I was wondering what is supposed to be better. there are many very high end cables of both styles. The makers of the "woven" cables claim it reduces skin effect in the high frequencies. I am speaking of cables that are braided such as Kimber, Vs. cables that are in a single jacket such as Cardas. As far as big brands go, simply for example. Is there a consensus that one is better than the other? What actual difference do they address? Or simply Two different means to an end? Interestingly, just for reference Kimber's highest end cables are in a single jacket. Although I do not know if a braided design is contained within I am just meaning to discuss this and not other construction techniques such as Metallurgy, Dielectric ETC..