I be a lot more worried about what a bad SATA could do to the data stored on the hard drive or the stability and reliability of the system being compromised rather than this nonsense about replacing a SATA cable to improve sound. A good SATA cable doesn't cost $100. It's a simple $10 part.
Why not claim different PSUs, color of PCIE slots, L3 cache sizes and other more assorted "a teapot exists at the edge of the solar system now but you can't prove it right" arguments affecting sound quality.
I am satisfied that someone claiming to hear a difference in the audio character of their system after installing a $100 SATA cable is not necessarily a lunatic
I read commentary elsewhere about SATA cables changing the audio character of a computer playback system and wondered how at all could that be possible. I learned here that in fact circumstances can exist that would cause this to happen.
testing these types of claims.
... ... ... Most people vastly overestimate how complex audio decoding is, and just how low the requirements for "real-time" operation are, particularly when talking about things like audio where "real-time" actually means "plus or minus a couple seconds worth of buffer".
So, I'm going to try to be more tolerant of people who are making these claims. Not that the sound is necessarily "better", but that there is a real possibility that it is "different" in a way which they may perceive as "better". It doesn't pertain to me as my client/server configuration would seem to avoid these issues, but if someone has a computer in their audio rack I can see the possibility that it could interfere with the overall performance of their system. Swapping out various internal components could lessen or change the character of that interference.Of course, the simpler solution may be to get the computer out of the room but that's another matter altogether.
Quote from: Chibisteven on 12 March, 2017, 01:15:16 AMI be a lot more worried about what a bad SATA could do to the data stored on the hard drive or the stability and reliability of the system being compromised rather than this nonsense about replacing a SATA cable to improve sound. A good SATA cable doesn't cost $100. It's a simple $10 part.I doubt they even cost 10 cents each to the manufacturer when they come bundled with the motherboard.Why even stop at SATA cables? Why not claim different PSUs, color of PCIE slots, L3 cache sizes and other more assorted "a teapot exists at the edge of the solar system now but you can't prove it right" arguments affecting sound quality.
Why even stop at SATA cables? ... ... ...
You got all type of noises due to bad shielding.
an SATA cable isn't the only thing in a computer that produces it; however, you should seriously consider why this single item is at the center of attention.
The only reason why a SATA cable could be an improvement over another (which I am not saying to be the case) is if the worse cable somehow produced much more electical radiation that the audio (hardware) components could capture them and amplify them enough to be on an audible level.
Shielding is a conductive barrier that blocks EM fields from a region. While you can put foil around a sata cable, you can't actually shield it because both ends of the cable open. The foil you add is like putting on a raincoat before jumping in the ocean. It makes a little sense to assume the rain coat will keep you dry, but it won't work if you try it.
Apesbrain is going to post the controlled listening test results of "audio character" sound, without and with the bling SATA cable, any minute now. So that we too can be more tolerant of peeps making such claims. Stay tuned....
I blame this idiot.
Quote from: greynol on 13 March, 2017, 05:48:26 PMnon-audiophile-pricedIf there is anything that totally ruins the placebo effect ...
Just wait. Audiophile-priced SATA cables will shortly be announced if they haven't already been announced. . If you want to see the news break as it happens, let me recommend the Computer Audiophile web site. It seems to be Placebo Central.
The first time i stumbled across this nonsense was at diyaudio and silver SATA. Silver cable is the best choice...The typical suspects add their knowledge. Must be the last time i was reading and posting there.