I have seen the argument over and over again on why cables matter and the that wire is just wire and how scientifically it’s impossible for them to make a difference. The thing that surprises me the most is that different materials are used. Different shielding is used. Different connectors are used. Different braiding methods of the cables are used. Materials are sourced from different manufacturers and put through different creative processes but I always get some guy who comes on and says. WIRE IS WIRE AND YOU ARE NOT HEARING WHAT YOU ARE HEARING? To me it’s pure arrogance to think you know more than everybody else to the point where you tell me what we are hearing through my ears and we are not smart enough to know when are minds are playing trick on us. But using all these different materials, process and shielding and creative processes don’t make a difference. I spent the last 15 years trying all the cables I could try.  Thoughts anyone?


So no one can discuss how you would start to purchase a “high resolving system” short of talking to “experts” at some recommended website? There is literally nothing you can look at in the specs of the various audio equipment out there that can guide me?

@dill - Why? Because I’m asking questions?

@akg_ca I don’t have a “side”.  I just want some information.  Calvin said you had to have a “high enough resolving system” to appreciate cord upgrades, and I would like to know how to get that sort of system.  There has to be some way to go about doing this.  Well, some way that doesn’t involve demoing cords from some questionable websites.  


The best way to put system together is to start with how much you want to invest.

Then consider usage by the media you will use to listen to music.

Cables are a terrible place to start and this thread is the worst of the worst.

"Why? Because I’m asking questions?"

- You are asking questions that really can only be answered by your own experience. Most here have had many years listening to many types & brands of gear. One persons dream system won’t be another’s as people hear things differently. There are no shortcuts, you gotta do the time and it looks like you are looking for shortcuts.



  And/or: decades of the real thing, which lends a perspective.