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wesheadley

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Why do hipsters prefer analog?
Because is sounds better. Distortions and all. It just does.  
What cable companies make the best cables and sell them directly?
There is NO BEST CABLE. It is FALSE that the more you spend on a cable the better is gets. That said, there are many excellent cable makers out there. You could try Morrow Audio, they have a number of lines at different price points. They are well... 
Why Is Hi Fi Gear So Darn Expensive?
A lot of high-end audio products might have more to do with art than with commerce. There are plenty of high-value products out there that deliver superb audio quality and are not at all frighteningly expensive. But was it like this decades ago--... 
Cable curmudgeon
tunefuldude Thank you for your very thoughtful response to my comments regarding cables. I have not tried Nordost yet-- but I will go over to their site and start doing some reading. I don’t trust my first reactions to an equipment change unl... 
Cable curmudgeon
So $200 is the absolute upper limit on price we should pay on cables? No, not for me. I'm more in the $300-$500 per cable, but I've bought pure sterling silver Musicable for stupid money, tried some higher-end Wire-World and Audioquest stuff, a... 
Cable curmudgeon
I really didn’t mean to rile up the MAGA loving or the placebo-denying crowd by pointing out that no one can rank cable audio quality by price (or to promote communism). I’m just pointing out the obvious-- very expensive cables include obscene pro... 
Cable curmudgeon
Everyone is free to be ripped off. It's a free country. That's not my issue. Like I said, my issue is with bogus claims justifying stupid pricing. By all means, spend $10k on an interconnect and tell us all about the blacker backgrounds, better fo... 
Cable curmudgeon
The reason I'm cable critical is because of the industry's long history of false claims and rampant over-charging. Yes, it is your right as an American to be ripped off. But to take that as a matter of pride just seems very weird to me. You want t... 
Cable curmudgeon
Free market society last I checked (unless you are in say Cuba or China). You are free to buy or not buy. Free to lie to folks by making false or unprovable claims about your grossly over-priced products or free to be chump enough to fall for t... 
Cable curmudgeon
Could not agree more. Beyond materials quality and build quality most of the cable company claims are just sales poetry. At a certain level, the difference between one quality bottle of Cabernet and another is in the flavor nuances. Not better tha... 
"World's Best Cables" vs Audioquest interconnects
Keep listening to them. If after a few months you're not happy with them, sell them. They were cheap, right? BTW-- there is NO BEST cable and price does not equal sound quality beyond anything properly constructed using quality wire, connectors, ... 
Why should audiophile deniers be allowed on an audiophile forum?
The question seems designed to create discord, yawn. Being an audiophile is not a religion. Believing in magical tweaks is everyone's right but to deny access to an audio forum because you're not a "true believer" is both  dogmatic and stupid. A... 
Dust cover up or down?
There doesn't seem to be much concern about the dust itself-- which is bad for your turntable-- it gets everywhere-- and bad for your records. It gets in the grooves, creates ticks and pops that are not always easily removed with cleanings.  Some... 
Montreal Audio Show - anyone hear the FR30’s?
Speaker design is in it's incremental phase-- improvements at the high end are especially incremental. This is truer today than ever before. Manufacturers are no longer pricing based upon value-- PRICE IS THE NEW VALUE.  We live in the land of co... 
Power Cable Break In - Such a Change!
Whether you know it or not, when you spend thousands of dollars on a power cord you have just entered the land of confirmation bias-- and there is far more actual peer-reviewed science to support that than there is, by miles, that supports the pse...