Cambridge Audio 700 Series
A passable HDMI upgrade, but the 700 Series doesn't really excel in any particular areaWrite your own review
- Fair amount of detail
- good edge definition
- Sonically subdued
- lack of clout for the cash
Cambridge Audio is a manufacturer you probably associate more with hi-fi separates than HDMI cables, but the British company has recently added some new cables to its product line-up.
The 700 Series sports an eye-catching purple polythene jacket and shiny, solid connectors. As far as picture quality is concerned, the cable allows for a reasonable amount of detail, and edge definition is decent enough for the money.
However, this can be bettered by price-comparable alternatives such as Chord Company's SuperShield.
Sonically, the cable sounds subdued and far too laid back. The narrator's dialogue during the opening chapter of the Blu-ray of Moon doesn't have any real impact and neither does the accompanying soundtrack.
Rivals at this price can provide greater dynamic clout.