Originally Posted by Russdawg
What I always wonder about is people who bash other people for buying something they can afford and want.
It never takes long for someone to play the class/jealousy card. ;-(
I don't think people are dumb or wasting money just because they drive a Porsche when they could be driving a Toyota.
Since there are no audible benefits to high end audio cables, we can take this comparison as meaning that you can't tell the difference between a Porsche and a Toyota? ;-)
They both accomplish the same thing
So you're saying that a Porsche and a Toyota don't differ in handling, speed, ride, etc? 'Cause again that's the comparsion between high end cables and good but commodity cables.
but the person driving the Porsche obviously wanted one and could afford it.
The world is full of people with tons of money and transportation needs of some kind, who simply don't want a Porsche.
The fact that someone wants a Porsche pretty well means that they want a Porsche and little else, because just about everything that a Porsche is or does can be accomplished, sometimes better, some other way.
If for no other reason buying a better cable just for build quality alone is a big enough reason for myself anyway for owning the better wires, power cords etc, even if there aren't huge sound differences.
It's not that there aren't *huge* sound diffeerences, it is that there are no sound differences at all. The fact that you can't admit that says that you believe that high end wires sound at least a little better.
I don't have any problems wtih people having fun by buying and wearing jewelry, audio or otherwise. Ditto for fur coats, and pleasure boats. Thnig is, anybody who thinks that they can't be as warm as they would like to be without an expensive fur coat is not talking about thermal warmth.
A person who thinks that their stereo can't please them without high end cables isn't talking about sound quality.
I suspect I am not alone about this.
Of course you aren't alone in thinking that expensive cables sound at least a little better. Lots of people believe lots of things that just aren't true. And lots of people can't pamper themselves without some pretense of utility.
I say let it all hang out - if you want to pamper yourself then just do it, and don't put on any pretenses about it.