I just bought a "MSB1000SW-24" Monster Cable. I have spent 5000$ on TV, Audio, Entertainment this year and why use cheap cables that can have poor shielding? I in the past always used cheapy cables. But this time I noticed a slight buzzzzzzzz thats almost inaudible in my subwoofer "cheap 20 cent green rca that comes with every vcr, dvd player ever made etc" This cable "MSB1000SW-24" eliminated that problem, I really didnt wanna spend the money but I did and am very happy.
BUT I normally in past used 15$ decent cables, they look clean and lets face it, its a hobby and I enjoy wasting money in it
. I would have spent 15$ to 20$ on a good subwoofer cable, but when I went to Best Buy all they had was 40$ cables, up to the hundreds. SOOOOO I went online found a cable for 250$ at amazon through a repected online retailer, and looked on ebay, got it for 20$ plus shipping. I wouldnt consider paying 250$ for this cable, nor above 50$
Bottom line is most the time it wont make a noticeable difference, in my case it did (massive wiring behind my system most likey caused interference with sub). I dont usually Promote MONSTER brand cables, in fact I always frown on them for the prices, but this time, I got an awesome cable and a great Y connector for 30$ that stopped my stupid humming sound, to me that was priceless. I am very happy with my purchase.
Last but not least, I have not heard anything improve as far as SPL, Tighter Bass etc. Maybe it did? maybe it didnt? all it did was get rid of whatever interference I was hearing. Heres a good example...........
Ever ran a car audio RCA cable to your amp next to a 4 gauge power wire? And heard horrible alternator Whine? when u accelerate the whine increases, when u let off gas it drops? thats Interference. 2 common things can resolve this..........
1. Get a better shielded cabel.
2. Dont be an idiot and run the cable down opposite side of car AWAY from the interference.(this ones prefered) In my case I couldnt isolate the problem so I opted for better shielding.
seeing where this threads going and all the arguing I am sure somebody will come behind me and correct me in every way they can think of, and in some way am an Idiot, but thank god I wont be rereading it ever anyways so I wont notice