Our Verdict It's a good performer that just needs more dynamic punch For Great crispness of images and motion tracking resolution is pin-sharp can dig deep with the bass Against Some noise lacks some punch Reviewed on 14th May 2010 The recently introduced 500 series of HDMI cables is available in 1.2, three- and five-metre lengths. Priced £20 lower than the five metre version of the Chord Supershield award winner the snazzy and solid-feeling 500 proves to be a fast-paced and punchy cable from the off. There's a pleasing crispness to images, while you'll get good insight and motion tracking to boot. Tones here appear quite neutral, and lack just a touch of realism with bright scenes. Digs deep when neededIt's nice to note that the 500 is also able to really dig deep sonically when needed, although the sound is quite narrow, and lacks some colour and detailing in places. Image resolution is up with that of close rivals and many finer details are well emphasised, although this is a cable that's prone to noise, with blocking apparent on images. More after the break It's not quite a class-leader in terms of images or dynamic punch, but if you want a cheaper alternative to the Supershield, then we'd recommend this fine all-rounder. See all our video cable Best Buys Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Related News Asus Raspberry Pi rival can play 4K video and hi-res audio Mon, 23 Jan 2017, 10:59am What Hi-Fi? Awards 2016 issue on sale now! Tue, 18 Oct 2016, 08:01am Monster: "Our cables are backed by science: more data can go through" Tue, 20 Jan 2015, 05:38pm Tech start-up Woojer launches "silent, wearable" subwoofer Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 03:07pm Reversible USB Type-C can also support 4K video Wed, 24 Sep 2014, 11:28am 500 (5m) Accessories Cambridge Audio 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.