Replaced highly regarded AQ and Audience cables with these on a whim. These are better on both a $/quality level AND absolute quality level. On changing the (AQ) connection between DAC and preamp there was no loss of quality and maybe a slight improvement in the handling of sibilant information. Read more
Subsequent replacement of the (Audience) connection between preamp and amp was also equal or better. With both cables replaced the imaging quality of my system is the best it has ever been.