Audio cables ,and power cords the most forgotton- part of an Audio system.
I have been in Audio for over 35 years and owned and operated a Audio store as well as buy just from the A list ,which does not guarantee system synergy.
I have tried inexpensive cables like blue jeans that is fine for a entry level system.
If you have electronics $5k and up and 5 figure Loudspeakers then to get ultimate resolution
You have to spend some money's on cables.my last cables 2pr interconnects and a pr of 6ft Speaker cables
I had, Silnotes, Analysis plus even more expensive Synergistic research. Decent but not the realism I was after.
To get to that last5- 10% + in fine detail and resolution you have to spend. I was stubborn but really 25% for example.Of your total cost is not that much. When you see just how much refinement and fidelity
You may be missing .My brother brought over his Verastarr power cord over to try on my digital
Which is most sensitive, I had a $600 Kimber power cord, his grand illusion cord made the music so much more real,there are other very good cables but these are one of the best I have ever heard without breaking the bank. . Is that worth over $1k ? I did the same with interconnects and speaker cables
I spent $6k and still have s few power cords to go. One thing my system as a whole is a minimum of 10% better. And a you are there on any decent recording. Fine tuning with Duelund capacitors
Bypass and coupling caps are next and final step in tweaking the system and a bit over priced. and these may be equal to or better in added tonal balance and depth.
This just proves having the best speakers or electronics is only half the battle.
You are only as strong as your weakest link .