QED Profile review

We loved QED's budget Profile HDMI cable, and its sister analogue interconnect proves to be just as good


Our Verdict

There's little not to like for this kind of price tag


  • Tight sound
  • detail is good
  • dynamically punchy


  • Nothing at all

The HDMI version of QED’s Profile range was a Product of the Year in 2010. Now its interconnect sibling comes under scrutiny.

Despite its über-budget price tag, the Profile punches above its weight, giving our kit a tight sound that’s uncluttered and airy.

Detail levels are surprisingly good for the money, and the well-made Profile also shows ability with its handling of dynamics and tonal integration.

It’s not the last word in finesse, but as a first upgrade for a system comprising components of, say £200 each, the Profile is ideal.

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