Do you find yourself increasingly dubious about cable manufacturers' performance claims? Has this affected your spending habits?

Do you find yourself increasingly dubious about cable manufacturers' performance claims? Has this affected your spending habits?
Yes I study the claims closely
41% (106 votes)
I take a brief look
30% (78 votes)
I never look at the claims
29% (74 votes)
Total votes: 258

There are an increasing number of articles on the Web regarding cables/speaker wire and their sonic properties. Combine this with some "blind" listening sessions (like the one substituting a coat hanger) and any sensible person has reason to pause. Do you find yourself more dubious about manufacturers' performance claims? Has this affected your spending habits?

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Robert's picture

I do study the claims closely, but think and hope that a manufacturer's or reviewer's claims have no bearing on my spending. If it sounds better (not only different) than my current component then I will spend the money as long as it is not an obscene amount (which BTW, rules out quite a lot of components and makes my upgrade choices much easier).

Joe Hartmann's picture

I have been fortunate to have been able to do some home auditioning before my purchases. Not the lenghts I purchased but the same cable.

Andi W.'s picture

Yes, I no longer worry about my cables but more important aspects like loudspeakers.

Cary's picture

Although I do believe in spending some money on speaker cables with the best RLC characteristics, it seems most well-designed interconnects are so over-developed that there's little return in spending more there. I don't even want to think about AC upgrades.

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