Just about right for me . It does take a bit longer to read it, but I think if it was any shorter, some of what a_recording wanted to convey would be lost in translation. An excellent review. I am a bit intrigued by XBA-4, but comments about cloudiness are a little worrisome for me. May be I should get the XBA-1 and XBA-3 which are available locally and then decide on the XBA-4. @HiFiGuy528, I think these are the EX-1000 Shorter Cable and the Long cable.