Why all the hate?
Audio cables are just like any other piece of recreational equipment. People spend money on what they want to, and if they perceive a benefit, then they win.
All the commentards in this thread are doing is revealing their own prejudice and intolerance. Your recreational passion is my "snake oil" or "evidence that you're a gullible idiot who deserves their fate."
Think it through:
- Famous Grouse vs Glenmorangie whisky
- Ford Mondeo vs BMW 5 series
- Primark vs Hugo Boss
- EasyJet vs British Airways
Each of them gets the job done, but which would you prefer?
In all walks of life there are opportunities for people to express a value preference on the quality vs cost spectrum. Where this is in the arena of recreational pursuits, it's a personal choice.
You may not agree with paying £10k for an ethernet cable to improve sound quality. But in the scenario of the seller, the buyer and one pointing out the "folly", it's that third party who's being a dick.