I ended up too lazy to sleeve it and just finished it. Gotta remember not to do these so late. They cable worked out pretty well. I did about 45 minutes of AB testing on a variety of different genres and different quality tracks. At first I thought it was just BS mind games I was playing with myself, until I got to Mr.Brightside. I listened to just the first 10 seconds of the intro over and over and then switched -- There is clearly a difference. Good or bad difference is still kind of up in the air. What it did to that track was add depth. There was no mistaking the change. However, it also got a veiled sound which I didn't particularly like. Honestly I never believed in the cable voodoo. Perhaps one of my connections is wonky or something, but the two cables definitely sound different. Wish there was someone nearby that could verify I'm not going bonkers.
The filing down of the neutrik right-angle connector wasn't too hard and it fits nicely. Goes in smooth and holds firm.