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This comparison is pointless. As said before, Monster never has and never will be an audiophile-grade company.

Placebo anyone?
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post #32 of 70
I used to have a bunch of electronics in one spot in my old apartment, and I was getting a bit of hissing with my old, el cheapo speaker cables. I saw MonsterXP speaker cables in bulk (like 10 yards) for about $20 at Best Buy one day, so I figured I'd go for it. Whether some of the hissing went away or not I don't know as the difference - if any - was too minor to distinguish. But for $20, I'd buy shielded cables over unshielded any day just to be safe. Furthermore, I will buy Acoustic Research audio and video cables (composite) as they are shielded as well but relatively inexpensive. It never hurts to be safe if it doesn't put a dent in your wallet to do so.

With all of that said, I would like to point out that unless this experiment involved sending the cables through loads of potential interference, this test proves nothing.

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This comparison is pointless. As said before, Monster never has and never will be an audiophile-grade company.

Placebo anyone?
It's a speaker cable. Unless we are talking about digital/optical, if the cable is good-quality copper, shielded, and thick enough, I can all but guarantee you that anything "better" will be a waste of money because any difference will either be too small to distinguish (see above) or manifested by your want for the purchase to be justified.
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post #33 of 70
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This comparison is pointless. As said before, Monster never has and never will be an audiophile-grade company.
Doesn't matter because they all said that the coat hangers sounded excellent, they didn't say, "Sounds excellent compared to the other cables."

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post #34 of 70
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Doesn't matter because they all said that the coat hangers sounded excellent, they didn't say, "Sounds excellent compared to the other cables."

brad
See my post above.
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post #35 of 70
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This article made me laugh the second I saw Monster being referred to as a high end company. IMO, Monster is nothing more than overpriced, electronic store grade equipment. Did you notice that there was no mention as to the components used in the testing? I can create a test to give me any result I wish, but that doesn't make it valid. Don't believe anything you read in regards to audio....listen for yourself. With that said, there IS a difference. I've proved this many times both with video and audio to friends.
I agree. pwned.
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post #36 of 70
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It's a speaker cable. Unless we are talking about digital/optical, if the cable is good-quality copper, shielded, and thick enough, I can all but guarantee you that anything "better" will be a waste of money because any difference will either be too small to distinguish (see above) or manifested by your want for the purchase to be justified.
I agree.

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post #37 of 70
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Not quite sure if my sarcasm translated over very well...
I got it..........LOL.
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post #38 of 70
Not news to me. It's always been obvious, if it carries a signal without interferance it will do fine, whether gold plated or tungsten.
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oh thats so funny. its the same thing with anything that costly, iphones, ipods, etc..
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I've thought this way forever. Theres no way someone is going to tell the difference between one WIRE and another. If you can - that's literally amazing.
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