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Parting Fools From Their Money: $5,500 AudioQuest Diamond Cat-6 ‘Directional’ Ethernet Cable


You want that MP3 to sound even better? Got some crazy sound system and you want to make sure you get the best possible sound from it? Why not turn to AudioQuest’s Diamond line of Ethernet cables? Their CAT-6 cables come with silver-plated plugs are actually directional! Wowsers!

AudioQuest’s Diamond RJ/E is a directional Ethernet cable made with the same hallmark materials, philosophy, care and attention that is applied to all their interconnects, whether it’s an entry level introduction to hi-fi or a died-in-the-wool music connoisseur. Another upgrade with Diamond is a complete plug redesign, opting for an ultra-performance RJ45 connector made from silver with tabs that are virtually unbreakable. The plug comes with added strain relief and firmly lock into place ensuring no critical data is lost.

All audio cables are directional. The correct direction is determined by listening to every batch of metal conductors used in every AudioQuest audio cable. Arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality. For best results have the arrow pointing in the direction of the flow of music. For example, NAS to Router, Router to Network Player.

Directional cables… right. Because we only need to send data, and never receive any. Because bits of data can be “lost” at the interconnect. Sure.

Ugh… this is so depressing, because you know full well that some poor sod is going to buy some of these, and then totally “hear” the difference. And you know how much he’ll pay? How about $5,500 for 26ft. of the thing? And if you think that’s a lot, you should check out the company’s $13,500 52ft. HDMI cable.

[ Product Page ] VAIA [ SlashGear ]

This Beauty Product Costs More Than A Decent Second-Hand Car


We like to make fun of audiophile products because that’s where we most often find ridiculously overpriced items, like these $26,000 speakers. But snake-oil products exist everywhere, and today we’re looking at the Luna GOLD, a motorized brush with which to clean your face. It looks like total BS, and costs between $6,500 and 8,800. Why?

Twin motors each generate up to 8,000 transdermal sonic pulsations per minute in a shifting wave pattern that bestows the complexion with pure luminance, while cleansing pores of dirt, oil and makeup residue. Lower-frequency pulsations channeled through the reverse side meanwhile diminish the appearance of aging, while a 4-zone brush surface gives the LUNA™ GOLD the versatility to match all skin types.

Pure luminance, eh? Sure. The Luna GOLD comes with a Platinum base in the men’s model at $8,800 and in plain 18-karat gold for women at the aforementioned $6,500.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ ChipChick ]