That is the point in doing DIY cables for me, as they all are......I want to prove to myself which cables are really the best, and that they do sound different. I have since sold more than half of what is listed in my profile because personally they didn't measure up. I don't see comparisons on this thread, comparing other cables to Toxic Cables....only that they are better than stock offerings. I am trying to generate some discussion of how the Toxic Cables compare to others that are available as after market cables. For many, the latest cable that they have purchased is always the best....that could just be the hype train mentality! DAC/amp should be upgraded first before cables, IMO, and I do have very capable DAC/amp, so trying to squeeze that last little bit with cables. I think cable choice/sound is simply a personal opinion, we all do hear differently. Frank never states an opinion on the sound of his cables, but claims his are best, I would like to hear more comparisons with the competition. Toxic Cables no doubt have very good build quality, that's for sure, but sound is subjective!
Paul, your impression of the White Widow a few posts back is exactly what headfi needs to hear.....and I agree 100% with what you said there, I have the same opinion of my silver plated copper type 2 litz cable, and notice the same difference in the same areas as you. Not everyone would hear that the same way. Wire that is available for DIY is better than ever before.....exciting times for the Audiophile!