Originally Posted by Happy Camper
Sorry, the difference is noticed immediately. If there was no difference, it would have sounded the same or minimal at best. It was substantial enough for me to purchase it after my listening session. I am as big a tightwad as the next guy so I don't come off a C note easily. Your pseudo science reasoning is not going to convince those who've given a listen and heard differences in performance any doubt. If it keeps others from trying, shame on them for being so easily convinced. If they choose not to at least try, it's their loss. For you to say there is no difference, I call BS. Wireworld Starlight USB cable vs a Radio Shack USB cable.
I've tried things before, including cables, and not heard differences. I've also tried things, thought I heard differences, tested some more, and failed to reliably hear those things. Also tried and consistently heard things for other stimulus. Is there an implication that people are living too much in theoryland?
Anyway, which part of which reasoning is "pseudo science" according to you?
Just to make sure we're on the same page, you're not trying to imply that you're backed by or making any scientifically sound claims, right? Are you saying that nobody has any authority on these matters, nobody here does, or who or what else?
Also, which RadioShack USB cable? What DAC and what kind of computer? In general, excepting certain parts of "high end" where some are making things bad on purpose, there should be more difference between low-priced products as there are more places for problems and things to go wrong. Specificity of which RadioShack USB cable should be important, unless there really is some supposed property of the Wireworld Starlight which you're sure is not found in any cheaper common cables found at RadioShack? A bad loudspeaker could be bad in a wide number of different distinguishable ways, for example. Also, usually the characteristics of a cable—supposing they have some reasonable effect on the system—should be manifested in different ways depending on which systems you're connecting together, right? Anyway, what I'm getting at is that I'm curious of the thought process.