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$150 for headphone cables? If you can't think of buying anything else other than dropping $150 for headphone cables, then you sir are a fool. Think of how absurd that sounds. There is no way you can rationalize that purchase. Expensive cables don't make your cans sound any better than stock cables its just for aesthetics. But hey if you have the money to blow go for it
You don't know how wrong you are.
Copper is copper, and these cables won't be much better (if at all) compared to a 10$ cable.
in double blind testing, by the Audio Engineering society, nobody could hear the difference between audiophile speaker cable and an unbent coathanger.
lol maybe get some people that can tell the difference between music and a coat hanger in the first place? anecdotes aren't really usefull in this but I get how it lets you ignore what you cant discriminate by claiming no one can and then yelling at someone who does.
Maybe do a simple google search of who the heck the Audio Engineering Society is?
This isn't a 3rd hand anecdote. It's a pretty well known smackdown of audiophile cables meted out by the organization that is responsible for most of the audio standard which exist. Such as digital audio formats and interconnections, ratings methodologies for audio equipment and calibration levels for recording equipment.
The point being that audio is audio when it is in the air. When it's on a piece of wire it is just electricity. And electricity doesnt care about copper or aluminum. It doesn't care about how ugly or pretty the conductor is. Electricity is just trying to get to ground.
If you are concerned that you are not getting the full fidelity of your audio, spend more on the pieces on the ends of the wire. Not the wire.
Sorry, I let my membership lapse. Could you sum it up for those of us that don't have $33 for a pdf?
There is already a summary in the link.
yes it says this,
'Measurements were made with 12 cables covering a variety of geometries, gauges, and types. The measured data indicate distinct differences among the cables as frequency-dependent impedance, subtle response variations with loudspeakers, and rectance interactions between amplifier, cable, and loudspeaker. In some cases the effects of the amplifier overwhelm the cable's effects. Mathematical models that provide insight into the interaction mechanisms were constructed and compared to the measured data.'
But nothing about methodology, or about listening tests is mentioned. So I am not sure how this bears upon my assertion that even audio engineering pros could not hear differences. Of course you can measure a difference between an aluminum or copper conductor, and maybe even a fancy arrangement of multiple conductors. But can you hear it? After all if you can't hear a difference you are simply paying for prestige.
Any luck coming up with a paper trail of the AES listening tests you mentioned? That would elevate your side of things from anecdotal... I'd love to argue this with you, but you dont have an argument at this point just an opinion.