hifi audio system. This unique and effective ground wire will not only increase the size and depth of your soundstage,...
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Cardas Audio Clear Reflection Interconnect and Speaker Cable

August 19, 2015
Cardas Audio Clear Reflection Interconnect and Speaker Cable

Kirk Midtskog has posted a review of the Cardas Audio Clear Reflection interconnect ($1150) and speaker cable ($2800) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “When stacked against more expensive cables, Cardas Clear Reflection held its own and, accordingly, gets high marks for delivering good performance at a reasonable price. Clear Reflection is a fantastic...
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Audience Au24 SE USB Cable

August 19, 2015
Audience Au24 SE USB Cable

Robert Harley has posted a review of the Audience Au24 SE USB cable ($) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Frankly, there’s nothing to fault in the Au24 SE. Many USB cables—as with everything else in audio—force you to make trade-offs; this cable has better resolution while another may have greater smoothness and ease....
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Soundstring Cable Generation II Special Edition Cables

August 18, 2015
Soundstring Cable Generation II Special Edition Cables

Francisco Duran has posted a review of the Soundstring Cable Generation II Special Edition cables ($200-$640) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “But with all of that the differences were instantly obvious for the most part. In fact, as I compared the Gen II Delta wire to the Gen II SE wire to each other an...
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Shunyata Research Sigma Power Cords

August 16, 2015
Shunyata Research Sigma Power Cords

Vance Hiner has posted a review of the Shunyata Research Sigma power cords ($2495-$3495) at The Audio Beat. “The Shunyata Sigma power-cord system is just such a transformative component. That’s right — component. It’s simply inaccurate to use terms like accessory or tweak to describe equipment that unearths so much music from the recordings...
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AudioQuest NightHawk Headphones

August 16, 2015
AudioQuest NightHawk Headphones

Rad Bennett has posted a review of the AudioQuest NightHawk headphones ($599) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “Tken altogether, that’s an incredibly diverse list of recordings, yet the NightHawk sailed through everything with accuracy, solid soundstages and imaging consistently outside the ears. Couple that terrific sound with equally terrific design and an economical...
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Sound String Cable Technologies Gen II Cables

August 14, 2015
Sound String Cable Technologies Gen II Cables

Maurice Jeffries has posted a review of the Sound String Cable Technologies Gen II cables ($170-$395) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “It doesn’t get much better than this! Enthusiastically recommended.” You can read the full review here.
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AudioQuest Wind Interconnect

August 7, 2015
AudioQuest Wind Interconnect

Robert Harley has posted a review of the AudioQuest Wind interconnect ($1995) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “AudioQuest has developed many new and interesting cable technologies since Amazon (see sidebar). Judging from Wind’s performance, those efforts have gone a long way toward making an interconnect that seemingly vanishes from the system. Wind is...
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Merrill Audio ANAP Interconnect Cables

August 3, 2015
Merrill Audio ANAP Interconnect Cables

Robert H. Levi has posted a review of the Merrill Audio ANAP interconnect cables ($1149) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Even at this low price, there is amazingly little these cables leave on the table compared to my exalted expensive references. They will please even the most jaded among us.” You can read the...
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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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