it's pretty stiff, as stiff as the wire connecting my keyboard to the computer. Compared to the stock cable which is like a piece of spaghetti in it is much stiffer. Not as stiff as the clou. The cable is manageable , it coils nicely on the hanger that I hang my senns on and doesn't get snagged by my foot when I stand like the stocks invariable wound up doing. Happy with the sound
My cheap POS digital camera blinked out so I can't post a pic, but it looks exactly, trust me, like the pic posted on Jude's review, except for some writing on the plug which is massive, which says "Custom Hand Terminated by The Silent Terminators" and the Cardas Nautilus logo. This phrase and the logo are also printed on the Y junction. The plug is I assume nickel and not gold plated.