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Do 'High-End' Audio cables matter?

Discussion in 'Sound Science' started by shure530, Oct 18, 2011.
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  1. bmiamihk
  2. Head Injury
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    Sorry, but I see no correlation there between price, material, and all of the reviewed aspects. One of the best cables from an ergonomic perspective was a stock $40 cable. Buying a cable for ergonomics makes perfect sense, but as the review shows price does not always guarantee ergonomics! And no one has ever shown a real audible difference that matters and correlates with material (ignoring resistance, etc. which can be countered with a larger or smaller gauge) construction, or price.
     
    (should probably clarify that resistance doesn't matter for what we hear either, unless in very specific conditions)
     
  3. Steve Eddy


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    Take the "boy" schiit someplace else.
     
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  4. bmiamihk
    Ok I mean dude then.
     
  5. Tilpo
  6. Willakan


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    +1. @bmiamihk: Why do you bother?
     
     
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  7. uelover


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    Congrats on your 1000th post.
     
    Yeah we shouldn't bother about others' experience. Not here at least.
     
    We listen by interpreting graphs and charts. =)
     
  8. bmiamihk
    so users here look and then rrepeat what another found out?
     
  9. Willakan
    Heh, I'm quite happy for people to hear differences between cables/amps/DACs just as long as it's under controlled conditions.
    When it is under completely uncontrolled conditions...it doesn't really show anything of use.
     
  10. Head Injury
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    No. We listen with our ears. And here we interpret with graphs, charts, and common sense, because we know how fallible the lump of meat in our skulls is.
     
  11. liamstrain
    welcome to the sound science subforum bmiamihk...
     
    unfortunately, Head Injury is right. There has not been shown to be any audible or measurable difference between properly made headphone cables, regardless of whether silver, occ copper, or regular copper, etc. Better material can contribute to psycho-acoustical differences (just like good packaging does). But in blind testing, no actual audible difference has yet been shown to exist. 
     
  12. bmiamihk
    Ok I understand the graphs that you fancy is telling you with picture graphs and words that the material used in a cable  that connects a receiver/amp to the speakers (earphones) makes no difference with the sound or volume. So you are telling me to spend extra on a so called upgrade material is a waste of money due to what you found on the internet and that stock cables are good enough. Ok got you. Thanks scientists.
     
  13. Pepsi
    Yet businesses are selling headphone cables for 200+ a pop, and claiming a lot of BS. I understand this hobby is overpriced, but for some cables? seriously? There's no gain besides cosmetics imho. And I do admit, that is the only reason why i "upgraded" my cables, there was absolutely no difference between my stock ones and my Cardas.
     
  14. uelover


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    This thread is located at science forum (sadly it wasn't initially but got moved here because the 'scientists' just swamped in and took control of it).
     
    At other forums in head-fi, you are welcome to share your personal anecdote but not over here.
     
    Thus, if it makes you feel better, you can share your experience at other threads in other sub-forums and treat this thread as some sort of sterile laboratory.
     
  15. bmiamihk
    So you do not share anything you think? You just view something and then infform what you read without any personal input?
     
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