I did bring home different speaker wires once to replace mt 4tc that are over 30 years old now, some nordost flat wire, I really thought they looked cool and I wanted them so I swapped them back and forth and while I really believed I could hear a difference I could't tell if i preferred it or not. You just haven't found the speaker/amp combination for your system yet. The hard part for me is deciding which component i'm going to build around so i'm going to try fully active for awhile(wish me luck, money's almost gone). Once you decide on the speakers or amp you can continue.