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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-19-2007, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Are Monster Cables worth the Money?

I just bought a small Home Theatre and would like to use an HDMI cable. Monster Cables are so damn expensive.
Has anyone bought the cheap ones that i see online. I spoke to the Electrical Engineer her in my office and he said
the cheap ones will work fine. He said unless your using professional Grade Equipement. You as the consumer won't see
a difference. He sent me this lijnk
http://www.thelans.com/partdetail.asp?catalogid=238
I'm just curious how many of you went the cheap and what do you think
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Re: Are Monster Cables worth the Money?

Monster Cables are a ripoff. They are BARELY any better quality, and you definitely wont notice a difference. If you are going to use pricey cables, don't mess with monster, they're ALL marketing.
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Agreed, people hear Monster and think they are good. They've just marketed themselves very well. I'd buy cables from here. Good stuff, good prices. http://www.bluejeanscable.com/
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Re: Are Monster Cables worth the Money?

I think they are .... once you buy one you don't need to buy another one, they come with a lifetime warranty.


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Re: Are Monster Cables worth the Money?

Have you ever had a cable go bad? I mean, its strands of wire with some insulation.
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Re: Are Monster Cables worth the Money?

imo, no (unless you just like the look and name)...

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Re: Are Monster Cables worth the Money?

Depends on the person, and the usage. If you really want high quality audio and video, pay the extra and opt for the "Monster" brand...you won't regret it.
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Re: Are Monster Cables worth the Money?

While we are kind of on topic.


If I get a regular xbox 360 and then buy then expensive as hell hdmi cable and connect it to my hdtv will the game be broadcast in HD or still just regular sdtv.


Plus, I am probably going to get the Vizio 26" LCD HDTV, not bad for the money. I played 360 on it at Walmart lol and it looked kick ass, but I think it used regular definition
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Re: Are Monster Cables worth the Money?

IMO monster cables are good but not worth the money if you have to buy them at full price. I have hundreds of feet of monster cable in my house only because it was free.

For all my HDMI cables and other cables shorter than 15ft I use monoPrice.com
I even compared there cables to MonsterCables there was no difference I could tell and nothing to justify the price of the MonsterCables.


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Re: Are Monster Cables worth the Money?

[quote author=mazda3nut link=topic=92199.msg1794850#msg1794850 date=1192826689]
Depends on the person, and the usage. If you really want high quality audio and video, pay the extra and opt for the "Monster" brand...you won't regret it.
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Why? Are they definitively the best? Have there been independant blind A-B tests demonstrating improved accuracy, improved signal to noise ratio, or less loss?

A few years ago Sound and Vision conducted some very controlled tests with spectrum and waveform analyzers and found there was so little difference between a low-medium priced interconnect and a high priced Monster cable that they had to check which cable they were indeed testing.

I used to swear by Monster cable. I figured for the amount I spent on my home theater (about $9000 before interconnects which were close to $1000 themselves), I wanted to be sure I got the most out of it by not cheaping out on cable. After reading Sound and Vision tests, I couldn't believe how much I'd spent just so all of my cables had a THX logo on them. If I had to do over, I wouldn't buy these cables again.





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