I just got done reading that 12 page whopper on USB cables in the PC Audio forum and I really must say.
I listen to Coast to Coast AM at work for what I will describe as "for fun". I don't believe in UFOs, or shadow people, or homeopathy. I think it is all nonsense, and science says it is. They continually talk about how the "scientific community" refuses to believe their anecdotal evidence. There are boatloads of people that believe some absolutely insane things.
This is the same kind of thing I see when the debates over cables come up. Especially what I just finished reading. That thread turned into a real whopper. Some of the arguments for the USB cables, in my opinion, sounded a lot like a typical Coast to Coast episode about UFO sightings or Bigfoot. \
"I know what I saw!!!"
I would like to audition some cables and stuff for myself, and may do so when the opportunity arises (and if I can get a refund). Though, since I won't be going in with an open mind, I doubt I'd hear anything.
Just my observations...
Thanks for an excellent well phrased analysis!