HDMI and Optical Cables... Cheap or Expensive?????
what is everyones opinion on Cheap Vs Expensive HDMI and Optical Cables?
I went to school for "Electronic Engineering Technology" and one of the reasons we learned why people go the digital route (digital signals are sent via HDMI and Optical) is because of the robustness off the signal itself. Ill explain simply: it takes a LOT of transients to interfere with a digital signal for it to lose quality. Analog signals, however, require more shielding and better quality conductors or else transients will easily interfere with the signal creating what we call "static" or loss of quality.
So whats the difference between a 200 dollar monster HDMI / optical cable and 10 dollar cheapo HDMI / optical cable?
Ive pretty much proven (as far as I can tell) that the quality of optical cable doesnt matter. I have a 125 dollar monster optical cable and a 3 dollar cable I got from a electronics surplus store. Using both on a Blu Ray disc they both sound amazing and my ears cannot tell the difference in any way.
anybody have any experiences or comments on the issue?