Haha… Too True…

I’m a musician and I’d say I’m a poor man’s tone whore. Meaning, if I didn’t spend half of my paycheck every month on rent to live where I live then I would probably be into the nicest equipment available, but since I’m not I make the most out of what I can get my hands on (until my lease ends later this summer… bastards…)

Anyway, Engadget has an article on high-end audio cables…

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.

So, basically, monoprice.com and Livewire are ok in my book…

Sweet, sweet tone…

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