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USB port affects the sound?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

I noticed with the burson 160d the music sounds a lot better when I plug it into the front usb port on my computer vs plugging it directly into the rear(motherboard). Also when I skip forward and backwards in foobar, it does not lag like it does when I use the other ports. The sound is change is very noticeable.

post #2 of 5

can be depending on how the connection is routed on the motherboard and how it gets the power. certain groups of usb ports use a different chipset and potentially different power rails. power should be less of a factor here since it's not relying on the power supply so i suspect it's the chipset

 

 

 

 

 

post #3 of 5
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I see. The other front usb port does not have the same sound. I guess it is the chipset. I wonder if anyone else has noticed this. It really sounds like a different box depending on which port I use. The soundstage, mids and the bass all sound different. It doesn't sound as congested. Everything sounds a lot smoother, not nearly as harsh.

post #4 of 5

I cannot possibly see how the mains powered Burson would give a proverbial about the cleanliness of USB power.

More importantly, how noticeable is noticable?

post #5 of 5
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Now the back port sounds the same. It may have been a driver issue. thanks

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