Very thrifty, but the laws of audiophilia say it can't sound good at that price.$25
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It's always like that. If you can't believe their nonsense, your system is obviously deficient, or your ears, or both. And of course, no one tries to measure differences.I just use the bog-standard cords that come with the equipment, and they work just fine. I had a chance to borrow a fancy cord from a serious audiophile acquaintance of mine, and I tried it on my preamp. I carefully listened with both cords, long term, and try as I might, I simply could not hear a difference. Of course, my audiophile buddy said that my equipment was not resolving enough, or that I have tin ears. I replied by saying that since either the equipment isn't good enough to show a difference or that I cannot hear the effect of the new cord, then it makes sense not to buy it if a cheaper cord works just as well. I still enjoy the music as much as he does, and that all it is about.
True enough. Oddly, you don't see many simple line filters in the audiophile world, nor DC blockers. Probably not enough essential snake oil in them.If one (as me) has strong interference problems via the electrical grid, the professional solution involves the use of RF/EMI filters.
And DC Blockers if there is too much DC in the grid, affecting the transformers.
If the audio hardware was well designed and built it should be immune to these problems, but unfortunately this is not the case for the vast majority.
I can see a market for external "audiophile" grade units that plug into IEC connectors. hmmm....
Nice to see a sensible approach to RFI/EMI. You can buy a lot of actual working filters for the price of one useless, goofy snake-oil cord.