Some people may be able to but can you? For a cable that is 3ft or 6ft long I doubt there's any difference at all. Go with Acoustic Research if you want good cables without the high markup. You could also get both and return whichever one you don't want.
I spent hours A/B comparing a 26 foot Monster M500V to a 6 foot, much-more-expensive-per-foot Audioquest S2 cable. I never was able to identify any specific visible differences between the two cables, so I couldn't justify paying the additional premium for a 26 foot Audioquest cable. Don't get me wrong -- I wanted to see a difference, I just didn't.
Associated equipment: NEC HT1000, Panasonic RP-91 DVD player
Monstermile, actually the Ram Electronics cables seem to be well regarded on this forum. I recently ordered 30' DVI, component, VGA, and composite cables from them. I'll report on their quality when they arrive!
PooperScooper, I needed the longer length, but had a 6 foot Audioquest handy to demo against the Monster Cable. My logic was that if I couldn't discern a difference under such favorable (to Audioquest) circumstances, there'd be even less of a difference given equal cable lengths. I wanted Audioquest to win because I'm not a fan of Monster Cable, but given my test results, I had to put aside my cable snobbery. I'm curious... what was initially puzzling about my post? The different lengths in the demo?
Does anyone have any insight as to how the quality of the output from a VGA cable will compare to component or DVI? Source material is a high def receiver, and am already using the DVI input on my projector with my Bravo DVD player. Will VGA be any better than component, and will it be noticeably worse than DVI?
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