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post #136 of 147

Common:

Monoprice (11)
Free cable that came with DAC (10)
Standard printer USB (7)

no name USB 2.0 printer cable 5.0 meter (1)
Cheap USB 3.0 certified cable (1)
USB A male to a USB B male adapter (1)

Mediabridge 2.0 (1)


Specialist:

Wireworld Starlight (7)
Audioquest Diamond (4)

Belkin Gold (5)

Black Cat Silverstar USB cable (1)
Cardas Clear (4)
Kimber (4)
Pangea Audio 24 ga. solid silver USB cable (3)

Audioquest Coffee (2)

Audioquest Cinnamon (2)
Cabledyne Reference Silver (3)

Furutech GT2 USB cable (2)

Mapleshades Clearlink Plus (3)
Supra USB cable (2)
Rosewill Goldplated (1)
Wireworld Silver Starlight (1)
Audioquest Carbon (1)
Acoustic Revive PL (1)
Locus Polestar (1)
Guitardave's Pangea (1)
Whiplash Audio Polestar (1)
Wireworld Ultraviolet (1)
DH Labs SilverSonic (1)
WyWires USB Silver (1)
Neo d+ class S (Oyaide) (1)
Eljah Audio Isolate CU (1)
Copartner A to B (1)
Tripp Lite w/ Ferrites (1)
Vivanco USB 2.0 A/B (1)
Tellurium Q Black diamond USB (1)
iFi iUSB Power + Gemini (1)
Oyaide 5s continental (1)

Modified Kimber Kable USB Cu (1)

Chord USB Silver Plus (1)

post #137 of 147

Does the cable leading from an external drive (holding the music files) to the computer affect the sound significantly in anyone's experience here?

Should it match the one from the computer to the DAC?

Thank you.

post #138 of 147
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post
 

Does the cable leading from an external drive (holding the music files) to the computer affect the sound significantly in anyone's experience here?

Should it match the one from the computer to the DAC?

Thank you.

It can't affect anything unless the cable has a problem with it.  

post #139 of 147
Quote:
Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post
 

Does the cable leading from an external drive (holding the music files) to the computer affect the sound significantly in anyone's experience here?

Should it match the one from the computer to the DAC?

Thank you.

it colored the sound... when i switched a few usb cables. (stock / Furutech / WW )

 

2nd question...doesnt need to match. 

post #140 of 147
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

it colored the sound... when i switched a few usb cables. (stock / Furutech / WW )

 

2nd question...doesnt need to match. 

How can digital data be coloured by a cable?  :rolleyes:

post #141 of 147
It's timing, voltage and current that shapes the 1s and 0s.
Edited by Happy Camper - 7/12/14 at 7:46am
post #142 of 147

Thanks for the answers. ( I guess I should have phrased the question to be directed specifically at members who have found a USB cable that they enjoy and makes a significant difference to them that connects the computer or phone to the DAC.)

But thanks to everyone for the quick responses.

post #143 of 147

After much deliberation, I have finally decided to try out an Audioquest Forest USB cable. My stock cable with DM Source sounds great but had a bend at one of the ends. This Forest cable is 0.75m whereas the other stock cable is around 6 feet. For analog interconnects, I just use Mogami XLR w/ Neutrik. Simple, efficient and never have to think twice after installation.

 

However, I have never really paid much attention to USB cables. As long as this cable is durable, I'll be happy. As far as sound goes, I'll update if I find any difference. From my brief readings here, the Forest is the "starter" cable, but should still deliver over stock USB cables…based on some of the reviews and user experience

 

With equipment I usually try to never go looking for anything specifically, but rather just put the headphone or speaker as a background passive thing while doing something else and then let it come over time. When I try to go looking for things specifically I find that I start taxing my perception too much and more other types biases start playing more of a factor. Let's see if anything changes or how close it is.

post #144 of 147

Mediabridge is what I use.

 

Edited by whorn - 7/16/14 at 1:07am
post #145 of 147

Finally got my Forest. Can't quite put my finger on it...

post #146 of 147

I use the NuForce Impulse USB cables.  They have cost me $15-20 and are nicely made with a nylon sheath, rubber connectors, gold plated contacts, and are of course shielded.

post #147 of 147
I use a vertere acoustics double d-fi cost me about £150/m, data and power on the cable run on seperate lines.
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