Originally Posted by Nebby
The better customization options, part quality, and self-satisfaction of a DIY cable could be factored into that "value". In terms of absolute price then yes the monoprice are cheaper but value is always subjective
I agree that the satisfacton of doing it yourself is hard to quantify and that may be worth a great deal.
The ability to make something to your exact spec also agreed.
Where I have misgivings is over the whole part quality thing and how relevant it is wrt cables.
Sure some parts will last longer than others being better made and it is iritating to have to chuck out broken cables regardless of how cheap they were.
However, assuming both make a good electrical contact will these better quality parts be audibly different from bog-standard parts?
My own tests (measurements and blind tests) have not produced evidence to support this assertion for the samples I used, thus I have sold all my expensive cables and happily live with the cheap ones.