I am building a 2 ch stereo and I'm thinking about different options (better cable, which amp to buy, etc.). I am almost settled on my electronics choice, but now, I have some questions about wires and plugs.
Is there any difference between, let's say, Monoprice banana plugs (like these http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2 ), which I already own for like 2$ a pair, and better quality (pricier) ones at, lets say, 3.50$ each?
I mean, those monoprice are holding the wire just fine, no wobble or anything with my current speaker wire. However, is there a point in buying an higher quality bananaplug other than offering a more secured ending and fastening?
Also, I already own some monoprice 14 AWG speaker wire. I read, except from audiophiles forums, that speaker wire is wire and that except if you have longer runs, a very messy environment, or if you want good looking wires, you could buy a good quality cheap wire.
I know interconnects might need to be of higher quality as it's no longer high current, but what about the speaker wire and it's plugs?