Originally Posted by James R. Geib
The above is simply more reason NOT to spend ridiculous amounts of money on cables. What you're listening to through your system is already decimated, right? Even if there were a difference in cables, you'd only be making crap better crap, right? A pint of Ben and Jerry's would be money better spent.
Remember, we are adapting to whatever stimulus is being presented.
If the cables are altering the localization parameters and if that can be heard, then it is logical to assume that preferences could be developed. (the assumption of course, requires two "if" be real).
If they indeed make a difference, it's certainly plausible (actually, it's a given) that it is ALL a result of the cable parameters, L, C, R, and DC. In which case, all that is needed is to characterize specific systems with respect to those parameters, and be done with it. No magic, no quantum dots, no static sprays, just cable parameters, period.
Different miking techniques that don't require mixdown nor pan pots, will certainly have some interchannel time difference content, think about those head shaped mikes..
So there is content out there that does have ITD content...it's just that without any standard to go by, it can be hit or miss..