First thing, my position on cables is that i have never tested enough to say for sure that they do or do not make a difference, but the scientist in me makes me wary of the claims made by the sellers.
However are the arguments about the difference between a £30 cable and a £300 cable really that different from for example a £200 amp and a £2000 amp?
Is the difference between a HD800 and a HD600 really worth £750?
I have tested tons of headphones, i currently have the HD600 at home and use a HD439 on the move, I have home tested the HD800 with what i consider to be a good amps for it (black cube and MDAC) and while i did like it , it is not 4x better than the HD600 and certainly not 15x better than my HD439.
Ok now i know the law of diminishing returns , i know that cost does not equate to performace directly, people try to break it down into percentages (which is ridiculous imo).
I dont see people screaming out for DBTs of amps , dacs , preamps or even cd players, but dare open a thread about cables and people don their smug suits and start attacking people.
These people attacking the cable guys are sitting at home with amps , dacs etc that you cant prove are "better" than many cheaper options but they seem to accept the price/performance ratio on them without to much thought.
Anyway all i am saying is that its pretty hard to apply your "science and measurements" to any hifi equipment and prove its "better" , i mean can you really hear the difference between 0.0003% THD and 0.003% ??
Edited by astroid - 8/29/12 at 12:24am