QED has stuck to the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mantra, so this remains a great budget buy – now brought up to date, spec-wise
Sharp and punchy images
smooth easy motion
Bright sounding at times
The shade of purple used in the plugs of the updated Profile HDMI is different; there’s little else to hint at any change between this and its 2010 Product of the Year winning predecessor.
Now, however, it has gained HDMI high-speed status, pulling it neatly into line with most of its similarly priced rivals. The price has stayed the same, and remains a reasonably wallet-friendly £25 per metre.
Happily too, it remains a viable accessory to possess, as, through our reference kit the Profile helped deliver stable, sharp and punchy images combined with a natural colour palette and smooth, easy motion.
It’s reassuring to know that QED hasn’t radically altered a great product, merely made it more flexible for today’s systems.
This is still a cable that punches above its budget price tag, and as a first upgrade to your system, it comes highly recommended.