I dont understand how I could be more narrow minded when I'm open to the exposure of all sorts of equipment to achieve what I feel is a more hi fi system for me. I really don't mean to give the impression that I'm trolling. No one benifits or learns anything from that. Still just sharing my opinion on what cables have done for me. The reason why this post started. Take a look at my post count. Clearly new to the whole forum thing and have without a doubt posted in the wrong section, but the topic of cables caught my eye so I posted my accounts without reallllly reading into where I was posting. I have some solid years of experience in the hobby and am very lucky to work where I do to be exposed to such cool stuff all the time. I went to school for music, I judge things by sound and what I hear, doenst make me a pro with golden ears, its just how I think when it comes to audio equipment.
But see your cables didn't do anything for you. I know you heard it, I have heard it too. But you know what, the signal didn't change, nor did the sound even though you perceived it differently. That is what psycho-acoustics investigates among other things. The electronics, signal-theory side of it informs us about what is really going on to a large extent. It is advanced enough to show that wires didn't change your sound. Since you did hear it differently you will have to look further into why that was. It wasn't the cable, the material, the insulation or any of that. It simply wasn't. I am not just saying that being close minded. It is what the physics of the situation confirmed by experiment and correct prediction of results show. Though you perceived a difference you couldn't physically hear something that did not change.
Do you care to learn why that occurs and under what circumstances? To learn why your ears alone cannot be trusted implicitly? Yes, yes I know how confident and certain your experience was. Yet it was mistaken. Very comfortable to simply accept the raw experience and difficult to reject that as mistaken, but until you do you are the one boxed in and confined.
Edited by esldude - 4/17/14 at 3:23pm