Entry level balanced cables?

I'm currently running Transparent single-ended in my system, but I was wondering what balanced cables should I consider other than Transparent due to the fact they are so expensive?
For quite a few manufacturers, the difference in price is actually small -- the difference is in the connector. AQ's mid-line and up cables (the 'triple balanced' jobs) are about $50-75 more per cable with XLR connectors vs. RCA's. The required number of conductors are already running in the cable for balanced operation. Others (like Siltech, I believe) use an interior shield for the third wire when terminating with XLR's. That is, the same cable can be terminated single-ended or balanced. I have sent a pair of AQ Lapis with RCA's, for example, back to AQ to be re-terminated with XLR's.
I just saw a pair of FMS cables (Microwave)up for auction, they are very good cables.
Yeah, but the Transparent cables are wonderful. If you like themm single ended, you'll love em in balanced.
Regarding Mryan's comments about "converting" your single-ended (RCA) cables to balanced (XLR) cables, please be aware that the option to do this is going to vary by manufacturer. I have single-ended MIT cables and contacted the manufacturer about converting them to XLR. Their response was that they could not do it as the cables are missing a conducter that is needed to go from single-ended to balanced. Apparently, Mryan had better luck in this regard with his AudioQuest cables, and I agree with him that if you like your current cables and "conversion" is an option, I would pursue that first. Good Luck!