Originally Posted by pachoo5
There is no way the different sd cards would lead to different sound qualities. The music being read is digital, just 0s and 1s. One card will sound exactly like any other card unless a card is having problems with data transfer speeds.
True, not even 2 cards having different transfer speed should yield any difference in sound quality. Before playback happens the data has to be read from the SDCard to the internal memory/buffers. So the data written in the sdcard card should be a verbatim copy of what is in the memory during playbank.
If there is a problem/flaw in the SDCard, the device would even fail to read it. There are so many snake oils in Audiophilia to begin with, it's just painful to see to reach at this level.
Originally Posted by gdourado
That is kind of the same discussion with iDevice DACS and cables.
If an iDevice will only transfer the digital stream to an external DAC, like the Fostex HP-P1, then the USB to lightning cable wouldn't matter if it is a 20 dollar apple cable or a 200 dollar pure silver cable. The iDevice will just transfer 0's and 1's to the DAC.
As long as the cable is well built, the price has no effect in the digital domain. a signal for 1 will always be 1 and same goes with 0. Checksums, buffering and other error-checking algorithms does their job when there is an error in transmission. The quality of the device at both ends of the cable matters most than the cable itself.
Edited by headwhacker - 4/7/14 at 5:39pm