QED’s Silver Spiral cables are their “balance” line where it is a silver plated copper cable. It does not have the sharpness of a full silver cable but a nice balance of detail and warmth. These are excellent cables for the audiophile who wants to upgrade his starter interconnect cables to a mid-tier range and wants to experience some silver/copper infused cables. Cosmetically, the cables look good. Some scuff marks from use but nothing major. Cables will be securely packed for safe shipping.