Reviewing an HDMI cable used only to carry the video signal could seem reductive and uninteresting for a community that gathers Hi-Fi enthusiasts and in fact... also for years I have neglected its importance, using a cheap cable of unknown brand and price around ten euro. It looked good: nice look, gold plated and heavy enough. Maybe too heavy, as it disconnected from the TV dragged by its own weight or by any slight movement of the TV. Another problem was the occasional lack of video signal when turning on the units. Knowing Ricable for Hi-Fi cables (of which I own some especially of the Primus series), I have so decided to invest a more than reasonable amount of money for the first price of the HDMI they produce, sure to go on the safe side 🙂 .
and aesthetics of the product?
The construction of the cable is as always impeccable: solid, rigid but not too much and above all with absolutely stable connections. Aesthetically it is elegant but not too showy, the ideal in short. Like all good quality cables, it could be a bit bulky if the back space is limited. The ideal is not to exaggerate with the length if you don't need it.
Since this is not an audio but a video Hi-Fi test, since I use the cable only to carry signal from the Android box to the TV, I can make comparisons only with the previous sub-brand cable used with the same devices. The test was carried out by watching some HD movies (recent and dated) available on Amazon Prime and Google Play Film platforms, as well as watching TV documentaries on Rai Play platform (Ulisse, Superquark).
As said above, I have no listening impressions since I use the cable only for the video signal. I can report (I don't know how it can be scientifically explained, being a digital signal) an evident improvement of the video quality. As a proof even my wife (unaware of the umpteenth change of the umpteenth cable and not asked about it), has spontaneously noticed a quality jump in the video output. Totally absent, obviously, disturbances or interruptions of the signal during the vision. Therefore, even though I remain convinced of the idea that it is not convenient to spend astronomical amounts of money for digital cables, I believe that a leap in quality is absolutely perceptible.
As always, a praise to the quality and the commitment of Ricable in the realization of the products and in the pre and post sale assistance. To report the reliability of the products even of entry level range. Although form should never prevail over substance, it is necessary to highlight how the original packaging and shipping are always impeccable.