Originally Posted by Sovkiller
-What about the ones that have done it nad have heard absolutelly no differences, are they wrong also?
-Oh no, sorry they have no properly trained ears...
(or a defective hearing what is worst)...
Whats wrong? The answer is simple: your system is not revealing enough (a much nicer way to say your system is not good enough to take advantage of the cable).
Every component imparts its own sonic distortion to the audio landscape. Whether you can hear is a subjective test. On the other hand, whether you can measure it is an objective test. Granted, not everything can be measured accurately and not everything can be measured economically. For the most part, you can rely on some basic solid cable engineering to weed out the lessor quality. e.g. vacuum is the best dielectric, single extruded copper has better electron uniformity, shorter is better than longer, colder is better than warmer, etc.
It is important to make a clarification. You would probably be better off upgrading your power cable, power source, instead of putting more money into IC. The answer is very simple: clean power effects every component in how they make the sound. IC, on the other hand, serves only as a conductor to transmit the signal from one box to another.
I am quite concerned about some members' prejudice against whether cable can alter sound and whether high priced cable is better the low priced ones. Although there is no correlation between price and performance, and I even concede that some lower priced cables may be more synergistic with your system than the higher priced ones, the very fact that cable makes a difference cannot be denied, regardless of their prices.
I can safely make the following statement: I know enough to know that I don't know everything there is to know about the effects of cable on signal transmission. Therefore, I keep an open mind and I test everything. Before you start poking holes at "I know enough", keep in mind I did not waste 4 years of my life in the lab at Ann Arbor, nor did I waste 2 years of my life designing circuits for certain CPU maker (not those 2, well not exactly anyway).