Originally Posted by rscultho
I understand what you are saying, and your point of view. I don't think you understand mine, but that's ok.
It's your opinion that it's "marketing bs", and what is high priced to you may not be so to me.
Wish you (and everyone) much success with cables and setup/integration.
I'll agree that pricing is subjective, but sorry, most of the bullet points on cables are "marketing BS". All that marketing BS has been tested in labs over and over for like the past 50 yrs. Cables aren't rocket science. AudioQuest is one of the biggest BSers out there:
"Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion. Pearl’s solid Long-Grain Copper allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. OFHC is a general metal industry specification regarding “loss” without any concern for distortion. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance."
Complete and total nonsense and completely impossible. If your source device is sending 101101, the destination device will get 101101 in the digital realm or nothing at all. END OF STORY. The cable can't make the 1's or 0's any different.
Besides, in your own post, you say you also tried the cheap Amazon basics and they performed identical
. That should tell you the AQ cables did nothing.
The only feature AQ does have that is legit is thier 100% all natural, omni-directional, wallet lightener.