Hackaday has spent several months in this series journeying through the world of audio. Now it’s time to descend into one of the simplest yet most controversial areas of audio reproduction. Every audio component, whether digital or analogue, must be connected into whatever system it is part of, and this is the job of audio cables, sometimes referred to as interconnects.
They are probably the single component most susceptible to tenuous claims about their performance, with audiophiles prepared to spend vast sums on cables claimed to deliver that extra bit of listening performance.
Is there something in it, or are they all the same bits of wire with the expensive ones being a scam? Time to take a look.
Know Audio: A Mess Of Cables