Best audio cables


...because, like every component in your audio chain, your interconnect can make a significant difference to the sound your system ultimately delivers.

We've rounded up the best currently out there, catering for all budgets. So whether you're watching the pennies or splashing the cash, these can make the most of your hi-fi's potential.

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Under £25

QED Profile

This relatively cheap cable has been our go-to (in terms of sound quality per pound) for years - it's a great upgrade on your basic freebie cables.

Reasons to Buy
Tight sound
detail is good
dynamically punchy
Reasons to Avoid
Nothing at all

Under £50

Chord Company C-line

Few cables at this price can compare in terms of pure transparency.

Reasons to Buy
Helps tie instruments together
Aids dynamics and musicality
Reasons to Avoid
Nothing at this price

Under £100

Chord Clearway Analogue RCA

The Clearway gives your system free rein, delivering all the dynamism your set-up is capable of.


Analogue interconnect | Silver-plated VEE 3 RCA plugs | Dual-layer counter-wound foil cover

Reasons to Buy
Open to detail, timing, spaciousness and dynamics
Talented enough to aid systems of many configurations and prices
Reasons to Avoid