Our Verdict It's a very good cable, with only a few minor flaws For Wide sound well-defined contrast little noise impressive resolution Against Some reservation to the sound bass is a touch ragged Reviewed on 18th May 2010 We start by giving the Vivanco SHQ Ultra a few scenes from the epic Fellowship of the Ring Blu-ray, and from the off images are stable, with crisp edges. Resolution is impressive, and there is little noise and blocking. Contrast is well-defined, with separation between dark and light areas handled smoothly. The cable relays a wide, airy sound, although the bass is ragged round the edges, and there's reservation that stops the SHQ Ultra from truly shining. This Vivanco is £20 more then the Award-winning Chord SuperShield, and isn't quite as good as that fine cable, but still, in action this HDMI makes for an enjoyable watch. See all our video cable Best Buys More after the break Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Related News Ear Buddy: iFi's £20 dongle for better sound Thu, 28 Sep 2017, 12:06pm Headphone amp of mortality finally reaches UK Wed, 14 Jun 2017, 11:40am Asus Raspberry Pi rival can play 4K video and hi-res audio Mon, 23 Jan 2017, 10:59am What Hi-Fi? Awards 2016 issue on sale now! Tue, 18 Oct 2016, 08:01am Monster: "Our cables are backed by science: more data can go through" Tue, 20 Jan 2015, 05:38pm Accessories SHQ Ultra Vivanco 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.