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post #121 of 1850

they're all the same.  apparently USB ports can differ in quality from device to device, though, which is a bit maddening.

post #122 of 1850

Burson has a beta version of the new driver and is currently testing it!  bigsmile_face.gif

post #123 of 1850
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Burson has a beta version of the new driver and is currently testing it!  bigsmile_face.gif

 

Awesome news! 

post #124 of 1850

Good to know, hopefully they release it soon. 

 

As for the cables question, audioquest makes decent cables. (i don't feel the need to spend lots on cables Imo)

post #125 of 1850
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Originally Posted by driver 8 View Post

they're all the same.  apparently USB ports can differ in quality from device to device, though, which is a bit maddening.

Not all USB cables are the same. Yes, they all basically transfer data but some of the cheapy ones that come with your keyboard or whatever are really thin and don't have as much shielding as one specifically for audio. 

post #126 of 1850

You're right, sorry.  I assumed anyone here would at least get a $10 Belkin cable or something.  After that point they're all the same, really.

post #127 of 1850
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You're right, sorry.  I assumed anyone here would at least get a $10 Belkin cable or something.  After that point they're all the same, really.

 

Wow........wonder how long it will be till someone starts the cable war with you :)

post #128 of 1850

I'd agree a USB cable without any shielding is bad, but claims beyond that will mostly be cable theory based on people's interconnect and headphone cables, which are iffy enough as is.  A USB cable doesn't even carry an audio signal making the idea of a "USB cable specifically for audio" a bit misleading.  If the analog signal I'm hearing even existed before the DAC outputs it I'd have to hit up Coconut Audio for some souped up SATA cables and ****.

 

I only ever see people with legitimately good gear talking about the USB interfaces implemented, which the cable won't change anyways. 


Edited by driver 8 - 12/15/12 at 10:39am
post #129 of 1850
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Edited by Saraguie - 12/15/12 at 11:06am
post #130 of 1850

I have the wireworld starlight cable with it. I tested it against the stock cable. You can hear the difference, but it is very subtle. It is true that both send digital signals. however, all that matters with the usb cables is the timming of the data received and the clock. However, Conductor has a very good async usb receiver which is independed of the clock from your computer. I found cables make a small difference with it, much smaller than with my ha-160ds. I wouldn't spend 100 euros for the starlight again, in this situation. I would get a a wireworld ultraviolet at most or audioquest forest.

post #131 of 1850

Has anyone had a chance yet to compare the Conductor against the Schiit Gungnir/Mjolnir?  I'm really curious to hear anyone's findings.

post #132 of 1850
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Has anyone had a chance yet to compare the Conductor against the Schiit Gungnir/Mjolnir?  I'm really curious to hear anyone's findings.

Ditto. I am also curious of Schiit's performance versus the Conductor.
post #133 of 1850
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Has anyone had a chance yet to compare the Conductor against the Schiit Gungnir/Mjolnir?  I'm really curious to hear anyone's findings.
 
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Ditto. I am also curious of Schiit's performance versus the Conductor.

 X~3

post #134 of 1850
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Ditto. I am also curious of Schiit's performance versus the Conductor.

 

There's been a lot of posts about the Mjolnir vs Soloist. If you haven't seen those, you may want to seek them out.

post #135 of 1850
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There's been a lot of posts about the Mjolnir vs Soloist. If you haven't seen those, you may want to seek them out.

The issue is the Conductor is supposedly an entire new animal for Burson. So I am not sure those reviews are that useful.
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