Originally Posted by bongomania
BTW, I'm not saying your ears, your experience, or your conclusion were wrong. They were either "right" or at least "right for you in that moment, with that rig". But in order for something to be "true, not opinion" it really has to be tested with a lot more scientific rigor than just a personal listening session. For example, do you know why the cables sounded different?
I appreciate what you're saying. I simply wanted to let people know that there can be a difference in cables. Now - what causes that difference is something I don't know and something I have no interest in learning. I play bass, and I'll stick to playing. That doesn't change the fact that there is a difference between cables( regardless if cables are deemed "defective" because of "capacitance factor")
Now - in terms of True vs opinion depending on scientific rigor -
I don't need "scientific rigor" to know that a Lamborghini Reventon is faster than a Corolla. I also don't need to know why(scientifically) they are different. I just need to drive them to know they are different.
I don't need "scientific rigor" to know that an HD TV from 2012 has a different picture quality than a standard tv from 1995. I also don't need to know why(scientifically) they are different. I just have to look at them to know they are different.
I also don't need "scientific rigor" to know why a Monster bass cable sounds different than a cbi cable. I also don't need to know why(scientifically) they sound different. I just need to listen to them through the same amp, head, bass. ( by the way I'm not saying one's better than the other, only stating that they are different.)
This thread was asking DO(actually they said "does") cables sound different. Not WHY do cables sound different.
It's TRUE that cables can sound different, regardless of why. But is it noticable enough for people to spend more money, thats a matter of OPINION. Many people's OPINIONS might be no. I respect that. My OPINION is yes.