Originally Posted by royalcrown
Have you blind tested the cryo cables vs. standard/burned-in cables vs. the new ones? If you haven't, you can't call them "completely bull;" you can say your experiences have differed, but saying that something is meritless usually demands some sort of substantial evidence aside from personal experiences. Anecdotal evidence isn't invalid, it just isn't compelling.
Sure, I built a new pair of cables yesterday using the same materials I always use in my system (18AWG Cardas wire in Teflon with Yarbo 50RB RCA) because I need a slightly longer cable than before (1m instead of 2ft). I plugged it in and noticed that the cable sounded sharper in the highs and the bass wasn't as controlled. I switched back to my old pair and everything sounded right again. Switched again to the new IC and the bloated bass is back. It's not night-and-day difference but it's noticeable enough that I want to find out why it doesn't sound right. I know how my favorite tracks sound and when they don't, I get concerned.
Cryo vs not, I had used that 4x24 Cardas wire a while ago (over a year) and no longer have it so I can't pull it out and test right now. I remember noting slight differences, but I can't recall exactly now. Next time I refill my wire supply, I'll make sure to buy cryo and standard versions of the same wire and have a listen. Will likely happen in a few months. On a practicality note, cryo has the advantage of being more resistant to breaking, that alone makes solid-core wires worth cryo treatment especially for headphone recables and portable cables that suffer abuse.
Now this really confuses me; what exactly would qualify as "substantial evidence aside from personal experience"?