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Sure

 

 

                                     SOUND? TEST FOR QUALITY OF USB CABLE FOR DACS

 

 

1.)  Hook up your dac like you normally would (connect to your computer via usb)

 

2.)  Grab a usb corded mouse with a click wheel for scrolling (connect to your computer )

 

3.)  Power everything up (computer/dac)

 

4.)  Plug in your cans or iems to your dac

 

5.)  Open whatever music player you use ( Foobar - Audirvana - Amarra - J. River - etc.)

 

6.)  Play any track just to make sure your computer and dac are communicating properly.... (put your cans on your ears/iems in your ears)

 

7.)  Pause the track (Keeping volume at the same level)

 

8.)  Open up a web browser (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc)

 

9.)  Now go to any site that requires you to scroll using the click wheel on the mouse

 

10.) Listen for any noise/sounds while you scroll up and down using the click wheel on the mouse...

 

11.)  If you're brave enough turn up the volume - All the way on your dac and you might hear the need for a better USB cable coming through LOUD and CLEAR!

 

That's my test... you really don't need the internet for it - any program that requires you to scroll will do... just scrolling on the desktop should do the trick as well... 

Like I said previously - I don't have any charts, graphs or measurement tools just me ears! Seen!!!

 

I dub the "The HeruEYES TEST!" even though you're using your EARS!

 

Peace....:L3000: 


Edited by Herueyes - 8/7/14 at 11:38am
post #152 of 155
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Sure

 

 

                                     SOUND? TEST FOR QUALITY OF USB CABLE FOR DACS

 

 

1.)  Hook up your dac like you normally would (connect to your computer via usb)

 

2.)  Grab a usb corded mouse with a click wheel for scrolling (connect to your computer )

 

3.)  Power everything up (computer/dac)

 

4.)  Plug in your cans or iems to your dac

 

5.)  Open whatever music player you use ( Foobar - Audirvana - Amarra - J. River - etc.)

 

6.)  Play any track just to make sure your computer and dac are communicating properly.... (put your cans on your ears/iems in your ears)

 

7.)  Pause the track (Keeping volume at the same level)

 

8.)  Open up a web browser (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc)

 

9.)  Now go to any site that requires you to scroll using the click wheel on the mouse

 

10.) Listen for any noise/sounds while you scroll up and down using the click wheel on the mouse...

 

11.)  If you're brave enough turn up the volume - All the way on your dac and you might hear the need for a better USB cable coming through LOUD and CLEAR!

 

That's my test... you really don't need the internet for it - any program that requires you to scroll will do... just scrolling on the desktop should do the trick as well... 

Like I said previously - I don't have any charts, graphs or measurement tools just me ears! Seen!!!

 

I dub the "The HeruEYES TEST!" even though you're using your EARS!

 

Peace....:L3000: 

Just tried this on max volume and heard nothing but blackness.  FYI, I am using the NuForce Impulse audio USB cable ($25)

post #153 of 155

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)

Synergistic Research USB Active SE (1)

KingRex uArt S USB Cable (1)

post #154 of 155

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 (6)

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)

Synergistic Research USB Active SE (1)

KingRex uArt S USB Cable (1)

post #155 of 155

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 (8)
Audioquest Diamond (4)

Belkin Gold (6)

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)

Synergistic Research USB Active SE (1)

KingRex uArt S USB Cable (1)

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