You can tell the poseurs from the true audiophiles, though, by their electron hygiene. It is well-known that electrons are forced to wiggle back and forth to transmit signals. What is less well appreciated is the detrimental effect of electron fatigue on the quality of the signal. All that frantic jostling back and forth to transmit an audio or digital signal has a price. Electrons get, well, for lack of a better term, tired. This explains why, on first hearing, a new cable sounds terrific, but just a few weeks later there is no longer any detectable difference. True audiophiles take care to refresh the electrons in their cables by sending them to me for cable electron replacement. For just $500 per cable, I carefully swap out the tired electrons with the finest fresh, artisanal electrons, sourced from the lowest-noise, hand-crafted electric piles. Happy electrons make for happy ears. And you really can't put a price on happiness, can you?