P.T. Barnum was an optimist. This stupid crap is why I refuse to label myself an audiophile. It is mostly emperor's new clothes. Nobody wants to admit that they can't hear the difference for fear of appearing less astute than the guys rambling on about the amazing sense of added space or whatever drivel they are carrying on about that day. I am so sick of this stupid crap that I don't even find it funny anymore. I had some ignorant douche try to sell me a $300 HDMI cable, claiming that it made the most amazing difference in picture and sound quality. Really? It is fucking digital, dumbass. It works or it doesn't. I am so sick of these snake-oil selling shit-bag pig-fucking conmen and the effluent bullshit that flows so effortlessly from their morally bankrupt pie holes. I actually had one of these brazen dipshits try to sell me a high end phone cord to hook up a 56k modem once. I wanted to wrap it around his neck and choke him with it.