A while ago I tried to see if cables made a difference in my system. I was surprised by the results due to the fact that cables made a difference. However, I didn't hear a truly tremendous difference between any two sets of cables.
I did my test with the following:
1. Cables that came with a DVDP/VCR
2. RadioShack Gold Series Cables
3. Straight Wire Analog Cables
I found out that there was a slight difference between the Straight Wire analog IC's vs. my old RadioShack cables. However, I'm not sure if I could hear a significant difference if someone were to swap out the cables while I was blindfolded.
The real surprise came when I tried the stereo cables that come in the box with a DVDP/VCR... quite a difference between those cables and the Straight Wire analog IC's. The bass was much less refined on the cables that came in the box.
Now my question is: Should I do more testing or spend more time with the Straight Wire cables? It seems as if the RadioShack Gold cables are sonically 99% of the Straight Wire IC's, yet the RadioShack cables cost much less???