Do expensive cables make any difference at all? Or is it all sales BS?
The DSP Project set out to check this out:
We’ve heard allot of different opinions on this subject ranging from “you cant tell the difference Monster cable and a coat hanger” to people who insist on £2000 cable for their speaker connections, claiming it makes a big difference. We went to Urban Chain studios with Mike, John, Charlie and myself to test the following cables:
- £7.13 Junior special (Home made from crappy bell wire – £7 for the connectors)
- £20 Van Damme
- £55 Chord cream
- £100 Monster cable
All cables are 4 meters long with Neutrik XLR connectors. We tested the cables with both our ears and our eyes and do you think we could find a difference?
They did find a difference – but their results may surprise you…..