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Ixos XHP425-UK review

The Ixos Overture XHP425-UK mains cable is an improvement over a standard cable, but the performance is only average Tested at £60.00

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

There's an improvement over a standard cable, but the difference in clarity and details aren't as obvious as similarly priced rivals


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    Better image than standard cable

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    good spatial sound


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    Sound lacks drive and impact

The Ixos XHP425 brings an improvement over a freebie mains cable, but the overall level of performance is only average by the standards set by the likes of the Clearer Audio Copper-line Alpha.

Music sounds relatively detailed and the cable creates a good spatial sound, but it lacks drive and impact. Other leads here bring a greater sense of excitement and vibrancy.

The Ixos produces a better image than a standard cable but the differences in clarity and detail aren't as glaringly obvious as with similarly priced rivals.

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