I hate being pressured to spend extra money for "premium" audio and video cables. When I needed to replace an HMI cable for a TV, the guy at the store tried to sell me a six-foot cord for $149, insisting that it provided better sound and better picture quality. I went elsewhere.
Last night, LL forwarded this from Consumerist:
Can you tell the difference between music that passed through a pricey Monster stereo Cable, and a coat hanger? A reader forwarded us a post from the Audioholics Home Theater Forum and its author says no.
He says his brother ran an experiment on him and four other audio aficionados listening to a new CD from a new group blindfolded. Seven different songs were played, each time heard with the speaker hooked up to Monster Cables, and the other time, hooked up to coat hanger wire. Nobody could determine which was the Monster Cable and which was the coat hanger. T