I've just finished putting together my HC with Philips 28" w/s, Tosh SD100E DVD, Marantz 4200 AV receiver, Kef Q series speakers and Kef Sub. I've used QED Silver anniversary to the front / centre and ixos to the rears. The last item i'm considering purchasing are banana plugs. What the verdict here - do they make any difference in terms of the sound delivered or it it purely a tidy way of connecting cables to your speakers & amp ? with 5 cables runs x 4 plugs that's 20 plugs say £2-50 a plug i'm looking at another £50. Is this extra spend realy necessary or is it just a cosmetic thing ? Cheers for your views, Mike.