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New USB Cable for iMac to DAC: AudioQuest Coffee vs. Wire World Silver Starlight?

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    AudioQuest Coffee
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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hi,

I posted this yesterday in another forum and a respondent suggested that I repost here (moderators, feel free to eliminate yesterday's post).

Both are well respected companies, each with their own construction technologies with products similarly priced. Any experiences that you can share with both or either is appreciated.

Audioquest: Coffee
http://www.audioquest.com/mini-usb-digital-audio/coffee

Wire World: Silver Starlight USB
http://www.wireworldcable.com/products/107.html

Which of these would you recommend?

Thanks,

Bob
post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 
Bump, bump, bump...
post #3 of 8

The Wireworld Silver Starlight might edge out.....  Audioquest ain't bad either but I think the Wireworld will perform better dollar for dollar comparison.  But then if you move on to Audioquest Diamond USB there is a big jump in performance / sound with a good set of speakers (I can't say much about headphones, no experience there).  You may want to check out computer audiophile forum and go to DAC section.  There is a huge thread discussing about USB cables specifically.  A lot of user experiences to be found there.

 

I know I will eventually move on to Benchmark DAC-1 DAC via USB or Fiber Optic.  If I go USB I'll probably get me Wireworld Silver Starlight USB.  Or save a few by using my toslink cable that I already have. :D
 


Edited by goodolcheez - 10/13/12 at 11:02am
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
I had no idea that this was an unusual question...
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by iim7V7IM7 View Post

I had no idea that this was an unusual question...

not many people believe in/ buy $300 usb cables

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Not sure that I do either. I was looking for some dialogue.
post #7 of 8

I believe the only thing a high quality USB cable could help with are jitter, and reduction of electrical interference.

 

Electrical interference is generally non-existent, and most people believe normal levels of jitter are completely inaudible.

 

I personally think that super-expensive digital data cables are a scam and really all you need is a well built and shielded one, but I'm sure there are people who disagree and will swear that they work.

post #8 of 8

personally, i wouldnt mind spending around $100 on a nice usb cable, such as the entry furutech and wireworld cables

but $300 usb cable is a bit absurd

plus they generally arent gawked at as much as headphone cables since they're mostly hidden away

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