As per title really.
I'm a cable skeptic. Well, maybe not an outright skeptic, but have a healthy level of snake-oil awareness and a distrust of manufacturer advertising skullduggery. I've spent a lot of money on cables in the past, only to replace them with cheaper manufacturer brands with no detriment to SQ. This is in my main hifi setup I hasten to add which is of a high enough 'end' to warrant high cost cabling in some peoples eyes at least. I do use some decent cabling, just not always mainstream hifi brand stuff.
I'd basically like to hear the opinions that people have regarding the changing of stock Senn cables, and if possible the results of any blind testing done. Were the cables really better, or did they make no difference whatsoever? I have access to some nice instrument cable at work (PTFE dielectric, SPOFC, mylar screened etc. etc.), and am considering throwing a set of cables together tomorrow.
Is it a case of if I hear a difference it's because I want to hear a difference, or is there really going to be an audible benefit to going with better cables?
What say you?