Utmost respect to you both but I care to differ on cables / inter connectors......without question I can hear the difference between $10 & $1000 wire. I have had a decent amount of cables in this audiophile price range connected to an audiophile amp and audiophile speakers in my studio when it was setup for mastering and recording. Good sound is good sound.....I prefer not to listen to mp3's....I can hear that something is missing. Flac is fine!
I was fortunate to grow up in a house in the UK where Quad was the hi fi system which I later persuaded my mum that she really did need and absconded it.
Certainly this audiophile gear can get out of hand but like most things in life...the line of communication is paramount....you want it to be received, in this case music, the way it was intended. Like sitting before the Berlin Philharmonic performing Beethoven's 9th symphony.
Now I'll go and read the article
......Love & Peace