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€500 vs €900 HIFI USB CABLE Comparison...

Discussion in 'audio' started by G T Audio, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    Cartridges are transducers. Things actually move...a cantilever bend, a stylus tip vibrates on purpose...that's why real engineers are used to work out what'\s best.
    Why is this the only hobby where real, highly experienced and qualified engineers are told they know nought about their subject, and some bloke who once read something on the internet, and who steadfastly ignores all science poked uis way is allowed consider his opinion of equal validity?
    It's ODD.
  2. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    That makes Mr. Mittens sad.


  3. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig ^'- -'^

    That's a fairly jaundiced way to look at it? ;0) When highly experienced and qualified engineers pay my mortgage and buy my Hi-Fi equipment for me we can talk. Until then, I guess I can think and buy whatever the hell I like?
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  4. MVV

    MVV pfm Member

    I'm pleased to be able to bring you joy.
  5. Joco

    Joco pfm Member

    Not sure about that Joe, looks like Tilly’s been transferred into Mr Mittens, Turnabout Intruder style.
    Joe P likes this.
  6. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    It is worth pointing out that actual engineers also make wild claims about equipment they are looking to sell at an inflated price.
    The Chronicals and Mr Pig like this.
  7. wyjsar

    wyjsar Nothing but heart

    Where is G T Audio on the thread that he started? A troll or...
  8. suzywong

    suzywong Wot, no electrons?

    Nope, I'm sorry to report that Wyjsar is completely can clearly see that the first picture is of a mighty fine kitty.......and that the second picture is of, er, a mighty fine kitty.......

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  9. suzywong

    suzywong Wot, no electrons?

    Joe, he is a mighty fine kitty!
  10. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod


    True dat.

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  11. suzywong

    suzywong Wot, no electrons?

    Well, two highly experienced and qualified engineers have paid off our mortgage and bought our Hi-Fi equipment. Does that count?
    Woodface likes this.
  12. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig ^'- -'^

    Took two of you did it?
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  13. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    Actually there are engineers (well, one in particular) who will say that anyone who disagrees with them is an idiot, even other engineers who are more successful and respected than them.
    radamel and Woodface like this.
  14. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    That sums it up perfectly.... there are two types of USB cables... USB cables and broken USB cables ... that's the only difference you'll ever 'hear'. And people on here call Naim snake oil!!!!
    booja30 likes this.
  15. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    Well it's your life ofc, but I was really suggesting that it's the opinions broadcast about which are ODD. I mean at the very least, you should do some double blind testing for yourself just in case the placebo effect works on the whole world AND you? Just an idea.
    I'd rather not fall out over this or anything else tho...It's just a hobby and meant to be enjoyable and as you''s your money so... I'm outta here :)
    booja30 likes this.
  16. The Chronicals

    The Chronicals Disruptor


    These types of arguments all go quiet when the links of Colin Wonfor turns up, who is one of the most successful audio engineers on this forum (you know, full manufactured amplifiers and things like that, not boards that fit into other peoples work/casings), and who also designs cables....which, sound different.

    Theres one angry deaf 'engineer' on here who used to make human kites, had his own section on a forum where he would ban people that disagreed with him... so you know you are in good hands there lol
    CJ14 likes this.
  17. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig ^'- -'^

    Or..maybe not? LINK

    I'm not saying there is no placebo effect but I think it has limits and can work both ways. Last year I made up a 'fancy' mains cable. It was very similar to the one Rega supply with the Isis except I used a heavier cable, which I came to regret as was almost impossible to fit into the nice gold-plated plugs!

    Now Mr Placebo would suggest that having invested time and money into this very cool looking cable it would magically sound better than the stock cable, right? Wrong. It sounded worse. Tried it on and off over a few weeks but nope, sounded duller and less less dynamic. Ended up giving it away.
    The Chronicals likes this.
  18. Purité Audio

    Purité Audio Trade: Purite Audio

    Bias doesn’t quite work like that, to remove bias you need to have someone swap cables without you knowing which is connected , if you can consistently ‘pick’ a cable then you might be on to something.
    booja30 likes this.
  19. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    Yeh, that's not bias, it's just a shit cable... ;-)
  20. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig ^'- -'^

    Looked the part though.

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