Just got the cable hooked up (after a bit of trouble) and i'm not quite sure what to think right now.
First of all, I couldn't get one end of one of the cables to even fit on the RCA jack. I literally had to strong-arm it on there (probably not good, I heard a tiny crack from my Hitachi, well it is getting up there in years...) Though all the other jacks fit on just fine. The wires are rather unruly! They tend to be so thin they go where they want to, at least they don't get in the way too much. Overall the build quality seemed very good. Now, I wouldn't necessarily say what the MSRP goes for kind of good, but certainly a well crafted cable.
Onto the initial sound impressions:
I listened through Songbird -> USB -> Maverick D1 with upgraded tube and OPAMPs -> MA1 -> Hitachi HMA-6500 -> HD600
Bass! That was the first thing that struck me, there was far more of it. A bit floppy and untamed sounding but supposedly that will change with breakin. Keep in mind these cables replaced an old (though free) pair of monster cables, so I was expecting at least some kind of improvement (which there certainly was!) After I got over the shock of all this bass I had apparently been missing before, I noticed a definite increased clarity and the tone seemed more natural. The only disappointment was the somewhat shrill highs. Its nothing too noticeable, but if theres anything I can't stand, its shrill highs. I feel like I shouldn't be too judgmental right now, as i've only been listening for a few hours, but i'll be sure to report back after things have burned in a bit. It really does seem like a very promising cable. I can't wait for the final result. sp70.