View Poll Results: Do cables make a difference to your listening experience.

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  • Nearly Always

    51 63.75%
  • Sometimes

    20 25.00%
  • Never

    9 11.25%
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  1. #11
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    I'm Mark.

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    Its a yes from me
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  2. #12
    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    I'm Geoff.

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    A vote in the affirmative from me.

    (title could do with a rethink though)
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  3. #13
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    It's a resounding yes from me.

    I don't want to get into a heated debate but I'd say I've heard some cables sap all dynamics and detail, whereas in other speakers the speaker cables are ok, with everything the same except the speakers. But I have used very basic 99p eBay cables and I'd say dedidicated hi fi cables of good quality (but not necessarily expense) make a good difference.

    I'd share this too- there is a very big forum and review site at the moment (no names mentioned) whose owner and editorial team do not believe quality hi fi cables make a difference to the listening experience. I was dumbfounded as to this.

    If you asked this question in a poll to a thousand people, to get a very good representative answer, aside from all the arguments about bias and double blind etc, I suspect the overwhelming majority would answer yes. Most sensible people I think know this to be the case already.

  4. #14
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    I'm Geoff.

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    Definitely: to my bank account!


  5. #15
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    yes they do.. although my findings are, the more refined the equipment the easier it is to hear the difference with cables.
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  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by WESTLOWER View Post
    yes they do.. although my findings are, the more refined the equipment the easier it is to hear the difference with cables.
    Absolutely

  7. #17
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    I'm Alan.

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    Cables make a huge difference for the better....the higher end the gear..the returns get less...but the improvements are still there...imho.
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  8. #18
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    Of course cables make a difference to your listening experience. Without them you get silence, with them you get sounds.
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    Barry

  9. #19
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    Oooh, who got out of bed at top
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  10. #20
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    I'm Jez.

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    No definitely not. The answer you were waiting for from the person you were expecting it from

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