Re: Monster Cables
|Originally posted by Murr Dog
I did a search and nothing came up.....so this is my question, I am looking for someone who knows about audio/video enough to tell me if the "Monster Cables" are truly better than RCA etc... This would include s-video and component video. I am trying to set up a decent home theatre system but can not decide if spending a couple of hundred dollars on cables alone is worth it. My gut feeling is no but any input would be appreciated.
Well, first of all "RCA" is a type of cable (and they don't really call them that anymore). Monster Cables are NOT worth the money, in my opinion.
They are too shielded so their very stiff and not easy to work with; also the cost is extortionally high. There are other "quality cables" out there that are easily half the cost (actually, RCA does make some, so maybe I was mistaken above). ALR(?) makes some that are pretty nice, as do others.
Monster is really for guys who think they can only get the best by spending the most. Period.
In fact, I was in the market for a TOS-link cable (fiber optic) and Monster had 2 versions, I asked what the difference was (besides one being 2x the cost of the other, which was too high itself) and he said "extra shielding"
OK, I'm no physic fan, but isn't a TOS cable only carrying LIGHT? If I recall correctly, few things interfere with light (like black holes). I mean, as long as it's "dark" inside the cable, you're good to go! Now Monster could say the expensive one is "bullet proof" so daylight will not enter in and "maybe" interfer, but come on.
If you didn't spend $20,000+ for your A/V setup, don't buy monster. It's a good rule of thumb.