Ya it is probably not a pure silver but the sound is good off of it. The cable for $49 is most definitely on par with Alo Litz SPC for $150. In fact I think the Linsul cable might throw out slightly better detail in the sound. It does throw out a brighter tone to earphones with added detail much like my other silver cables. I believe Linsul is getting them from Lunashops. http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=5948 which sells theirs for $73. So the linsul version on MD is a much better deal.