Audioquest HDMI-1 review

There's something rather appealing about the finish of this HDMI cable Tested at £180.00

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

Aesthetically pleasing cable that's impressive when it comes to picture quality, especially when it comes to contrast.


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    Impressive picture quality

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    great results in dark scenes


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    Sound quality is not as good as some

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It's not often we comment on the aesthetic qualities of a cable, but there's something rather appealing about the finish of the Audioquest HDMI-1. You can manipulate it easily and the plugs give a good solid contact.

Impressive picture quality
Picture quality is impressive and the HDMI-1 is a dab hand when it comes to contrast. It also gives great results in the dark, while managing to maintain a solid, cohesive image – as the murky scenes in Sweeney Todd prove.

Sound quality is fine for the money, although the Chord HDMI Silver Plus 1.3 does give greater all-round results.

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