Cable Reviews

Acoustic System International – Liveline Powercable premium
Changing the standard Yarbo connectors to IeGO 24k Gold cryo connectors
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22 October 2012
Analysis Plus Silver Oval XLR Interlink – Mini Review premium
Not unlike the Solo Crystal Oval but with a lot more air in the treble, a more forward character and a leaner, better articulated bass.
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22 October 2012
Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval XLR Interlink – Mini Review premium
Neutral and relaxed but with some added gravy.
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ANTI-CABLES Speaker Cable and ANTI-IC’s Interlink – Mini Review premium
Over the last few years, several people have recommended the Anti-Cables to me.
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16 May 2016
ASI Liveline Speaker Cables – Mini Review premium
The LiveLine cables combine solid-core copper conductors for the hot run and solid-core silver for the return. Added are 2mm splices of the five resonator alloys to all ends.
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10 March 2018
Audio Note Lexus LX premium
Smooth and fluid yet highly precise sounding speaker cable.
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16 December 2012
Audioquest Diamond USB cable premium
Top of the line USB cable from Audioquest, featuring solid Perfect Surface Silver conductors and the mysterious 72V Dielectric-Bias System.
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6 August 2021
AudioQuest Fire premium
Positioned 3 models above the Water in the Elements series, the Fire is not only better, it is incomparably better. The Fire is the best cable I have heard thus far!
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31 October 2015
AudioQuest GO4, Rocket 88 & Castle Rock Speaker Cables premium
In order to get a good impression of the current AudioQuest sound, I have reviewed a range of Speaker Cables and Interlinks spanning a wide price range.
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9 December 2015
AudioQuest Sydney, Yukon, Water and Earth Interlinks premium
Comparing 4 AudioQuest interlink models, spanning a wide price range.
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18 December 2015
AudioQuest Victoria, Yosemite and Angel mini jack interlink cables premium
In search of the best mini jack to cinch cable.
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29 November 2009
Belden powercable compared premium
Two types of Belden powercable compared: 2,1mm and the much thicker 4mm
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2 February 2009
Belden, Mogami, Wireworld and Transparent Digital Audio Cables Compared premium
Four digital cables from affordable to high end, with four very different sonic characters.
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23 April 2017
Black Rhodium Concerto XLR Interlinks premium
Lively cable with excellent speed and dynamics and natural timbre
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29 July 2017
Black Rhodium Stream Power premium
Power cables are often placed in one of two camps: warm and relaxed or fast and clean. The Stream manages to combine a silky smooth sound with excellent speed and transparency.
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21 September 2014
Cardas Clear XLR Interlink premium
The best Cardas interlink to date?
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23 October 2012
Cardas Golden Cross Speaker Cable – Mini Review premium
CG speaker cables have a sound comparable soundwise to the CG interlink. Seductive and easy to listen to for hours at end...
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23 April 2007
Cardas Golden Cross XLR Interlink – Mini Review premium
Relaxed and seductive, Golden Cross is a cable that encourages listening for hours at end.
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Cardas Golden Reference powercable – Changing the IEC connector premium
Changing the standard Yarbo connectors to IeGO 24k Gold cryo connectors
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Cardas Golden Reference XLR Interlink and Speaker Cable premium
George Cardas doesn't issue new cable models on marketing grounds only. And why would he?
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22 April 2014
Cardas Hexlink Golden 5C XLR Interlink and T T L treatment premium
Hexlink used to be the top of the line before the Golden Cross and is still a remarkable cable.
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23 April 2007
Cardas Quadlink 5C XLR – Mini Review premium
Drier and cleaner in sound than Golden Cross but more rhythmic and lively.
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27 September 2018
Computer Audio Design USB I premium
This cable offers a unique combination of technical accuracy and sonorous, full-bodied, natural and organic sound.
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24 February 2020
Curious Evolved USB Cable premium
A very interesting alternative to the original Curious USB cable.
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20 September 2018
Curious USB Cable premium
Curious Cables' Australian owner and designer Rob Woodland spent 12 months examining every aspect of USB cable design and came up with the subject of this review: the Curious USB Cable.
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29 April 2016
Daniël Hertz 2-C – Mini Review premium
Creamy and relaxed, with very good resolution that is presented in an unforced manner
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5 April 2020
Driade Flow 405 loudspeaker cable premium
This cable truly is something else. It has a smooth, free-flowing, organic and highly involving delivery that, quite unusually, does not come along with a lack of focus or a reduction in dynamic slam.
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Driade Flow Link Reference 808 XLR and RCA premium
The Flow Link Reference 808 provides a wholly unforced, pure, and natural rendition of anything that you play. The cables have the fluidity, smoothness, and organic presentation that I have come to know from the Flow 405 speaker cables but with a new level of articulation, precision, and transparency, that fully justifies their "Reference" moniker.
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Echole Obsession Interlink & Powercable and Passion LS Cable premium
Obsession Balanced Interlinks, Obsession Powercord, Obsession Signature Powercord and Passion LS Cable.
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Elijah Audio Katoen XLR Interlink premium
After releasing the incredibly musical-sounding USB cables Elijah Audio now released an analog cable with a slightly odd name: Katoen.
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16 March 2013
Elijah Audio Quad Braid MKII USB cable premium
Now here's a USB cable that positively deviates from the norm, in both appearance and sonic attributes. Who said that all USB cables sound alike?
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FIM Gold Series XLR Interlink – Mini Review premium
You cannot imagine how stiff this cable is until you hold it in your hands...
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10 February 2019
Final Touch Audio Callisto USB cable premium
Not another me-too cable!
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21 March 2019
Final Touch Audio Elara power cable premium
As mentioned in the Ganymede XLR interlink review, in addition to the Callisto USB cable, there was one more Final Touch Audio cable under review: the Elara power cable.
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13 March 2019
Final Touch Audio Ganymede XLR interlink premium
After my enthusiastic review of the Callisto USB cable, Goran of Final Touch Audio sent me two more cables for review: the Ganymede XLR interlink which is the subject of this review and the Elara power cable which I will review separately.
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FoilFlex interlinks and speaker Cables premium
FoilFlex sells high-quality state-of-the-art cables exclusively through a family-owned and -operated business with the aim to provide very high performance as well as great value. The perception is that High-End equals High Expense, and often, that holds true but FoilFlex aims to do things differently.
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14 March 2012
Furutech FA-13S solid core Alpha micro-OFC XLR Interlink – Mini Review premium
Soundwise full, smooth, organic and relaxed but with less treble fluidity and air than many other cables.
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Furutech FP-TCS31 power cable and FI-28/FI-38 connectors premium
Updated versions for the famous Alpha 3 cable and FI25 and FI35 connectors
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Furutech Power Connectors Compared part 1 – Furutech and IeGO premium
I always like to discover patterns in sound behaviour, with cables as well as with accessories such as connectors.
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Furutech Power Connectors Compared part 2 – FI-25 & FI-E35 Gold & Rhodium – Mini Review premium
Finding out to what extent connectors are responsible for a power cable's sound
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Furutech Power Connectors Compared part 3 – Furutech and IeGO IEC premium
Furutech FI25G, FI25R, FI15G, FI15R and IeGO 8085 Gold
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28 February 2015
Fusion Audio Enchanter and Romance PC2 powercords premium
Fusion Audio Enchanter and Romance PC2 powercords. Perfectly balanced, superbly neutral and highly musical.
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16 August 2014
Harmonic Technology powercords premium
Very silky and open treble, airier than the truthlink but the bass is still very relaxed and the cable still lacks attack and enthusiasm.
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23 October 2012
Harmonic Technology Truthlink and Pro Silway interlinks – Mini Review premium
Very silky and open treble, airier than the truthlink but the bass is still very relaxed and the cable still lacks attack and enthusiasm.
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29 November 2010
Heaven’s Gate Ultra Silence XL Interlink – Mini Review premium
Wow, these cables are seriously heavy. The can easily lift a lightweight cd player off its feet. No kidding.
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26 May 2013
High Fidelity Cables CT-1 premium
Digital Coaxial Cable with Magnetic Conduction
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25 February 2012
Isotek Premium Powercord – Mini Review premium
This cable was purchased after repeated endorsements of readers of this site. Personally, I always figured that it was simply a Lapp cable with a colored sleeve instead of transparent, with custom printing. But this was just a hunch, and hunches have to be proven. So, finally, I decided to make a comparison between the Isotek and […]
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27 August 2021
Jena Labs Valkyrie and Aurora XLR – Mini Review premium
The antithesis of a "filtered" sound, the Jena Labs Valkyrie and Aurora are remarkably neutral and direct-sounding cables.
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11 August 2020
Jorma Design AES/EBU Digital Cable premium
The Jorma AES/EBU cable, quite simply, the very best digital cable that I have heard.
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20 July 2019
Jorma Design Duality and Trinity speaker cables premium
The No. 2 and No. 3 have been in production for over a decade. Jorma Design is clearly not a company that issues new models every two years. But now there is the Duality and Trinity, both continuing in the spirit of their predecessors but with their respective performances still further enhanced.
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25 February 2012
Kemp Powercord Reference – Mini Review premium
This is a very neat looking cable: sturdy, heavy, a bit stiff, but still supple enough to use easily. Soundwise, connected to a Wadia 861 CD player, the Kemp initially impresses with a very clean and open, yet fluid midrange and a high level of transparency and detail. Thankfully, all this resolution does not come […]
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27 October 2012
Kimber pbj and Tonik Interlink – Mini Review premium
Very detailed, highly neutral and fast/rhythmic but arguably slighly dry and thin, lacking the body/fulness...
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16 July 2012
KingRex Unanimous uArt USB cable – Mini Review premium
After being so enthusiastic about the KingRex uArt USB Y-cable, and learning that there was also an 'S' (single) version of this cable, I simply had to give it a try
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26 May 2012
KingRex Unanimous UArt USB Y cable premium
Now here's something I don't test every day: a USB cable with two inputs!
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LessLoss Anchorwave XLR interlink and DFPC Signature Powercable premium
For quite some there has been a steady stream of positive reviews as well as recommendations by several readers of this site.
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LessLoss DFPC Original Powercable – Mini Review premium
The DFPC is a very seductive cable at moderate cost
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10 February 2021
Mad Scientist Audio FCGD+ Digital Interlink premium
With the FCGD+, Mad Scientist has entered the true high-end level of digital cables. This cable is simply brilliant, and as it stands, the best digital coaxial cable that I’ve used.
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22 February 2016
Mad Scientist Audio Heretical Digital Cable premium
Heresy: a non-75 ohm digital cable!
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29 November 2014
Mad Scientist Audio Neo OCC powercord premium
Mad Scientist Neo uses OCC (Ultra Pure Ohno Continuous Cast) copper wire for an even more musical result
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18 August 2020
Mad Scientist Audio Nitro Nano power cable premium
The Nitro power cable replaces the NEO and NEO-OCC models and although it looks very similar to the older NEO, the internal differences have resulted in a much-improved performance.
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16 August 2014
Mad Scientist Audio The First & Neo powercords premium
Must-hear powercords
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8 June 2021
Mad Scientist Black Magic Ethernet Cable premium
Theoretically, since we're talking about data packets sent unrelated to a time domain, a network cable cannot affect the sound of network transfer. It either works, or it doesn't. But apparently there is more to this. The Black Magic UTP cable certainly makes this abundantly clear.
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15 July 2018
Mad Scientist Black Magic USB premium
Once again the company issued a newer version of a product that beats the previous incarnation by a sizable margin, no matter if that previous product was already marvelous!
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2 November 2017
Mad Scientist FCG+ Interlinks premium
Quite simply the FCG+, and I assume the more basic models just as much, are a must-hear
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27 April 2016
Mad Scientist HAC and HAC Plus premium
After the Heretical Digital Cable, Mad Scientist have now issued two analog versions called HAC and HAC Plus
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2 November 2017
Mad Scientist Heretical USB premium
If there is any doubt that USB cables can make a difference then try the Heretical USB!
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