To sum up the characteristic of this cable: much clearer mid to compensate for the softer mid of the Z1R, more body but does not create a darker/warmer sound or create any veil. Musical instruments sound much more real life, piano, drum, guitar etc. Better sound stage. Fast, very fast with an explosive dynamic character. Whispering clear and clean but not a hint of harshness. Sound is rounded. A fresh breath of air when compare to the stock cable, a lot of it.