Disclaimer: I did NOT pay full price for this cable! I got it at over 50% off! I'm not sure I would've paid the full $200+ for them, but man, they do have a nice crisp, clear sound. A lot of the rhetoric cable manufacturers use is B.S.; one cable doesn't have better low end than another, for example. It's a simple matter of audio fidelity and build quality, and this one delivers in spades. If you're reading this review, you're likely doing so because you want to know, is this better than Planet Waves or whatever? Yes, it is.