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    Default Monster subwoofer cable worth to buy for 80% off?

    I am looking for a subwoofer cable and saw some monster subwoofer cable for 80% off the regular price. So basically they are the same price as monoprice cables. I know everyone here dislike monster cable because they are overpriced, but for the same price, is monster cable as good as the monoprice cable? Thanks

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    Their cables aren't really bad but they are horribly overpriced. But if you find them cheap they're probably worth it!
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    no!!!!!!!!!!!!! not only does monster charge more but they are going sue crazy, They are sueing everyone so be a good consumer and go with ANY other company. This is just my opinion.
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    I vote no and I used a monster cable for my sub for a couple of years. Scratching the upgrade itch I put an Audioquest sub cable in it's place. What I noticed was compared to the AQ the Monster cable had a very bloated/muddy kind of sound to it. Where the Audioquest was much more balanced and articulate. In the end it's up to you to decide but I know how I voted.

    Heck if you don't mind a cable that is a couple of years old and a little dirty you can have it, I think it's 12' long but I would need to check that. And that's more than 80% off :).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MADGSF View Post
    Heck if you don't mind a cable that is a couple of years old and a little dirty you can have it, I think it's 12' long but I would need to check that. And that's more than 80% off :).

    Can't pass up a good deal like that!


    I have a Monster sub cable, but I hardly use my sub so I'm not really concerned, my 1.2's make enough bass that I really don't need to turn it up. Plus I'm in an apartment and i"m sure the people downstairs are thinking of ways on how to kill me when I have the subwoofer on :o

    Plus, they just got their citizenship so now they can call the cops!, damn
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    no dont get it after i found out they are suing other companies I now hate them.
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    F*(k Monster Cables. Over rated, over priced, mediocre cables wrapped in a slick package marketed by corporate bullies with BS marketing tactics. Thank you CP for showing me the light.
    Last edited by Keiko; 08-28-2008 at 10:00 PM.

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    Wow, I thought Monster cable is just overpriced, I did not realize that they are such a bad company. I guess Monster is a no for me.

    but I still have a few questions. Monster subwoofer cable is the only subwoofer cable that I auditioned before. That was in my friend's house and I thought it was not bad if I can get it for under $10. That's why I use it as a reference to ask questions here. So do you think for the same price, monoprice.com cables are equally as good? If so, I will just buy from them.

    MADGSF, thank you very much for your offer. I read some posts here and some said subwoofer cables do not make that much of a difference. If I have a budget of $50 to 100, can you or someone else suggest a better cable? Thanks

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    I'm using a monoprice cable and I haven't noticed any problems. I know its not the optimum cable but works fine for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sir_lagzalot View Post
    I'm using a monoprice cable and I haven't noticed any problems. I know its not the optimum cable but works fine for me.
    monoprice offers their premium line at a very good price. These are good, cost effective cables for those on a budget. I would use these over any Monster Cable.

    Quote Originally Posted by andychen View Post
    If I have a budget of $50 to 100, can you or someone else suggest a better cable? Thanks
    Blue Jeans Cable LC-1 is what I'm using now. The Monster sub cable I was using failed on me. I noticed a positive improvement in bass with the LC-1, plus it's built better and thicker than the pos MC I had. Here's the link...

    http://bluejeanscable.com/store/subwoofer/index.htm

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    As for making a difference, in the end only you can decide that but I thought it wsa better.

    Here is the cable I bought http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo...BX&variation=2

    Wish I had bought the 3M length as since I moved I now have the room to move the sub farther. I am very happy with this cable.
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    definately overpriced!

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    I just looked at the tags. Do just a little research on MC's lawsuit history. If you stick up for MC after just a little research then you should be slapped, and sterilized.
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    I had no idea they were that sue crazy, that's ridiculous, whats next they going to sue ben
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    Quote Originally Posted by sir_lagzalot View Post
    I had no idea they were that sue crazy, that's ridiculous, whats next they going to sue ben
    One of my favorites is when thet opened a lawsuit on a mini golf coarse name "Monster Golf" WTF!
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    an update: just bought a monoprice cable, figure I can try some more expensive ones later

    BTW, nobody try to let the public know how bad monster cable is as a company. I think they sell pretty well in bestbuy or circuitcity based on my previous observations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADGSF View Post
    I vote no and I used a monster cable for my sub for a couple of years. Scratching the upgrade itch I put an Audioquest sub cable in it's place. What I noticed was compared to the AQ the Monster cable had a very bloated/muddy kind of sound to it. Where the Audioquest was much more balanced and articulate. In the end it's up to you to decide but I know how I voted.

    Heck if you don't mind a cable that is a couple of years old and a little dirty you can have it, I think it's 12' long but I would need to check that. And that's more than 80% off :).
    I got some discounted MC. I later got a good deal on AQ when Magnolia
    shops cleared them out. AQ stomps MC. And my Kimber beat AQ.
    Bottom line-If it's cheap, ok. If its full price, move on.
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