I am a big fan of surround sound. My living room has equally spaced speakers in the four corners and the fifth in the center.
I am also a music lover and if you've never tried to listen to a good 5.1 mix of one of your favorite albums. You've missed out a lot!
That said, I always limited myself to actual DVDs or BluRays to listen my surround music. Today I just received this cable to hook-up my MacBook Pro to the Home Theater 5.1 in my living room. Now I can listen to 5.1 mixes on my i-Tunes with .wav files of albums that have been sold-out a while ago and feel no remorse downloading something that I can't even buy because they don't sell it. 2.0 version are buyable, and I still pay for my music because it is important to support artists! Anyways, 5.1 isn't that much of a deal and most people just liten to music through their portable devices (i-pod, phone or PC) Missing out on the joy of good sounding music.
This cord is perfect for the living room since it's 12 feet long. or should it say 3.6576 meters. Just got it today, so I don't know on durability. But tonight I am very happy listening to REM, Elton John, The Rollings Stones, Pink Floyd, Queen...