Yeah it still is hype if you spend hundreds of dollars on them. That slight difference is not worth that money. For the price I paid ($20), it was worth the slight upgrade. I would feel wayy too guilty if I had spent like a couple of hundred dollars on them.
I think the animosity toward cables is caused by the cable companies that rob you in daylight. They rip you off big time, and that's a fact. Their profit percentages are ridiculously high. If they sell you a $200 cable, it probably cost them $10 to make it. That's just terrible.
Cables are great when they cost what they are supposed to cost. I'm willing to do a test with a mogamy cable and monoprice cable using a volt meter. I bet the monoprice cables are better than those $200 cables.
Edited by KB24 - 8/12/11 at 10:34pm