This is not really a debate... it is a pretty scientific fact. Whatever a cable affects the sound or not and if it does, whatever the difference is audible by a regular healthy human ear or not is completely scientific, objective and non-debatable. There are a lot of researchs you can simply google, and all off them say " no audible difference has been found between industry standart cables". A flawed cable can make the sound worse but all regularly operating cables sound the same. The same audio output is being produced, there is no other way. Of course utility (length, connectors etc.) of the cables can be discussed but " X cable is warmer, Y cable extends soundstage" is simply not true.