Seriously (though I'm sure you are aware of it) gold plated connections are the supreme. The gold ensures that your connector will always make perfect contact with no chance of contamination from tarnishing, rust, corrosion etc. Gold plated cables certainly DO cost more - but we feel only the BEST should be included with a product of the highest quality such as MIKRADLE!
So, despite the worry that many will lose their cables to spouses for necklaces - we will be supplying all MIKRADLE buyers with FREE gold plated cables! mike