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http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/03/audiophiles-cant-tell-the-difference-between-monster-cable-and/

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We've always believed that the perceived quality boost that comes from using high-end cables is really just a trick of the mind (read: justifying the ridiculous cost of premium cables to yourself) -- if you've dropped enough cash, you can probably hear anything you want. Still, our belief is one thing -- cold hard proof is another, and it looks like a group of 12 self-professed "audiophiles" recently couldn't tell the difference between Monster 1000 speaker cables and plain old coat hangers. Yeah, coat hangers. The group was A-Bing different cables, and unbeknownst to them, the engineer running the test swapped out a set of cables for coat hangers with soldered-on speaker connections. Not a single one was then able to tell the difference between the Monster Cable and the hangers, and all agreed that the hangers sounded excellent. No wonder Monster has to rig HD displays. Still, we bet people still fall for the hype -- oh hey, if you're looking for the ultimate in sound, we've got half a meter of oxygen-free, triple-wrapped double-insulated Sonically Shielded AmpliSized Egyptian Llama cable here that we'll part ways with for just a couple grand.
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Actually, both hang clothes quite well, if I do say so myself. 

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oh hey, if you're looking for the ultimate in sound, we've got half a meter of oxygen-free, triple-wrapped double-insulated Sonically Shielded AmpliSized Egyptian Llama cable here that we'll part ways with for just a couple grand.
Allsum!

Seriously though, I can't tell a difference between cable.
Is there an audible one? Don't know. I just like durable cables, be it milspec silver, which is popuar, copper, quad, or whatever.
Maybe you can tell a difference in that range you record in 24/96-192. Perhaps?
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I'm not surprised; Monster Cable has long been inferior to coat hangers.  Good of them to catch up.
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I'm not surprised; Monster Cable has long been inferior to coat hangers.  Good of them to catch up.

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Obviously the coat hangers were burned in and the monster cables weren't.

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Audiophiles are seriously missing the forest for the trees here! The vast sonic potential of coat hanger wire obviously goes mostly untaped without 'lifter's to keep those hangers from touching the floor, little jars of pebbles arranged on top of each piece of attached gear, bowls of water arrayed around the room, and specially blessed clock radio's plugged into the same electrical circuit.  ::)

Some nitch firm should market a 2 Watt SET tube amp made with point to point coat hangar hand wiring as an inside joke.
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I'm not surprised; Monster Cable has long been inferior to coat hangers.  Good of them to catch up.

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New line of GAKhangers coming soon.....

Nice, LMAO!

Audiophiles are seriously missing the forest for the trees here! The vast sonic potential of coat hanger wire obviously goes mostly untaped without 'lifter's to keep those hangers from touching the floor, little jars of pebbles arranged on top of each piece of attached gear, bowls of water arrayed around the room, and specially blessed clock radio's plugged into the same electrical circuit.  ::)

Yes, the magical "Brilliant Pebbles".  Snake oil at its finest.  First time I saw and read the ad for them, I laughed so hard I nearly hyperventilated.  Then there are these AudioQuest cables on Amazon.  The reviews are pure comedy gold; laughed so hard at them, I DID hyperventilate.

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New line of GAKhangers coming soon.....

Nice, LMAO!

Audiophiles are seriously missing the forest for the trees here! The vast sonic potential of coat hanger wire obviously goes mostly untaped without 'lifter's to keep those hangers from touching the floor, little jars of pebbles arranged on top of each piece of attached gear, bowls of water arrayed around the room, and specially blessed clock radio's plugged into the same electrical circuit.  ::)

Yes, the magical "Brilliant Pebbles".  Snake oil at its finest.  First time I saw and read the ad for them, I laughed so hard I nearly hyperventilated.  Then there are these AudioQuest cables on Amazon.  The reviews are pure comedy gold; laughed so hard at them, I DID hyperventilate.

Snake oil? You've obviously never experienced the "Sympathetic Resonance" of the Shun Mook MPingo Discs... ;D

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Snake oil? You've obviously never experienced the "Sympathetic Resonance" of the Shun Mook MPingo Discs... ;D

http://www.shunmook.com/text1.htm



Those look suspiciously like rebranded Dubbel Zout (Dutch salmiak licorice, extremely salty-tasting, and the salt is NH4Cl instead of NaCl)...



If I had to guess, the Dubbel Zout would probably produce a better result.
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Those look suspiciously like rebranded Dubbel Zout (Dutch salmiak licorice, extremely salty-tasting, and the salt is NH4Cl instead of NaCl)...



If I had to guess, the Dubbel Zout would probably produce a better result.

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Far tastier than they look.

Sure look like a bad trip.
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