At twenty-four gauge by four wires, the copper cable imparts physical integrity yet is lightweight and woven such that it can drape easily. I forget it is there while using it. Sound is flawless and build quality is perfect. I am using the MMCX connectors and they form a tight, solid bond with my SE846 monitors. They inspire more confidence than the stock Shure cable. The Ares S cable is very attractive as well. Finally - the best for last - the terminal connector is unequivocally the nicest I have seen or used on any audio cable of any termination.