When mzkmxcv makes comments like:
"A $10,000 speaker wire won’t sound better than a $50 one, and a $2000 USB cable won’t sound better than a $20 one"
" One debunked myth is that silver cables sound brighter than copper cables, they don’t, they just conduct electricity a bit better so decibel loss is a tad less over the same distance, and yet going a single gauge better for copper will have even less loss and cost a heck of a lot cheaper. "
He loses all credibility. It is obvious that either his hearing is impaired or that his system cost is much less than $20K. Maybe he has never experienced HiFi sound quality. Everyone I talk to says that around $30K is the threshold to enable Hi-FI sound quality versus mid-Fi sound. I agree with this based on 22 years of anecdotal evidence and experience. Everything in the system matters. It is a system, not just a collection of parts. One deficient component or cable can change everything.
It is also obvious that he understands nothing about the physics of audio cabling when he claims conductivity and wire gauge are the only concerns.
We all know better. Perhaps a more appropriate forum for him to post on is: