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The Truth Behind Monster Cables

Monster cables and higher-end cables have been around for a few years. The marketing for these high end cables seem to indicate you'll get better audio from your speakers by buying these pricey items. In fact, these very expensive cables don't make a significant difference. When you are purchasing a TV set or a stereo system, retailers will try to convince you that Monster cables are a must-have. Furthermore, the cables have been selling extremely well as an accessory item. However, Monster cables are very expensive and--a few feet can put you back a few hundred bucks.

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TheTimeDoctor3298d ago

they do if you happen to live in an area with relatively high electromagnetic interference like area 51 or a typical city.

UltimateIdiot9113298d ago

Typical city as in something more urban than NYC? Because all my cables from monoprice works like a charm. The only people I know who gets ripoff by Monster and other "high end" cable are casual gamers and people who are clueless about electronics. My friend got a Monster cable for 100 and it's equal to my monoprice cable. Heck, my monoprice cable is thicker and better in quality.

TheTimeDoctor3298d ago

thicker may or may not have anything to do with shielding. its about the material. are these cables overpriced? yes of coarse they are, but better product yields better results. also monster cable sucks there are much better cables on the market. i can't speak to your situation, but i live in an old house with fairly new wiring, but that doesn't mean there isn't a assload of interference bouncing around from my neighbors. interference that can be and is picked up by my high end equipment. i also have a power conditioner. some situations do not require extra protection and some people can't notice small details. i'm not going to have a $3500 television and not do everything i can to keep my signal flow as pristine as possible. also if you've already spent a few thousand whats another $500.

UltimateIdiot9113298d ago

That's very true, but I guess for most people a generic HDMI cable would do.
Another $500 is a lot of money especially with how the economy is doing. But if you're willing to spend another $500, that's fine too. I personally can't afford to pay too much since textbooks cost a fortune already.
Now if only there was generic textbooks that professor would accept.

Lord_Ash3298d ago

I got mine for $20 and it's still as good today as it was a year and a half ago (which is excellent).

ZombieButcher3298d ago

My Monoprice cables work like a charm. I also live in a Apt so you would figure that I would get a lot of interference but no I don't.