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Chord Company Leyline review

For the money, Chord's budget Leyline is bang on the nose. If you're looking to spend less, audition this

Our Verdict

Those on a budget should consider this nifty little Chord

For

  • Good grasp of detail
  • wonderfully affordable
  • smooth sound

Against

  • Needs more punch

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

Those on a budget should consider this nifty little Chord

Pros

  • + Good grasp of detail
  • + wonderfully affordable
  • + smooth sound

Cons

  • - Needs more punch

With its tempting price and new-age moniker, Chord’s Leyline happily proves to be an adept cable too.

It combines a good grasp of detailing with a smooth and musical sound that’s able to handle Mojave 3’s Some Kind of Angel with ease.

Treble and midrange sit neatly here, and, although we’d prefer more bass weight in the delivery – and a touch more punch – there’s really little to dislike about this Chord.

If you’re thinking of a budget upgrade, this should be on your shortlist.

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