NO, Monoprice (or 99% of all other HDMI cables) will start with 01100101100 and pass 011001011000 exactly the same.
I hope not...
HDMI audio is transmitted digitally. Just like video, as long as the signal is good enough, the sound will be exactly the same as with any other cable. If the signal isn't good enough, you will hear drop outs or pops. But you will never hear a difference in tone, clarity, "sound stage", or any of the other things that audiophiles worry about.
Oh, most profound. Armed with a knowledge that there *IS* a difference, audiophiles all over will start hearing 'tighter bass', 'wider soundstages', 'crisper highs' and 'crunchier middles'. On whatever piece of equipment that costs more $$$. I am not talking double blind, here, of course.
It's possible that the better sound quality might result from the fact that it probably won't mechanically fail anywhere near as quickly as that Mononucleosis jobbie. After all, any sound is better than no sound
Right. Because it makes a world of sense to run a whole other cable that can only provide you lossy audio formats compared to the lossless high-res audio via HDMI, simply because of some inaudible and irrelevant jitter measurements which are anyway made entirely irrelevant if the audio format is DTS-MA or DD-THD because it's going to get uncompressed by the AVR anyway, so any clock problems like jitter are even doubly made completely irrelevant.