Along with the other thread regarding if one needs a $1000 amp for the LCD-2, do the aftermarket cables for it make that much of a difference? For the sake of being specific, lets say it's the LCD-2 rev2.
LCD, do I need a $700 aftermarket cable for it?
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No, you do not need a super expensive "upgrade" cable. If you like the look and feel of an aftermarket cable, by all means. But there is nothing to suggest that there will be any audible improvement or change at all between any properly made cables.
Here's the way I look at it, if an agnostic's perspective is of any interest: a bunch of people say there's a difference, a bunch of people say there isn't. So chances of there being any ROI on your investment is about 50/50. I've never been able to convince myself to part with money based on those odds.
The thing is, we're getting answers in a biased forum already because it's classified as 'Sound Science', the thing is, you know how busy the GEAR forums are but this one isn't as busy? It's the same as my photography forums, the gear forums and rumors of new gear (would be hyping up new gear in the headphones term) are always busier than the forums that advances your photography skills, it's human nature.
I ask this because I use vintage manual focus lenses on my DSLRs to achieve as much the same same results as people with the latest and greatest, why it makes me think if these aftermarket cables and other forms of gadgets are just for pure superficial reasons etc.
Because I'm kind of a noob in this regards and would actually want to know if they make a difference, I know my cameras and lenses but I'm really on the edge regarding cables, especially when that blind test of coat hanger and supposedly very high quality cable and they couldn't tell the difference...