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So, the next time you see a chart comparing CPU or video card performance, remember that it's only totally valid for that set of components. If you plan to buy those same components, it's fine. If not, take the results with a grain of salt.
Check out the above sites, and if you aren't appalled then you should be. Audiophiles stimulate the economy, but they do it through sheer stupidity, in many cases. $125 capacitors, $90 ceramic stands to "isolate" speakers, and much more. None of which makes a detectable difference in audio quality, but leads to bills in inverse proportion to the product's effectiveness. A message to all audiophiles: Think before you buy! Ask for some real information, think about whether or not the product can make a difference, and most importantly, don't pay ridiculous amounts for something that has little impact, if any. If you are looking for sensible, reality-based reviews, head to Dan's Data. Stop reading enthusiast sites - if you want to believe it, that is your right, but stop letting extremely biased people inform your opinions.