There are many strange constructs in the world of physics\/mathematics that can be very hard for one's common logic and his sense of truth (as perceived by his senses) to accept, y'know? For instance, if i said, hey, Mr. Garcia, you are not really sitting there in front of your computer, but, you are appearing and disappearing a gazillion times every nanosecond. Amir Majimoomoo's noggin and his li'l Klippel are both going to implode if they heard that. A subatomic particle like the electron itself is a very questionable li'l thing (wave like nature, particle like nature, all kinds of interesting stuff)..And the listener himself...We might as well start with the clinically deaf composers and musicians out there...Generally, it may be a better idea to not have strong beliefs and disbeliefs with these types of things, it could be a better idea to try and relate to these things instead (IMO, of course).\n\nBut, if a guy tries to sell another guy a cable and connector that costs as much as a truck, you know he's got the guy on all fours and is liberating him real hard. A profound piece of wire and a connector could never cost more than 50 bucks. As long as we hang on to this profound truth, we should all be ok ;).\n\n\nI mean, we all know about snake oil products. I realize not everyone understands or even tries to understand how these things work. Some people just want to believe and you can't really do much about that. Not everyone is going to come to someplace like AH and read real info and debunk claims. Those believers hear "blind test" and think we're crazy and we hear "cable risers" and think the same. I totally agree that expensive cables with all their ridiculous claims serve no purpose other than to line someone's pocket, but trying to convince certain people of that is nigh impossible. You can lead them to water... We can't save them all lol. When you don't see those same kinds of cables being used for anything else on earth, there's a good chance they're snake oil; caveat emptor.\n\nUnfortunately, many people find AH after buying some wild product because they still have a question about it or it didn't do what they expected and they've come to the conclusion they've been taken. People want to validate their purchases after the fact. The people who research first are less common. I stumbled onto an AH article while researching something or other as I recall, and I've been here ever since.\n\nI get Dennis and others are saying, there's a big difference between offering something and actually trying to convince people.