As a follow up from my previous post, I’ll link to this story on Engadget that was forwarded by a friend. Broadly a bunch of audiophiles couldn’t tell the difference between a cable made from coathangers and a ludicrously expensive premium speaker cable.
Some google-fu also threw up this story, in which a review website carried out a blind test on power cables. Result: they couldn’t tell the difference between generic power cables and premium power cables.
I have to respect this set of reviewers who carried out the blind test in response to some of their readers who didn’t believe an article extolling the virtues of a power cable they had reviewed. The reviewers went away and tested their beliefs and then reported back on their failure to hear any difference when using the expensive cables.