How do they stack up? The AudioQuest - Red River RCA vs the Hosa CMP-159 3.5 mm TRS Cable

Today Music Critic will be comparing the AudioQuest - Red River RCA to the Hosa CMP-159 3.5 mm TRS Cable. Not sure which is right for you? Read on and find the perfect item for your needs. This article is part of a series called Best RCA Audio Cables of 2021

Let's get started by taking a close look at the AudioQuest - Red River RCA. Audio Quest has managed to produce an RCA cable that meets professional standards by every aspect. Whether it is its connectors or insulation, everything is designed using the most modern technology.

Now we will have look at an alternative, the Hosa CMP-159 3.5 mm TRS Cable. Hosa CMP 159 connects devices with 3.5 mm port to audio devices with dual ¼ inch outlet. So basically you can connect your phones or tablets to other devices such as a mixing console. The conductors in the wires are Oxygen Free Conductors that ensure maximum quality of sound signal.

Examining the AudioQuest - Red River RCA

The conductors in the cable are insulated by polyethylene foam which makes sure that no interference occurs and that the sound is retained. It has a triple layer noise dissipation system that redefines audio quality and gives even high end cables a run for their money. The inside is just as good as the outside with Long Grain Copper

Taking a closer look at the features of the Hosa CMP-159 3.5 mm TRS Cable

The connectors are nickel plated to match this high quality and offer protection against corrosion. The length of this cable is quite generous as 10 feet should be ample enough to cover a small distance within most rooms. It is a Y cable and is super light despite having high quality materials used for its insulation.


AudioQuest - Red River RCA

Hosa CMP-159 3.5 mm TRS Cable



Let’s be honest, this is possibly the best looking RCA wire you can find anywhere online or in the market. Who says wires just have to be plain and simple black colored? With its tangled insulation, it looks quite cool.

It is super cheap so you can buy multiple of these at a time. Not that you will need to replace them soon, such a bargain is hard to find for a decent quality cable. It is an affordable solution for your sound mixing needs.

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