Originally Posted by mjbuoni
Just a couple of comments on your points....First, price of cables does not equate to quality of cables, although there is most likely a correlation with plenty of outliers.
Granted and agreed.
You can read all you want, but until you try out different cables in your OWN system with your OWN ears, you will never know if they make a difference. If you are truly curious in exploring the possibility of performance gains via cables, I would recommend trying ones that you can audition for 30 or 60 days and send back for a full refund if not convinced. Since you won't be expecting an improvement and you can get your money back, you should be objective in your evaluation.
Not agreeing here.
If cables make a difference then they should make a difference everywhere - given that minimum acceptable conditions are met. Those that believe in cables insist that the system/environment must be revealing enough.
OK. So I would like to see an objective test done in such an environment that shows cables make a difference.
In my own environment I could do a test with an assistant, having them swap out cables and then having me see if I can determine which cables are in.
But again, I'd like to see a single objective study showing that such experimentation is justified.
I'm not going to post the brand I use to avoid giving fuel for attacks to the "anti-cable cult", but I will say that they utilize OCC single crystal copper, and this along with solid design and construction is what gives them their highly transparent qualities. As I mentioned in another thread, I didn't even know that my previous OFC cables were adding any grain or distortion until it was gone.
Please PM the brand to me, I'd be interested. I will not broadcast it
Did you ever do any blind testing with an assistant, or have all of your conclusions been drawn after personally making changes and being aware of what was installed?
To steal a line from "Green Eggs and Ham" that I read to my two year old son:
"You do not like them.
So you say.
Try them! Try them!
And you may.
Try them and you may, I say."
My faith in your opinion just went up (I'm a big Seuss fan).
The difference here is I think it's more of a case:
- I already know I like green eggs and ham
- we aren't talking about trying green eggs from chickens on a different diet (that would result in egg composition differences that could be determined through lab analysis)
- we're talking about trying green eggs from chickens who slept on feather pillows instead of hay
- we're talking about having people like you who says "I've cooked them and liked them better (knowing what I was eating)"
- I'm looking for a report from a 3rd party breakfast institute that says "75% of people prefer green eggs from pillow-sleeping chickens in a blind test"
After I have upgraded all of my components and improved my room to the point that some say cables may make a difference, I'll probably try. In the meantime I keep doing my research and hoping that an objective test will show such experiments are worthwhile.