Originally Posted by William
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.