Wireworld Chroma 6
Best HDMI cable £50+, Awards 2010. Wireworld has produced a sparkling performerWrite your own review
- Rock steady with motion
- lack of image noise
- good sound
- Nothing of note
Reassuringly solidly built, and stylishly flat like a jaundiced tapeworm, the Chroma 6 has the added attraction of, yes, you guessed it, full 1.4 capability and accompanying high-speed and Ethernet tags.
But does waving the 1.4 wand over a cable work wonders? Bearing in mind the four star Chroma 5 was susceptible to noise and lacked some stability, the answer must be a resounding ‘yes' because in the Chroma 6, Wireworld has produced a masterpiece.
Given the snaking opening sequence of The Shining, the Chroma 6 offers rock steady motion and almost total lack of unwanted noise as we track Jack Torrance's Beetle around the mountains.
Wendy/Walter Carlos's imposing score fares well too, with this HDMI's firm, wide sound that incorporates a taut bass and well-integrated treble and mid-range.
All this would be fine on its own, but where this Wireworld shines is with pin sharp images and a realistic palette where skin tones are reassuringly natural and colours are well defined and in balance.
In short, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better HDMI cable around that has this kind of ability for the money.
There's little of note here to detract from the Chroma 6, and a long list of plus points in its favour. It's a no-brainer really, and this HDMI shouldn't just be on your audition list, it should be in your pocket too.