Originally Posted by HD-5000
Audiophile cables are just jewelry for your system. I don't think there are any differences in sound between a well-constructed $10 cable and a $1,000 wonder cable.
There is the fallacy - there ARE NO $10 "well constructed" cables. Good connectors (machined brass, plated with silver/gold/nickel for conductance, not 'bling') simply cost more than that. Not talking about $100 Furutech, nor anything 'cryo'. Then, "good" wire costs something, and likely more than $10 itself shipped. Add sleving and heatshrink (protection) and lining (microphonics and shielding), then you start to realize what really goes into a 'well constructed' cable.
I simply couldn't even make a good cable myself, so I admire those who can. I HAVE tried many a time, and after gathering $50 in supplies, ended in a rather spectacular failure.
Maybe we need a poll among DIY - what did it REALLY cost you for YOUR 'well constructed' cables? WITH pics.
To which we will, no doubt, hear that the best cables are made out of CAT6... <sigh>.