Our Verdict This Ixos would be OK to spice up a dull system, but it just doesn't do enough right for us For Lively sound good detailing Against Strident treble muddy bass Reviewed on 16th November 2009 The chunky, yet flexible Ixos XHA-616 feels solid and well built. It's a lively beast too, offering a wide, punchy sound, with good detail. Tonally, the midrange is prominent and relatively smooth, with vocals moving to the fore. We find the treble to be too brilliantly lit, though, verging on the strident, while bass lacks grip and authority. See all our interconnect reviews Follow whathifi.com on Twitter More after the break Related News Chord Company debuts new Sarum T cable range Tue, 21 Feb 2017, 02:46pm Weekend Wrap: Sony PS4; QED cable; Panasonic TVs and V-Moda headphones Fri, 26 Jun 2015, 01:57pm CES 2015: Naim Audio reveals Super Lumina interconnects and cables Fri, 09 Jan 2015, 11:19am The Chord Company introduces C-line interconnect with ARAY techniques Thu, 06 Nov 2014, 12:52pm The Chord Company launches Epic Reference cable Fri, 13 Dec 2013, 11:28am Accessories Audio interconnects (analogue) Ixos XHA-616 Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.