Listed below are the currently available hifi-advice Cable Favorites. These cables are picked for their sound quality alone and price is not taken into consideration. In short: these are the cables that I like so much that I would buy them for myself.
I try my best to reflect accurate information but cannot be held responsible for misprint, misquoting prices etc. Specs can and do change sometimes over the coarse of a product's availability. Prices are often approximated from the selling price in the country of origin. Due to taxes and such, prices may vary. If you find any mistakes, don't hestitate to mail me.
My favorite interlinks are Transparent Ultra XL and Reference XL. These can only be found on the second hand market. Once I find currently available interlinks that I like better than the Transparents, this section will be updated.
Not compared directly to Harmonic Tech Pro ACII yet, but seems even better at fine detail and transparency. This is a neutral and natural cable that nevertheless sounds smooth and forgiving. It is never harsh or agresssive yet very detailed and even fast and precise. One of my favourites.
This review is for the current version with Furutech connectors. This cable preserves all strong sides of the first generation Pro-AC II but adds excitement and pace to the mix. The result is a smooth sounding cable with a forgiving nature that still maintains good speed and dynamics. At its price it is unbeatable but it should't be used in very warm or overly relaxed setups.
Wireworld Gold Starlight 5 digital silver interlink
The Starlight 5 looks exactly like the Starlight 3+ and the sound is similar but there are distict differences. Most noticeable was the bass and mid. With the 5 it was faster and drier and had slightly more attack. The 3 has a more fluid and round bass and is more relaxed. Which is better? That's a matter of taste but to me, the 3+ sounds more "analog". The 5 is also no longer current but considering how much I still like the 5, I am guessing that I will still also like the 6 a lot.