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post #11 of 16
You need dem' gold plated connectors brah. Kinda like gold plated USB cables...zzzzzzzzzzzzz.
post #12 of 16
I found an article a while back that compared a monster audio cable to a straightened out wire hanger and they were tested with the same equipment, sound files, and every thing.... end result? the wire hanger had higher audio ratings than the monster cable.... I'm going to say HUGE scam...
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monoprice for your cables! only time i would consider getting "premium" cables is if i was hooking up 20k of speakers
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Quality only matters in analog sources. Digital doesn't matter because either the signal gets there or it doesn't.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by claymanhb View Post
Quality only matters in analog sources. Digital doesn't matter because either the signal gets there or it doesn't.
In general Monster Cables from retail stores tend to be overpriced and in terms of digital cables, hdmi/toslink, like said above, it doesn't matter at all. Your passing 0's and 1's.

In terms of their analog audio cables, I actually do buy stuff from monster bulk resellers online from time to time for short interconnects just because they are much less expensive than like going to blue jean cables and spending $35 for a pair of 24" rca interconnects. Plus I also like the quality of the connectors themselves.

I also find it to be decent cable for cheap custom applications. Like i spent $18 shipped for a pair of custom length XLR -> RCA cables to go from my dac to a second amp.

They may not sound any different, but they are decent quality as long as your not spending what they want in best buy, id never purchase them from a place like that. Its only decently priced off a bulk roll.

Also, I have heard several times that people find silver audio cables to change the sound signature of whatever they are listening to. I cannot confirm as I am not going to spend the cost of my dac and amp just to run silver interconnects and buy a cardas cable for my HD650s. That would just be plain retarded.
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The only thing that is good is the quality of the connectors. They are typically heavier and just feel more solid when you plug them in. Plus, the all metal conectors will look really nice.

Functionally? I can't say there is any difference. Though the only "expensive" cables I have were ones that I gotten free or dirt cheap in a box of other goodies I bought.
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