Well, no doubt YOU could tell the difference, Tom
Or at least you could INFER it. Same difference, eh?
The only linked post on this thread to do with cables (up to Kingfrog's recent) was about a speaker wire test... Go back and count how many posts talked about signal issues... Maybe there AREN'T that many that know the difference?
Maybe there are quite a few that don't realize that, in the eyes of those that actually BUY 'boutique' audiophile cables (not me, I might add), that Monster is considered a BUDGET cable, little better than the Hosa molded plug crap....
You've got to acknowledge just how HIGH the bullsh*t piles up on this issue. Monster cables are budget... to a certain viwpoint.
But you have to admire the arrogance of those that consider that ONLY what THEY consider 'good' cables actually are. ALL others lower are crap, and ALL higher are overpriced. And absolutely no room for discourse. You guys are as blinkered as ever. You don't even realize you are doing the EXACT same thing as those that buy those boutique cables do. Assuming that ONLY your opinion has any value. Only, it's YOUR opinion about those that are 'lesser'.
Me, I don't trust ANY of you. Your opinions have no more empirical truth that the 'golden eared' boys who want to pay $500 for a cable.
BTW, not ONE of you has any answer to the 'low level' signal issue. Shielding and capacitance has a great impact on guitar tones. But, what was I thinking..?! Some of you don't even play keyboards, let alone guitar...
JUST who I might listen to, were I looking for informed opinion.
Tell you what.... go and talk to a few guitarists. Tell them that cable quality doesn't matter (or at least, only YOUR level of cable quality acceptance matters). No doubt your arrogance will insulate you from their laughter...