You have me thinking though. I did some critical listening tonight and I have decided that silver is the way to go. But I need 15ft., so I'll just go the cheap route now and get the silver next year. If I get high-end Copper I'll just end up replacing it in a year anyway. So I'll get headroom to change the stock cable and get an extension. That will give me some time to get to know one cable very well and I'll know for myself how much difference a cable can make.