Personally, cables can make a audible difference. Try Tara Labs interconnects or speaker cable. The Prism series offers alot of performance for the money OR go to Markertek.com, and use their canare quadlink RCA/RCA as an interconnect. The canare's are GREAT for the money, built well, and have a lifetime warranty. As for Monster cable they are mediocre EXCEPT for one series- their Z series speaker cables are SUPER good- well worth the cost. IMHO, you really should use better cable than lamp cord to power your Axioms- you will hear a difference.