I have lc-1, canare lv-61s, lv-77s, and i have prefered the 61 for its clarity in the mid-range and taut, deep bass. I found the two others more laidback or mellow. That said, belden is one of the largest and most advanced manufacturer of high-speed electronic cables...they know what they are doing, and many cable brands use belden. The canare jacks are fine, nicely manufactured. You cannot go wrong, even if they were $400.