Product review: Chord Clearway speaker cable – What Hi-Fi? Oct 2015

Reviewed in October, 2015

Chord Company Clearway review

There’s an easy way to tell the 2016 version of Chord’s Clearway from the 2015 edition. The original Chord Clearway speaker cable looked like a silver space snake, with the foil beneath the transparent PVC jacket clearly visible.


And the effect upon our reference system makes for very interesting listening indeed.

Competitors, such as the impressive QED XT40 (also £10/m), help it offer more space, detail and attack, the immediacy of which give it an early lead.

Listening on, however, we find the Clearway helps the system better stitch the instruments together; it’s more rhythmic, more dynamic, more musical – Shostakovich and Beastie Boys alike.


Often, we’d tend to say cleaner amounts to better. Detail, space, frequency range; those things matter, and if the Clearway were lacking in those respects it wouldn’t be given five stars.

But what matters more is the knitting together and musicality, and that’s where Chord has this right for the price.

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