I have heard a lot of people saying that they are not happy with their hifi system and try to upgrade their CD player, amplifier, speakers and interconnects as well as speaker cables etc. hoping to obtain a better sound. Well, upgrading your system involves money as well as time to find the right matches and in many cases they are found to be not cost effective. A lot of people just blame their system of not performing good enough and have never though the problem is on their listening environment which requires some improvement. I can assure you that by investing a relatively small amount of money you will be amazed by the improvement you got. It can easily be achieved by just tweaking your room with some acoustic treatment. The are lots of articles on acoustic treatment and the following link gives you some idea how to do it: http://www.realtraps.com/art_basics.htm Recently I spent about £150 in bass traps and acoustic tiles in my room and the result is extraordinary. I am completely amazed by the great improvement in my listening environment and the money is well spent. Before you consider buying, say, a better speaker cable or power cable why not use these money on bass traps and acoustic tiles first.