shame on the audiophile press to continue to perpetuate the FUD with no evidence of commonsense or journalistic critical thinking abilities; parroting whatever the Industry throws at them.
An excellent take-down of an article on a website that is constantly claiming that “bits are no just bits,” that cables have an effect on audio. Archimago, the author of this take-down, publishes detailed articles about audio hardware with real measurements, not just comments like “the instruments sound closer, more real.”
I used to read the website the FUD article was posted on, but it got too frustrating. It was fun for a while, but the person who runs the site is convinced that cables affect audio quality, in spite of the fact that no measurements show this (except, of course, with defective cables). It’s kind of like fundamentalists trying to prove “through science” that the Earth is 6,000 years old…
But read Archimago’s article; it explains very clearly why these spurious claims are simply wrong.
It’s worth noting that the source article was written by a hi-fi hardware manufacturer, who certainly has a vested interest in convincing people that their truth is the true truth.