These two cables (FA-as22 and FA-220) are almost identical. The only difference I can see is the as22 uses less strands, so the awg is more like 15.5awg vs. the 14awg of the older 220. I don’t think you will really hear any difference at all (after burn in). I suppose it’s possible that there might be a slightly tighter sound (less messy) with the smaller as22, but at 60 strands (15.5awg) you are already a mess. If you wanted an improvement over this, I would look at a solid-core solution, such as the VH Audio Symmetry Cu balanced analog (XLR) at $129 per meter (20% discount at 2 meters).