Yes, I am reminded of some of the nutters in the uber-high-end hi-fi scene, who will spend literally tens of thousands on mere loudspeaker cables or interconnects, absolutely convinced that they yield a 'huge difference' in sound.
It's a quite excrutiatingly embarrassing experience to have them 'demonstrate the differences' at hi-fi shows.
Like fine wine, it is, of course, possible to refine one's aural sensitivities, but there comes a point after which it becomes (IMHO) absurd and mostly in the realms of imagination. I seriously wonder if these uber-cable-geeks would really be able to tell a difference if they were blindfolded and made unaware of which (or even if) cables were changed, from one listening session to the next. No double-blind testing procedures used at hi-fi shows, generally, if you know what I mean. But it doesn't stop them spending tens of thousands on cables and interconnects.
All part of the rich tapestry of life, I suppose
Edited by Mython - 3/10/13 at 10:07am