Originally Posted by Lorspeaker
those who cant hear a diff will knock this thread.. :P
they will appear sooner or later..
wireworld starlight for me ..the red cable :)
You probably know the excellent story by Hans Christian Andersen The Emperors New Clothes. If you do not know this very wise tale then you should acquaint yourself with it. It might be that you will save an awful lot of money!
When you listen to music played using these cables it is most likely you are simply experiencing auto-suggestion.
Like the public in in Andersen's tale, you will be delighted that you are one of the clever ones, that can hear the differences, you won't want to be one of those stupid ones who "cant hear a diff".
The human hearing is very susceptible to auto-suggestion, in particular, it is what the human "makes" of the audio that it is presented with that is so susceptible to auto-suggestion.
What is happening when you use your red cable is that it triggers auto-suggestion and so you will then "hear" those great benefits you have associated with it.
The way to combat auto-suggestion is with double blind listening tests. All these tests do is remove the visual clues that give rise to the auto-suggestion.
You can if you wish remain like the public in Anderson's tale, telling yourself that those who "can't hear a diff" are in some way deficient, but it will end up costing you a great deal of money.