I’m using a Pi2 with a HifiBerry Digi and currently I’m just using a coaxial cable that I picked up on Amazon for about £5 (for a 1m cable). I guess it sounds fine, but having upgraded my old Marantz amp for a reasonably expensive (for me) Yamaha A-S801 I’m wondering if I could be doing better without spending a whole lot?
I’m not prepared to spend more than maybe £25 per metre (about US$32 right now, probably less and less as Brexit approaches ). If I can get a bottle of whisky for the same cost, the whisky is gonna win, basically. At this price point, is it worth the upgrade?
Most discussion on this (dull, tedious) topic centres around wether or not more expensive cables are technically better than budget/ bundled cables, or if cables at a much higher price point are worth it. But really I just want some thoughts on wether budget (but not bottom of the barrel) cables are a worthwhile upgrade on bundled/ dirt cheap cables for someone without all that much spare income?
I realise this is a can of worms kind of topic and it’s all super subjective and I should just try some different options for myself, but still…