Originally Posted by CruelInventions
From the part I've bold-typed from your post above, either you're being seriously disingenuous there or you have very poor reading skills if this is what you've summarized from the previous posts within this thread.
I can't grasp the fact that someone spends 100,000k on speakers and equipment, but then at the same time uses monoprice cables with that.
And at the same time calling people that spend some money on DECENT $100-200cables stupid.
I would call a person that spends 100,000k on hi-fi stupid, naive, and buying snake oil.
Originally Posted by jjackkrash
Quality components can sometimes be expensive, but snake oil is always expensive. The trick in audio is figuring out which is which before you buy. Not everybody figures it out in time, which is why there is a real market for snake oil.
As in everything. Hi-fi is a complex story, where everything makes a difference, and only people that really know their systems can differentiate small pieces of puzzle.
Originally Posted by Jonas2
It's not necessarily that. There are poorly designed, and poorly assembled things that are cheap, but that makes no sense to buy garbage. They won't sound the same as higher quality, and yes, more expensive equipment.
But you do get to a point of diminishing returns in just about everything. Still, if one wants to pay a lot of money for a name brand for that recognition, or a certain look, specific features otherwise not offered elsewhere, or just because it makes them happy, by all means, I won't criticize anybody for that.
Anyway, I don't think we need to get stuck in an endless debate. The OP did the right thing by coming here and asking. Opinions and experiences delivered, now he can make hopefully a better-informed decision about the purchase.
Sure, look at it that way, but you are trying to justify spending loads of money on tech.
When, as seen in last few posts in justifiable to spends 100s of thousands, but hey, cables are irrelevant which are blood vessels in any audio system
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