Just finished comparing Van Damme Black 4x2.5mm cables with the Cat5 braided cables I've previously been using. Overall I found that the Van Damme cables gave a richer yet more detailed sound, with slightly more bass extension and yet also more information in the treble. To be fair, this may have been because I was only using one Cat5 cable for the treble (and two for the bass) but even that Cat5 configuration had been a lot better than my previous QED Qunex cable. Overall, the VD Black cable is definately staying. Many thanks to Joe for the 6m sample, and given the price of it, I'll be ordering about 70m more from TMF in a couple of months time when I move house and want to prewire the place... It has a handy side effect of much improved WAF too!