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    Picked up the American "Wireworld copy" HDMI cable and plumbed it in.

    The Bluejeans was good, this is better, by quite a bit.

    Remembering that the cable is used for music only over i2s:
    Soundstage had opened right up in comparison, instruments had a better sense of scale sounding dynamically more "real", stopping and starting more realistically, the feel of plucked guitar strings, piano keys being hit...kind of thing.
    A bit bass light compared to the Bluejeans initially, but its starting to fill in and open up even more now with some hours on it.

    Battle of the cheaper cables won, will live with it for a while then compare to the pukka Wireworld cable.
    Not cheap...but see if I can borrow one from a dealer somewhere to compare.

    Will need to be night and day better though, as this cable gets a big part of the way there, big step up from the Bluejeans.

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    Have some HDMI 2.1 optical 48Gb/s HDMI cables coming from Japanshire, “8K ready” apparently...

    Not caught up in the technology rat race naming thing...if it’s better it’s better.
    See what happens.

    Interesting enough I thought to take a punt in that it’s a completely different wiring topology?
    Uses glass optical for signal transfer, copper for power.
    All the signs are good and it should be at least as good as what I have, who knows.
    Comparing for video against the active Remere ones I like, and for i2s audio against the “Wireworld beater” (and it did indeed beat a very spendy Wireworld cable) I use between my Oppo and i2s dac.
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    Info on the cable and Reviews here: (4.9/5 from 399 ratings)
    https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32952707471.html

    ok, what did I think of it?
    As suspected, like the Monoprice Redmere ones I currently have for video, it didn’t function as an i2s audio cable, so sticking with what I have for that.
    Took a punt on a 1m one to try, came from Japan and took about ten days to get here.

    Thin flexible rubber coated cable, (think Van Damme pro patch cable)
    Solid construction on metal bodied, gold plated plugs...construction A+
    I use an Nvidia Shield android box to stream Netflix, YouTube and the like to the HDMI input of my Oppo 203, Monoprice Redmere cable to the TV for video, 0.5m i2s cable to the Directstream dac for audio.
    The Nvidia box passes whatever it’s fed from T’internet untouched to the Oppo’s HDMI input and basically acts as a streaming add-on to it.
    A duff HDMI cable at this point would limit what happens later in the chain, so there’s a need for the best quality HDMI cable to pass video and audio to the Oppo.

    Well, out with the old and in with the new as they say.

    The Monoprice Redmere was the best one I’d tried up till this one, and it’s noticeably bettered in both video and audio quality by the optical HDMI one I’ve just plumbed in.
    Biggest takeaway is on 4K Dolby Vision broadcasts, the HDR is more pronounced and motion seems smoother and more natural.
    This is real high bandwidth stuff and I wonder if the cable is just letting the kit do its thing that little bit better?
    Similar trickle down improvements on 1080p Blu-ray and even YouTube.
    A bit of a find this one, though not as much as a billy-bargain as the Redmere one.

    Be interesting to see what another one between the Oppo and the OLED panel does for overall picture, will be pulling the trigger on a 2m one for that.

    Best I’ve tried yet, and feel I’m seeing more of what my AV setup is capable of.
    Very noticeable improvement over the Redmere ones, even with YouTube never mind Netflix or Amazon @ 4K.
    Highly recommended.
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    Well..if you've improved what you had the last time I was over I need to see ( and hear ) this
    Regards
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    Noticable step up mate, wait till I get a 2nd one for the telly and I'll give you a shout.
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    OK bud , haven't been up for a while
    Regards
    Brian

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    Speakers : Tannoy 637
    Interconnects : MS Audio / Klotz MC5000 .
    Speaker cables : Chord Epic Twin

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    Miss you ya old biddy
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    You bein cheeky
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    You tell the whippersnapper
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    Go try to say something nice about someone....sheesh.
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