Category: Cables

Danacable Lazuli Ultra Headphone Cable Review – A Lazuli Shootout with my Abyss Phi

I have been using the Dana Cable Lazuli on my stock Sennheiser HD800 and Lazuli Reference on my Focal Utopia since early fall 2016 and early spring 2017 respectively. Both are pure copper designs and I found the Lazuli Reference sound signature a very good sounding compliment with my Utopia (a solid performer up and…


Danacable TruStream USB Cable – An Audiophile Champion

As reviewers, we’re blessed with the opportunity to audition a large variety of cables from the industry’s top designers. I’ve dedicated most of 2017 to cable listening and, at this point, I’ve heard at least a couple hundred audiophile cables of all sorts. This includes RCA interconnects, USB cables, power cables, and ethernet cables. My biggest…


Survey of Audiophile RCA Interconnects Cables

As mentioned in my previous reviews, I’ve gathered a few impressions on the RCA interconnects I’ve been listening to. My goal was to find the best pair that will go between my Omega Compact Alnico Monitors and the Chord DAVE. The Chord DAVE has enough power to drive these high-efficiency speakers and, with the help…


High Fidelity Cables Reveal RCA & XLR Interconnects Review

Many of High Fidelity Cables’s products were out of reach for most. For example, the CT-1 RCA interconnect starts at an eye-watering $1,200/meter and their Pro Series power cables start at $20,900/meter. Many have gotten a taste of what this magnetic conduction technology was capable of. After listening to the $5,900 Ultimate power cord (and…


SOtM sMS-200ultra Network Audio Player and sPS-500 Power Supply Review

SOtM (pronounced “som”) is a high-end audio company that’s always on the move. They’ve recently announced a new master clock and an assortment of digital, analog, and power cables at RMAF this year. The sMS-200ultra is SOtM’s latest network audio player which includes their sCLK-EX super clock. This is the same clock used in the award-winning…


Audience Au24 SX Analog RCA Interconnect Review – A Quest for the Best

As you probably know, I’m a bit OCD about my cables. A few years back, I tried at least a dozen balanced interconnects before deciding on a pair of Audience Au24 SE XLRs. They were the most well-constructed and best sounding balanced interconnects I’ve ever heard. There aren’t too many “safe-bets” in the high-end audio…


Danacable Sapphire Mk.2 Speaker Cables Review – A Disappearing Act

Audiophile cables should be considered a serious component of an audio system, not just auxiliary gear. I used to believe their impact was subtle but after listening and testing over a hundred cables, choosing the proper analog/digital cables is the difference between a flat and congested sound versus an open and detailed one. Many believe the…