Our Verdict 
If you're after a gentle, mature sound it's fine, but bass is a little sluggish
No harsh or rough edges to the sound
Sluggish bass
dynamic range could be better
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IXOS cables tend to sound refined, and the new XHA516-100 is no different: harshness and rough edges are non-existent. However, dynamic range is less impressive than the best rivals, and bass is a little sluggish and soft.   If you're after a gentle, mature sound, that's fine, but if drama and excitement is your bag, walk away.