The AR brand is well respected for it's budget price compared to say Monster.
But video cables...
Your eyes are more sensitive than your ears so when possible, I tend to push for better video cables.
Here is my own personal recomendation.
The AR cables are fine if you have a Modest system. By "Modest" I mean:
- Display size 40" or less
- Display is ordinary TV, not HD/HD-Ready
- Length of run is modest ... less than 10 feet
- You are sending only standard video, not HD or Progressive
If you have a modest system, you are not going to notice the difference between the $50 AR cables, and the $230 Monster z300 units.
If you violate one or more of the above rules, this puts you into the "sensitive" catagory - your system may be sensitive enough that a better cable makes a visible difference.
Jump to this thread on Better Cables vs Monster to get a list of internet sites to price-shop.
The critical thing to look for is Canare plugs, and Canare or Belden coax for component video cables.
You might spend upwards of $80-120 for these cables, but you are getting the stuff that the industry uses.