This is the optical cable reviewers said is just as good as digital coaxial cable. Using medical grade light conducting fiber within it, the digital signal is carried through with no fracturing when the cable is bent or coiled around tight corners. This improves the accuracy of the signal which translates into a better sound when its gets through the DAC. The MSRP of $55 is a ridiculous bargain.
Cosmetically, the cable is in great condition and will be securely packed for safe shipping.