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HDMI really depends on the AWG. you need to look for fatter cable the longer you intend to run it.
Originally posted by predator0187
Originally posted by Pharyax
Yeah, I laugh my ass off when I see HDMI cable.. 12 feet for $80... Monster usually is the manufacture..
Well, on Newegg.com, I bought a 14ft HDMI cable for $18.
Same shielding, same signal strength etc... Its just doesn't come in a pretty bubble package with fancy graphics. lol...
Anyone that doesn't understand that an HDMI cable is a digital signal and all HDMI cables are the same, minus the connectors, isn't an audiophile, they just assume expensive=good. The actual cable is no different from the dollar stores ones from the monster's, the connections though can be quite different and of much different quality.
Analog on the other hand does vary greatly and you have to spend money on good cables.
Originally posted by abecedarian
reply to post by predator0187
While it's true that generally wire is wire, when dealing with high-speed digital signals the wire can make a significant difference in image and sound quality; wire guage, chemical composition and physical characteristics such as twists and shielding can affect signal levels.Consider comparing Cat-3 with 5, 5e and 6 cables where the maximum length of a run and reliable speeds increase with each higher rating in spite of having the same guage wire (usually 24GA).
"Monster" cable is a joke though.
Originally posted by gougitousakusha
theres a huge difference between my cheapo 20$ sennhieser headphones and my friends 500$ sennheiser HD650s, especially with FLAC source. if i had the money i would upgarde too. really bose is for the biggest audio idiots.
Under what theory does 4 blue dots change the way a room resonates in any meaningful way?
Originally posted by pngxp
regarding the OP though, i didnt look that closely at the blue dots. but in theory they could actually be well worth it. the way sounds resonate around a room can change how they sound quite a bit. if the blue dots are absorbing/deflecting sound in a certain way it could make a difference.
Originally posted by pngxp
regarding the OP though, i didnt look that closely at the blue dots. but in theory they could actually be well worth it. the way sounds resonate around a room can change how they sound quite a bit. if the blue dots are absorbing/deflecting sound in a certain way it could make a difference. again, i didnt look too closely at the product though. just saying some stuff may seem silly, but actually can be useful.
The original Intelligent Chip is a small orange plastic wafer the size of a camera's photo chip. When the Intelligent Chip is placed on top of a CD Player it automatically upgrades a CD (or any optical disc) when the CD is allowed to play for 1-2 seconds. The upgraded CD will lack the typical digital shrillness, hardness and thinness, be more correct-sounding and have considerably better inner detail and dynamics. In short, the CD will sound like a remastered version. The upgrade to the CD is permanent.
If this looks like a $10 Timex clock with a red sticker on it, that’s because it is. Oh all right then, it’s not, it’s Machina Dynamica’s Clever Little Clock. How clever? Clever enough to sell for $199 a piece. How can they justify this 2000% price increase? Why, because it’s been “extensively modified”, of course. According to his website, Geoff Kait is able to do this using “concepts and techniques originally developed by PWB Electronics“. Most likely, this means the technique of buying something that costs very little money (e.g. a crocodile clip) and selling it for very much money (e.g. £500).
Remove the Clock from its clear bubble pack and place it anywhere in the listening room. The sound will be considerably more musical and live sounding. There will be less distortion, more information and a deep, coherent soundstage. Low frequencies will be articulate, extended and dynamic, high frequencies exceptionally smooth with phenomenal inner detail. In other words, More of Everything!!