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Ixos XHT485-300 review

Average HDMI cable, we'd expect more for the money Tested at £110.00

Our Verdict

Average HDMI cable, we'd expect more for the money

For

  • Muscular sound, lower frequencies have a decent sense of slam and attack

Against

  • It's not very musical or refined

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

Average HDMI cable, we'd expect more for the money

Pros

  • + Muscular sound, lower frequencies have a decent sense of slam and attack

Cons

  • - It's not very musical or refined

This Ixos cable delivers a muscular sound with a decent sense of slam and attack in lower frequencies.

However, it doesn't sound particularly musical or refined and for the money we'd expect greater detail and dynamic clout.

The cable allows for a relatively detailed picture, but colours appear overly rich and unnatural.

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