I asked you at the beginning which component you were going to use it on, but you didn't say, so that is why people had to guess.ponkine said:Who said I'm going to plug the cable to my CDP?
To start with, my CDP has a figure 8 plug!
The post by The Record Spot above, and most of the others, tell you what you need to know. Searching for a "warm smooth sound" from a mains cable is futile. You can be forgiven for thinking otherwise, as this magazine has reviews which practically say as much (they have to of course). It seems the likely problem is with your choice of kit and set up in your room.
Buying an "aftermarket" mains cable is your choice, but it's a choice that there's little point basing on whether that cable has a "warm smooth sound". Maybe John Lewis make cashmere braiding? You may as well base the choice on you liking the look and feel of the cable (I'm not joking, it's as valid a criteria as the "sound" of it), or the company's website, or it being the same brand as your other cables so you have a "loom".