Both cables you are thinking about are very good cables indeed! They are very high resolution, very smooth and refined sounding from top to bottom, and not a hint of irritating qualities, only detail, detail, detail.
I had the Cardas Golden & Acoustic Zen and decided to try something different. I tried the Zu Cable Varial--XLR. These cables have high resolution, top end perfection, refinement, clarity, soundstage, dynamics, smooth--after break in. I almost ran out of the room the first hour. It took over 100 hours to settle in. Zu cable is a new company---2 years old. Can be found on zucable.com I'm not affiliated with this company--only want to pass on good components to others--the value is fantastic. But like Jfrch & Priz say it's all about personal taste and your particular system.