Our Verdict Got a budget laptop and a budget DAC? This budget cable is ideal for connecting them For Detail levels are improved greater precision and punch over bundled cables Against Wireworld Starlight Reviewed on 11th October 2010 Many a hi-fi fan is cottoning-on to the idea that by adding a DAC to a computer they can create an extremely capable and flexible music source. However, as with all areas of home entertainment, you need decent cables to get the most of your electronics. The AudioQuest Forest is very affordable by standalone cable standards, and it offers all-round improvements over bundled cables. Detail levels are markedly improved, there's greater precision and punch, and a general upgrade in musical expressiveness. In fact, the only thing that holds the AudioQuest back from five stars is the existence of Wireworld's Starlight, which, while double the price, is also a significantly better performer. More after the break Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Join whathifi.com on Facebook Related News Chord Company debuts new Sarum T cable range Tue, 21 Feb 2017, 02:46pm Think you have the perfect set-up? This £1500 cable from Atlas says otherwise Tue, 08 Nov 2016, 11:28am News in brief: Chord cables, Sky mobile services, slim PlayStation 4 Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 10:22am CES 2015: Naim Audio reveals Super Lumina interconnects and cables Fri, 09 Jan 2015, 11:19am Atlas Cables adds Element USB to its range Mon, 15 Apr 2013, 03:08pm Accessories Audio interconnects (digital) Audioquest Forest USB 1.5 Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.