Originally Posted by vcoheda
i can tell the difference between my cables. no question about it. cables have sound signatures. if you spend enough time with them, you will be able to distinguish them. that's why A/B tests are BS. a quick A/B is useless and i doubt anyone (or at least most) could pick out any differences between not just cables but most headphones and amps - and we know that they sound different.
you could easily flash back and forth and hear differences with headphones. Cables are a much much much smaller difference but I do not agree with this I can memorize a sonic signature thing, no way. But I do agree that subtle changes are apparent if you place them in your system then live with them for a week and then take them out you'd notice.
The failure as a community is our hyperbole everything is wham shazzaam blammo huge difference when most things are shading and texure.
I mean come on I had a guy recommend a recable of a k1000 over a better amp and thought that would make a bigger difference. We have to get past the BS.
I am clearly a middle ground person yeah I think they make a difference and I have heard cables make a system none more so than a mini to mini on a portable rig but the headphones were the bigger change.
It would be cool if each side showed a bit of interest in the others side.
Overlord guy can you link to the article or at least give us a source.