Join Date: Dec 2018
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The cost relative to my equipment is a factor for me. unfortunately you pretend that you speak for everyone with cost justifiability. I already said, that i have a dedicated room that runs over 20k+ usd worth of equipment, a 50 buck hdmi cable that would last me many years is justifiable cost to me .And that should end the 'justifiability' argument. When hdmi cables were new of on the bloc (when hdmi just launched in the market), i remember you couldnt get any hdmi cable lower than around 200 usd, these cables launched very expensive and at that time you had to pay much stiffer prices than today.
And no hdmi cable will make picture or audio better or worse than the other, it's a digital cable after all. But build quality and looks 'can' be an advantage with a higher priced cable. Just like the example i gave, i had this other cable that cost around 10-15 usd, worked very well but its thin jacket covering tore off near the end of the plug after some months due to repeatedly bending it. The AQ pearl i have had since 5 years has gone through many bends but nothing tore. So the difference turned out to be the jacket, AQ's jacket is higher quality, much thicker and still flexible to bend. Of course, it could be that the monoprice or whatever brands you mention have good build quality, but i cant comment on them because i have no personal experience with them.
The three brands i currently have in my setup for hdmi cables are AQ, blue rigger and sony, they all work great (and without any logo branding). I dont see any point of debating this further, enjoy whatever brand you prefer.
Last edited by Menarini; 05-28-2019 at 08:45 PM.