Monster Cable for N64

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3:21 AM - Feb 14, 2016 #1

saw a monster cable for N64/GameCube at a second hand store and know i have seen them online for $80 or more. So I asked how much and, when I heard $15 I thought it was a steal. However in my haste I didn't realize that it did not have s/video just the standard three connectors. Is this cable still worth it or did I pay too much?
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andyk2003
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8:51 AM - Feb 14, 2016 #2

Not sure how much they're worth but I expect you'd get at least $15 back for it on eBay just based on the fact that it's made by Monster, even though it's just a composite cable.

Monster s-video cables are good but not worth the $70-$80 they go for. I did a test of the 3 (supposedly) best s-video cables; The Monster and 2 variants of Nintendo's official cables (which are quite a bit cheaper), & there's no difference.

I always use Nintendo's official stuff, but Bluedogrulez mentioned that he couldn't see a difference between an official s-video cable and a $7 generic s-video cable he bought:

http://s9.zetaboards.com/Nintendo_64_Fo ... 7428822/1/

So unless you have one of the funtastics with the better composite output, you'd probably find you'd get a much better image out of one of those $7 cables than that monster composite cable anyway.

EDIT: It would be worth doing a bit of research if you go for a cheap s-video cable as it's a bit hit & miss & some of them really are bad!
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2:49 AM - Feb 15, 2016 #3

Not an expert but here are my 2 cents. I think monster cables are way overpriced for what they are. The are to cables as Dre Beats are to headphones, overpriced and over hyped. Honestly you could by the Amazon basics HDMI cable for $7 (which I did for my 4k monitor) and you will get the same picture quality. The only thing I would watch when buying cables is if they are gold plated and what they are rated for (1080, 720 and so on). You asked about composite / s video but here is a great example of how high price isn't high grade.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxfLXH6qe9w

On a side tangent, I dont like Dre's at all, they look cool but are a waste of money. The quality is ok but you are paying for the box, oh and that box wont list any of the stats of the headphones which is kind of important. Thats what really gets me, you can buy a $2 pair at Walmart and they list the stats of the headphones, Beats, well good luck.
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6:00 PM - Feb 18, 2016 #4

Here is a cool article Engadget wrote up comparing a monster cable to a coat hanger, yes you read that right.

Monster Cable vs. Coat Hanger
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6:56 PM - Feb 18, 2016 #5

Pimpin Mainer wrote:Here is a cool article Engadget wrote up comparing a monster cable to a coat hanger, yes you read that right.

Monster Cable vs. Coat Hanger
Mmmm Egyptian llama cable. Do want!!!!! Lol
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1:40 AM - Feb 19, 2016 #6

Pimpin Mainer wrote:Not an expert but here are my 2 cents. I think monster cables are way overpriced for what they are. The are to cables as Dre Beats are to headphones, overpriced and over hyped. Honestly you could by the Amazon basics HDMI cable for $7 (which I did for my 4k monitor) and you will get the same picture quality. The only thing I would watch when buying cables is if they are gold plated and what they are rated for (1080, 720 and so on). You asked about composite / s video but here is a great example of how high price isn't high grade.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxfLXH6qe9w

On a side tangent, I dont like Dre's at all, they look cool but are a waste of money. The quality is ok but you are paying for the box, oh and that box wont list any of the stats of the headphones which is kind of important. Thats what really gets me, you can buy a $2 pair at Walmart and they list the stats of the headphones, Beats, well good luck.
typical dre's bashing. I don't care what people says but I love my studio hd headphones. I have them since 5 years and I've never been happier with the build and sound quality. in fact im listening to music while writing this.
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3:42 AM - Feb 19, 2016 #7

Hey glad you like them, I've had bad experiences with them and some of my friends have too. They are not the worst but I still think they cost more than they should. I bought a pair of Sennheiser head phones for less than Dre's but I have equal quality. It's mostly the price that bothers me.
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3:46 AM - Feb 19, 2016 #8

I'm still just sitting here, wondering what all the craze over them is for. :mellow: They cost waaaaay too much, in my opinion.

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8:15 AM - Feb 19, 2016 #9

Bamboozled wrote:I'm still just sitting here, wondering what all the craze over them is for. :mellow: They cost waaaaay too much, in my opinion.
Can't put a price on quality mate. I can hardly talk though I ride the storm with a HD TV and scart. :rollseyes:



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3:29 PM - Feb 19, 2016 #10

Yes you can, and its $100 dollars less than Dre's. With Dre's your paying for the marketing and the packaging. Haha this was about Monster cables and now where ranting about Dre's
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