I do not know why Audioquest gets unwarranted hate on this message board. Audioquest has multiple tiers of products, their 'super high end' products may surely be snake oil but generalizing and saying Audioquest is snake oil is wrong. Buy any <$100 AQ product, they all have great build quality. I got a <50 bucks HDMI cable from AQ and the better build quality was immediately apparent over the monoprice 'premium certified' hdmi cable. AQ's suregrip banana plugs are the best plugs i have used after trying various other brands. I think people overreact when they hear the name Audioquest, if you want to stick to your budget cables and connectors, nobody is stopping you.
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